AMS Alpha Omega GT-R at TX2K12: email@example.com Record!
With the tracks closed in the Chicagoland area until late April, our annual trip down to the TX2K GT-R Nationals events in March offer us the first opportunity to test new vehicles that we've been working on throughout the winter months. This year, initial testing of the AMS Alpha Omega at the TX2K12 was a definitive success. This was the first time the Omega has ever made an appearance at the drag strip and much was accomplished and learned.
On Saturday, the Alpha Omega began on a low Boost setting around 24lbs. After that, Boost was increased to around 35lbs max and our first clean pass was just short of the record ET by three thousandths of a second (8.79@169mph)! At the end of that pass, one of the Intercooler pipes popped, shooting downward at the under tray. This, along with the deployment of the parachute (causing the GT-R to dip) was believed the cause of the lip ripping off the vehicle as seen in the video. Ivan Phipps, our mechanic and driver of the Alpha Omega worked quickly to replace the lip, under tray and bumper so that we could make another pass.
The last pass of the day was made just before the lanes closed. Ivan launched hard with a 1.47 60ft, and began losing traction badly a little farther out. Most people at the line thought he would abort with the lanes being so narrow, but he stayed in it and straightened out to break the ¼ mile record with an firstname.lastname@example.org pass! Again, the lip tore away from the bumper and the cause was finally attributed to the high speed and larger Intercooler interfering with the lip support brackets. Ivan already had a solution in mind, but without another front end, the crew would have to pack it up and head home.
With the car breaking loose on the last pass, the AMS crew felt the Alpha Omega had more left to accomplish on Sunday so they worked hard to source a donor GT-R for some parts. That evening, our sales manager was able to source a front end from NAGTROC forum friend two hours away and then found that Hennessey had an extra bumper and lip in storage that they were also willing to offer.
Ivan began early in the morning to repair the front end and reinforce the lip with a set of modified brackets. The preparation was intense yet efficient, and the Alpha Omega made its first pass of the day with an email@example.com -- breaking the record it had achieved the day prior off a slower 1.53 60 ft.
We attempted to run one more pass with the Boost turned up past 35lbs, but the track offered very limited traction and Ivan aborted the final pass. Overall, the car ran strong all weekend long and was ready to take on the Texas Mile the following weekend. BE SURE TO SUBCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. The Texas Mile video is one you will not want to miss!
AMS would like to sincerely thank Tim Sanders, Hennessey Performance and "Wreckless" (nagtroc.org member). Without their help, generosity and support, this achievement would not have been possible.
Special thanks to Dodson, Exedy, Sheptrans and Driveshaft Shop for their support of the Alpha Omega project as well.
Alpha Omega 7.98@186mph Dash Cam
Please Note: the speedo, tach and digital speedo are not able to keep up
with the rate of acceleration, that is why the digital speedo only gets to
On July 13 2013 AMS/Alpha Performance made history, the Alpha Omega became
the first R35 GT-R to run a 7 second 1/4 mile pass, officially making us
home of the first 9, 8 and 7 second R35 GT-R!
This came just two days after Omega reclaimed the ET and trap speed records
(8.25 @ 185mph) and was accomplished on the first and only pass Omega made
that day. The team arrived at the track, unloaded the trailer, prepped the
car and made a pass - Ivan Launched the car hard, it had a bit of wheelspin
and drifted towards the centerline, Ivan powered through it and got it
under control crossing the beams at 7.984 @ 186.14mph, besting our Thursday
night record setting run.
A HUGE thank you goes out to our sponsors: Shep Trans, SPL Parts, Exedy,
The Driveshaft Shop and Dodson Motorsports -- WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE
TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!!
Enjoy the vid, we have a lot more to post in the coming days!
AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Top Speed Record: 233mph "Drift"!!!
After smashing the GT-R 1/4 mile record at the TX2K12 with an
firstname.lastname@example.org pass, the Alpha Omega GT-R went straight to the Texas Mile
in an attempt to reset the GT-R top speed record of 218mph.
The morning was spent preparing the Alpha Omega for tech inspection. A 1/2
mile shakedown pass was performed early afternoon. With much more power
than what we had worked with last October, the Alpha Omega was literally
flying down the track. Nonetheless, Ivan Phipps, the projects technician
and driver for the Alpha Omega kept at it - pulling a 221mph top speed late
Friday afternoon which was enough to claim the record!
With the absence of wind Saturday morning, the decision was made to press
on. The Alpha Omega only used approximately 1050whp of its available
1600whp on Friday's record pass. With approximately 1250whp dialed in, the
crew wanted to see if the car could at least break the 230mph barrier
before heading home for the weekend.
