ALPHA OMEGA: The World’s Quickest & Fastest R35 GT-R!
2000hp, 10,000rpms, 193mph, enough said! Our words can’t begin to describe the awesomeness of Omega, so we’ve left it to Eric Gaudi to tell the tail. Follow AMS Performance’s blog HERE for full details of Omega and other builds.
“With the Texas Speed Syndicate King of the Streets victory in the books, it was time once again to focus on the drag strip for our shop R35 GT-R ALPHA OMEGA. OMEGA bas been doing its part to really test our Alpha VR38 Billet Block Program. Typically, at these high power levels, anyone in the game knows that the engine is like a grenade with the pin pulled out. We realized a while back we were surpassing the limits of the factory VR38 engine block. The block was flexing, causing bearing and head gasket failures. With our new billet block, we’ve remedied this by creating a solid foundation. Since introducing the Alpha Billet Block to Omega she has gone on a tour of sorts:
- Setting the ½ mile record for the R35 GT-R at 224.91mph
- Winning the King of the Streets event for the second time in a row
- Multiple short track test sessions at the drag strip
To top it all off, we have now run this full track rental day without a rebuild. Truly remarkable how much abuse this motor has taken at this astonishing HP level.
With weather in Chicago feeling more like a rain forest in past weeks, we opted to move to a drier area in Michigan at Milan Dragway. Just our luck, the rain followed us with a sprinkling of rain in the morning, but still better than back home. Lightning had struck the ET board earlier in the week so there would be no digital readout for the onlookers that day. We would all have to wait for the time slip just like Ivan.
We had high hopes when our first full pass broke our previous best with a 7.63@189mph. The track was hooking well and we figured we just might have a shot at throwing more power at her on the short track… something that had not been possible at the 2000whp level. Pass two was even better with a 7.59@191mph. Pass three was much of the same with a 7.60@191mph.
Omega has always had a hard time putting the power down on the first 1/8th mile but President and tuner Martin Musial decided to keep throwing more at it to try and get the new record. Attempt four was even better with a 7.54@190mph. We were almost there but our rental had ended so the track was now live with open test and tune cars.
Fearing the track would degrade more, the team decided to make one more pass before packing it in. Martin threw down more boost than we have ever tried in 2nd gear to date. Ivan set into the beams for what he knew would be his last shot for the night… Clawing its way down track, Omega posted its best time to date and a new world record of email@example.com!!!! The team had done it, once again the worlds quickest and fastest R35 GT-R!” – Eric