Over the last couple of years, the Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R from AMS Performance has become a legend among highly modified cars, and it recently outdid itself once more by shattering the standing 1/2 mile world record for GT-Rs. The AMS Performance development car managed to hit no less than 224.91 mph during the course of just half a mile, with V-box data to back it up.
The record-breaking run happened during the WannaGoFast Florida 1/2 Mile Shootout, which was hosted at the Jumbolair Airport, in Ocala, Florida. Sporting a new 4.0-liter, V-6 billet engine block with a twin-turbocharging and a set of DOT-approved tires, the 2,000-horsepower, AMS-tuned Godzilla achieved the insanely fast 0-2,640 foot pass while still being a street legal vehicle with a fully stock GT-R frame, chassis and interior. Apart from the near-slick tires and the removable parachute and wing, the Alpha Omega GT-R looks pretty much identical to a stock GT-R.
According to AMS Performance, the record-breaking run didn’t happen without drama though, as the car’s traction control system fought to keep the model going the right way almost every inch of the 1/2 mile. In fact, rear axle speed averaged 10 mph higher than the front throughout the entire run, with AMS estimating that around 200-300 horsepower didn’t reach the pavement because of the traction control intervening.
Why it matters
The Alpa Omega Nissan GT-R is not just a development tuning-car for AMS Performance, but one of the most famous record-breaking street vehicles out there. Its previous feat had happened in October 2014, when it managed to record a quarter-mile run of just 7.70 seconds, with a trap speed of 186.51 mph. During the run, the car allegedly accelerated from naught to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 1.53 seconds.
That is not all, as AMS Performance says that even better acceleration and speed may be coming, courtesy of the engine’s gargantuan power, with excellent track conditions.