This 2,500HP Nissan GT-R Eats Drag Strips For Breakfast
Three and a half Hellcats. That's how I'm choosing to measure the power output of the Alpha G built by the nutters over at AMS Performance. Their take on a Nissan GT-R packs 2500+hp, which is 3.5x as much as an SRT Hellcat, or 4.5x as much as a stock R35 Nissan GT-R. Having driven both of those vehicles, and driven them flat out, I have to say that it's impossible to wrap my head around just how fast the Alpha G is. Looking at the drag strip numbers from TX2K16 doesn't make it any easier to get an idea of what the Alpha G must feel like. With owner Gidi Chamdi at the wheel, the Alpha G posted a 1/4 mile best of 7.7 seconds (on a mid boost setting!) before being pulled from competition due to some bugs that needed fixing at the shop back in Chicago. The winner of the competition was the equally powerful T1 Race Development R35, which casually set the record for a GT-R in North America with a 7.38 1/4 mile. Not bad for a car that is sometimes used for running errands by owner Tony Palo. RELATED: Check Out More Of the 2016 AMS Performance Nissan GT-R Alpha G
The fastest car I've ever been in is the Kobalt Tools #18 Ford Fiesta ST driven by Patrik Sandell. He took me for a ride around a Global Rallycross test course, and the feeling I got in the pit of my stomach when we launched was unlike any other sensation I've gotten in a car.
I have to imagine that's what it feels like to launch the Alpha G—but turned up to 10. And maybe, once they've done a whole lot more testing, I'll find out firsthand. Until then. I'll just continue trying to comprehend the thought process that leads to sticking two Garrett GTX turbos on the front end of a R35, and seeing just how much power you can get out of 'ol Godzilla.
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