Jul 31, 2008

Tamiya Nissan GT-R TTE01 Unpack Video

Almost as much fun as a real one.

Newly evolved TT-01 type E chassis features brand new A Parts and D Parts.
Damper Stay and Gear Case parts are made from fiberglass-reinforced resin for greater strength. These parts are now also separately molded to enable easier maintenance.
New front and rear uprights are also made from durable fiberglass-reinforced resin.
Improved steering linkage design features TA05 steering posts for sharper steering response.
Completely new upper deck enhances chassis rigidity and mimics Tamiya?s high-level racespec machines.
Upper deck also features a convenient transponder mount to further encourage fans to go to their local track and experience R/C racing.
New-mold GT-R body made from lightweight polycarbonate material.
Injection-molded side mirrors and rear wing provide crisp detail. New wheels feature +2 offset.
Includes ESC (TEU-101BK), Type 540 motor, and LEDs to install in the metal-plated front and rear light cases.
ESC, 2-channel R/C system, 7.2V battery and charger separately required.
Wide variety of Option Parts are separately available to customize your machine.

Well maybe not.

Ultimate Street Car ?



Is the 2009 Nissan GT-R the Ultimate Street Car ?

11 second quarter mile times. 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. One of the fastest cars in the World around the Nurburgring. Top Gear tested it and it was #7 on their list of fastest cars tested.

Its a little bit big and heavy. Is it the Ultimate Street Car ?

1. 1:17.3 – Ascari A10
2. 1:17.6 – Koenigsegg CCX (with “Top Gear Spoiler")
3. 1:18.4 – Pagani Zonda F
4. 1:18.9 – Maserati MC12
5. 1:19.0 – Ferrari Enzo
6. 1:19.5 – Ariel Atom 2 300
7. 1:19.7 – Nissan GT-R
8. 1:19.7 – Ferrari 430 Scuderia
9. 1:19.8 – Porsche Carrera GT
10. 1:19.8 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

Video : Lamborghini LP640 Vs Nissan GT-R

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The GT-R holds its own. The Lamborghini is 640 hp after all. The GT-R rockin only 480? hp.

Jul 30, 2008

In Godzilla We Trust : Evo Magazine UK


Evo Magazine UK

"Remember, the GT-R has no history here. Previous Skyline-based generations of this car weren’t sold in the US – they weren’t even made in left-hand drive – and the new one seems doubly hamstrung because, following a godlike decree from corporate overlord Carlos Ghosn that this must be a ‘global product’, it arrives in the States wearing the same Nissan badge it gets in the rest of the world rather than the well established, Lexus-baiting Infiniti tag that marks the company’s posho stuff in North America."

"On the way out of town, however, we pull over on an empty stretch of road for another photo op. And as I sit there, a current-shape Corvette appears from a side turning and cruises slowly past. For a second I think about flicking him the Vs, then I decide it would be better to shout, ‘Oi! Wanna drag race, you LOSER?!’ In the end I do neither of these things. The bloke behind the wheel looks pretty massive and he may well have a gun. As he drives by I’m pretty sure that from behind his sinister wrap-around shades he’s giving me evils. Shortly afterwards a cop turns up and, since I’m parked pretty much in the middle of the road and Matt is about 40 yards back sizing up a low-angle shot by lying almost face-down on the centre line, we’re told to move along now please. It’s a good job too. I reckon that ’Vette Man could be rounding-up some of his small-block buddies to have us run across the county line. Or something.
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"And actually, that’s why Nissan should have no trouble selling a car with no physical pedigree in the United States. Because it doesn’t need one – it has a virtual pedigree, the same computer-game hero status that makes GT-Rs strangely cool amongst kids across the globe. Kids like this one in a Nevada Exxon garage, a kid as wholly American as Thanksgiving dinner or advertising prescription drugs on telly, but who for one brief moment speaks for all young people around the world. ‘That there,’ he says. ‘That is awesome.’"

GT-R Spec V : Video : Car Magazine

The video, the information might be a little old. Some of the specs are off from what Road and Track Magazine is claiming.I know that Road and Tracks sources are pretty reliable.

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Nissan GT-R Spec V. I still hope they call it the Vspec.Lets all click our heels together and say " Vspec not Spec V, Vspec not Spec V, Vspec not Spec V."

