The Nissan GT-R is a blistering car when it’s stock. The standard, non-Nismo 2015 GT-R will get from 0 – 62 mph in 2.84 seconds with launch control engaged and it’ll reach a top speed of 196mph, without breaking sweat. It’s basically fast enough to scare the crap out of anyone who drives a ‘normal’ car on a day-to-day basis. But that’s not enough for many folk out there who crave something, let’s say, a little more brutal.
DIY tuners and specialist tuning companies have been fettling with the GT-R for years now, attempting to squeeze every last bit of performance from the engine and every last ounce of traction from the 4WD system. A case in point is the ridiculous AMS Alpha Omega GT-R, a 7-second quarter mile car that’ll cover a standing half mile at 224.91 mph. This gets from 0 – 62mph in 1.53 seconds, 0 – 100mph in 2.79 seconds and 100 – 200 mph in 5.42 seconds.
Yes, it’s mental.
But not as mental as the ETS GT-R tuned by Accessport, which recently set a new world record to become the fastest Nissan GT-R over a quarter mile. The ETS GT-R completed a quarter mile run in 7.492 seconds @ 189mph, besting the AMS’s time of 7.700 seconds @186.51mph. That makes the ETS GT-R more than two tenths of a second faster over a quarter mile than the Alpha Omega, which is a LOT. What makes this even more impressive is that the ETS has a stock ECU – the AMS GT-R does not.
Check out the video below for the world record:
As we’re sure you’ll agree, this is one beast of a GT-R. But with this new world record, AMS will no doubt be hitting back sometime soon – these are rivals and they enjoy nothing more than a power challenge. The question is, who’ll reign supreme next?