Nissan GT-R catches fire during show-off stunt in London

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If you’ve been to London, you already know it’s a great place to spot cool cars. If you’re a fan of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, or McLarens, London is your best chance at seeing one on the go. But the British capital is also the place where, from time to time, your ears will be pierced by the sound of high-revving engines. And as this video shows, it can also be the place to see a Nissan GT-R catch fire.

This Is Not How You Want to Show Off Your R35 Nissan GT-R
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Car meetings in big European cities are usually a good place to see and hear rare and powerful supercars. But some of them aren’t just about parading the cars. You’ll find smaller meetings where drivers bring modified vehicles and rev their engines to the point where the exhaust starts spewing out flames. Sadly, show-off moments like this can go wrong and this Nissan GT-R owner learned this lesson the hard way.

The modified GT-R is quite a show stopper. The V-6 engine is extremely noisy, but it can also shoot flames out the exhaust. The tricks draw in a big crowd, but things go bad in just a few minutes.

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Apparently the exhaust system overheated and the area around it caught fire. Onlookers rush to help as the rear fascia of the GT-R is being dismantled in order to isolate the fire. After a few unsuccessful attempts with water, someone brings a fire extinguisher and puts out the flame.

The day is saved, but the GT-R will need costly repairs in order to run again. Definitely not the best way to showcase your expensive supercar.

Nissan GT-R Nismo specifications
Drivetrain: twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6
Power: 600 horsepower
Torque: 481 pound-feet
0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
Production run: 2013-present
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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