AMS Alpha 12 R35 GT-R : firstname.lastname@example.org at the TX2K11 Nationals
A lack of good weather and open tracks around Chicago made the TX2K11 Nationals a great opportunity for us to bring Tim Sanders' Alpha 12 for some preliminary quarter mile track testing. During one of the test and tune sessions, Sander's gray Alpha 12 was able to fire off a email@example.com run. The car is not nearly dialed in to its full potential as of yet but still produced a V-Box verified 60-130 time of 3.58 seconds during that same run. Considering this was its first time to the track, the outcome was still very much a success.
We will have more updates on the Alpha 12 as the weather gets warmer and the tracks open up here in the Chicago area.
AMS Alpha 12: TX2K11 GT-R Dyno Competition 1st Place Finish
This past weekend, AMS brought out the gray Alpha 12, owned by Tim Sanders'
to the TX2K11 Nationals to run in the Dyno competition and quarter
mile at Lonestar Motorsports Park - the backyard of Hennessey Performance.
All awd vehicles ran on their Dyno Dynamics dynamometer. The
Alpha 12 produced a final AWHP number of 1069, taking first place without
having full traction on the rollers! The excessive wheel spin certainly
effected the readings and left a nice coating of tire residue on the Dyno platform.
Our record 9.1 quarter mile video will be up within the next few days so be
sure to check back soon!
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our
long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
1300whp AMS ALPHA 12 Speedometer Video
Recently we took our AMS ALPHA 12 equipped GT-R to the drag strip for some
performance testing. The goal was to put the car through a series of abuse
drag runs in order to solidify the engineering put behind it. Durring that
testing we broke the record for HP, ET, MPH and 60-130 for a GT-R. This
follow up video to that run show us using our TrackVision software to
overlay the speedo on the record breaking run. Over 1300Whp, firstname.lastname@example.org
with massive wheel spin all the way through 4th gear in BLISTERING heat and
a 60-130mph time of 3.46. The ALPHA 12 has proven itself as the ALPHA of
all GT-R performance packages!
AMS Alpha 12 R35 GT-R: World Record email@example.com
Recently we took our updated ALPHA 12 to the track to do some more testing.
As of recent, the limits of the factory block had been reached and our
engineers went to work to devise a new way of reinforcing the engine. To
prove our new method, we knew we had to put the updated ALPHA 12 package
through a series of Grueling tests. The car was placed on the Dyno for over three hours in 100
plus degree heat where it produced over 1300whp at 35 psi of Boost.
Upon completion of Dyno testing we took the car to
our local drag strip where the weather was not much more favorable.
Scorching sun, 90 degree track temps, a density altitude of 2745 and high
humidity proved to produce very slick conditions. Still we agreed that the
package had to be placed through the most brutal of conditions to ensure
the integrity of the new ALPHA 12 package.
It was at the track our Special Projects Technician, Ivan Phipps subjected
the GT-R to no less than 10 drag passes. The car was run over and over
again producing times in the 9.0 to 9.2 range and all over 160mph.
The ALPHA 12 GT-R was spinning all four tires all the way through 4th gear
on every run and not getting 100% traction until fifth gear. Even in these
conditions the AMS ALPHA 12 GT-R was able to reset the ET And MPH with a
During that pass, our V-box recorded a verified 60-130mph time of 3.46
seconds making it one of the fastest accelerating street cars ever
We have plans to go back to the track very soon under better track and
weather conditions to hopefully improve out time. Stay tuned!
AMS Alpha Omega GT-R at TX2K12: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org -- 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.
AMS ALPHA 12 Makes History - World's FIRST 8 Second R35 GT-R (Clean Edit)
History has been made! On Tuesday July 26th our AMS ALPHA 12 GT-R went back
to the track with a little more favorable weather conditions. The result
was the World's First 8 Second R35 GT-R!
Even with a 1.668 60 foot time, the ALPHA 12 driven by our own Special
Projects Technician, Ivan Phipps, went email@example.com mph!
60 foot 1.668
1/8th mile 6.042
1/8 mph 132.74
1/4 mph 169.49
In addition the 60-130 time record was broken again with a 3.34 second
blast from 60-130mph!! This makes the AMS Alpha 12 GT-R the fastest
recorded street car to date from 60-130 mph!!!
Not bad for a true street car with air conditioning and all the other
amenities of a GTR. You can drive this car to the store or across the
Of course all of our sponsors, without your support this would of been much
more difficult. Your parts put us over the top!
Paul Walker Visits Famous Nissan Skyline GT-R Tuner Mine's in Japan
Paul Walker's family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from
his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other
gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide
(ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at
GTChannel was there when actor Paul Walker of Fast and Furious 6 visited
Mine's Motorsports in Japan. Tarzan Yamada was there to give ride alongs in
the GT-R but ended up...