Mar 31, 2008

Motor Trend Test R35 GT-R 3.2 seconds to 60mph.


Motor Trend Magazine.


BAM! The GT-R leaves the line like an arrow from a cross-bow. From the outside, the rear tires spin for a little over a foot, the fronts never visibly slip. The acceleration screen on the center dash confirms the test equipment's assertion that longitudinal acceleration of at least 1.0g persists for almost two seconds. No wonder the forged-aluminum rims have little knurled ridges to keep the tire beads from slipping. Despite the big gs, the car doesn't squat much (Launch Control does NOT loosen rear jounce control to induce squat like many such systems do).
That 3.2-second zero-to-60 mph time ties our best runs in a Porsche 911 Turbo and a 911 GT3-R, and trails only the Ferrari Enzo (3.1 sec) and Bugatti Veyron (2.7 sec) among production test cars. Our 11.6-second quarter-mile time ties the mighty Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR's, but 13 other supercars manage to squeak ahead of our GT-R's elapsed time.



See, RED is faster. 0-60 in 3.2 and 11.6@120mph. Edmunds- Inside Line should have picked a red car.

US legal Nissan Skyline GT-R for sale



Broker ProsThis R33 GT-R made 380rwhp with 91 octane on a Dynapack. Modification list:

Apexi Power FC with commander

Apexi intercooler

Hks exhaust

New Getrag 6 speed

Nismo N1 clutch and flywheel

Custom twin turbo pipe

N1 turbos

Nismo oil cooler and oil filter adapter

Volk RE30's 18x10.5 with Toyo ra1's 275 35r18

Nismo swaybars front and rear

Nismo front upper and lower contol ams and tension rods

Nismo rear upper control arms

Power House Amuse R35 GT-R test

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It looks pretty quick. A 59 second laptime says that it is. It looks like they have an add on coil over adaptor setup to adjust ride height. Full titanium exhaust. Boost is raise up, and ECU tuned.

Mar 28, 2008

Power House Amuse - 59.061 at Tsukuba


From Auto Otaku. Power House Amuse is claiming 610 ps as measured by a Dynapack. The modifications to the car are boost, ECU , and exhaust. The peak boost was supposed to be 1.25 kg/cm(17.8 psi). Stock , we saw a peak around 12 psi(0.85 kg/cm), and dropping to about 10 psi(0.7 kg/cm2) by redline.

58's are coming soon. Now they just need to put it on a tire, and some suspension to really get it to fly. Maybe a little diet.

Guess which Cobb Tuning has hacked the R35 GT-R ECU ?


Did I accidentally say out loud, that Cobb Tuning has hacked the R35 GT-R ECU ? Maybe I said it. They are working - Fast and Furiously - on an Access Port for the new GT-R. Lets wish them a big serving of horsepower.

Edmunds Inside Line Runs 11.8@ 118.6


Edmunds Inside Line Blog This is about the numbers I expect to see on 91 octane fuel. It will be faster with 93.

Motor Trend Magazine - R35 GT-R on the dyno


Motor Trend
We dropped down to fourth gear (1.25:1) for the next three pulls, which lasted about 15 seconds each (an extensive cool-down period of five to 10 minutes between runs lowered engine and transmission temps to around 180 degrees F). These results were closely clustered:

430.6 hp @ 6700 rpm & 425.3 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm
425.8 hp @ 6000 rpm & 433.1 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
435.8 hp @ 6800 rpm & 439.1 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

K&N's policy is to select the median of three consistent runs, which was the first of our fourth-gear runs.

That brings our hyper-conservative estimate in at:

507 hp at 6800 rpm and 500 pound-feet at 3200 rpm

Weird, they showed lower power in 5th gear. Not sure why.

Nissan GT-R Configurator


Nissans GT-R website Remember to pick red. Red is faster.

Mar 26, 2008

Edmunds - Inside Line Gets down and dirty in an R35 GT-R


Edmunds Inside Line

Getting a little bit sideways. Some other pictures and videos.

VOD cars video - R35 GT-R

VOD Cars


Episode 171: Haus of Pizza: Nissan R35 GTR goes for a spin, Lamborghinis are out for a drive, & some street racing in Manhattan.

Edmunds - Inside Line R35 GT-R Road Trip


Edmunds Inside Line

Scott Oldham and his crew are taking a US spec R35 GT-R on a 3000 mile road trip. Sounds like fun, wish them luck. First stop El Mirage. .

Mar 25, 2008

GT-R Event at Universal City Nissan - April 9th

April 9th at Universal City Nissan in Los Angeles, there will be a GT-R event. US version R35 GT-R , JDM R35 GT-R, plus heritage GT-R's , Z's , and exotics.

It will be from 5 pm - 9pm. Everyone is welcome. GT-R owners please contact me with your information,so I can secure VIP parking.


tyndago@gmail.com

Come on out if you can.

New York Times - Car of the Decade

New York Times Article

Since the release of the Nissan GT-R, which goes on sale in the United States later this year, each and every car magazine seems to have penned a Nissan GT-R vs. 911 Turbo story — a comparison Nissan has relentlessly promoted, going so far as to provide a 911 Turbo at the launch of the GT-R. “So,” the discussion has gone, “which is the more desirable car, the Porsche or the Nissan?”
Cayenne , Tesla Roadster, or Nissan GT-R. Interesting group of cars. Check out the article for their insight.

Donut King - Pink R35 GT-R Getting ready for Targa Tasmania


From GT-R Blog . Head over to the GT-R blog and check out a lot more pictures and details on this pink R35 GT-R from Australia.

Mar 24, 2008

MS Walk - Help out a original GT-R Owner

Posted on Freshalloy.com by Richard Bauer.

Walk for Multiple Sclerosis.

