A new GT-R World Record was set last week by Alpha G, the monstrous 2500hp+ Nissan GT-R from North America built by AMS Performance. Owned and driven by Gidi Chamdi, the car now holds the 1/4 mile world record for a Nissan GT-R R35 after running 7.14s @212MPH at the Milan Dragway in Michigan. The previous record was held by Bahrain’s Ekanoo Racing GT-R with a 7.16s @209MPH.
Gidi and the AMS team have been working tirelessly over the past few months to get the car ready for the perfect run. After taking part in a number of events and tests this year, Alpha G had already shown its record breaking potential right from the beginning of the year. Snatching the opportune moment was crucial for the team if they were going to take the world record from Ekanoo. A few tests enabled Gidi and the team to get into the right groove before cashing in on the final run.
AMS frontman Ivan made the first proper run with a 7.22s, enough to claim the North American record for a GT-R. Gidi trimmed it down further to 7.14s a few runs later. As you can see, there is a very small difference between Alpha G’s time and Ekanoo’s previous record time, not to mention competitors are getting quicker everyday. That said, the coming months will see AMS do its best to defend the record against a vast number of equally fast competitors.