While everyone else has been tinkering around, waiting to discover the next new detail on the 2012 Nissan GT-R, AMS Performance has been working on a package for the GT-R R35 that will just blow you away! The package is called the Alpha 9 and will catapult the standard 530hp found on the current GT-R R35 to a mind-boggling 650hp! Now, that’s an upgrade!
Adding this much extra power will inevitably bring better performance numbers. The Nissan GT-R is now capable of running the quarter mile in 10 seconds at 138 mph setting a new pump gas R35 GT-R 1/4 mile record. This does confuse us, however, because back in May we reported on a GT-R R35 that did the quarter mile in 9.62 seconds. We have to wonder if these two know about each other.
Next to the engine upgrade, the Alpha 9 package also includes a 90 mm exhaust system, upgraded billet wheel ball bearing turbochargers, new turbo inlet pipes, a front mount intercooler upgrade, and custom calibrated MAF sensors. The tuner can also add catalytic converters for the downpipes and a substitute race mid-pipe which removes the muffler as an option.
Of course, if you want to drive a sports car that can set a new world record, you will have to pay $21,999 for the package.
UPDATE 12/30/2010: Don’t like the GT-R Alpha 9 in black? Well, neither did another customer who just commissioned AMS to provide him with a livelier color for the sports car. Commence Operation Agent Orange. Click on the picture above to see the final dyno test of the spunkier GT-R!