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.

Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R

2012 Nissan GT-R Alpha Omega by AMS Performance Exterior
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