One of Japan’s greatest sports cars, the Nissan GT-R, has been the subject of countless aftermarket programs. That being said, it shouldn’t be surprising that one more company is preparing arguably the most powerful GT-R project we’ve seen in recent time.

AMS Performance is no stranger to working with Godzilla, having most recently produced the insane Alpha 10 program that netted the GT-R with 1,100 horsepower. This time, the company’s upping the ante once again with the new Alpha 12 program that takes the GT-R’s output from 1,100 ponies all the way up 1,318 horsepower and 1,014 lb/ft of torque. Horses gone wild!

To make the car produce that much juice, AMS Performance took the GT-R’s 3.8-liter, twin-turbo engine and modified the system while also increasing its boost pressure. On top of that, AMS also went out and reinforced the block to ensure that the car’s engine could handle all the horses galloping underneath the hood.

The result is a car that can blast off from 60 mph to 130 mph in just 3.46 seconds while breaking a quarter-mile in just nine seconds at speeds in excess of 166 mph.

The full details of the car have yet to be revealed, but the company has released a couple of videos of the car hitting the track and performing some dyno tests to ensure that it makes the most out of its 1,318 horses.

UPDATE 08/02/2011: The Nissan GT-R Alpha 12 has just posted the fastest GT-R quarter mile in history, posting a time of 8.97 second a astonishing 169 miles an hour. Check out the video of this record breaking quarter mile run by clicking on the image above.

UPDATE 11/04/2011:: The new AMS Alpha 12 has just become the fastest R35 GT-R at the 2011 Texs Mile where it hit a top speed of 216.9mph. Check out the video by clicking on the image above.

  • 2011 Nissan GT-R Alpha 12 by AMS Performance
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    3.8-liter twin-turbo engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1,318 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1,014 lb/ft of torque
  • car segment:
  • body style:


Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert -
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (1) posted on 12.29.2011

So what is the price for the Alpha 12 upgrade?

  (683) posted on 12.4.2011

Well, good thing that Nissan justified the fact that it is a sports vehicle. Its 1,318 hp that has an impressive 1,014 torque could really give a nice and remarkable speed on this race car.

  (410) posted on 09.28.2011

Nice engine performance, well organized and prepared with high power. Definitely, one of the impressive car to have.

  (399) posted on 09.2.2011

First of all, I was impressed with the figure performance of the car. The AMS Performance really made an awesome upgrade on its engine.

  (727) posted on 09.2.2011

This is definitely an amazing boost in the performance of the car. No wonder why GTR was called as the baddest car in Asia! I love to see it blast in the race track.

  (647) posted on 07.25.2011

Simply amazing? SMART? HAHA . By the way, they are really into a higher record of performance of this car. Beating its current record is hard, but I know that Nissan can make it. If there’s a will, there’s a way. smiley

  (553) posted on 07.21.2011

Well, as of its video, I can surely say that this is the most powerful Nissan GT-R on its tuned line ups... Simply amazing.

  (441) posted on 07.20.2011

As expected from the AMS Performance, they are going to beat their previous power output for this vehicle. And I want to congratulate them for succeeding in their goal. I bet the GTR enthusiast would love to test drive the speed performance of the vehicle.

  (458) posted on 07.20.2011

It seems to be true that the AMS Performance never sleeps to build the most high speed performing vehicle and I guess the Nissan GT-R is their favorite subject. Obviously, the boost power output of the car is very impressive.

Car Finder: