2012 Alpha 12 GT-R by AMS Performance review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 June 2012 , 02:06:40 byDan

Filed under NissanEuropeanTuningSuperSportPricing

Alpha 12 GT-R by AMS Performance

Alfa 12 GT-R improved by AMS Performance is capable of accelerating to a quarter of a mile in 8.975 seconds at 169.49 mph. This might make it the quickest street-legal production version in the world. Its engine is capable of developing 1.100 horsepower and 900 lb. ft. of torque. With some racing fuel, the engine produces 1.500 horsepower and 1.050 lb. ft. of torque and so the model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds.

The stock transmission was upgraded with PPG and Dodson components and the differential is fitted with high capacity oil cooler. In the end the specialists obtained a new AMS Alpha 4.0-liter Race Engine. Inside, the cabin of the Alpha 12 GT-R will appear virtually stuck unless the customer orders extras such as race bucket seats, harnesses or a roll cage. It seems that everything, including the automatic climate control works as it did from the factory. Also, all functional controls work just like they do on a GT-R. Taking into consideration the performance alone, the supercar is the real thing. The tuning company asked for a donor car, plus another $99.000 in cash to create a turn-key Alpha 12. For example, on eBay you can find a 2009 GT-R for around $60.000.

The model you can see in the gallery below is a 2010 car and it was fitted with another $20.000 worth of upgrades like carbon fiber body panels and specially made wheels that look good, but that do not affect the performance. Even if it is extremely powerful, it remains street-legal. The tuner managed to sell more than 75 copies of its Alpha 12 until now, which is quite impressive. In the end, the tuner is trying to underline the fact that there is never too much power and that the lack of ponies can lead to big frustrations.

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