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Video: AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R R35 runs 8 seconds

AMS Performance has broken some new records with its latest AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GT-R. It has just run a world record time (claimed) of 8.975 seconds on the quarter mile for a street-legal R35 GT-R. There’s a video to prove it too, which shows just what happens when you put 1309hp (976.5kW) through to all four wheels all at once.

The AMS Alpha 12 has also claimed a few other acceleration records in the process. It achieved 60mph (96.6km/h) to 130mph (209km/h) in just 3.34 seconds, beating the car’s previous record of 3.46 seconds. AMS claims this is also a world record for a road-registered car.

Although that is quite interesting, we’re most interested in that quarter mile run. Blistering over the line in just 8.975 seconds at 272.22km/h (169.49mph) is truly astonishing for a car that you could literally drive to the track.

As far as we know the Alpha 12 uses the 3.8-litre V6 engine with some heavy modifications, including 35psi pumped through the inlet. Check out the video below for the full run, pay particular attention to the acceleration demo passenger rides after the run. Hilariously fast.

Run details:

60 foot: 1.668
330ft: 4.166
1/8th: mile 6.042
1/8 mph: 132.74
1000ft: 7.634
1/4: 8.975
1/4 mph: 169.49

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.