As many of you know I have/had MS(It forced me to sell my GT-R) and have received a ton of support(both mental and financial) from the MS society when I needed it most. Now it's time for me to give back.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring me for the Maryland MS walk here is the link below. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

link
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/MDMWalkEvents?pg=personal&fr_id=8848&fr_id=8848&px =4565598

Here is a link on my story for those who haven't read it yet.
Scroll to bottom and read "LIKE STOMACH FLU WITH A GOAL"
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hmn/W08/feature1.cfm



Help him out if you can. Richard got a new start on his life after MS.

Mar 23, 2008

Car and Driver R35 GT-R test - 11.5@124 mph

BOW DOWN


From Nagtroc Smoking fast. 185 ft skidpad is small. Normally they are 300 foot.

Hot Import Nights - Los Angeles 2008

RB Motorsports R32 GT-R ,RB Motorsports R33 GT-R,Focus Auto Sales R34 GT-R ,JSpec Connect R35 GT-R

Mar 22, 2008

BBS Limited Edition R35 GT-R Wheels


From GTR Blog via GTR Forums

"BBS will be producing it’s LM-DBK-P (LM Model, Diamond Black, Polished) wheels for the R35 GT-R to be released in May 2008 to the Japanese market only.

Specs:

* Front Wheels: 20x9.5J offset +40 5x114.3 PCD
* Rear Wheels: 20x10.5J offset +20 5x114.3 PCD

These wheels will feature the red BBS center caps and will be compatible with the Nissan tire pressure management system (TPMS) which is fitted to the R35 GT-R. "

This color wheel, with the red center cap are what Jeffs R32 has on it, in an 18 x 10 inch size. Dark metallic color, with red center cap.

Mar 18, 2008

Road and Track Magazine - R35 GT-R vs Z06 vs 911 Turbo


Road and Track
This should shut some people up - 1:56.9 at Buttonwillow Race 13. Over 5 seconds faster than the 911 or the Z06.
"We knew coming into this test that Nissan's GT-R was good; we just didn't know how good. Our world-exclusive first test of the U.S.-spec GT-R marks a significant occasion because it's the first time anyone has driven the car with its newly revised suspension tuning, and the first time the GT-R's performance is being compared head-to-head with its rivals'."
Fast
The GT-R's handling was in a league by itself. The suspension felt more compliant than the Japan-spec model's, yet still provided unbelievable stability through all variety of corners. Just when you think you feel the rear end coming out, stay on the throttle and let the ATTESA E-TS awd system do its thing. It'll immediately transfer as much as 50 percent of the engine torque to the front wheels (the torque split for normal driving is 2/98), stabilizing the car without sacrificing speed. The Nissan's handling balance is so spectacular that it registered 1.01g on the skidpad and romped through the slalom at an impressive 73.4 mph, about 3 mph faster than the others (and faster than the Ferrari Enzo).

Mar 17, 2008

MCR Modified R35 GT-R paddle shifters


From GT-R Blog

Carbon fiber, and modified to turn with the wheel by mounting them on the steering wheel boss. The factory paddles are fixed, and it looks like MCR wanted to make them move with the wheel. Nice

NISSAN GT-R WINS DEBUT RACE

- First and Second Place for Nissan at SUPER GT Opening Race at Suzuka –

March 16th, Suzuka Circuit, Mie Prefecture, Japan – The XANAVI NISMO GT-R (#23), starting from the second on the grid and driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Benoit Treluyer, won the first race of the 2008 Super GT series in Japan in front of more than 32,000 spectators. Michael Krumm and Masataka Yanagida brought the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#22) home in the 2nd place for a historic debut race weekend for Nissan.

At 2pm local time, 42 GT race cars started the formation lap led by a Nissan GT-R Safety Car under perfect race conditions. The two NISMO GT-Rs, starting from the front row, made a clean start. Unfortunately, the CALSONIC GT-R (#12) in third place on the grid was hit from behind on the first lap and was taken out of the race for repairs.

Krumm in the #22 car, started from the pole position and crossed the control line at the end of lap one followed by Treluyer behind the wheel of the #23 GT-R. The Nissan pair continued to dominate the rest of the race ahead of the Lexus SC 430 in the third place, creating a gap of more than four seconds by lap forty.

Both leading Nissan’s pitted for tires and a driver change in the middle of the 52 lap race and subsequently changed the race order. Yanagida who took over #22 car from Krumm choose harder tires than Motoyama in the #23 car. XANAVI NISMO GT-R (#23) with more tire grip on softer rubber passed the MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (#22) in the hair-pin corner on lap 24 and went on to win the race.

The WOODONE ADVAN Clarion GT-R (#24) driven by Brazilian Joao-Paulo de Oliveira and Seiji Ara completed a steady race performance to finish in 5th position. The YelloHat YMS TOMICA GT-R (#3) driven by Ronnie Quintarelli from Italy and Naoki Yokomizo was in 6th position towards the end of the race but pulled out of the race on lap 42 due to mechanical problems.

Comments:
Motoyama: “Before the race we felt a bit of pressure to make a debut win for the GT-R but believed that we could win because the car was fantastic and the team had done a great job. Combination with Benoit was also very good and we proved to be the strongest pair. I’m really happy that we won the race in the GT-R’s very first race.”

Treluyer: “Our team and the car have been perfect all through the weekend. It was a shame that we did not take a pole position due to my mistake. We know competition will be tougher but believe we can win again since the GT-R is very fast.”

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No real comment as its a tube frame race car with a GT-R looking body, powered by a V8.

Mar 14, 2008

R35 - R34 GT-R on the set of FNF4



Beyond Hollywood.

On the set of FNF4. One of Paul Walkers character cars is a Kaizo R34 GT-R. The R35 GT-R is probably going to be provided by JSpec Connect, probably.

Thanks goes to reader cece, who linked to pictures of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker on the set of “The Fast and the Furious 4″ in one of the comments section. In the pics, it looks like Diesel is chilling and enjoying the sights (especially the one in the hot red dress — wow), while Paul Walker may be shooting a scene. Or not. In any case, since “The Fast and Furious 4″ seems to be a popular topic on the site, here are more pictures from the set.
I am sitting here laughing out loud. Thats not Vin Diesel.

