Nissan GT-R Drives To Mount Everest — The First Supercar At The Peak?

Trust Godzilla to do the impossible, as a Nissan GT-R becomes the first supercar to drive to Everest.

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The Nissan GT-R is all set to launch in India but before we can even see Godzilla in the flesh, a man from Singapore has taken his GT-R to dizzying heights.

Meet Kah Chuan Hoong, who with a just a few slight physical modifications to his GT-R along with some engine tuning managed to get all the way up to Everest base camp, from where mountaineers set off for the final ascent to the peak of Everest.

To put it simply, Hoong drove his modified Nissan GT-R through Malaysia, Thailand and China before making his way up to Nepal.

His modified Godzilla made its way through treacherous roads before climbing up 5,380 metres above sea level, around 3,500 metres below the peak of Everest.

To ensure he got through the rough roads, Hoong lifted the Godzilla's ride height and added a custom front bumper to the GT-R .

However, what really impressed is that the GT-R actually made it up to Everest base camp. As any enthusiast will know, an increase in altitude isn't the best thing for an engine, even one as mighty as the GT-R's mighty 3.8-litre twin turbo V6.

However, Hoong had his GT-R's engine tuned by one of Singapore performance tuning garages, MB Motors Performance, who seem to have done enough to ensure that Godzilla survived in the rarefied air.

According to Hoong's Tibetan guide Lhakpa Tenzin the modified GT-R is the first supercar to ever make it to Everest Base Camp.

Hoong, who reached Everest Base camp yesterday, October 26 is on his way back home now and he plans to get back home to new car hating Singapore by the middle of November.

If our calculations are correct, then Hoong still has another 5000 kilometers or so to go before he gets home and we wish him the best on his journey back home.

 

While we we've seen quite a few crazy journeys before at DriveSpark, we believe that this one certainly is one of the craziest of all time.

We salute you Mr. Hoong and as well as the mad car that is known simply as the GT-R.

 

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Story first published: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 15:54 [IST]
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