For some time now, the team behind the AMS GT-R have been on a quest to go as fast as they possibly can. That means eight second quarter-mile times. It means over 200 mph trap speeds, and it means running into a level of competition that knows how to create tremendous power. Such is the case when the AMS crew found themselves at the King of the Streets Texas Invitational speed event.
The AMS GT-R is powered by an aluminum twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. Instead of the 3.8 liters found in a stock GT-R, it's been buffed up a bit out to 4.0 liters. It has redesigned engine management software, upgraded turbos, and a beefy transmission. The car also has a parachute hanging off the rear end, which is the international racing sign for "This car can go fast". How fast? How does a 0-60 mph time of 1.63 seconds sound? That number doesn't even make sense, yet it's a number that the car can hit.
At the Texas Invitational event, the AMS GT-R went head to head against some seriously burly machines. Twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardos and Vipers were on the scene to try and gun for the top spot. The competition started with 42 names on a board. At the end, just one was left... and it belonged to the owner of the AMS GT-R.