Jul 29, 2008

2010 Acura NSX - Revealed


From Edmunds Inside Line

Honda thinks that the zebra-pattern camouflage we saw at Germany's Nürburgring in June will disguise the new look of its V10-powered Acura NSX replacement. But our sources in Japan, using some insider hints, have disrobed Honda's flagship sports car more than two years ahead of its unveiling.

Given what we see in these renderings, the grand tourer is neat but not gorgeous, and follows the 2007 Detroit Auto Show concept car's lines closer than first thought. And that's a shame, because the two-seater Acura's expected price tag of $160,000 will place it right on top of much prettier rivals in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Maserati Gran Turismo and Jaguar XKR.

In contrast to Nissan and Lexus, which have used heavy rear transaxles in their GT-R and LF-A supercars to deliver equal front-rear weight distribution, Honda's trick for generating stability and downforce is pure aerodynamics. The Acura supercar will tip the scales at around 3,256 pounds, more than 550 pounds lighter than the GT-R. A quick look at the camouflaged test mule reveals extra-heavy padding around the C-pillar, which our insider hints is hiding F1-inspired design.

The secret: The whole rear section of the coupe is like one big rear wing.

Fitted with a 5.5-liter V10 generating upwards of 600 horsepower and 433 pound-feet of torque, the future Acura produces a thrilling exhaust note. And when speed is not the issue, the V10 deactivates five cylinders to save fuel and lower emissions. The V10 is bolted to a quick-shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels, while a revised version of Honda's Super Handling AWD system generates the car's prodigious grip levels, enabling such a quick 'Ring lap time.

Fast and Greenish.

Jul 28, 2008

Audi R8 V10 to Destroy All at Nurburgring


Left Lane News

Audi is German after all. Nurburgring is in Germany. The Germans aren't going to let the Americans and Japanese just invade thier track, and take it over. That sounded a little weird. At least partially like history repeating itself, but back to cars, Audi claims a sub ZR1 7:26 Nurburgring lap time already.

"While Audi hasn’t yet made an official proclamation of R8 V10’s Nurburgring-crushing abilities, a source told Sweden’s Auto Motor & Sport the new model has already beat the ZR1."

Spec V what ?

Another Photochopped Nissan GT-R Convertible


JPCN Blog

Will it ever end ? Actually this one doesn't look 1/2 bad. But... I hate convertibles. Even though I own one or two.

Fifth Gear Drives the Nissan GT-R

Fifth Gear Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R vs Mercedes CLK Black


From 3news.co.nz

"The new Mercedes-Benz CLK Black Series is the Formula One pace car - based on the official F1 safety car and optimised for the racing circuit.

Powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine, drivers can expect to get 500hp out of the machine.

In comparison, Nissan's GTR Godzilla features a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 engine, capable of producing a maximum torque of 60kg.

Campbell Live put the two high-performance supercars to the test to find out which one comes out top."

Mercedes vs Nissan

Video in the link to Channel 3 news.

2009 Nissan GT-R For Sale in Florida

Some new Nissan GT-R listings. If you want to find out the differences between the years of R35 GT-R's, you can read the Nissan GTR Buyers Guide.  Once you purchase the car if you are looking for a little more power than stock, you can check out this post.

R32 | R33 | R34 | R35 | Consult III



Wheels






An old GT-R listing.


Buy it Now - $102,000

Jul 27, 2008

Ferrari F430 Scuderia vs Nissan GT-R : Top Gear

Ferrari F430 Scuderia vs Nissan GT-R : Top Gear

New York Times - Arrival of the Fittest


New York Times

"The 2009 GT-R is heir to Nissan’s legendary Skyline GT-R, a hopped-up salaryman’s car that started out as an Asian version of the original Pontiac GTO and grew into a cult icon as a video game superhero. Even so, Nissan dropped the Skyline name from the GT-R, it says, because the new model is built on its own platform. That’s true, but I also suspect that the generic name is a marketing move designed to make people say Nissan with GT-R so that listeners will know just which car is being talked about."

"Fears that the GT-R might be the second coming of the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 — a ’90s-era twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive dreadnought that died as bloated as Elvis — should be put to rest. Yes, the GT-R is a four-seat coupe with a twin-turbo V-6 and all-wheel-drive. And it is loaded with treats like a paddle-shifted automated manual gearbox; an electronically adjustable suspension; and a choice among three levels of intervention by the electronic stability control."