On Saturday's one and only pass down the Mile, Ivan was able to get the
Omega to the 1/2 mile marker with a speed of 197mph. The car ran loose with
stock aero and absence of a rear wing, but the throttle remained pegged to
the floor. Ivan passed the 1 mile marker at 233.1mph.
It was a new record for the R35 GT-R, but not without a hitch. Omega hit a
dip in the runway past the mile marker which caused it to bounce. Combined
with the effect of the parachute, the force was enough to lift the rear
wheels of the Omega off the ground. When the car rebounded, it lost
control, sliding more than 90 degrees sideways.
We plan to continue testing the limits of the GT-R platform with improved
aero and a final drive gear. To follow the Alpha Omega GT-R project, join
us at Alpha GT-R or AMS Performance on Facebook.
Alpha Omega (Alpha 12 version)
Special thanks to our sponsors: ADV1, Dodson Motorsport, Driveshaft Shop,
Exedy, Nissan Motorsports, and Shepherd Transmission.
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AMS GT-R Takes Down THREE 2,000hp Lambo's!!!
The 2,000hp Alpha Omega GT-R piloted by Ivan Phipps claims the overall King
of the Streets Texas Invitational Title and becomes one of the most
deserving cars of the "Lambo Killer" title people like to throw around
after these races.
Taking down some of the FASTEST cars in the "street car / street" roll
racing world as they climbed the brackets of a 42 car roll race including
2000hp Heffner & UGR Twin turbo Lambo's,
1500-1600hp Twin turbo Vipers and an
AMS Alpha Omega: World's First 7 Second R35 GT-R!
After a successful night on July 11, 2013 running an 8.25 @ 185mph, we had
broken the R35 world record by .35 seconds and 5mph but we still wanted
more. Our night was cut short as a Mustang flipped end over end that
knocked out a power transformer cutting all power to the track ending the
night early. Thankfully the driver walked away from this terrifying crash
and is set to make a full recovery.
On Friday, we all had one thing on our mind; what would have happened had
we been able to make that third pass? Speculating turned into preparing to
head to the track on Saturday. Great Lakes Dragaway had the MOFOCO Bugfest
and bracket racing scheduled but was allowing some test and tune in
between. It was going to be extremely busy at the track but our eagerness
to try for a 7 second pass got the best of us.
As we drove into the pits on Saturday afternoon, the facility was packed.
Everything from air cooled VW's to bracket racing rail cars. The Density
Altitude was far from favorable at 2,129ft, it was humid and the
temperature was in the low 80's but that was the last thing on our minds.
After a long wait in the staging lanes Ivan Phipps, driver and head
technician behind Omega, was next to make a run. He pulled onto the track
and did a short dry hop to clean the tires, crept in and lit the beams.
Launching hard with the perfect amount of spin Ivan was off! As Omega hit
second gear the car jerked towards the center of the track, but he was
determined to stay in it. By the time he hit third gear the car was back
on track and pulling hard.
We were silent from that moment until the board lit up "7.984 @ 186.14mph."
We went wild! But it wasn't just us going crazy, it was the whole crowd
and the announcer who exclaimed "Welcome to the seven second club!"
The highlight of the day was Ivan driving down the return lane not having
any idea how fast he had gone. "I knew it was a pretty good pass, but not
sure how good" Ivan said. We all lined up near the time slip booth to
congratulate him and it wasn't until Ivan made a hand gesture in the form
of a '7' as he rolled up and Eric Gaudi (AMS sales manager) confirming with
a nod that Ivan realized he had done it. We had accomplished our goal to
run the first 7 second pass in an R35 GT-R!
In addition to this milestone achievement, Alpha Omega also posted some
insane numbers and set some other records which were recorded by the
onboard V-Box data recorder:
0-60: 1.72 seconds
60-130mph: 2.67 seconds (new overall record)
0-300kph (186mph): 7.98 seconds (new overall record)
100-150mph: 2.42 seconds (new overall record)
30-130mph: 3.63 seconds
What we are most proud about is Alpha Omega is still a street-legal, road
going car. It can be driven anywhere. What's even more impressive is Chris
Black, the evil genius behind the tuning of Omega has still not unleashed
its full potential.
Omega is the test bed for our GT-R line and uses mostly off the shelf Alpha
components. We will be releasing details on the improvements to the car
soon now that we've proven their capabilities. These include:
Alpha Drag Suspension
Alpha Upgraded CCM Brakes
Alpha Drag Wheel and Tire Package
We look forward to seeing other GT-R owners getting much quicker with these
We are excited to attempt an even deeper pass into the 7's in the future
but for now it is time to celebrate the hard work the whole team put in to
AMS/Alpha Performance would like to thank the following sponsors for their
The Driveshaft Shop
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Closing credits song: "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult
Road Course GT-R
tuned Nissan GTR with over 1200 HP!
