AMS Performance Race X Front Mount Intercooler for R35 Nissan GT-R

Original price was: $4,259.95.Current price is: $4,132.15.


Race X Front Mount Intercooler

2012-2020 Nissan GT-R

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AMS Performance Race X Front Mount Intercooler for R35 Nissan GT-R

The Alpha Performance R35 GT-R Race X Intercooler upgrade by AMS was meticulously engineered to claim the title of the finest front mount intercooler in the market for power levels exceeding 1200 horsepower. This achievement was essential to fulfill the demands of our renowned team of “Alpha 22” GT-Rs, capable of achieving impressive 7-second quarter-mile times.

Race X

  • AMS has developed the Alpha Performance R35 GT-R Race X Intercooler upgrade to claim the top spot as the most high-performing front mount intercooler on the market, capable of handling power levels exceeding 1200 horsepower. The requirements set by our team of 7-second “Alpha X” GT-Rs demanded nothing less. If your GT-R generates power in excess of 1200 horsepower, particularly in hot weather conditions, the Alpha GT-R Race X Intercooler is the optimal choice for safe and efficient power production. Through rigorous testing, repeated evaluations, and a series of enhancements, this race-proven design, which has propelled our own vehicles to 7-second glory, has now been perfected and made available for your high-horsepower R35 GT-R.

MASSIVE 6″ Thick High Quality Garrett© Intercooler Core

  • In order to achieve effective reduction of charged air temperatures, AMS implemented a vertical flow design, ensuring optimal cooling performance. The Race X intercooler boasts a substantial 22.2″ x 14″ x 6″ bar-and-plate core, offering an astounding 350% more volume compared to a stock pair of GT-R intercoolers. With a remarkable cooling surface area of 1800 square inches, the core features double the fin density of most intercoolers currently available in the market. This increased fin density facilitates enhanced contact with cool and dense air, resulting in unparalleled power output for your GT-R that will dominate the pavement. In rigorous testing on vehicles producing over 1700 wheel horsepower, we observed a remarkable 20°F difference at the end of the quarter-mile between our standard Race FMIC and the new Race X Intercooler.

Beautiful Billet End Tanks

  • The Alpha GT-R Race X billet intercooler end tanks, meticulously designed by AMS’ Snailworks© engineering team, feature exceptionally smooth features and geometry to ensure optimal flow and achieve maximum horsepower. These end tanks are created using Solidworks© 3D CAD software, surpassing the flow capabilities of boxy sheet metal end tanks commonly found in inferior intercoolers produced by AMS’ competitors. The large end tanks are equipped with 3-inch CNC billet inlet and outlet ports, ensuring a seamless and tapered transition from the intake to the intercooler. To further enhance performance, AMS’ team has computer-designed precisely molded custom silicone couplers, providing perfect fitment and optimized geometry. These couplers improve airflow volume and velocity, resulting in unrivaled power without compromising response.

The Difference is in the Details

  • Utilizing the GT-R’s ample frontal area to its fullest potential, this intercooler kit enhances the functionality of the stock intercooler shroud. To further optimize airflow, a bridge plate and shroud plates are included, creating a tight seal around the core. This seal ensures that cool air entering the shroud is directed through the core, effectively preventing air from escaping through the sides, top, and bottom of the intercooler. This meticulous attention to detail maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the intercooler core, a feature often overlooked by competitors. It is important to note that the installation of this intercooler requires cutting the factory crash beam and securely attaching the supplied beam plate through riveting or welding.

Engineer. Build. Perform.

  • When it comes to the Alpha GT-R components, there is unquestionable certainty regarding their durability, reliability, and precise fitment. The Alpha GT-R Race X Intercooler is securely mounted to the core support using robust gusseted aluminum brackets, leaving no room for doubt. The 5-ply silicone couplers not only provide superior strength but also fasten tightly with the aid of Murray Turbo Seal clamps. To guarantee its longevity, the intercooler undergoes rigorous pressure testing up to 50psi and is thoroughly inspected for any potential leaks. Rest assured, these measures ensure that your Alpha GT-R Race X Intercooler will serve your high-horsepower GT-R throughout its lifetime.


  • Provides 350% more volume than stock.
  • Massive 6″ thick high-quality Garrett Core.
  • Vertical flow and 22 fins per inch for the ultimate cooling.
  • 3″ billet CNC inlet and outlet ports for improved strength and airflow.
  • Durable 5-ply silicone couplers included.
  • Included shrouds and bridge plates channel air into the intercooler.
  • Pressure tested to 50psi.
  • High-quality aluminum TIG-welded construction.
  • Comprehensive Installation Instructions.


  • 2012-2016 Nissan GT-R – R35 | DBA
  • 2017+ Nissan GT-R – R35 | EBA
  • 1400+ horsepower GT-Rs (Appx. 1200+ whp)
  • USDM, JDM, Gulf, European LHD, RHD


While AMS believes this product is either CARB EO exemption applicable, or complies with the EPA’s Anti-Tampering Policy, they have not completed the required testing and administrative process at this time. This product is not available to purchase for emissions-controlled vehicles located within the state of California, or available to ship to California addresses, without a completed AMS Race Waiver form. International users outside of the United States should act in accordance with their local laws and regulations.

About AMS Performance

AMS Performance is founded on principles of integrity and is dedicated to automotive performance, particularly for turbocharged vehicles. As a leading manufacturer of automotive performance parts, AMS not only offers a wide range of high-quality components but also provides additional services such as in-house engine computer calibration, parts and package installations, and engine and transmission building.

At AMS, their primary focus lies in engineering. Unlike other shops, they prioritize the development of components that deliver unparalleled performance. Their approach goes beyond a basic understanding of engine performance, utilizing computer-aided designs and employing mechanical engineers with extensive experience in the motorsports field.

With a history spanning two decades, AMS Performance has consistently maintained its position at the forefront of the industry. Whether you seek complete turn-key packages or individual components, AMS has the expertise to meet and surpass various performance goals. From drag racing to road racing and everything in between, AMS is ready to enhance your driving experience and elevate your vehicle’s performance to new heights.

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