More pictures from the set.

Mar 13, 2008

Time Magazine - Revving Up Nissan

Time Magazine

While Ghosn called the shots, Kazutoshi Mizuno, chief vehicle engineer and chief product specialist, choreographed the GT-R's journey from a Japanese concept to Germany's famed Nürburgring racetrack, where it clocked 0 to 60 m.p.h. (100 km/h) in 3.2 sec., a wink faster than Porsche's GT3. "Mizuno was responsible for cherry-picking those he wanted to work with," says Hiroshi Hasegawa, chief designer of the GT-R. "Information cascaded from him." A veteran racing-system developer and director, Mizuno asked Ghosn to allow for a race-car development method.
Interesting read. Always interesting to read what the PR departments spin is, on how a car is put together.

FNF4 - Mines or Yours ?


There have been lots of rumors about the Mines R35 coming to the US, and possibly being featured in Fast and Furious 4. As far as it seems right now, the movie people, and Mines could not come to an agreement. I have heard that one of Mines R35 GT-R's was de-registered, and sitting at the port ready to go. According to my sources, that car is out. The movie wanted an R35 GT-R, and there are only three of them in the US. Sometimes it seems, the movie people do not come to the realization that an R35 GT-R in the US is more rare than a Bugatti Veryon. Moneywise, not even close, but the realities of one in three cars, is one in three cars.

Of the three cars in the US that are not owned by Nissan, one car is undergoing development work, and can not be freed up for the movie. Another car on its way cross country. So it seems they might be down to a single car. I wonder which that might be. Of course, all bets are off, in case the budget gets freed up to have some JDM R35 GT-R's take a flight.

Mar 12, 2008

Edmunds - Inside Line - R35 GT-R on the Dyno


Edmunds Inside Line coordinated this two dyno one day session with the J Spec Connect. com R35 GT-R.

Daryl Alison of JSpecConnect.com and Kaizo Industries brought the first two Nissan GT-Rs into North America. It wasn't easy, and only a longtime GT-R fanatic would undertake it. First, Alison imported two complete right-hand-drive R35 GT-R bodies ("drivetrain delete," read the order form) to California. Then he mated them to two R35 GT-R drivetrain assemblies that he secured from independent sources and imported separately. It's not the easiest way to get a GT-R in this country, but it is the quickest and it's legal.
As we discovered in Inside Line's exclusive first test in Japan, the 2009 Nissan GT-R will rocket to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and blow through the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at more than 120 mph. This makes the GT-R R35 the quickest accelerating production vehicle we have ever tested. Quicker than any Ferrari. Quicker than any Corvette. Quicker than any Viper. And quicker than the Porsche 911 Turbo that was the yardstick against which Nissan measured all aspects of the GT-R's performance during its development.

997 Turbo vs R35 GT-R , Mustang Dyno results

Mar 11, 2008

R35 GT-R on the dyno - Results - RRE - vs V8 M3


From SoCal Evo.

460 whp. This test was done in 3rd gear. The full results and testing info from both dynos should be out from Edmunds - Inside Line within the next few days. After the jump - the boost chart , and R35 GT-R vs V8 M-3 Dynochart.

Mar 10, 2008

1995 Nissan Skyline GT- R R33 for Sale on Ebay

Ebay is always fun.

JSpec Connect R35 GT-R on the dyno

On the dyno at Harman Motive.

I know what it did on the dyno here. After testing here at Harman Motive it went and got tested on a Dynapack Dyno at Road Race Engineering. The story should be up on Edmunds - Inside Line in a couple of days.

JSpec Connect R35 GT-R on the Dyno

Look for it on Edmunds.com

Mar 9, 2008

NSX vs R35 GT-R size comparision.


I get this from Jalopnik which says they got it from i-Club. I know the pics came from Steve Mitchell from M-Workz or Billy Johnson. Pretty sure thats Billys NSX. I was talking a little smack to him when he was over. I actually really like the NSX. Back in 1991 when they came out, I had the opportunity to drive several of them. Great shifter, awesome clutch, great visibility. I never took it anywhere than up and down the street, so I can't make any real comments on handling. I was 16 years old then also, so anything I thought then, probably doesn't apply now. The R35 GT-R is one of the cars that I helped Steve with .

The R35 GT-R is big, or the NSX is small. Maybe both.

Mar 8, 2008

Nissan Updates Official R35 GT-R website


Sorry, been a little slow on updates the last few weeks. Lots of things going on .

From Autoblog Lots of new information on Nissans official site. I wonder if I can find any errors again ?

Mar 7, 2008

Mar 5, 2008

Supaca Imports - Where are you located ?

I went to the address listed on their website. 6080 Center Drive, in Los Angeles , CA.I took a video when I was there.



So Lee , where are you located actually ? I asked the security guard in the lobby, and he had never heard of Supaca Imports. I asked Chris at Regus on the 6th floor if he had heard of Supaca Imports, he said he had never heard of them, but they might be really old, or really new. You say you have been around since at least 2007, so I don't think the "really new" part would apply

Evo Magazine Test - R35 GT-R vs Z06 and GT3

From GT-R Blog

The GT-R easily beating the GT3 around a track and also just nudging out the Z06 in the 0-100-0 test.

Results of the tests are:

0-100-0

* Z06 14.0
* GTR 13.9

Bedford west circuit

* GT3 1:22.6
* GTR 1:21.7

Lap times from Bedford west circuit to provide a comparison:

* Porsche Carrera GT 1.19.7
* Maclaren F1 1:21.2
* Enzo 1.21.3
* superleggera 1:21.8
* 599 GTB 1:23.1
* 997 turbo 1:23.55
* 996 GT3 RS 1:24.2
* F430 1:24.2
* E92 M3 1:26.6

I would call the 0-100-0 test a tie. 0.1 seconds is close enough for me to be a tie. The tests keep stacking up. Porsche is going to step it up against Nissan now. Expect it. I am interested to see what happens in the US magazines, and the comparisons they do.

