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    Full Weight ALPHA 16 GT-R Runs 8.11 @ 176mph

    We recently took Mike C's 1600whp Alpha 16 down to Texas for some pre-delivery testing. The results were phenomenal!

    First we visited Caddo Mill's Airfield, home of the Texas Invitational Roll Race Competitions. There, Amar Sood, founder of the Texas Speed Syndicate (TSS) set up the timing equipment for some testing. Although we were not able to run a full half mile due to a short shut down area we were still able to do a 0-200 mph blast in just 2297 feet on 20" street tires! Our top speed of the day was 201.98 mph which set a new record for the Caddo Mills Airfield for the fastest vehicle ever recorded. Faster than any plane, motorcycle or car.

    The next day, we headed to the Houston area to Royal Purple Raceway for a special TSS drag event. Special projects technician Ivan Phipps first shakedown pass netted an easy 8.66 @ 170mph. From there AMS lead tuner Chris Black crept up on the tune to a 8.25 and then a 8.11 @ 176mph! Not bad for a FULL WEIGHT GT-R. On the scales it tipped in at just over a stock GT-R weight of 3855lbs. (4060 with driver).

    The effortless progression to the 8.1 pass was enough to prove this Alpha 16 was capable of a 7 second pass - especially since the highest boost setting was still left. However, Mike would be the one to run it at a later date after he had enough seat time.

    Although Mike is a seasoned road racer, roll racer and standing mile driver this was going to be his first trip down the dragstrip in over 20 years! Some practice runs were necessary and it was now time for Mike to run his Alpha 16 GT-R down the dragstrip for the very first time. We handed the keys to Mike for his first pass in his beast. With the car on its low boost setting the AMS team gave him some instructions on launching the ALPHA 16 and off he went laying down two high 8 second passes of his own!

    Mike's ALPHA 16 was the fastest car at the TSS drag event. This was an achievement in itself as the day saw the likes of boosted Ford GT's, slicked up fully caged race spec Supras, back halved Camaros, Vipers and more. The car logged some really impressive numbers as well through the v-box:

    0-60 mph -- 1.63 seconds (new GTR record)

    60-130 mph -- 2.98 seconds

    100-150 mph -- 2.79 seconds

    This latest pre-delivery testing shows how we can optimize a customer's vehicle with our on-track support program. We plan on offering this program to all customers that want a little more one on one time with our staff and the car prior to taking delivery. Taking delivery of an ALPHA powered car is a remarkable experience and we feel this new program will make the experience that much better.

    This latest pre-delivery testing shows how we can optimize customers vehicles with our on-track support program. We plan on offering this program to all customers that want a little more one-on-one time with our staff and the car prior to taking delivery. Taking delivery of an ALPHA powered car is a remarkable experience and we feel this new program will make the experience that much better.

    Thank you to The Texas Speed Syndicate for the use of the airfield and for the invitation to your drag event. Of course thank you to Mike C for choosing AMS for your big power needs and for the opportunity to show you what a GT-R can do.

    Congratulations are also in order. With Mike's back-to-back 8 second passes, he is now an inducted member of AMS' Alpha Elite Program!

    (Details of this program can be found here)
    http://gtr.alphaperformance.com/alpha...

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    That is unbelievable performance in a full weight street car! AMS keeps stepping up their game!
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    I hate this car.

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    I wonder what the Alpha 16 kit costs? And what install is on it?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I hate this car.
    I love this car. Click here to enlarge

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    So this thing is about 1600 whp?

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    @Sticky. I know you do :-) But you have to admit the sound of that Beast is SEXY bro. That car can move.
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    That is stupefying power and speed. R35 continues to amaze me, albeit as more of an outright numbers machine than anything else.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by warpeacelove Click here to enlarge

    With Mike's back-to-back 8 second passes, he is now an inducted member of AMS' Alpha Elite Program!

    Does he really need the cherry on top with cream after these runs..... Alpha Elite sounds so ghey
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    I am told it is close to $600k all up for the Alpha 16 package......... nice money to drive a rice burner fast in a straight line
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    $600k? WTF? Why? That doesn't even make any sense.

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    $600k? for how many? I wouldn't think they would cost that much.
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    Performance Package

    AMS specializes in “Alpha” performance packages for the GT-R, rebuilding the V-6 engine with sturdier parts, bigger turbo chargers, special exhausts and reinforced transmissions.
    Light modifications start at about $6,000. The Alpha 12 package costs around $100,000 (on top of the $100,000 of a new GT-R). For that, you get a claimed 1,100 horsepower with regular-pump gas, and 1,500 horses with 116-octane race fuel. The company says you can hit 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and the machine will cover a quarter of a mile in 8.97 seconds.