"But hot cars have a way of cooling down. For all its superlatives, initial demand for the GT-R will eventually be sated and fresh cars will arrive to capture the early-adopter crowd anew. And then the basic GT-R, with all its talents, will become a giant-slaying value, an everyday supercar for the label-agnostic. As the proverb goes, waku waku comes to those who wait."

Nissan GT-R Virtual Drive


Nissan GT-R Website

Under 2009 Nissan GT-R - Virtual Test Drive

2009 Nissan GT-R Virtual Test Drive. Virtual Commercial.

Cobb Tuning R35 GT-R 11.27@122 mph


R35 Nissan GTR 11.27 at 122 mph

Cobb Tuning Nissan R35 GT-R . 11.27@122 mph.

White Nissan R35 GT-R in Florida

White Nissan R35 GT-R in Florida

Infiniti PM Sedan - AKA GT-R Sedan


From GT-R Blog

Four door coupe. Just a rending based on the PM platform. Weight, weight would be an issue. The R35 GT-R is already a big car. A four door would be really heavy. Taxing the braking system. Maybe a V-8. Maybe a detuned VR38DETT.

Interesting, but I think it might be a coupe.

Jul 25, 2008

GT-R Spec V : Finalized Specifications

Well at least according to this link on the Motor Trend Forums, which came from somewhere else.

"New & Future Cars: Nissan GT-R Spec V
Nissan has finalized the performance numbers on the GT-R Spec V.

Nissan's newest supercar will have a very limited production run. Unlike the stock GT-R, the Spec V will be a 2-seater, though both models will look virtually identical. Output of the GT-R's 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 has been increased to 520 bhp at 6500 rpm and 440 lb.-ft. of torque peaking from 3200–5200 rpm. The Spec V will be slimmer by about 200 lb., tipping the scales at 3615 lb.
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"We expect the GT-R Spec V to be introduced in the U.S. sometime in early 2009, with a price tag of about $130,000 "

Road and Track

It should be expensive. Not too sure if its going to actually make it to the US. Time will tell

R35 GT-R , Time Attack UK


GT-R R35 TIMEATTACK INBOARD CAM

Attacking time. Time lost.

Clash of the Titans - Wheels Canada


Wheels.ca

"Nissan set the stage for a heroic David and Goliath battle when it introduced its new GT-R supercar last fall, flatly stating its "performance bogey" was none other than Porsche's iconic 911 Turbo."

"How about a closed airport runway, far away from other vehicles and with an emergency crew on hand – just in case? Okay, that sounded about right.

The idea was simple: accelerate from one end of a 1.6 km runway to a braking point at around 1.2 km, as quickly as possible. It wouldn't be a comparison of time, but a weighing of how each car felt."

"But is the $196,000 Turbo more than twice as good as the $81,400 GT-R?

As any creative accountant will tell you, numbers alone only tell half the story. That's why even though both cars match up quantitatively (well, except for price), we were more interested in how these two paper rivals behaved qualitatively.

The only 911 Turbo available to Canadian media is a fully optioned $196,000 cabriolet with a five-speed Tiptronic manumatic (a hardtop Turbo with a $4,790 Tip and $12,300 ceramic brakes comes in at $175,390.)"

Turbo, Convertible, Tiptronic Porsche. Now thats a chicks car. A wealthy one, or one with a rich man friend.

"After the last of our three runs, the Nissan's brakes felt less confident. The best I could do was 249 km/h for a top speed."

"On the very last run, we saw the Turbo better the GT-R. But only by 10 km/h, to 255."

I am no math wizard, but last I checked 255-249 would be 6 km/hr. Which for all us normal folk in the USA, would be about 6km/hr x 0.6 = 3.6 mph. I can't say the two speedos don't read above and beyond different than that.

In Brunei - Only Buy Your Nissan GT-R From Official Dealers


Borneo Bulletin

"Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Boustead Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Nissan vehicles in Brunei, are advising consumers to purchase the new GT-R only via the authorised dealers."

"Customers are also advised to be patient because the new GT-R will be imported, sold and serviced only by official distributor, Boustead. Interested buyers may start placing their bookings for the new GT-R.