R35 GT-R -UK information released - April 2009

NISSAN GT-R MOVES TANTALISINGLY CLOSE

• Dealer pre-orders start from 2 April for delivery from March 2009
• Customer deposits accepted on-line from 4 April at www.gtrnissan.com
• Prices from just £52,900 for the world’s most practical supercar
• Comprehensive standard specification
• Available exclusively through 10 Nissan High Performance Centres
• Free collection and delivery service
• Unique Concierge Services Management programme
Nissan is today releasing prices and specifications for its new GT-R supercar. UK deliveries begin in March 2009, but selected dealers – Nissan High Performance Centres – will be accepting pre-orders accompanied by a £3500 deposit from 2 April this year. From 4 April, customers will also be able to pre-order GT-Rs by placing a deposit on-line at www.gtrnissan.com.

On-the-road pricing for the GT-R is as follows:

Nissan GT-R £52,900
Nissan GT-R Premium Edition with automatic headlamps and digital Bose® audio system £54,200
Nissan GT-R Black Edition with exclusive Kuro black paint, gunmetal grey alloy wheels and black leather and Pearlsuede interior with red leather highlights £55,500.

For those passionate car enthusiasts who will be signing up for GT-R ownership, there will be a series of tailored customer events and experiences giving them the opportunity to see the car up-close, get to know it and, ultimately, experience its performance before they take delivery. More details of these special, Nissan-supported GT-R customer events will be released in the coming weeks and months.

Furthermore, 10 specialist dealers – Nissan High Performance Centres – have been appointed in the UK to ensure that GT-R customers receive the level of specialist attention and aftersales care that this special car warrants. They will invest in the specialist sales and technical training for their staff that such a car demands, as well as the highly sophisticated equipment necessary to maintain and repair the GT-R.
The Nissan High Performance Centres have been chosen because they share the passion that customers have for the GT-R, and they have met strict criteria in terms of customer satisfaction, resources and location relative to customers.

*The 10 Nissan High Performance Centres are:

-Alex F Noble GT-R, Edinburgh
-Benfield GT-R, Newcastle Upon Tyne
-Hursts GT-R, Belfast
-JFE GT-R, Exeter
-Marshalls GT-R, Cambridge
-Middlehurst Motorsport GT-R, St Helens
-Motorline GT-R, Tunbridge Wells
-Sims GT-R, Oxford
-Westover GT-R, Bournemouth
-WLN GT-R, Mill Hill, London

For the full 3 year duration of their warranty, GT-R customers will also enjoy the convenience of a free collection and delivery service for the routine maintenance of their car. At the customer’s request their car will be collected from anywhere in the UK and transported to one of the 10 Nissan High Performance Centres.

NISSAN GT-R: THE PRACTICAL SUPERCAR

Already widely acknowledged as one of the best handling and most powerful supercars ever, the new Nissan GT-R is designed to be driven fast and skilfully by just about anybody, over a variety of road conditions and in total confidence. It is also about everyday practicality, offering four seats and reasonable luggage space. Yet this winning combination is available from just £52,900. At this price there is nothing to match it in terms of performance and dynamic ability.

In stark performance terms, 62 mph from a standing start appears in around 3.5 seconds, while its potential top speed is 195 mph (provisional figure). But it is the GT-R’s astonishing ground covering capabilities that mark out the new Nissan, ably demonstrated by a 7m 38s lap of the demanding Nordschleife (Nürburgring), one of the fastest times ever recorded by a production car and achieved in less than favourable conditions.
Behind those statistics lies a unique driveline comprising a 480 PS twin turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine, a world-first rear transaxle with a dual-clutch, paddle shift six-speed transmission and full time four-wheel drive. Underpinning them are sophisticated electronic controls designed to make best use of engine output in all conditions without diluting either driver enjoyment or involvement.

Adaptability is central to the everyday nature of the GTR and set-up switches in the centre panel allow gear shift characteristics, damper settings and stability control settings to be adjusted to suit the driver’s mood and driving conditions.

All models come extensively equipped, with eight-way adjustable front seats trimmed in leather and perforated Pearlsuede, dual zone automatic climate control and cruise control reflecting the GT-R’s softer side. The standard AM/FM/CD audio system comes with six speakers, RDS and MP3/WMA CD playback capability, and features an HDD Music Box system capable of storing 9.4 GB of your favourite sounds.
A unique multi-function LCD screen developed with the designers of Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo game provides an instant indication of a range of vehicle dynamics such as lateral g-forces which, if you prefer, can be stored for later analysis.

There are also six airbags, special wide-beam xenon headlamps, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Intelligent Key, 20-inch lightweight alloys in bright silver and a Thatcham-approved anti-theft system.
Move up from the standard car at £52,900 to the GT-R Premium Edition at £54,200 and you get automatic headlamps and a specially designed digital Bose® audio system. The 11 speakers – all mounted in rigid aluminium die cast panels – include two sub-woofers between the rear centre armrests.
And completing the GT-R line-up is the £55,500 GT-R Black Edition with, yes, you’ve guessed, an exclusive Kuro black paint job, gunmetal grey alloys and a striking black leather and Pearlsuede interior with red leather highlights.

Available for delivery from September 2009 onwards will be an optional HDD-based satellite navigation system with a 30GB hard drive, touch screen, voice recognition and full Bluetooth hands free phone integration, all for £1900.

Ordering from April
UK order books for the GT-R open 2 April and first customer deliveries are anticipated in March 2009. Availability is limited by the specialist build process, with engines and transmissions individually assembled by 14 craftsmen in a special clean room area in Nissan’s Yokohama plant. Global output is therefore currently restricted to around 1000 units per month.
Given its specialist nature, the GT-R will be offered worldwide exclusively through carefully-selected Nissan High Performance Centres, all of which will have invested in sophisticated equipment and trained technicians with the expertise to work on the GT-R. Ten of these centres have now been appointed around the UK.
Anyone, anywhere, at any time

The GT-R’s development team set out to create a supercar with high levels of safety and performance designed ‘for anyone, anywhere, at any time’ – in other words, a car that provides total confidence in all weathers that is as secure and relaxing to drive quickly, as it is at more sedate speeds. One indicator of its usability is the fact that it is possible to have a conversation without raising voice levels even at 186 mph (300 km/h).

