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AMS Alpha GT-Rs In Record Breaking Territory Again: 9.1 @ 163 mph and More

October 22nd, 2010

Forget everything you read about Nissan GT-R quarter mile records because AMS just went and rewrote the book. They not only just smashed their own quarter mile ET record but they blew up the current Mph record as well.

With time to tweak the car since the first 9.33 second outing back in early October the guys took the car back to the track and managed a best time of 9.192 at 163.12 mph. Over two tenths quicker and a full 10 mph faster down the strip than their previous Alpha-10 best time. A serious improvement and seriously closer to 8 seconds.

Not content with just setting the outright quarter mile records all in one day they also went on to break the pump gas R35 quarter mile record in the Alpha-9 package GT-R. The Alpha-9 GT-R is the Nissan GT-R to dip into the 9’s on pump gas with a 9.95 ET @ 141.01 mph.

One of the best things about the AMS’s Alpha GT-Rs isn’t related to how damn fast they are but how streetable they remain with all that grunt under the hood. After running 9’s in the Alpha-9 the guys will begin an epic cross USA roadtrip beginning in Chicago, driving through Colorado and Nevada and ending up in SoCal. Over 2,000 miles of cross country driving with a full writeup expected. Check the video below for a taste of the Alpha-10’s daily drivability…

AMS Nissan GT-R Alpha 10 Package

Acceleration that leaves you breathless. Speed like nothing you have experienced. A power package that will leave any Super Car in its wake.

Over Twice The Horsepower Of A Stock GT-R Yet Mild Mannered For Daily Driving

The AMS Alpha 10 package for the Nissan GT-R combines the stock like driveablity of the Nissan GT-R with 1100+ horsepower. Typically power like this comes at the cost of reliability and comfort. That is not the case with the Alpha 10 as every aspect of this package was fine tuned to allow for a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Your GT-R will go from mild mannered and streetable one moment to white knuckled power the next.

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Source: NAGTROC
Link: AMS Alpha GT-R Website

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Switzer R1K GT-R Smashes Into the 9 Second Club With a Record Mph Pass

October 14th, 2010



It’s the season for it, record breaking R35 GT-R quarter mile times that is. Switzer have joined in the fun after some serious R&D to see how their latest R1K package will perform at the drag strip.

“Damn well” was the result as they reeled off a 9.38 best ET at 155.29 mph. Enough to bump heads with the Alpha-10 GT-R by AMS Performance. They had the track to themselves so kept at it and took home a record for the day’s work for fastest mph for an R35 GT-R at 156.44 mph.

This Mph time is just a tad over 3 mph quicker than the AMS 9.33second ET recorded just the other day and shows the R1K certainly has the muscle to clock some faster times.

Massive effort to get this far from team Switzer so congratulations to them on the R1K’s performance and hope to see it out again breaking more records and dipping ever closer to the 8 second mark.

Link: Switzer Performance Innovation Website
Source: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

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MotorTrend: Lexus LFA vs Nissan GT-R

May 10th, 2010

Interesting to see what happens when you put the two most menacing Japanese supercars side by side in a straight line.

Considering the price tags I’d say the GT-R holds it’s own. It’d be interesting to see the results using launch control and, as mentioned on AutoBlog, how they fare on a road course.

Source: MotorTrend via Autoblog

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Two More GT-Rs Run 9’s and New Records All Round

April 13th, 2010

A huge day for GT-R drag racing enthusiasts with not one but two more GT-Rs entering the mega exclusive 9 second R35 GT-R club.

A lonely club it was for the single GT-R in it until today when SP Engineering smashed the record and dug deep into the 9’s with a amazing 9.62 @ 150.75mph at SpeedWorld drag strip in Arizona, USA. That is seriously moving.

It was quickly followed by NAGTROC member Hing (rsfootball) who had an amazing day as well running back to back 9’s with a best of 9.8 @ 148mph.

Both of these cars feature the GReddy TD06-20g twin-turbo upgrade kit and were running the 18″ drag radials on Volk TE37 wheels for the best runs.

The SP Engineering car also has further modifications to the engine including:

  • GReddy Intercooler
  • CP Pisons with coating (standard sized)
  • Carrillo Conrods
  • 1000cc Injectors
  • SP Engineering Fuel Pump Setup w/FPR
  • TiTek Titanium Race Midpipe
  • TiTek Titanium Race Exhaust
  • Cobb AccessPORT

With all that said though, the clutches remain stock. You can actually check out their massive engine overhaul photo thread on their website here for pics of the engine components.

Hing’s car on the other hand is slightly milder, while it does have the same GReddy TD06-20g twin turbo kit, its still running standard internals… Yep a standard motor, upgraded fuel system, Cobb AcessPORT, GReddy Titanium Exhaust and Dodson Motorsport/Exedy upgraded clutch packs! There’s more to it than that but I’ll let Hing decide if he wants to divulge the rest over on NAGTROC

On this setup, and his own 20″ drag radials, he was running back to back 9.9’s. It was when he switched out to the 18″ drag radials that he dipped into the 9.8’s.

For these runs, both cars were running C16 fuel the track temps were around 120° F and air temps were about 80°F.

Congrats to Hing, SP Engineering and everyone involved in this huge success!

Link: SP Engineering Website
Link: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

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Stock Turbo Nissan GT-R ET and Mph Quarter Mile Records Fall

April 1st, 2010

In what was a big night for the GT-R tuner crowd, both trap speed and elapsed time Nissan R35 GT-R world records fell. Proving you don’t need a big custom modified turbocharger setup to really move in a GT-R.