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    The car that did the 9 sec passes was I am told near on $580K

    Alpha 16 package.. that is car (purchase) and Alpha add ons
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    Where did you hear 580K? That sounds like a bit to much if the alpha 12 is 100K I don't see how the alpha 16 can be 600K. If it is that's fkin crazy I mean gives you world record performance if that's what your looking for but it's a bit silly.

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    It cant be $600k.

    Im estimating of course.
    New GTR~$100k
    Alpha 12 kit~$100k
    Install (idk) ~$10k im guessing

    I know that's just a Alpha 12 kit.

    ALPHA 16 specs:
    Package Includes

    • AMS Alpha 16 Turbo System
    • Balanced and Blueprinted 4.0L VR38 Alpha Race Engine
    • Alpha CNC Race Ported Cylinder Heads
    • Alpha Intake Manifold
    • Alpha Ported Throttle Bodies
    • Alpha Series Camshafts
    • Alpha 16 Spec Transmission by Sheptrans. Upgraded with Dodson and PPG components
    • Alpha Downpipes
    • Alpha 90mm Resonated Mid-pipe (Catalytic Converters Available)
    • Alpha 94mm Race Exhaust Upgrade
    • Alpha Race Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade
    • Alpha 76mm High-Flow Intercooler Piping
    • TiAL Q Blow-Off Valves
    • Alpha Induction Kit
    • K&N Air Filters
    • Alpha 16 Series Fuel Upgrade
    • Alpha MAP Sensor Upgrade
    • Alpha Spec. Upgraded Fuel Injectors
    • T1 Transmission Brace
    • Driveshaft Shop Rear Axles
    • Syvecs Standalone Engine Management
    • Alpha Calibration map dialed in for your car and conditions on both pump and race fuel



    ALPHA 12 Specs:

    Package Includes

    • AMS Alpha 12 Turbo System
    • Balanced and Blueprinted AMS Alpha 4.0L Race Engine (Optional 4.4L)
    • AMS Alpha CNC Race Ported Cylinder Heads
    • AMS Alpha 12 Transmission by Sheptrans. Upgraded with Dodson and PPG components
    • AMS Alpha Downpipes
    • AMS 90mm Resonated Mid-pipe (race version available)
    • AMS 90mm Race Exhaust Upgrade
    • AMS Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade
    • AMS 76mm High-Flow Intercooler Piping
    • TiAL QR Blow-Off Valves
    • AMS Alpha Induction Intake Piping
    • K&N Air Filter
    • AMS Turbo Inlet Pipes
    • AMS Upgraded MAP Sensors
    • AMS Spec Upgraded Fuel Injectors
    • AMS Alpha Fuel Rail Kit w/Fuel Pressure Regulator
    • AMS Alpha Series Fuel System Upgrade
    • Cobb AccessPORT Tuning System
    • AMS Calibration Maps (premium gas and race fuel)
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    It isn't going to be six times the Alpha 12 package. It's probably 100 something.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    The car that did the 9 sec passes was I am told near on $580K

    Alpha 16 package.. that is car (purchase) and Alpha add ons

    That is Incorrect information provided, the stated cost of 580K is incorrect. As the #factual cost for Alpha 16 Package is 175K vs 100K for Alpha 12 Package.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by warpeacelove Click here to enlarge
    That is Incorrect information provided, the stated cost of 580K is incorrect. As the #factual cost for Alpha 16 Package is 175K vs 100K for Alpha 12 Package.

    TY... I am a TWAT for saying otherwise...

    Now I am going across the road in 1 foot of snow to beat up the smaller TWAT who told me it was a $587k car..

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by warpeacelove Click here to enlarge
    As the #factual cost for Alpha 16 Package is 175K vs 100K for Alpha 12 Package.
    That sure makes a lot more sense.

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    Lol 600k package! Even 175k is a lot but I can see that being what they charge. I have about 100k in mine and I am doing it myself so I can see him paying 75k more for the ams experience and name. Its a bad $#@! though and sticky only says he hates it because he has never driven even a stock one let alone a 1000whp+ version.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
    and sticky only says he hates it because he has never driven even a stock
    No I hate it because it's a soulless robot.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    No I hate it because it's a soulless robot.
    it sure takes a lot of driver skill out of the equation.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    No I hate it because it's a soulless robot.
    Lol I find it so funny you say that and you havent experienced it. Turn traction control off and it is a very wild ride.

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