To achieve their goals the team adopted a clean sheet approach, with every component developed exclusively for the GT-R. Weight distribution and aerodynamic efficiency have influenced every stage of the design process.

The brand new VR series 3.8-litre V6 engine is equipped with twin IHI turbochargers. It is a particularly tractable unit with peak torque of 588 Nm delivered between 3200 and 5200 rpm. However, even when driving on moderate throttle openings the GT-R typically generates about 390 Nm of torque, ensuring excellent pick-up and acceleration.
Among its advanced engineering features is an innovative plasma coating just 0.15 mm thick sprayed on to the cylinder bores in place of conventional liners. This is better at dissipating heat, so boosting both power and economy, and saving about 3kg in the process.
Breathtaking performance is naturally complemented by immense stopping power and the Brembo brakes can take the GT-R from 62 mph to standstill in a distance of just 36.9 metres. The cross-drilled, two piece, floating 15 inch (380 mm) discs both front and rear feature diamond-shaped ventilation ribs and highly rigid, 6 pot (front) and four pot (rear) monoblock callipers with racecar-inspired three-point mountings.

World-first four-wheel drive transaxle.
At the heart of the GT-R is one of the most advanced four-wheel drive systems ever developed in a production car, offering unmatched traction and handling security. In a world-first, it features a rear mounted independent transaxle which packages the transmission, transfer case and rear differential in one compact assembly independently mounted on rubber bushes. Moving the transmission to the rear in this way gives the GT-R a superb weight balance, while enhancing front seat leg room.
The design uses special twin driveshafts, one of which takes the drive from the engine back to the transaxle, the other transferring drive forwards from the transaxle to the front wheels.
The four-wheel drive system continually adjusts torque between front and rear based on dynamic demands and road conditions; in normal conditions 100 per cent of torque is directed to the rear axle, with up to 50 per cent of torque fed to the front wheels to improve traction when necessary.

Fast shifting
The GT-R’s GR6 dual-clutch transmission allows the driver to manually shift gears via paddles located behind the steering wheel or to opt instead for automatic changes as the mood dictates. Either way, since there is one wet clutch for odd gears and one wet clutch for even gears, the next gear is already preselected which allows for exceptionally fast shifting. There’s also an automatic throttle blip on downshifts to precisely synchronise engine speed and give added satisfaction to the driving experience.
Set to manual mode (M), the paddle shift gives exceedingly quick changes, thus maintaining turbo boost, for seamless and powerful acceleration. In R mode, predictive pre-shift control preselects the next gear change based on throttle position, vehicle speed, braking input and other information. And in automatic mode (A), changes are made to maximise fuel efficiency. Hill Start Assist is also provided, momentarily holding the brakes as you move your foot to the accelerator pedal when starting off to prevent roll back.
The double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension features Bilstein DampTronic dampers which can be adjusted by the driver to either Comfort, Sports (the normal setting) or R (high performance) settings. R mode delivers flat, hard cornering for high-speed and maximum feedback. Sensors measure 11 parameters including speed, lateral acceleration, steering angle, and engine torque, the data is then analysed to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations.
Lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels are shod with specially developed 255/40 ZR (front) and 285/35 ZR (rear) Bridgestone run flat tyres designed to balance high grip and all-weather capabilities and a comfortable ride in all driving conditions.

The GT-R makes extensive use of lightweight materials including aluminium for the bonnet, boot and outer door panels, diecast aluminium for the front suspension strut housings and door structures and high strength carbon composite for the front cross-member.

GT-R heritage
Muscular and wide shouldered, the GT-R has an undoubtedly strong presence. At first glance the styling is square and edgy, but look closer and it is full of interesting curvatures and subtle shapes. Distinctive elements include the kink in the rear pillar which helps rear airflow, the ‘cantilevered’ roof, and the aggressive front end, with a large bonnet bulge and single air intake.
It’s also a practical design and the flat sided deep flanks make it easy to judge the car’s width, it is easy to get in and out, and visibility is good.

Japanese car culture and video games have been key influences, while the design also acknowledges Nissan’s proud GT-R heritage including the edgy boxy shape of the PGC10 GT-R of 1969, the four round tail-lamps of the KPGC110 GT-R of 1973 – also mirrored in the four chunky chrome tipped 120mm exhausts – and the long thin slit grille opening of the R34 GT-R of 1999.
Ultimately, however, the styling is dictated by aerodynamic efficiency and the desire to make the GT-R as ‘slippery’ as possible. Intensive wind tunnel work has resulted in one of the best drag coefficients in the sector – just 0.27 – which is all the more impressive on a supercar that generates high downforce front and rear.

The car’s newly developed six-stage paint system is painstakingly hand polished to achieve a perfect paint finish. The application of a double clear coat gives it a lustrous sheen, while it is also extremely resistant to chipping and scratches thanks to the application of a special anti-chipping coat in critical areas.
GT-R’s interior styling undoubtedly evokes the car’s performance capabilities, but it is also highly practical, with readily intuitive, easy to use controls. The driver grips a small diameter, multi-function steering wheel trimmed in a soft, hand-stitched leather also used on the gear shift lever and on the dashboard, centre console and door trims. A red start button on the centre console is activated by the Intelligent Key system.
The main instruments are circular analogue dials which are ‘meshed’ to resemble engaged gears: a large tachometer, red-lined at 7000rpm is in the centre, with a smaller gear indicator, water temperature and fuel gauges to its right and the speedometer on its left.
They’re complemented by the multi-functional 7 inch LCD instrument display in the upper centre console. This enables the driver to view a wide range of vehicle telemetry not dissimilar to that appearing on TV screens during Formula 1 coverage, and the graphics have been developed in conjunction with Polyphony Digital Inc., designers of the Gran Turismo game for Sony PlayStation.

