Many of us would know that the Nissan R35 GT-R is one fast automotive machine and ever since its release a few years ago, many tuning company or individuals have tried making it more powerful and faster. The guys at AMS Performance have refined the Godzilla and it is not for the faint hearted.
The car you see here is the AMS Alpha 12 GT-R. It is one of the fastest R35 GTR that AMS Performance has ever built and even though they have the Alpha Omega GT-R which is said to be faster but let’s focus on the Alpha 12 instead.
Transforming a R35 GT-R into an Alpha 12 requires many parts change and much of it uses the company’s in-house developed items. First of all, the stock powertrain is removed.
The 3.8-litre VR38DETT V6 engine is bored out to 4.0-litres and reinforced. It is then fitted with an AMS Alpha CNC race ported cylinder head with AMS custom camshafts, AMS injectors, AMS MAP sensors and more.
The stock turbochargers are replaced with the company’s Alpha 12 turbo kit. An AMS intercooler and pipes are fitted to reduce the temperature within. The entire exhaust system, from the downpipes up to the muffler, is replaced with a high-flow system.
Lastly, the stock transmission is replaced with a PPG and fitted with Dodson transmission components and the differential is fitted with a high capacity oil cooler. What finally emerges is a balanced and blueprinted AMS Alpha 4.0-litre Race Engine.
The exterior and interior of the car is left stock unless a customer requests for any replacements (e.g. racing seats) or additional items. AMS has left the Brembo brakes system and suspension system stock in order to make the ride as comfortable as a stock GT-R. But any changes to these are possible as long as a customer requests for it.
Pump in some 93 octane fuel and strap the Alpha 12 GT-R on a capable dynamometer, the Alpha 12 will deliver 1100bhp and 1220Nm of torque. Pump in some racing fuel and those figures will jump to 1500bhp and 1423Nm of torque. The century sprint takes around 2.4 seconds and the timing from 100km/hr to 210km/hr takes just 3.31 seconds.
But these figures mean nothing much on paper. Check out the video below of the car accomplishing a quarter mile drag in 8.975 seconds at 272.6 km/hr.