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Mercury’s NITTO II Goes Even Faster!

Mercury Motorsport’s NITTO II R32 GTR had already written itself into history books setting a new world record for a radial-tyred GTR with 7.85@180.6mph at Sydney Jamboree a few weeks ago.

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Not satisfied with their time, Trent and the crew headed back to the strip in an attempt to better their ET.

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And better it they did! With near perfect conditions at the Willowbank Raceway, trent went 0.1 second faster than his previously set record with 7.75@183.39mph. Shortly after he backed it up with a backed it up with 7.74@181.94mph resetting the World Record again!

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“During our WR run the wind literally blew the window out!” said Tessa Whyte, “So we just taped it up and came back for another go. In the end a radiator leak and split CV boots forced ut to retire. Still, we’re all stoked with the times!”

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NITTO II used a whole array of Haltech products, from the Elite 2500 ECU and IQ3 Logger Dash to TCAs, I/O Expanders, CAN hub and a SmartWire setup.

The car currently holds a World Record for the Quickest GTR and AWD on radial tyres, Fastest GTR and AWD on radial tyres and the World’s Only 7-second radial-tyred GTR.

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Haltech is a proud sponsor and supporter of NITTO II and Mercury Motorsport and wish them the best of luck at the Winternationals in June!