Top ten Fastest Nissan GT-Rs in the World 2017/Legitimate
A few years ago when the Nissan GT-R (R35) rose to fame in the world of haul racing, nine seconds a 1/Four mile was fairly an achievement. The platform was still relatively fresh, and by that time the V10 Gallardos, V10 Vipers and of course the Supras had largely predominated the scene. That’s not to say the GT-Rs were not common in haul racing, no, outside the US some of the fastest cars were Skylines, before the R35 broke the internet, Fresh Zealand and Australian racers had implemented strongly on the Skyline platform. There were R33s, R34s and R32s running in the low 6s…but the R35 platform was something entirely different, fresh challenges and more importantly fresh lessons had to be learned.
AMS Spectacle was always in the forefront with the R35 having hit the 9s and 8s barriers ahead of everyone else, their infamous Alpha Omega became the very first GT-R to break into the 7s at a time when competition was just heating up. By 2013, a plethora of GT-R shops around the world had mastered the art of making mega quick GT-Rs. Some of these shops include T1 Race Development, Ekanoo Racing, Extreme Turbo Systems, Alpha Logic, SubZero Motorsports, Boostin Spectacle and private teams such as OB Prestige and Diamonds by Wire Racing just to name a few.
That said, here is a list of the fastest Nissan GT-Rs in the world. We used 1/Four mile ETs to define the order. There will be switches from time to time, the competition is so skinny such that every time there is an event chances are the order will be shuffled. The list has been compiled with the help of data collected by the dedicated folks at Haul Import News, you can view more lists on their website.
NB: Help us keep this list to date by submitting latest times when a fresh record or individual best time is cracked.
1. Alpha G by AMS Spectacle: 6.937s
If you go after this scene too well, then Gidi is a name you very likely come across regularly. The numerous world record holder puts the “d” in dedication, he fields two Gallardos each with 2000hp+ and the infamous Diamonds by Wire Racing Alpha G. He has held the 1/Two mile world record in his UGR Gallardo Superleggera and now holds the 1/Four mile world record in his AMS prepped Nissan GT-R “Alpha G”. At TX2K 2017, Alpha G became the very first R35 GT-R to hit the 6s, the magic number was 6.937s at 196.27 mph, cracking the former record held by ETS. See the movie here. The achievement was so big such that Nismo’s Chief Product Specialist Mr. Hiroshi Tamura congratulated the AMS team personally.
Two. ETS Nissan GT-R: 6.892s
Update: 30th April, two thousand seventeen – Fresh Record for ETS is 6.892s
Extreme Turbo Systems are not fresh to building rapid cars, their shop car, a GT-R with over 2500hp has held the record a number of times, including the most latest record of 7.012s @ 209mph. Behind the wheels is none other than Lucas English. When it comes to trap speeds, they have recorded the fastest of all at 213.42mph on a quarter mile undress, and thus hold the world record for the fastest GT-R and AWD overall. Besides building prompt GT-Rs, the are also known for swift Evos and presently hold the world record for the fastest Evo X, 8.488s @ 164.17mph.
Three. Alpha Logic Nissan GT-R: 7:057s
All the way from Dubai, Alpha Logic Spectacle emerged abruptly and is now dancing in the big league led by driver and team holder Rob Harper, two of their cars are in the top ten list of fastest GT-Rs in the world. Besides running his own shop, Rob travels around the world tuning some of the fastest GT-Rs. Like other teams in this list, they are also eyeing on the 6s barrier, that aside however…they presently hold the standing half mile world record with this very GT-R. A staggering speed of 248.33mph, make that 400km/h! Their 2nd AMS tooled GT-R is also in this list, dubbed Alpha K, the car has a individual best of 7.09s.
Four. Ekanoo Racing Nissan GT-R: 7.085s
Ekanoo Racing needs no intro, based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, this team has violated the odds with the R35 platform. The shop car is a T1 Race engineered car that held the GT-R record for almost a year. Numerous testing enabled them to flawless their car and stay ahead of the game. Like Alpha Omega however, there comes a time when a project goes into retirement to create room for more. Ekanoo recently retired their GT-R alongside their largely successful Toyota GT86. The GT-R retired with a private best of 7.085s at 213.27mph driven by Mohammed Zainalabedin.
Five. Alpha K by Alpha Logic: 7.093s
This is the other car from Alpha Logic, like Alpha G, she has been named after the possessor/driver whose name is Khalifa Ali. The all black carbon GT-R has already set a private best time of 7.093s at 205mph. It’s a relatively fresh car which managed to inject the top five after only three passes. It features an AMS turbo kit and billet engine, T1 Race fuel and ignition systems as well as Rob’s very own MoTeC M1 tune.
6. Alpha Q by AMS Spectacle: 7.239s
Another fresh car this time from Canada, possessed by OB Prestige Auto who are famous for fielding chrome packaged Lamborghini Gallardos in various American haul racing championships. Dubbed Alpha Queen, the rose gold chrome packaged GT-R made her debut at TX2K 2017, instantly setting a private best ET of 7.239 @198mph. AMS says this is only the beginning for this build, and given the success of Alpha G, there should be slew of surprises in store for us. Could OB take the GT-R trophy to Canada for the very first time? We will have to wait and see.
7. F Spectacle Garage Nissan GT-R: 7.315s
If you observed The Grand Tour season 1, then you may recall this remarkable scene where a Porsche nine hundred eighteen Spyder lost to an insanely swift Nissan Patrol…well, meet the guys behind it. Yet another swift shop from Dubai, F Spectacle Garage has been around for fairly some time, building a multitude of prompt cars ranging from SUVs to hatchbacks and of course the GT-Rs. Their GT-R shop car has a individual best time of 7.315s at 189.92mph.
8. T1 Race Development Nissan GT-R: 7.385s
Another world record car, driven by the well known Tony Palo. He has held the world record and the US record in the past, in fact, some of the cars on this list are T1 engineered as mentioned. Notable on the 2400hp+ T1 car is a passive wing that adjusts automatically at different speeds, it substituted their GTR1 Haul Wing which is still used on most haul racing GT-Rs.
9. Viren Singh Nissan GT-R: 7.5s
Yet another T1 Race Development GT-R, Singh’s latest private best is a 7.4s at 191mph.
Ten. Curtis Watson AMS GT-R: 7.66s
The only Jamaican on the list, Watson’s AMS prepped GT-R has a private best time of 7.66s.
John Shepherd Nissan GT-R: 7.728s
Sheptrans is responsible for the transmissions used on these strenuously built GT-Rs. It’s therefore not a surprise that they have their own car in the big league as well. Driven by John Shepherd, this particular car has a individual best of 7.728s at 183.34mph.
NB: Help us keep this list to date by submitting latest times when a fresh record or individual best time is violated.