By now, everyone is well aware of the tuning phenomenon that is the AMS Performance Alpha 12. Based off of a standard Nissan GT-R, this package upgrades the vehicle’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbo engine by modifying it and increasing its boost pressure to produce an impressive 1,318 horsepower and 1,014 lb/ft of torque. With these numbers in tow, it’s not at all surprising that the Alpha 12 just became the fastest GT-R at the 2011 Texas Mile.
The record was established in October 2011 when an Antigua/Barbuda Alpha 12 GT-R was brought to the 2011 Texas Mile in an effort to set a new world record for the fastest R35 GT-R. Even with windy and unfavorable conditions, the Alpha 12 - owned by Andrew Hadeed of Antigua Barbuda - was able to secure the title of world’s fastest R35 GT-R with a top speed of 216.9mph! This new record joins the Alpha 12’s previous quarter mile run of just nine seconds at speeds in excess of 166 mph.
If we were AMS Performance, we’d be patting ourselves on the back right now.