Boustead is currently arranging an exclusive service of the GT-R with Nissan Motor to deliver the best performance by matching each country's regulations and adjusting each feature, such as gasoline composition, so that the GT-R delivers its intended optimum performance."

Even in Brunei. I went to Brunei once, but I never made it off the ship.

Jul 24, 2008

Driving Northwest - A Bargin in the Performance Car World

Driving Northwest

" Personally, I'm a little cool towards the Mr. Roboto lines. In its press material even Nissan calls the styling "function over form." It's coefficient of drag is 0.27 (among the best) and the shape creates the proper high front and rear downforce that is much appreciated at its 193 top speed. This rig could look like a blender and few would care; the beauty here is in the performance. A fast car goes from 0-60 in 5 seconds. GT-R does it in 3.5. Add in physics, defying handling plus Brembo disc brakes so powerful the seatbelts will knock the wind out of you and it's clear GT-R is more than a car, it's a personal amusement park. Supercar driving dynamics not enough entertainment for you, Mr. Fun Hog? Those video game inspired gauges that graph acceleration, cornering and braking forces along with other performance data will keep you away from your Playstation 3 for good."

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" In Japan, Nissan's GT-R has been given the name Godzilla. Its scorching lap time of 7:38 around the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife track is one of the fastest ever by a production-spec vehicle (though competitors claim the tires weren't street rubber). Considering the dozens of cell phone camera salutes I've witnessed its clear the word is out. The bravado is not false. Available in limited numbers, GT-R is worth the price and the wait."

7:29...

Nissan R35 GT-R Convertible


From Autoblog

In red.... as it should look. A hardtop. Convertibles... ughhhhh..

Just a rendering. Just a rendering. Just a rendering.Just a rendering....

First Canadian R35 GT-R Delivered

From CA Newswire

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 24 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. thrilled a Southern
Ontario customer this morning by handing over the keys to the first
2009 Nissan GT-R supercar in Canada.
The all-new GT-R, long coveted by buyers who previously could experience
the legendary car only through electronic video games, officially goes on sale
today at a select number of GT-R Certified Nissan dealers across the country.
Stanislaus Gonsalves of Oakville, ON, is the first customer to drive away
in his new GT-R, which he ordered in July, 2007. Alta Nissan dealer principals
Edward Wong and Joe Zanchin and Jeff Parent, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing at Nissan Canada Inc., presented Mr. Gonsalves with keys to his very
own Black Obsidian GT-R at a special reception. Mr. Gonsalves has been a loyal
customer of Alta Nissan since 1996, owning numerous Nissan vehicles over the
years.
"I'm an automotive aficionado and the GT-R truly pushes the boundaries of
performance and craftsmanship," said Mr. Gonsalves. "I am so excited to
finally get the keys and eager to get behind the wheel to experience firsthand
what this car can do."
Approximately 150 of the exotic 480-horsepower Nissan GT-R supercars are
coming to the Canadian market and all have been spoken for. Deliveries will
continue throughout the coming months.
"We are pleased to finally deliver the very first Canadian GT-R to an
enthusiast like Mr. Gonsalves," said Parent. "Demand for the GT-R and
excitement over it has been overwhelming and unprecedented with all of this
year's supply already sold. We have a long list of customers waiting for their
turn to one day own this highly-anticipated and iconic car."

The GT-R is available only through officially certified Nissan dealers
that have met a number of strict sales, service and facilities commitments,
including dedicating master technicians to GT-R service. The 2009 Nissan GT-R
has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $81,900 for one
well-equipped model.
The 2009 Nissan GT-R features a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 producing
480 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, backed by an all-new, paddle-shifted,
dual clutch sequential 6-speed rear transaxle. It features the use of a
world's first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system,
which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of
the vehicle, optimizing weight distribution and maximizing handling
capability.
A 2009 Nissan GT-R recently set a lap time of 7 minutes 29 seconds at the
famed Nurburgring Nordschleife, one of the fastest times achieved by a
production-spec vehicle to date, and has been timed in independent magazine
tests at 0 - 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds.

About Nissan Canada Inc.

Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc.
With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI
directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 150 independent Nissan
dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to
improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key
priorities are reducing CO(2) emissions, cutting other emissions and
increasing recycling. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete
line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.Nissan.ca and
www.infiniti.ca.

