75 year old driving 2012 Nissan GT-R with 1,200 HP

75 year old driving 2012 Nissan GT-R with 1,200 HP

We all have dreams that we strive to realize sooner or later. Owning a powerful sports car is the dream of every car enthusiast, but there are also those who own one such car without ever experiencing its full capabilities. Such is the case with 75-year-old Barry Bigwood from South Africa who owns a 2012 Nissan GT-R.

In 2015, Bigwood tuned its GT-R, which is now powered by a 4.1l V6 engine with 1,200 hp (883 kW). As a reminder, the base GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 530 hp (390 kW) @ 6,400 rpm and 448 lb-ft (607 Nm) of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The fact that it was faster than the Bugatti in the acceleration race shows how powerful this GT-R is. Although he has never driven the Nissan GT-R in its full power, 75-year-old Bigwood decided to do so on the runway at Uppington Airport.

He traveled 800 kilometers to Uppington Airport. On an empty runway five kilometers long, he achieved his dream driving at a speed of 218 mph (351 km/h). When asked how he was feeling, Barry said “I feel nervous, anxious, but excited at the same time. Something that’s been in my bucket list for a long time. I’m very much looking forward to this.” He also said that the next goal is to drive a Bugatti, but one step at a time.

Source: Stefan Kotze Media via YouTube