This Nissan GT-R was the subject of an SCCA World Challenge GT race car build thread on www.GTR.co.uk
, by forum member “[email protected]
”. In order to get a baseline before tearing the car apart, AMS Performance
in Chicago began by weighing the brand new, 74 mile car. While not exactly a featherweight at a hefty 3,908 pounds, all of it’s luxo grand touring stock interior pieces were chucked out next in favor of gutting it’s interior and installing some serious competition hardware. Every bit of necessary engine, brake and suspension modifications were applied to help it to endure the rigors of fender to fender racing, and give it a fighting chance to win some too, of course. Now, time for us to do what we do by covering the dismantling and build process on the following page. Please join us, and bring a jack to help lift our jaws off the ground, won’t you?
A lot of trick custom fabrication was put into this build, starting with a full roll cage to meet the World Challenge race regulations.
Since reliability is paramount in racing, AMS installed a variation of their SR 750 package to run low boost with their Alpha 9 billet turbo upgrade and a custom tuned Cobb AP. After all, you can’t win if you don’t finish the race.
Password JDM carbon fiber front fenders and a custom made exhaust helped trim some fat, as well as a custom made steering column that saved 7 pounds. It all adds up, after all, it all adds up.
Forgeline Motorsports rims with sticky compound race tires are stuffed under the wider fenders, along with JRZ triple adjustable coilovers with remote reservoirs to help it stay planted while being tossed around the track.
Another custom trick item, and great idea was taking out material near the rear shock towers to allow access for damper adjustments, which is just another example of their extraordinary attention to race car detail.
AMS then supplied Fuel Safe with some of their own CAD illustrations for them to build the highest volume 30 gallon custom fuel cell that they could fit in the area. It’s almost a shame that it is covered up because it is a piece of art.
Some final pieces and sorting included a Fire Safe fire suppression system and a data acquisition system on the roof and in the interior, which are required by the race regulations.
Overall, an epic race car project built properly by experts. Now, how about some results of how it performed in the SCCA World Challenge GT series?
Until then, find the build thread HERE, and shop contact information below: