Earlier this month, AMS sponsored driver, Dave Kern took home 1st place in the Unlimited AWD class at the 2012 Superlap Battle/Global Time Attack event with a 1:49.804. Entry into this event was a last minute decision on his part. It was also off the radar for most since Dave and his wife Allison are highly regarded as venerable hill climb competitors more accustomed to driving at higher elevations on both gravel and tarmac roads. In their other events, you would see the two flying up a dangerous mountainside together, but Dave flew solo this time in his first attempt around Buttonwillow Raceway. In fact, this was his first shot at a time attack competition in the EVO that didnít involve hill climb!
Along time ago NAGTROC member RENNtech (JJ) approached us with a dyno appointment. Sadly the day of his appointment we lost power and failed to contact JJ in time to let him know not to make the long drive out here. Obviously upset JJ left AMS with a bad taste in his mouth.
Fast forward about a year later and JJ was looking to make some waves with his 2012 GT-R. He was looking for a very streetable but powerful power package. JJ actually contacted NAGTROCís very own VegasGTR (Sam.) Sam helped convince JJ to give us another chance and to work with me on a build. We were grateful for the opportunity to make up for our failed previous efforts.
Well this story has a happy ending!
I worked with JJ on taking his currently modified GT-R and converting it over to our newly revised ALPHA 9 package. In addition to our basic package we upgraded JJ to our full 3.8L Long block with ALPHA cams, ALPHA Race FMIC, Akrapovic exhaust and a tried and true ShepTrans stage 2.5 trans upgrade.
To say the result was successful would be an understatement.
On pump gas Chris was able to extract 820whp and 711ft lbs of torque
On race gas Chris pulled out a mind bending 915whp and 826 ft lbs of torque!
The race gas numbers are officially the highest we have ever made on our Alpha 9 package
JJ, we know that you had a lot of choices when it came to upgrading your GT-R and we are honored you chose us. We hope the car turns out to be everything you had hoped it would be and wish you years of problem free, safe and fun operation.