A stock 2013 Nissan GT-R is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and topping out around 195 mph with its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 producing ‘just’ 545 hp. For Illinois-based tuners AMS, that’s simply not fast enough. AMS recently released a video of what may be the world’s fastest Nissan GT-R and its hairy top speed run.
AMS’ Nissan GT-R, dubbed the Alpha Omega GT-R, was built with the sole purpose of seeing just how fast Godzilla could go. AMS’ first run happened on a Friday. For this first run, the tuners tweaked its GT-R to produce 1050 horsepower to all four wheels, thanks to 24.5 lbs. of boost. This run saw the Alpha Omega GT-R hit 221 mph over the mile, reportedly enough to be the world’s fastest GT-R.
But AMS thought its GT-R had more in it, so another run was planned the next day. With the winds dead, the tuners upped the boost to 29.5 lbs., allowing the GT-R to produce 1250 hp at the wheels. On the runway surface the GT-R reached an astonishing top speed of 233.1 mph— that’s when the driver pulled the drag chute and things got a bit sideways.
Find out what happens when a Nissan GT-R gets sideways at 233 mph in the video below.