Remember when Nissan said the GT-R was untuneable? Well, in the seven years since the car’s jaw-dropping debut, the aftermarket wizards of the world have gotten pretty far with it.
There are more suped-up Nissans on the road today than there are cops to chase them, and earlier this year, an outfit called AMS Performance unleashed a razor sharp track monster called “Ronin.”
The 1000-horsepower beast may have invoked images a medieval Japanese warrior, but AMS’ new car is in a much higher tier of strength.
The new, 2,000-plus-hp “Alpha Omega” GT-R is a god amongst men, a fire-breathing conqueror that isn’t afraid to prove it. AMS Performance just reset the quarter mile record for GT-Rs with a blistering time of 7.70 seconds.
Running on 15” slicks, Alpha Omega devoured the 60-foot marker in just 1.296 seconds, with the eighth-mile line flying by in 5.08 seconds at 150.26 mph. That translates to a 0 to 60 mph time of 1.53 seconds, a 0 to 100 mph time of 2.79 seconds, and a mind-boggling 0 to 186 mph time of 7.56 seconds.
Watching Alpha Omega take off from the line is downright scary, as you’re not sure if the GT-R is shooting forward or if the Earth is being counter-rotated under the 1,300 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, it really does sound like a pissed off Kaiju.
The exact modifications to Alpha Omega have not been detailed, but AMS Performance notes the GT-R could have gone even faster on a different track, stating that the Nissan was ready to handle “additional power.” Unfortunately, the Texas earth underneath it was not.
(Photos via AMS Performance)