AMS Tuned Nissan GT-R Runs 9.33 Quarter Mile
The Nissan GT-R really is a do-it-all supercar. It’ll eat much more expensive cars for lunch on a racetrack, but it isn’t punishing to drive to and from the track. It’s pretty damn quick in the quarter mile as well, helped by the AWD’s ability to get the power down without a lot of wheelspin. How quick? This AMS Performance tuned GT-R just ran a quarter mile in 9.33 seconds at 153.24 miles per hour, setting a new record for an R35 GT-R.
This video is extremely well done, and it shows the R35 GT-R record car in various stages of assembly and tuning before its record run. The car hasn’t been lightened in any way, and AMS estimates a weight of about 4,000 pounds with driver. It was hard to read the dyno graph, but one of the pulls looked like a reading of 650 horsepower to the wheels. Damn.
Just in case you wanted proof that this car wasn’t just a track animal, here’s some “next day” footage of the same GT-R, rolling on public roads somewhere in Mexico. Check out the look on the driver’s face at about 1:12 in the video, as he bounces the car off the rev limiter. I don’t think he was expecting it to pull quite that hard.