Orange R35 GT-R in Singapore



ZerotoHundred Blog

Orange is good. I like orange. Red is faster. Orange is ok.

Attacking Time in Singapore.

Nissan Australia: No R35 GT-R for You


From the Empty Wrapper Blog

Nissan Australia has fired off a vauge, sort of nasty letter to importers in Australia about the R35 GT-R.

The letter begins by outlining the fact that Nissan Japan is the owner of the Australian trademarks for Nissan, the Nissan logo, the term ‘Nissan GT-R’, and the GT-R logo. It then goes on stating ‘we are instructed that neither Nissan Japan nor Nissan Australia presently has consented to the Trade Marks being applied to any R35 GT-R motor vehicle currently imported into Australia by parties unauthorised by Nissan Japan … The sale of such vehicles has the potential to damage the reputation and goodwill in the Trade Marks … Accordingly, any use of the Trade Marks by an unauthorised party in relation to a vehicle imported into Australia which has not been manufactured for the Australian market may amount to trade mark infringement.”

Go heads up with Nissan

Jul 23, 2008

Autoblog : Nissan GT-R


From Autoblog

Nissan recently granted Autoblog four fleeting days with a red 2009 Nissan GT-R. While it seems every major automotive outlet has tested "Godzilla" on the track (including our First Drive), we chose instead to keep it on the streets to see if one of the world's most powerful and fastest accelerating cars could be domesticated by stop-and-go traffic, family errands, and carpool duty.

Feeling evil, we ran the GT-R on the same Southern California roads that hosted our Porsche Cayman S just weeks prior, fully expecting the very tight and technical corners to throw the heavyweight Nissan off balance. We couldn't have been more wrong. While the six-speed Porsche delicately sliced its way from corner to corner without breaking a sweat, the GT-R was much more brutal in its approach. The harder we pushed, the better it got. In full "R-mode" the GT-R would scream into corners carrying far too much momentum. Just when we thought it was too late, the massive brakes would bleed the speed so we could flick the steering wheel around the bend. Stabbing the throttle into the carpet, the rears would break free for just a few feet while the back end came around. Milliseconds later, the fronts would hook-up and drag all 3,900 pounds to the next corner in lightning speed. While most overpowered exotics never fail to remind the driver of their quirks (usually at the most inopportune times), the GT-R follows every request the driver commands. The Nissan quickly inspired the type of confidence that could make a poor driver look good, and a good driver look great.

Road and Track Magazine - 4 Track Free For ALL


Road and Track Magazine

4-Track Free-for-All:

* El Toro Autocross
* Streets of Willow
* Willow Springs
* The Oval

The point-and-shoot choice? Clearly the Nissan GT-R (40.63 sec.). "As soon as you're even remotely straight," said Gary, "you can go to full throttle and it's just gone, where the other cars are just spinning tires and making smoke." Corner entry and apex phases, though, can be challenging with the driveline's computer "shifting power around based on what it thinks you want to do. If you catch it out," continued Gary, "it gets into an expected all-wheel-drive, heavy-car push, but then it's gone in the middle of the corner." Minimal turbo lag, massive power and a flat-as-Kansas cornering stance help the GT-R, as do the sticky optional Dunlops.
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Remember the command performance of the Nissan GT-R in our May 2008 cover story, in which it "spanked" the Z06 and 911 Turbo at Buttonwillow? Well, our second experience with the GT-R proved it indeed is for real, one of only three cars to lap the Streets in the 1:08s.

How did the portly Nissan manage? The recipe is simple — it's an impressive mix of power and grip, integrated into a well-balanced rear-biased awd chassis with monstrous brakes and quick paddle shifters.

Steve's favorite trait of the GT-R — its consistency. "It feels really good. Just so solid...it gives you a lot of confidence, and you can push very hard." In the slow constant-radius skidpad turn leading onto the front straight, however, Millen said he struggled to "set" the GT-R, which is necessary to get the car rotated.

The results are clear. You want to go to the track? Buy a Viper ACR and destroy the competition for roughly $100,000. Want to amaze your friends by defying physics? Get a Nissan GT-R. Desire to be as smooth as James in Monaco, the DBS — no question. Me, I'm partial to lime green and exhaust notes that wake the neighbors.