This was a special presentation of that infamous car for the members of the
GTROC (www.gtroc.org) during the GTROC Japan Tour 2012.
The TRUST company was so kind to invite the GTROC to come and visit the
TRUST facility and have a first hand look at the unbelievable GTR 35RX
Just a few days after we stood around the car at the Tokyo Auto Salon we
had this great opportunity to watch the car exclusively...but not only were
we allowed to watch at every detail, no we were even invited to take a seat
in the ultra tight race seat and hit the throttle of that monster.
Thank you very much TRUST/ GReddy!
NEW VIDEO of the Bensopra Revving...watch here:
GReddy 35RX GT-R - Fuji Speedway Top Speed Challenge
Visit http://greddy.com/products/jdm-special-order/R35-GTR/ for more
information. TRUST, Japan R&D project for Top Speed Challenge, GReddy 35RX
GT-R. Fearless Option Video driver Tarzan Yamada takes to the Fuji
Speedway for high speed test, over 200mph! 1250ps via GReddy 4.3l stroker
engine and twin TD06-20G Twin turbo kit.
Type-29 Intercooler, DCT
Cooler kit, DCT cooling pan, high-flow Intake Manifold, GReddy Exhaust. Art Factory LIvery. BenSopra
wide-body Aero kit.
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
257.7mph Ford GT - World Record - Texas Mile 2012
The new World Record standing mile car - Ford GT from Hennessey
The car ran 257.7mph at the Texas Mile - March 2012
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AMS Alpha Omega: TX2K13 Event
AMS brought the Alpha Omega back to Lonestar Motorsports Park this past
weekend for the annual TX2K event (TX2K.com). This has always been a big
event for AMS giving us the first major opportunity of the year to meet
with our customers, fans and dealers alike.
Since traction was a major issue for Omega last year, our goal this year
was to focus on the traction control system and the new Syvecs 4wd
Controller to help hook the tires to the track better. This was our first
time testing the new 4wd controller and it wasn't quite a plug and play
operation. Additionally, the absence of all the high horsepower RWD cars they had
last year laying down sticky rubber made for some slick conditions at this
year's TX2K event.
On Saturday, Omega made a series of three low Boost passes in an effort to nail down the
effectiveness of the new 4wd Controller and dial in the traction control
system. Despite still having major traction issues on the third pass, Ivan
was able to take Omega on an email@example.com pass down the track to secure
the number one spot in qualifying for the GT3 Unlimited class. Chris Black
and Ivan worked on troubleshooting the traction control system after the
drag event closed for the day and felt that had things figured out for
Sunday's race. The goal for Sunday was to run a little more Boost in order to best the current R35 record
of 8.62 set by Ivan in Omega at this same event last year.
The track once again was very slick and we continued to fight traction on
Sunday. Chris had the TCS working but the system is based on front vs rear
wheel speeds. At a marginally higher Boost level than Saturday this was causing all
4 wheels to spin almost the same speed, making the traction control
ineffective on such a slick surface. With a 30mph crosswind kicking up
again, Omega was proving difficult to handle while still not even running
near its full power potential. The 1/8th mile time and speed needed to
break our previous record was not a possibility because we could not apply
any more power in the first half of the track. Ivan launched hard on all
four passes for the day in hopes to hook up cleanly out of the hole.
Traction still wasn't there and he had to counter steer hard to keep the
car from running into the wall or opposite lane on each pass.
Beating our current world record of 8.62 @ 173.81mph was still the foremost
objective. Each time Omega got loose during the launch, Ivan hoped to ease
off a little and still pull off a record time by making it up on the back
half. By the 4th pass, it was determined that the track was just not going
to provide enough grip to break last year's record. On that pass, the
tires spun from the launch to almost the 1/8th mile where the wheel speed
finally dropped from 140+ MPH back down to 117 MPH when the tires finally
hooked up. Since the times were not improving and after some serious
consideration, the crew made the decision to bow out of the event for a
better opportunity to beat our existing GT-R record.
All in all, AMS was happy to take home the trophy for fastest trap speed of
the weekend at 172.9 MPH and also click off the quickest ET for a GT-R with
an 8.78. It was also a pleasure to see Andrew Sweet take home the GT3
Unlimited Class trophy with his Top Speed Motorsports built Alpha 12 GT-R.
AMS would also like to congratulate ALPHA Dealer Top Speed Motorsports
Doug Wilks, Nathan Cicio and the rest of their crew for also having the
fastest GT-R of the weekend on the road course.
A special thanks to Peter Blach and his team for putting on another great
event. TX2K is always our favorite event of the year and we certainly look
forward to returning to Houston next year.
AMS would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:
The Driveshaft Shop
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