First Nissan GT-R in the 9’s Drag Racing by AMS

March 21st, 2010

An AMS upgraded Nissan GT-R easily broke all current Nissan GT-R (R35) drag racing records by running a 9.9 @ 146.96 MPH at the TX2K10 event at Lonestar Motorsports Park in Sealy, Texas. While there have been many advances and battles for the most powerful GT-Rs on the dyno, most haven’t been able to back up the dyno numbers at the track. Only until recently have SSP (10.2 @ 136 MPH) and now AMS been able to put down some amazing real world performance numbers for the GT-R.

This GT-R is running upgraded stock turbochargers spiking to 28 psi and holding just over 20 psi to redline. An upgraded front mount intercooler cools the incoming air with an AMS 90mm full race exhaust system .  The transmission has an upgraded 1st gear to withstand the abusive all wheel drive launches and is still running the stock clutch packs without slipping.   Power is put down to the ground through a set of 18″ Volk Racing wheels and Mickey Thompson Drag Radial Tires.  Dyno numbers for this Nissan GT-R are 765 horsepower and 738 ft-lbs of torque to all 4 wheels on a Dyno Dynamics Dyno.  Using a 15% driveline loss, these dyno numbers put this GT-R right at 900 horsepower at the crank.  A Cobb AccessPort and custom tune for 109 race fuel was used to make everything come together for this record setting pass.

The 9.9 @ 146.96 MPH run was done with a relatively weak 1.72 60′ time, although the 1/8 mile numbers were very strong, 6.5 @ 116.58 MPH.  We’ve seen GT-Rs with less power dipping into the 1.4x 60′ times, so it’s clear this GT-R could be running in the mid 9’s with some hard core launches.  Click on the links below to view a picture and timeslip.  The video should be up shortly, so check back soon…

EDIT: This GT-R was actually on the stock clutches and ran a slightly quicker 9.89 later on that day.

First Nissan GT-R in the 9's Drag Racing

Nissan GT-R Drag Racing Timeslip


  1. Eric @ AMS says:

    So everyone is clear the clutch setup in this car is stock, not upgraded as the article states :)

  2. Eric @ AMS says:

    The time was also bested later in that day to a 9.89. This car is equipped with what will be our SR850 package.