Jul 21, 2008

Tokachi 24 Hours - Race Results



From GT-R Blog.
Well they did finish. They had some teething issues,as to be expected.
Nismo team were able to overcome them all to put in a full on 24hrs of racing. The GT-R finished the race in 21st place from 28 entries putting in 546 laps.

Winning the race was the #50 Petronas Syntium BMW Z4 Coupe Super Taikyu (ST1) car, second was the #28 Petronas Syntium BMW Z4 Coupe Super Taikyu (ST1) car and third place was the #1 ENDLESS ADVAN Z (ST1) car.



2009 Nissan GT-R Manuals and Technical Information

Via Chuck at Nagtroc

Nissan Manuals and Technical Information

Download the PDF's.

Jul 20, 2008

Cobb R35 GT-R On the Bank

Cheap camera. Sorry no zoom.

Focus Auto Sales R34 GT-R

Red GTR at Auto Club Speedway

They were filming something with this car. Saw it going up and down with a few cameras stuck on it in different locations.

Top Gear - R35 GT-R on the Test Track

From GT-R Blog

Fast, fast.

Top 20 of the Top Gear test track power board:

Nissan GT-R: 7th place - 1:19.7

1. 1:17.3 – Ascari A10
2. 1:17.6 – Koenigsegg CCX (with “Top Gear Spoiler")
3. 1:18.4 – Pagani Zonda F
4. 1:18.9 – Maserati MC12
5. 1:19.0 – Ferrari Enzo
6. 1:19.5 – Ariel Atom 2 300
7. 1:19.7 – Nissan GT-R
8. 1:19.7 – Ferrari 430 Scuderia
9. 1:19.8 – Porsche Carrera GT
10. 1:19.8 – Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
11. 1:20.4 – Koenigsegg CCX [6]
12. 1:20.7 – Ascari KZ1
13. 1:20.9 – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
14. 1:21.2 – Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
15. 1:21.9 – Ford GT
16. 1:22.3 – Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
17. 1:22.3 – Porsche 911 GT3 RS
18. 1:22.4 – Chevrolet Corvette Z06
19. 1:22.5 – Noble M15
20. 1:22.9 – Ferrari F430 F1

Cobb Tuning R35 GT-R At Time Attack - July 20



The Cobb Tuning R35 GT-R was out at the Redline Time Attack / Livesockets Battle today. I took a few photos of the car and talked with Trey from Cobb for a little while. They have got a bit of weight out of the car. It is down to 3570 lbs without driver on the 20 inch wheels. We guessed at the weight might be down to around 3500 even with the 19" wheels and tires. They have the Sparco seats in it, have removed the A/C. Added an additional oil cooler. They said boost for this event was just under a bar.

They were matched up with the Focus Auto Sales R34 GT-R. The FAS R34 GT-R is a pretty serious street car. 580 whp, driven by Billy Johnson, setup by Steve Mitchell from M-Workz.

I know who won, and who was fastest, and its not the same. Its for you guys to guess, or if you were there, you might know already.

Both cars had plenty of practice and time on the track. In practice they were very nearly even, both running in the 1:51 range. For the head to head battle, both cars pulled out the hardcore soft tires to run on. Cobb on Hooisers, FAS on Hancooks.


Jul 19, 2008

997 vs GT-R

Porsche 997 vs Nissan GT-R

Top Gear Attempts to Take Out GT-R


From Kultivate Blog

Top Gear apparently ran an Audi R8 into the back of this R35 GT-R.

Does not look that good. I wonder how the Audi looks?

24 Hours of Tokachi R35 GT-R : Lap Times


Kris over at GT-R Blog posted some laptimes for the Nismo/Motul R35 GT-R, and as always with the GT-R, they do not disappoint.

"the GT-R set a 2:12.748 lap time. Spectators are saying the car is fast enough to challenge the Super Taikyu 1 (ST1) class down the straights but due to the S tires it’s not cornering as fast."
Tokachi on Trackpedia

Few more results..

