AMS Nissan GT-R Track car build for a customer- Update #7

More track car updates!

One of the requests our customer asked for was a high volume fuel cell that would retain the weight distribution of the factory cell…a tall order indeed. However we love a challenge.

Here we see Justin cutting out the floorboard of the GT-R to make room for our new carbon fiber saddle fuel cell we are making. It should be pretty wild when we are all done

AMS Performance Track Nissan GT-R Build
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Chuck’s 1000hp Nissan GT-R Build Update # 17 – Parachute Mount

We get asked all the time about Chucks car. I think it might even be surpassing that Blue demon evo we built in popularity

On with some more updates:

NHRA regulations require a parachute on a car trapping more than 150mph in the quarter mile. Considering Frank and Mikes GT-R cut a 146.9mph on its maiden 9 sec pass we knew Chucks was going to need a parachute.

Justin stepped up the plate and built onto the existing cage with one hell of a parachute mount. The best part is the mount can be removed and the license plate installed in about 5 minutes and nobody is the wiser.

Imagine setting up a street race with a GT-R and all of a sudden he whips out a parachute to attach to the car….hahahaha

and on with the pictures:

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AMS / Tillett Carbon Fiber Seats…teaser shots!

Recently we started a search for a super light high quality seat for our GT-R. The stock seats are TANKS weighing in at over 60lbs a seat. By swapping in a nice lightweight seat set we knew we could knock a substantial amount of weight off the GT-R.

Our search put us smack dab in the hands of Tillett UK. Tillett has been making high quality kart seats for years. Some say they are the best kart seat manufacturer in the world. When asked to make a seat for the Caterham Tillett was contacted. The result was an innovative but LIGHT car seat that carried much of what people love about kart seats. From there Tillett then worked up a few more models of seats.

Here we have the B1 in carbon fiber. Weighing in at only 9lbs this seat has the potential so save close to 100lbs off the GT-R simply by replacing the driver and passenger seat.

Now the Tillett line is not really plug and play so the fabricators here at AMS will be making some very nice, safe and strong seat brackets and sliders for the R35 crowd. Tillett will not sell direct but we went ahead and became dealers for their products so please feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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AROUND THE SHOP: 427 Shelby Cobra kit car stops by for a tune

While Import performance is our specialty we do also perform a wide variety of services on other makes and models. Over the years we’ve worked on and tuned everything from Porsche cup cars, muscle cars, late model domestic vehicles and various kit cars.  Every once in a while a we’ll get a car that makes […]