The customisable displays include lateral and transverse g-forces, accelerator opening and steering angle and a wide range of mechanical data including oil temperature and pressure and turbo boost. There’s also an ‘optimal gearshift map’ to encourage economical driving. For the more serious-minded driver, the system means you can also keep a detailed log of driving characteristics. The multi-functional screen also doubles up as the display for the optional satellite navigation, as well as the audio controls.
The front sports seats are heavily bolstered for maximum support and comfort. Eight-way adjustable, they offer the greatest range of seat adjustment of any supercar, while the steering wheel is adjustable for reach and tilt.

The two rear seats, easily accessed using the entry/exit switch on the front seats, are better suited to children or for carrying bags, and jackets, although they are perfectly comfortable for most adults on short journeys. The boot provides a 315 litre (VDA) capacity, emphasising the GT-R’s everyday usability.
GT-Rs are assembled in the Tochigi factory where Infiniti models are also built. The high technology and premium nature of the vehicle are reflected in higher precision tolerance control for all body parts, vibration testing of all bodies and the use of specially designed precision machine tools to ensure the highest quality standards for what is a complex and sophisticated vehicle.

The ordering process for UK customers
Customers can either order their car online at www.gtrnissan.com and pay a £3500 deposit within 30 days to one of the 10 newly appointed Nissan High Performance Centres or they may go direct to a Centre to place their order. Once orders have been confirmed, customers are provided with a password-protected area on the website called ‘Your GT-R’ where they will be kept informed of the progress of their car and the anticipated delivery schedule. There will also be a dedicated Concierge call number which will deal with any queries they might have.

Concierge Services Management
Nissan will launch a specialist Concierge Service for GT-R customers. As well as keeping customers fully up to date with all things GT-R and the status of their order, the Concierge Service will also coordinate the exclusive customer GT-R events.
Upon delivery of their GT-R, owners can continue to subscribe to the programme for only £150 (approximately) per year. A wide array of customer services will be offered including access to route guidance, travel information and hotel and flight bookings.
ends…

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Linda Robinson Press Communications Manager 01923 899932
Email linda.robinson@nissan.co.uk

Terry Steeden Product Communications Manager 01923 899935
Email terry.steeden@nissan.co.uk

Gloria Maydew Press Communications Manager 01923 899937
Email gloria.maydew@nissan.co.uk

Gabi Whitfield Communications Director 01923 899933
Email gabi.whitfield@nissan.co.uk

NISSAN GT-R TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL Nissan CBA-R35

ENGINE
Engine type VR38DETT
Configuration V6 incorporating DOHC
Cylinder bore x stroke mm 95.5 x 88.4
Displacement cm3 3799
Compression ratio 9 : 1
Max. power output kW(PS)/rpm 353 (480) / 6400
Max. torque Nm/rpm 588 / 3200-5200
Fuel supply NISSAN EGI (ECCS) Electronic controlled fuel injection system
Recommended fuel Premium, plus unleaded
Fuel tank capacity l 71

TRANSMISSION
Transmission type GR6 Dual Clutch Transmission
Gear ratio 1st 4.056
2nd 2.301
3rd 1.595
4th 1.248
5th 1.001
6th 0.796
Reverse 3.383
Final drive ratio 3.700
Driven wheels 4WD

DIMENSIONS
Overall length mm 4655
Overall width mm 1895
Overall height mm 1370
Max interior dimensions
(length x width x height) mm 1750 x 1475 x 1095
Wheelbase mm 2780
Track Front / Rear mm 1590/1600
Min. ground clearance mm 110

WEIGHT/CAPACITY
Kerb weight kg 1740
Seating capacity persons 4 (2+2)
Gross Vehicle Weight kg 1960

PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-62 mph seconds 3.5
Maximum speed mph 195 – provisional
Min. turning circle (kerb to kerb) m 11.4
Fuel consumption mpg 23.2 – provisional
Main Emission Control System Variable valve timing

OTHERS
Steering Electronic controlled power-assist rack and pinion
Suspension Front/Rear Independent double wishbone suspension / Independent multi-link suspension
Braking System Front/Rear Ventilated brake disc / Ventilated brake disc
Tyre Size Front/Rear 255/40ZRF20 97 / 285/35ZRF20 100Y

NISSAN GT-R EQUIPMENT LIST
GT-R GT-R Premium Edition GT-R Black Edition

ENGINE
3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6
Dual overhead camshafts with variable intake-valve timing
Die-cast aluminium cylinder block with high-endurance/low-friction plasma-sprayed bores
Aluminium pistons
Nissan Direct Ignition system with iridium-tipped spark plugs
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
Pressurised lubrication system with thermostatically controlled cooling and magnesium oil sump pan
Fully symmetrical dual intake and low-backpressure exhaust systems
Secondary air intake system to rapidly heat catalysts to peak cleaning efficiency

DRIVETRAIN
ATTESA ET-S Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) with patented independent rear-mounted transaxle integrating transmission, differential and 4WD transfer case
Torque distribution – Traction/yaw-based; up to 100% rear; up to 50% front
Rigid, lightweight carbon-composite driveshaft between engine and transaxle
Electronic Traction Control
High-performance 1.5-way mechanically locking rear differential
Advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with three driver-selectable settings
Hill Start Assist – prevents rollback when starting on an incline

TRANSMISSION
All-new GR6 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with three driver-selectable modes
Fully automatic shifting or sequential manual control via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)
Predictive pre-shift control (in R-mode) preselects the next gear change based on throttle position, vehicle speed, braking input and other information

BRAKES
Brembo® 4-wheel disc brakes – 15" (380 mm) front and rear
Two-piece floating-rotor front and rear discs with diamond-pattern internal ventilation
Super-rigid 6-piston front/4-piston rear monoblock callipers with racecar-inspired 3-point mounting
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Nissan Brake Assist

