AMS Performance's street-legal Alpha Omega GT-R just pulled off one of the most impressive feats in automotive history: running the quarter-mile in a world-record 7.70 ET, and winning a half-mile event with a stunning 201-mph trap speed.
The legend of AMS Performance's wicked Alpha Omega GT-R keeps growing. Fresh off of its 190-mph track day, Alpha Omega mixed it up in the automotive bloodsport that is the Texas Invitational—and emerged as King of the Streets!
This video and a blog from September 18 is AMS's first Alpha Omega update in awhile. Apparently, a 2,000-plus horsepower, street-driven GT-R likes to chew up hard parts and spit them back out (who knew?), so AMS has been working hard to find the drivetrain's weak points and fix them. With the Texas Speed Syndicate Texas Invitational just around the corner, and a new Alpha 20 turbo system and suspension installed, AMS set Alpha Omega loose on Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin.
Turbo cars are kind of like superheroes. They’re mild mannered, quiet and basically invisible to the public. But with a little prodding, they spin up fast and then the competition gets their shit wrecked. Growing up in Colorado, Matt Frost wasn’t a superhero. But thanks to his dad introducing him to fast cars at an early age, Matt started down the road to owning his current ride, a street-driven, 6-second-capable twin-turbo ’67 Nova.
This 2000-horsepower GT-R is being built for one purpose: speed. Our contact over with T1 has passed on some details as the build comes closer to completion.