AMS Performance R35 GT-R Race Front Mount Intercooler

The perfect intercooler choice for your upgraded turbo GTR.


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SKU ALP.07.09.0008-1 Categories , Brand:

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Additional information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 26 × 10 in

CARB And / Or EPA Compliance Testing Not Completed

While we believe this product is either CARB EO exemption applicable, or complies with the EPA's Anti-Tampering Policy, we have not completed the required testing and administrative process at this time. This product is not available to purchase for emissions-controlled vehicles located within the state of California, or available to ship to California addresses, without a completed AMS Race Waiver form. International users outside of the United States should act in accordance with their local laws and regulations.

2009-2011 (CBA) Nissan R35 GT-R | 2012-2016 (DBA) Nissan R35 GT-R | 2017-2019 (Facelift DBA / “EBA”) Nissan R35 GT-R | 2020-Current (4BA) Nissan R35 GT-R
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With 23 years of documented research and development in the forced induction field, AMS Performance has proven itself as the powerhouse in the automotive aftermarket. Our award winning performance systems are what all others are measured by.

We designed the AMS Performance R35 GT-R Race Intercooler to be the best-performing, most efficient, mid-size GT-R intercooler on the market. It certainly had to be in order to meet the requirements of our stable of World Record setting, Alpha GT-R’s! If your GT-R produces between 1000 and 1400 horsepower, or if you drive in a hot weather climate, the Alpha GT-R Race Intercooler is your best option for producing power safely and efficiently. After testing, re-testing and a host of refinements, this race-proven design is perfected and now available for your Nissan GT-R.

  • Provides 92.5% more air volume than stock
  • Massive 22” x 14” x 4.5” Garrett Intercooler Core
  • Vertical flow and twice the fin density than most aftermarket cores for superior cooling
  • 3” billet CNC inlet and outlet ports for improved strength and air flow
  • Durable 4-ply silicone couplers
  • Suitable for 1000-1400 horsepower GT-Rs (Appx. 800-1200 WHP)
  • Excellent Thermal Efficiency Even in Hot Climates
  • Shroud and bridge plates to channel air into the intercooler
  • Fits without trimming factory crash beam and bumper cover
  • High quality aluminum TIG-welded construction

 Complete Intercooler Kit Shown


Engineered to be the best

At AMS we employ a team of mechanical engineers who have a passion for perfection in form and function. They set out to design an entire package with two goals in mind; maximum power delivery and response with perfect fitment.  Every aspect of the project was scrutinized and then optimized to yield the best results. To effectively reduce charged air temperatures, we employed a vertical airflow design for maximum cooling effect with a massive 22”x14”x4.5″ bar-and-plate core offering 92.5% more air volume than a stock pair of GT-R intercoolers!  The core offers up to twice the fin density of most intercoolers currently on the market.  This allows for more contact with cool, dense air and it does so with virtually no boost pressure drop (less than 1 psi) proliferating the most ground pounding power output you can get for your GT-R!

Computer aided design yields maximum results

Our engineering team designed the Alpha GT-R Intercooler end tanks with extremely smooth features and geometry for the best flow resulting in maximum horsepower.  Designed using Solidworks 3D CAD software, these end tanks have improved flow over boxy sheet metal end tanks found on other intercoolers.  These large end tanks feature 3-inch CNC billet inlet and outlet ports to provide a smooth, tapered transition from intake to intercooler.  Our team went even further by computer designing precisely molded, custom silicone couplers to provide perfect fitment and optimized geometry for improved airflow volume and velocity – providing unmatched power and response.

The difference is in the details

This intercooler kit takes full advantage of the GT-R’s available frontal area while improving functionality of the stock intercooler shroud.  For even better channeling of air, a supplied bridge plate and shroud plates create a tight seal surrounding the core. This seal ensures that cool air entering the shroud is funneled through the core. The plates stop air from escaping through the sides, above and below the intercooler maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the intercooler core.  These are features often overlooked by the competition.  All of this in a package that does NOT require cutting of the factory crash beam or bumper cover. When you buy an Alpha Race Intercooler not only will you get the benefits of unmatched performance and the most well engineered product in its class, we also incorporate the prestigious Alpha logo that peeks out from the front of your supercar.  Be warned though, it might scare your competition away!

Single piece fits neatly in front of the core support
Single piece fits neatly in front of the core support
“Alpha Turbo Kit Air Intakes Shown are Not Included”


Our motto says it all; Quality, Integrity, Results.

Just like all Alpha GT-R components, there is absolutely no doubt about durability, reliability and fitment of this package! Our Alpha GT-R Race Intercooler mounts firmly to the core support with gusseted aluminum brackets. All 4-ply silicone couplers provide superior strength and fasten securely using Murray Turbo Seal clamps. The intercooler itself is pressure tested to 50psi and checked for leaks in order to pass inspection. All of this is done to ensure your Alpha GT-R Race Intercooler lasts the lifetime of your GT-R!


Kit Includes

  • Front Mount Intercooler
  • 4-Ply silicone couplers
  • Hose clamps
  • Shroud and bridge plates
  • Mounting brackets
  • Fasteners and mounting hardware
  • Horn relocation brackets

Product Notes

  • Requires minimal trimming of plastic OEM shroud
  • Works with Alpha GT-R piping or any aftermarket 3″ intercooler piping following stock routing
  • As of 12/1/22, ALP.07.09.0008-1 and ALP.07.09.0008-3 have been merged into 1 part number. AMS Race Intercoolers will now fit both 2009-2011 and 2012+ model years as extra shroud pieces are included to be used for both applications. See instructions for further details. Part number ALP.07.09.0008-3 for 2012+ has been discontinued.

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