The Philippines’ 1st 8-sec. Car – Jonathan Tiu’s 1,318WHP Nissan GT-R

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

The Philippines 1st 8-sec Car - Jonathan Tiu's 1318WHP Nissan GT-R Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic1


What does it take to have the quickest car in the country? It seems like Jonathan Tiu has nailed the formula with his “Tiunami 1.” What he did was to take a Nissan GT-R, have the VR38DETT engine modified by the insane (I mean that in a good way) dudes at AMS Perfomrance with their Alpha 14 advanced engine program package, where the VR38 is sleeved with ductile iron for strength, and the bore size is increased, bumping up the displacement to 4.0 liters. With some added witchcraft and wizardry, they’ve ramped the power up to a staggering 1,318 horsepower and 1,019 lbs-ft at the wheels – about three times the horsepower of a stock GT-R!

To give you some perspective on this, ladies and gentlemen, this car is actually Quicker and Faster than ANY Super car or Hyper car on the planet.

Read on to find out more…


According to Alpha Performance:

The key to the menacing power of the Alpha 14 is the AMS Turbo System capable of generating over 1600 HP yet providing an enormous and usable powerband. In addition, a comprehensive list of supporting Alpha Series components integrate to form a turn-key solution for unmatched power and performance.

Typically power like this comes at the cost of driveability issues and a narrow powerband. That is not the case with the Alpha 14 as every aspect of this package was fine tuned to allow for a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Your GT-R will go from mild-mannered and streetable one moment to white-knuckled power the next.

The Philippines 1st 8-sec Car - Jonathan Tiu's 1318WHP Nissan GT-R Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic2 Philip Aragones
So how did the car do in the real world? Jonathan set a new quarter-mile record of 8.806-sec. at Clark International Speedway during the 2nd round of the 2014 Philippine Drag Racing Championship.

With that, Jonathan Tiu’s AMS Alpha 14-powered JCT-Blanche Racing Nissan R35 GT-R is currently:
– The first 8-sec. 1/4-mile Car in the Philippines
– The Quickest Car in the Philippines
– The Quickest Nissan in the Philippines
– Most Powerful Nissan GT-R in the Philippines

The Philippines 1st 8-sec Car - Jonathan Tiu's 1318WHP Nissan GT-R Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic3
Proudly wearing the Alpha badge (as seen under the GT-R badge).

AMS Alpha 14 Nissan GT-R Package inclusions:
-AMS Alpha 14 Turbo System
-Balanced and Blueprinted 4.0L VR38 Alpha Race Engine
-Alpha CNC Race Ported Cylinder Heads
-Alpha Intake Manifold
-Alpha Ported Throttle Bodies
-Alpha Series Camshafts
-Alpha 14 Spec Transmission by Sheptrans. Upgraded with Dodson and PPG components
-Alpha Downpipes
-Alpha 90mm Resonated Mid-pipe (Catalytic Converters Available)
-Alpha 94mm Race Exhaust Upgrade
-Alpha Race Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade
-Alpha 76mm High-Flow Intercooler Piping
-TiAL Q Blow-Off Valves
-Alpha Induction Kit
-K&N Air Filters
-Alpha 14 Series Fuel Upgrade
-Alpha MAP Sensor Upgrade
-Alpha Spec. Upgraded Fuel Injectors
-T1 Transmission Brace
-Driveshaft Shop Rear Axles
-Syvecs Standalone Engine Management
-Alpha Calibration map dialed in for your car and conditions on both pump and race fuel

Now the question goes… Would you want to own a Supercar/Hypercar or a modified Nissan GT-R that is Quicker and Faster than ANY Super car or Hyper car on the planet?

Want to MODIFY your RIDE? CONTACT US and Tell Us What You Need!

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68 Responses to The Philippines’ 1st 8-sec. Car – Jonathan Tiu’s 1,318WHP Nissan GT-R

  1. Choy Estillore via Facebook says:

    Naku. Pag na laman ng ams to. Matatawa lang cla…

  2. Nice.. more money more power.

  3. Euphoria Alexander via Facebook says:

    I want the AMS Alpha 16

  4. Crisgerard Carlos Trillana via Facebook says:

    Gtr

  5. Kevin Villanueva Sanchez via Facebook says:

    oh Yes

  6. Daniel Souto via Facebook says:

    Christian Diones

  7. Skimo Villaraza via Facebook says:

    Dylan Ong Ü Sheen Yong Hee

  8. wew. 8 sec car ph. ilan mph umabot sa 1/4 miles?

  9. Jerson Russell Gensaya via Facebook says:

    Andrew Colcol Mark Cyril Blen

  10. i go for super car , lamborghini

  11. Juneli Christian via Facebook says:

    Joriel Cruz

  12. Bogz Martin Adao Marfil Mark Velasco ;)

  13. AMS Alpha 12 GT-R 1318 AWHP only on pump fuel. Nice. :)

  14. @Carl Rose alam kong R35 yan, mas gusto ko R34 kesa sa 35 eh.

  15. Lawrence Calvo new record wew

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