Posts Tagged ‘drag racing’

AMS Update: Intercooler Upgrade for Nissan GT-R, New Drag Record

August 2, 2009 Comments off


A two part post today regarding AMS’s exploits in the Nissan GT-R scene. First up they’ve unveiled renderings of their upcoming intercooler for the Nissan GT-R.

In other AMS news the guys have been back out at the drag strip to try and beat their own record for a Nissan GT-R on pump gas. Thanks to a set of loaner MT drag radials courtesy of Chuck “NAGTROC” H, with no other changes, they’ve dropped their own world fastest GT-R on pump gas ET down to 10.53 @ 133.68 mph! Congrats!

Video to come shortly!

Link: Discussion threads on NAGTROCIntercoolerDrag Record
Link: AMS Performance Website

AMS Sponsored GT-R Pump Gas Quarter Mile Record

July 18, 2009 Comments off

Seems like the big power GT-R scene has matured somewhat of late and quarter mile times are both falling and requiring less experimentation to get there. The AMS sponsored GT-R in the video above has run a 10.69 @ 132 mph on 93 octane gas making it the fastest run on pump gas according to AMS. What’s more is the list of modifications is quite brief and it was done on the standard Bridgestone runflat tires.

So what goes into an AMS built tuned mid 10’s on stock tires Nissan GT-R? Here’s the modifications list:

That’s all… Crazy eh!?

Link: AMS Performance Pump Gas Record Discussion Thread @ NAGTROC
Link: AMS Performance Website

SSP Set New Quarter Mile MPH Record – 10.37 @ 134

June 28, 2009 Comments off

Just over a month since MVP Motorsports set the quarter mile record for the Nissan GT-R of 10.31 @ 131 mph, SSP have struck back with a few strong runs down the strip. In one outing they’ve managed a 10.49 @ 132mph and then a extremely strong 10.37 @ 134mph. These runs were done in very hot ambient temps (107 F) which means that may even see better times out of this car when the weather cools down a bit.

For now the fastest ET still stands at 10.31 sec but the SSP GT-R, with it’s higher trap speeds, is arguably putting out slightly more horsepower.

Link: SSP GT-R New MPH Record – Dicussion thread at NAGTROC

MVP Motorsports GT-R Breaks Quarter Mile Record – 10.31 @ 131mph

May 20, 2009 Comments off


Well known Texas based Toyota Supra shop MVP Motorsports have been preparing their own Nissan GT-R for some time now while also preparing to launch their new online store

And, as they say, what better way to do it than to set a new record R35 GT-R quarter mile time? Hitting up the brand new Dallas Raceway dragstrip they managed a 10.31 second ET @ 131 mph beating the previous world GT-R record by almost two tenths.

Of course this GT-R is no factory standard car and modifications include upgraded turbos, intercoolers, intakes, turbo outlet pipes, and y-pipe by ARD Motorsports. The ECU is a MVP tuned Cobb AccessPORT. Notice also that nitrous is left conspicuously OFF the modifications list and indeed was not used at the drags.

Thanks to Dusty@MVP for the heads up.

Link: MVP GT-R Website
Link: MVP Motorsports

Samurai Speed GT-R Not Dead, Minor Damage Afterall

April 18, 2009 Comments off


The “big bang”, everyone’s heard about someone who’s done it, or done it themselves, launched their highly tuned car down the drag strip and bang. Sometimes it’s an engine, sometimes it’s a drive shaft, it’s always sad though and you never get to drive the car home. The long wait for a truck and the mental calculations that don’t stop about what exactly failed and how many thousands of bucks is it going to take to fix.

When Samurai Speed headed out to the track on Wednesday night they were able to run consistently in the 10.5’s but it wasn’t enough. On the last run of the night they decided to go all out, a 150 shot of nitrous was rigged and it was on.

Shortly after launch there was a bang and the worst was feared, the car was trucked back to Samurai Speed’s workshop for inspection and if needed, tear down.

Good news though, after inspection the engine lives on in good health, the big bang heard after launch was the sound of the flywheel housing being destroyed by the engines torque. A new housing has been ordered from Nissan. Other minor damage was caused to the exhaust but John from Samurai Speed reckons for less than $1,800 in parts the car will be back on the road.

Link: Follow discussion over on NAGTROC

Noteworthy GT-R Drag Times: Our Top Three

November 22, 2008 Comments off

We’re seeing quite a few guys stateside with their Nissan GT-R’s out at local drag strips these days and some interesting things are happening. The first is, transmissions aren’t breaking in huge numbers like some predicted. Go figure…

Secondly drag times are coming down, whether it’s the cold weather or people are just starting to “get” how to drive the GT-R or a combination of both.

Not Stock: 10.9 ET
Last week we saw the GT-R finally dip into the 10’s when Jotech Motorsports ran a mildly worked GT-R for a 10.9 @ 129 mph. Amazing work with what amounts to intake, exhaust, boost and tuning.

Almost Stock: 11.212 ET
On the more standard side of the street some cool things have been happening as well. FikseGTR from NAGTROC has run his almost standard GT-R at Moroso Motorsports park during a test and tune session. He put in a great effort to see an 11.212 @ 122.24 mph without using launch control. That’s right, no launch control needed. The only modifications he’s running is a COBB Tuning AccessPORT canned tune and a pair of K&N panel filters. Boost level in this tune tops out at 14 psi, less than 1 bar of boost. Good work! Video below.

Bone Stock 11.691 ET
Last but not least has to be HybridMT’s recent record for fastest standard GT-R down the 1/4 mile without using the launch control. He managed a 11.691 @ 120 mph. His 60ft time was 1.90. His GT-R is completely standard without a single modification and his secret to success is, “just mash the pedal in auto mode”.

(Update, bone stock record has since been lowered to 11.67 @ 120mph)

Great work and while we all know the GT-R is not in any way shape or form designed to be a 1/4 mile racer it’s nice to know some people are having fun pursuing it for their own reasons.


First Nissan R35 GT-R In the 10’s – 10.9 @ 129mph

November 17, 2008 Comments off

We’ve been expecting 10’s to be broken into for a while now. Quite a few guys had run in the 11.0’s so surely it was right around the corner. Despite their best efforts though traction was a major issue even with the GT-R’s ATTESSA AWD system.

Today 10’s have been achieved in the US by a Dallas, Texas based workshop Jotech Motorsports. The owner of the car is D3GTR on the NAGTROC forums and it was built by Kenny Tran of Jotech.

The car is of course modified, running a HKS GT570 kit, Mine’s Exhaust, and the COBB Tuning AccessPORT. It’s making 548 hp and 573 lb/ft of torque.

Unbelievably, the run was done on a cold track with the 22″ wheels and street tires you see here fitted up.

Congrats guys.



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Fabcar Australian GT-R First Run at the Drags

February 21, 2008 Comments off

Fabcar in Perth Australia have taken their GT-R to the drags and produced a scorching time of 11.6 on it’s first run in the West Australian heat. Keep in mind this car still has it’s speed limiter which was holding it back by the end of the quarter mile.

Source: Skylines Australia Forums
Images: sidewayssam @ SAU

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