GT-R GT-R Premium Edition GT-R Black Edition

SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Front suspension – Double-wishbone with aluminium members
Rear suspension – multi-link with aluminium members
Rigid aluminium front and rear suspension subframes, assembled in high-precision jigs, with 4-point mounting to body
Bilstein® DampTronic system with three driver-selectable modes
Hollow front and rear stabiliser bars with tubular torsion-free design, to help maintain maximum tyre contact at all four wheels during extreme cornering
Electronically controlled rack-and-pinion steering with
vehicle-speed-sensitive power assist
2.6 steering-wheel turns lock-to-lock

WHEELS AND TYRES
Super-lightweight 20" diameter forged-aluminium wheels with ridged bead area
Gunmetal Grey finish
Bright silver finish
Exclusively developed tyres, nitrogen-filled at factory
Standard tyres – Bridgestone® RE070R high-capacity run-flat
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

BODY CONSTRUCTION
All-new Premium Midship platform with hybrid unibody
Aluminium bonnet, trunk lid and outer door skins
Die-cast aluminium front shock towers and door structures
All outer body panels stamped using multiple-strike coining process, for exceptional rigidity and precision
Carbon-composite front crossmember/radiator support
Advanced 6-stage paint process with full double clearcoat
and chip-resistant paint in critical areas

AERODYNAMICS
Coefficient of drag – 0.27
Negative lift (downforce) generated at speed
Full underbody covering
Body-colour rear spoiler with integrated centre high-mounted stop light
Knife-edge front wings, designed for optimised air management around the wheels and to help keep the side windows clearer at driving speed
Optimised airflow through the undercarriage and wheel arches
to help cool the engine, drivetrain and brakes

STYLING/FUNCTIONALITY
Automatic headlights -
Wide-beam headlights with High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon low beams
LED taillights and brake lights
Dual heated body-colour power outside mirrors
Flush-mounted aluminium door handles
Quad exhaust exit pipes with chrome-tip finishers
UV-reducing solar glass
GT-R GT-R Premium Edition GT-R Black Edition

AUDIO/NAVIGATION/PERFORMANCE MONITOR
AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers, Radio Data System (RDS), and MP3/WMA CD playback capability
HDD Music Box system, with 9.4 GB for audio storage
Digital Bose® audio system with AM/FM/CD, 11 speakers (including dual subwoofers), Radio Data System (RDS), and MP3/WMA CD playback capability -
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
HDD-based GPS Nissan Navigation System with 30GB hard drive and voice recognition (available for delivery from September 2009 onwards)
Multi-function meter
Monitor also provides displays and interface for programmable vehicle settings, vehicle information, audio and navigation systems

CONVENIENCE
Intelligent Key with engine start button
Electronic analogue instrument cluster with multi-function trip
computer and digital gear indicator
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (combined with navigation system – available for delivery from September 2009 onwards)
Air conditioning
Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
Power front windows with one-touch driver-side auto-up/down
Remote windows down
Key-operated windows up/down
Remote keyless entry with boot release
Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Variable-intermittent flat-blade windscreen wipers
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Retained accessory power
Front centre console with armrest, storage and dual cupholders
Rear centre console with dual cupholders
Map reading lamps

SEATING AND TRIM
Leather front seats with perforated Pearlsuede inserts
8-way power front seats with entry/exit switch for rear passengers
Driver and passenger sports seats
Dual individual rear seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
Drilled aluminium pedals
Leather-trimmed dashboard, console and door trim
Brushed metal interior trim

GT-R GT-R Premium Edition GT-R Black Edition
SAFETY
Nissan Advanced Airbag System with dual-stage front driver and passenger airbags
Driver and front-passenger side-impact airbags and roof-mounted curtain airbags
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver)
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Bonnet buckling creases, pipe-style steel side-door guard beams, and energy-absorbing steering column
ATESSA ET-S Four-Wheel Drive with Electronic Traction Control
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Nissan Vehicle Immobiliser System
Thatcham Approved anti-theft system

OPTIONS
HDD-based GPS Nissan Navigation System with 30GB hard drive and voice recognition (available for delivery from September 2009 onwards)
Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (combined with navigation system available for delivery from September 2009 onwards)
Standard o Option - Not available

All specification details relate to the Japanese domestic version of the Nissan GT-R and may not be consistent with final European figures. Final European GT-R technical specifications will be confirmed closer to start of sales.

Cobb working on R35 GT-R intake


Cobb Blog
"Our R35 SF Intake will feature our composite MAF housings with integrated velocity stack and air flow straighteners. Air is filtered through high flow, serviceable, blue cotton filters. As with all modern intake systems, a lot of care and effort must go into keeping the air flow smooth throughout the entire system. "

Supaca Imports LLC, California - Name Not Found

California LLC lookup.

Name not found.



A request to reserve a limited liability company name can be submitted in person to the Secretary of State's office in Sacramento or can be addressed in writing to the Sacramento office. Fees and instructions for reserving a limited liability company name are included on the Name Reservation Request Form. The Name Reservation Request Form is available in PDF file format and can be viewed, filled in, and printed from your computer using the most current version of the Adobe Reader (available for free from Adobe's website). Email or online requests for reservations cannot be accepted at this time.



Looks like I have something fun to do tomorrow. Reserve a new LLC.

Mar 4, 2008

Supaca Imports , LLC - Nevada Corporation in Default

Supaca Imports has this information on their site:



But according to this Nevada State page , they are in default.

Status: Default on 9/1/2007


Hey Lee , what up now ? Serious. You want to go heads up ? You want me to keep finding holes in your stories ?

How much more time am I going to waste on you, before you STFU ?

Supaca Imports - located in an office building or a virtual office


A car import place located in a high rise building in LA ?

