Recently we took our updated ALPHA 12 to the track to do some more testing. As of recent, the limits of the factory block had been reached and our engineers went to work to devise a new way of reinforcing the engine. To prove our new method, we knew we had to put the updated ALPHA 12 package through a series of Grueling tests. The car was placed on the dyno for over three hours in 100 plus degree heat where it produced over 1300whp at 35 psi of boost.
Upon completion of dyno testing we took the car to our local drag strip where the weather was not much more favorable. Scorching sun, 90 degree track temps, a density altitude of 2745 and high humidity proved to produce very slick conditions. Still we agreed that the package had to be placed through the most brutal of conditions to ensure the integrity of the new ALPHA 12 package.
It was at the track our Special Projects Technician, Ivan Phipps subjected the GT-R to no less than 10 drag passes. The car was run over and over again producing times in the 9.0 to 9.2 range and all over 160mph.
The ALPHA 12 GT-R was spinning all four tires all the way through 4th gear on every run and not getting 100% traction until fifth gear. Even in these conditions the AMS ALPHA 12 GT-R was able to reset the ET And MPH with a [email protected] pass.
During that pass, our V-box recorded a verified 60-130mph time of 3.46 seconds making it one of the fastest accelerating street cars ever recorded.
We have plans to go back to the track very soon under better track and weather conditions to hopefully improve out time. Stay tuned!