2,500 HP Nissan GT-R Sets Record-Breaking 6-Second 1/4 Mile

The battle to build the world’s first 6-second street-legal Nissan GT-R is over thanks to a customer car from AMS Performance running a 6.93 second quarter mile over the weekend.

The car in question is owned by drag racing enthusiast Gidi Chambi and was originally built to chase records. Affectionately known as Alpha G, it has over 2,500 hp, two huge turbochargers sticking out of the front bumper and a fully built engine and transmission.

In November last year, the car lowered the GT-R quarter mile benchmark by recording a 7.14 second time at 212 mph (341 km/h). At the TX2K17 drag racing event in Houston, Texas, that record was smashed after a 6.397 second run at a 196 mph (315 km/h) top speed.

AMS now holds the accolades of building the world’s first street-legal 9-second GT-R, 8-second GT-R, 7-second GT-R and now 6-second GT-R.

Still, a number of other tuning companies are hot on the heels of AMS Performance with examples from Extreme Turbo Systems and Ekanno Racing having previously held world records themselves. So we imagine this result won’t go unchallenged for too long.

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  • Skip

    Wow – sounds awesome.. Might be technically “street legal”, but there’s nothing streetable about that. Anybody notice it lost a turbo inlet along the way?

    • Ben

      There is nothing street legal about that car technical or otherwise. head light and turn signals are gone. when they were staging, the tail lights didnt work, no muffler or cat to speak of, and no windshield wipers. Not to mention the license plate is blocked from view by the parachute system.

  • kachuks

    2:23 best delayed reaction ever. Driver was the last guy to know, but the happiest.

  • Pedro Pereira

    Never seen a man that happy to finish that early…

  • annon

    huh???, 7.14sec at 212 mph (341 km/h) and then 6.397sec at 196 mph (315 km/h), WTF???

    • brn

      Got to speed quicker, but didn’t have the same top end. The math can work.

    • Brittany Marie

      It was 6.93. Not 6.39. It’s a typo. And yes it was a better launch and reaction time that’s why the top speed is lower.

  • brn

    Confusing article. What record was broken?

    • brn

      Not sure where these “street legal” claims came from. I’m not expert, but I guarantee you that exhaust isn’t street legal.

      This S10 claims to be street legal also and beat the GTR by a second
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK2ZdflRo1U

      • Brittany Marie

        Lmfao have u read about that s10? They CHANGE the hell out of it for the track AND it runs on alcohol on the track ” Part of the truck’s Doomsday strategy is removing “unnecessary parts” for the drag strip. That includes the gasoline fuel cell, pump, and fuel filter mounted in the bed of the truck. It also includes the truck’s aluminum radiator, cooling system, and side-pipe exhaust. On the track the truck’s steel doors are replaced with carbon-fiber versions.” So yea it’s a street car that’s CONVERTED when on the drag strip and then CONVERTED BACK when on the street! And it’s got a damn 620ci motor!

  • Liarseverywhere

    6.93 is nowhere near a 6 second pass.

    Come back with the same clickbait headline when they run a 5.93.

    • Brittany Marie

      Dude 6.93 is a 6 second pass. You don’t round it off to the nearest secound in drag racing lmfao

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