6080 Center Street

Regus is a business that specializes in "renting" virtual office space to individuals. Basically...if you pay them a fee...they can provide you w/ an address from which you can use and say is your place of business. You can receive mail there if you want. You can even use a conference room as well. http://offices.regus.com/locations/U...wardHughes.htm
So...if you want to talk BIG and say you are a global company blah blah blah...you pick this type of "office location" rental place...and your business can be anywhere you want.

Supaca Imports - I wish they could learn English

The email from Supaca Imports says :
"
you don't know me, I never said I can legally sell the car, and my
business so legit I can buy ad on super street and not have to worry
about a thing."



I am trying to understand this then. You never said you can legally sell cars. Your website has an inventory section and the copy and paste from there says.





"Available Models for Order (US/CANADA/UK)".

I think its that lack of understanding of English. Order - sales - Sales - Order. He never offered it for "sales". He offered it for "order". Oh, I see now.






And here is the rest of it.

Supaca Imports - Back for More and Now They are Threatening Me

Supaca Imports. I though I was done with them. I guess not. I was at RB today, the first time in a few weeks. Just dropping by for a minute, and Josh picked up a call for me. I was really in a bit of a hurry, but I picked it up. Turns out its this guy from Supaca. I would get into the conversation, but when he said who he was and tried to justify himself, I cut him off, told him what I really though of him. Not in the mood to talk, I hung up on him. He called back a few minutes later, talked to Josh and threatened RB. I am not sure how that whole conversation went, but like me, Josh was not real happy when he got off the phone.

RB got an email from him and I quote:

"Hey you stop talking about my business!

I am frauding people??? God give me some mercy, do you have any
evidence? you are taking it too far there baby.
you don't know me, I never said I can legally sell the car, and my
business so legit I can buy ad on super street and not have to worry
about a thing.


I suggest you take off all the negative postings by this Friday 3pm or
we have to face each other and discuss what we gonna do.


Lee"



Supacaimports@gmail.com

Nice. If you want to go heads up with me, then continue. I like the 3pm Friday deadline. It will come and pass, and nothing will change.

Frauding people.... let me see one place.... The opening page. In case their page has been pulled down already, I cut and pasted it here.



" We are the number one leader in supplying Nissan skylines in USA." .

The grammar again If you were actually trying to say it how someone that speaks English would say it , you would say : " We are the leader in supplying Nissan Skylines, in the USA."

However you are not the number one supplier of Nissan Skylines in the USA. That "S" in Skyline, should be capitalized also.

The only Skylines allowed under VCP-32 are : http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/elig010807.pdf



1996-1998 Nissan Skyline R33. Heres the problem with 1996-1998 Nissan Skylines, they do not have OBD II. They never had OBD-II, and no system is EPA certified for the US.

That gets me to the next piece of wrong information on your website. http://www.supacaimports.com/terms/legalization.html



This is full of false information. So full of it, I barely know where to begin. I may get bored about 1/2 way though, and wait to see if they threaten me, or RB again before I go after them again.

"But we are one of the very few companies that can help you with this process.

We have a contact with the registered Importer to perform necessary conversions on these cars. But for some instance, this is not a mandatory procedure.

The rumor that Motor-Ex is the only company that can import these cars are false."


Which RI will actually legalize a Skyline ? Which one specifically? There is a list of registered importers. Are you afraid of giving up your source, or is the truth that no one is actually willing to do it.

"Any RIs or a company who contracts with RIs can import a skyline as long as the proper procedures were taken and it complies with the DOT/EPA requirements and emission regulations of individual states."



The individual states do not have the authority to govern the importation and legalization of vehicles. If you have any doubt of this, just pay attention to the news and California's lawsuit against the EPA. The DOT - NHTSA is a federal agency. The EPA is a federal agency. Federal is over individual states.

So I will slow it down for you, because you obviously have a learning disability, and I try to be kind to the handicapped. Federal > Individual States. The little alligator wants to eat the bigger one. And in this case its the Federal as that is bigger than the states.


"1. Your State does not have OBD2 Compliancy Laws."


Your state, does not get to chose if they have OBD II Compliance laws. OBD II is a federal requirement, and has been a federal requirement since 1996.

"2. You want to import based on short term stay in U.S."


Where exactly is this "short term stay" listed on the NHTSA or EPA site ?

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/TempInfo.html

"3. You want to import for racing/showroom purpose."


A racecar needs to be a race car. Showroom purpose ? What is showroom purpose ? Are you trying to say "Show or Display" purpose ?

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ShowDisplay/howtosd072003.html


So, Lee. Continue to put out false information on your site, and I will continue to expose it, and educate people.

I hope I keep you from defrauding anyone out of money. I am getting irritated with you now. I will dedicate as much time as it takes, to make sure no one wastes money with you.

You said in your email that you have an ad in "Super Street" Magazine. Is that supposed to impress me ? Seriously. They will gladly take your money. Which ad guy did you deal with ? I have probably known them for 8 or 9 years. Ask them if they know me. Tell them I am making you butt hurt.

EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. There you go. Should I go on ?

Mar 3, 2008

Auto Otaku Coverage of the Nissan Motorsports Exhibition 2008


Auto Otaku Blog
"In addition to the annual NISMO Festival held every December at Fuji Speedway, the company also hosts the "Nissan Motorsports Exhibition" which is held at the historic red brick warehouse area on the Yokohama waterfront ."
In the US, they NNA closes Nissan Motorsports, in Japan they celebrate motorsports as they should. Thanks NNA.

Check out Auto Otaku for a lot more pictures and coverage of the event.

Mar 2, 2008

Dropjays impressions of the R35 GT-R



Mr Dropjay - JDM Ego - I (broken heart) your fake wheels gives his impressions of riding and driving in the Jspecconnect.com R35 GT-R

Check out his Blog for lots of R34/R35 pictures, and a ton of other pictures from Japan.

R35 GT-R GT500 cars at Suzuka Testing


From Auto Otaku

Theres even a picture of an R35 GT-R Safety Car.

The quick times were set by the Calsonic Impul GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Sebastien Philippe bested the previous day's top time with a 1:52.720.