No. 1 (ST1-1) 50 PETRONAS SYNTIUM BMW Z4M COUPE 2'08 .145
2位(EC2-1)  28  ヨコハマ eco MOTION Z sato  2'10.819 2 (EC2-1) 28 Yokohama eco MOTION Z sato 2'10 .819
3位(IP4-1)  35  MOTUL NISMO GT-R  2'12.748 Third place (IP4-1) 35 MOTUL NISMO GT-R 2'12 .748
4位(ST2-1)  20  RSオガワADVANランサー  2'14.038 Fourth place (ST2-1) 20 RS Ogawa ADVAN Lancer 2'14 .038
5位(ST2-2)  11  オーリンズ・ランサーEVO X  2'16.247 Fifth (ST2-2) 11 Lancer EVO X 2'16 .247 Orleans
6位(ST2-3)  6  DIXCEL☆新菱オートEVO IX MR  2'16.519 6th place (ST2-3) 6 DIXCEL ☆ Auto notched new EVO IX MR 2'16 .519
7位(ST3-1)  27  FINA ADVAN M3  2'17.410 7th (ST3-1) 27 FINA ADVAN M3 2'17 .410
8位(ST3-2)  113  UNT Racing☆ings Z  2'17.418 Eighth place (ST3-2) 113 UNT Racing ☆ ings Z 2'17 .418
9位(ST2-4)  30  オートバックス・森永チルミル・RSオガワランサー  2'17.630 9th place (ST2-4) 30 Morinaga OTOBAKKUSU CHIRUMIRU OGAWARANSA RS 2'17 .630
10位(ST3-3)  333  エクセディ HISイングス Z  2'17.902 10th place (ST3-3) 333 Exedy Corporation INGUSU HIS Z 2'17 .902

15位(ST4-1)  51  AGY ings インテグラ  2'21.790 15th (ST4-1) 51 AGY ings Integra 2'21 .790
16位(ST4-2)  76  Racing Modulo ADVAN Type R  2'23.163 16th (ST4-2) 76 Racing Modulo ADVAN Type R 2'23 .163

18位(IP2-1)  82  エボレックス スワロー 1号  2'24.038 18th (IP2-1) 82 Swallow EBOREKKUSU 1 2'24 .038
19位(ST4-3)  73  CARACOAT.Bemove.ERG.ED.DC5  2'24.356 19th (ST4-3) 73 CARACOAT.Bemove.ERG.ED.DC5 2'24 .356

See how it goes. Again, its a heavy car. Heavy cars do not corner as well. They do not brake as well as lighter cars.

24 Hours of Tokachi R35 GT-R : Practice



From Nagtroc

Brakes. Spare brakes. 3900 lbs is hard to slow down.

Jul 18, 2008

Z06 vs R35 GT-R - Oman

Racing from a roll. This looks like it could be in Texas, but its in Oman. I think its pretty simple. The 3900 lb GT-R with 480 hp, is slower than the 3200 lb Corvette with 505 hp. I am suprised though on the LC launch. It should have killed the Z06 from a dig. I think we will be seeing plenty of these types of videos soon. Then the GT-R guys will get Accesports and exhausts.... then it will be against the nitrous Vettes. The heads and cam Vettes.

Jul 16, 2008

Garage Saurus Ohlins Coilovers for R35 GT-R



From CBA-R35 Blog

Ohlins are good. Ohlins are really good suspension. I have really liked them since we ran them on the Blackbird R34 GT-R way back when. Heres a couple pictures of the basic setup. Now I just want to see the remote reservoir coil overs.

Performance Motorsport R35 GT-R

The Experience.com





Jul 15, 2008

2009 Nissan GT-R - A Night with the Kids


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There's just no stopping the new 2009 Nissan GT-R. Bearing the chassis code CBA-R35 (R35 for short), the new GT-R has surpassed even the mighty R34 in terms of media hype. As the first GT-R to ever be sold on US shores, the R35 has managed to clinch the cover of almost every car magazine that isn't solely devoted to pushrods and carbureted 'Stangs. Every single auto show for the past two years has also been the scene of chaos, with journalists trampling each other left and right to snap a shot or grab a brochure.

After Nissan declared that the Porsche 911 Turbo was the benchmark 'rival' for the R35, publications rushed to set up comparisons, flowcharts or tests pitching the two force-fed machines against each other. If you ask us, Nissan probably helped sell a few 911s from the extra coverage. We don't remember reading so much about the 911 Turbo's track prowess until the R35 puffed out its chest.

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