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Sand drag racing in Dubai showcases high-horsepower twin turbo V8 4x4s

Posted Jan 30th 2013 7:57PM


High-horsepower modification can be found just about anywhere around the globe, but this gang of Dubai desert racers has it in spades. The group assembled in the middle of the desert back in December, bringing out a huge collection of heavily modified SUVs and trucks. We can't remember the last time we saw so many massive turbo builds of this scale in one place. Clearly not built for daily use, a number of these engines seem to need a few seconds of pinging off their rev-limiters to make it to full boost pressure.

There seems to be a bit of everything in the mix, from your run-of-the-mill domestic big blocks to a number of Nissan SR20DET and Toyota 2JZ builds. As with most Dubai based stories, it's clear many of these creatures were built with an unlimited budget. One could only imagine what some of these engines would be capable of if they didn't have to fight for traction in the middle of the desert. Ridiculous? Yes. A riot to watch? You can count on it.

Click here to watch and listen to the incredible turbo-fest.

News Source: YouTube

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