The world record is now set to 10.36 @ 136.47mph driven by NAGTROC member godzilla2009 at PBIR in Florida. The video of that run is above. The car was fitted with only a few choice mods, completely standard turbochargers, and most importantly, tuned for E85 fuel. The modifications are:

  • Drag radials at the rears. Street tires in the front
  • Full exhaust
  • Upgraded Fuel Injectors
  • Running E85 tune by Jack Cecil (Horsepower Logic)
  • K&N panel filters
  • Upgraded wastegate actuators

It’s really amazing to see these stock turbo cars running so fast. Thanks to Chuck H from NAGTROC for getting us the info and the NAGTROC members racing and posting over on the forums.

Update: The run at 10.2 we were reporting earlier turned out to be a April Fools joke. Got me bad there.

Link: NAGTROC – 10.36@136.4x stock turbo E/T @ MPH RECORD!, fastest@ quickest stock turbo GTR!!!.

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AMS 9 Second Quarter Mile Passes – The Video

March 23rd, 2010

 

The much anticipated video from AMS. These guys are a class act, they even edited together the video professionally.

Without further ado I’ll let the video do the talking!

Update: Looks like the guys have posted up details and pricing of the AMS SR850 Package that power’s this 9 second GT-R.

The AMS SR850 package for your Nissan GTR offers the most reliable bolt-on horse power available. This package was built off our successful SR750 program and offers stock-like turbo spool up while boosting power output to an astounding 850 horsepower on race gas and 750 on pump gas.

At the heart of the SR850 package are the custom AMS ball bearing turbochargers. Once installed these turbos appear stock yet provide enormous gains in horsepower and torque throughout the entire rev-range WITHOUT added turbo lag! It is a win/win situation that is unheard of industry provided by the latest in turbo technology.

For more information and pricing, hit up the link below:

Link: AMS Performance Website – SR850 Package Details and Pricing

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AMS Smash The 9 Second Barrier at TX2K10

March 21st, 2010

After beating out all the other competitors in the dyno competition, AMS have driven this SR850 tuned R35 GT-R to a worlds first 9 second ET at Lonestar Motorsports Park on their first run of the day!

They went on to run a string of 9 second passes with the best ET being 9.89 @ 145 even after hitting the rev limiter in second. The best mph of the day was 146.96 mph which you can see in the timeslip in the gallery below.

To get there, the car runs an AMS SR850 upgrade package which includes:

  • AMS upgraded bolt on turbo’s
  • Upgraded actuators
  • AMS 90mm downpipes
  • AMS 90mm Resonated midpipe
  • AMS 90mm exhaust
  • AMS Front mount intercooler
  • AMS 3″ intercooler piping
  • HKS bov’s
  • AMS Large MAF intake pipes
  • AMS fuel System upgrade
  • Cobb AccessPORT
  • AMS Custom Race gas map (unleaded 109 octane Race gas)

With these mods the car is putting 765awhp and 738 lbft of torque to the ground. Impressive stuff and big big numbers from bolt on upgraded turbos. What will we see when AMS’s custom cast manifolds and even bigger turbos get bolted up to Chuck’s car?

Congratulations to Frank who owns the world’s first 9 second GT-R and to AMS who built it!

Cheers to Chuck for the heads up on this. Also note, these pics are from previous runs.

Discussion Link: AMS GT-R WORLD’S FIRST GT-R in the 9’s!

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Nissan GT-R Quarter Mile Record Falls Again

March 11th, 2010

It’s been a while now but the previous quarter mile record (at an officially sanctioned drag strip that is) of 10.31 @ 131mph was destined to fall and fall it has! The GT-R nudges its way ever closer to the 9 second mark thanks to SSP, who built the car, and Jack Cecil from HP Logic who tuned it, by running a 10.236 @ 136.02 mph in Florida this week. A video of the pass is below.

On the same night the guys also recorded a 10.52 pass at 141.15mph in their white GT-R.

Certainly getting quicker and quicker, will we see 9 seconds sooner rather than later?

Source: NAGTROC & 2009gtr.com

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Switzer P800 Nissan GT-R Breaks Quarter Mile Record – 10.193 ET

October 16th, 2009

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Word is in that Russan, Switzer P800 tuned, Nissan GT-R owner Oleg, has broken the world record for quarter mile ET for a Nissan R35 GT-R when he ran 10.193 yesterday.

We’re told that, in addition to the Switzer P800 package, the car was running 19″ Dymag lightweight carbon fibre wheels fitted with 315/30R19 Hoosier R6 tires. The car was also running VP Racing MS109 race gas. Even with the super sticky Hoosiers the car constantly spun the tires a good way down the strip.

It’s early days yet but according to our source, a video is inbound soon.

Thanks to JURY from Dragtimes.info for the tip.

Link: Dragtimes.info Forums Thread (Russian)

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AMS Raise the Bar Again: Worlds Highest Trap Speed for Nissan GT-R

August 13th, 2009


AMS can’t get away from the drag strip it seems as they are constantly pulling off personal bests. The latest was quite a win for them as they were able to set the highest known trap speed for a Nissan GT-R to date when they ran 10.48 @ 134.30 mph.

To place that in context with their rivals, the current quarter mile record is set at 10.31 @ 131mph by MVP while the previous best MPH was from SSP when they ran 10.37 @ 134mph.

To run 10.48 @ 134.3mph means the car is good for even lower ET’s depending on the launch / 60′ time. They really need to nail that down to see the car drop into the all out drag champion.

Link: AMS Performance Website

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