Zele International has started to take orders for their complete cars. The cars are going to be starting to be delivered March 30, 2009. Priced at 207,434 US Dollars , they are definitely out of the price range of most people. I wonder how many they will actually sell in this economy. Probably not that many.
1. Key Factors
Following the launch of the new generation supercar, the Nissan GT-R, at Tokyo Motor Show in October 2007, Zele International Limited has used its experience and knowledge from research and development on the road and track, to create the ultimate production car. To optimize the power-to-weight ratio, power delivery and handling, Zele International modified the GT-R’s engine, engine management system, suspension and aerodynamics.
ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition’s brain, the “FZ-ROM Type 3 ECU” increases engine power output to 550ps.
Titanium is used extensively in the exhaust system, and offers the benefits of weight saving, heat proofing and an exciting exhaust note.
Oil temperature management is also important to optimize the performance and as such, a rear differential oil cooler is fitted.
All of these modifications have improved the standard GT-R’s weak points and thus enhance the overall performance.
In order to optimize the GT-R’s power-to-weight ratio, Zele International Limited makes extensive use of carbon fiber. Dry carbon fiber is used for the roof, the front bumper, the rear spoiler and the side rear view mirrors. Further to this carbon fiber is used for front lip spoiler, side skirts, NACA hood air ducts, rear under spoiler and so on.
To optimize the handling for the ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition, Zele International Limited developed a height adjustable (HA) Conversion Kit that gives added features to the GT-R’s standard Bilstein shock absorbers. Using the Zele HA Conversion Kit, it’s possible to adjust the vehicle ride height as desired while retaining the standard Bilstein Damptronic System electronically adjustable damper functionality.
To enhance the GT-R’s considerable stopping power, Zele Sports Brake Pads are fitted to the standard Brembo aluminum brake calipers.
The wheels on ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition are Zele original RAYS 20 inch forged alloy wheels. Customers are given the choice of either GramLights R57GT or the new Volk Racing TE37 G2.
Holding you in place during high “G” cornering are a pair of Alcantara trimmed RECARO full bucket seats.
ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition offers an outstanding look with ZELE’s award-winning premium bodykit and Customized Paint Program which can be ordered in any color you choose.
At the SEMA Show 2008 in Las Vegas, U.S.A., ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition Proto was ranked as one of the top 13 cars by Mothers taking away the Mothers Choice trophy for design excellence.
2. Specifications and Equipments
NISSAN GT-R (R35) US-spec or EU-spec (LHD)
Exterior ZELE Customized Paint Program *1 *2
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Front Bumper *1
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Side Mirrors *1
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Roof *1
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler *1
ZELE Carbon Fiber Side Skirts
ZELE Carbon Fiber Rear Under Spoiler
ZELE Carbon Fiber NACA Bonnet Air Ducts
ZELE Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler
ZELE Carbon Fiber Front Fender Air Ducts
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Front Grill
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Intake Cover
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud
ZELE Titanium Engine Hood Support Bar
Performance ZELE FZ-ROM ECU Type3 (Maximum Output 550ps) *1
ZELE Titanium Front-Mid Straight Pipe
ZELE Titanium Exhaust Muffler Type2 or Type3 *3
ZELE Rear Differential Oil Cooler Type2 *3
ZELE Original RAYS Gram Lights R57GT 20” Forged Aluminum Wheels
ZELE Original RAYS Volk Racing TE37 G2 20” Forged Aluminum Wheels *2
ZELE Height Adjustable Suspension Conversion Kit *4
RECARO Full Bucket Seats TS-G Alcantara
ZELE Sport Brake Pads
*1 Exclusively available for ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition
*2 Optional for ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition
*3 Rear Differential Oil Cooler available only when Titanium Muffler Type1 is ordered.
*4 The kit converts the standard Bilstein shock absorber to height adjustable suspension.
3. Exclusive Equipments for ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition
FZ-ROM ECU Type3
The brain for the ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition manages a significant maximum output increase to 550ps.
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Roof
The dry carbon fiber roof is as strong as a steel roof, yet weighs far less. It reduces weight from the highest point of the vehicle, lowering the center of gravity and reducing yaw during cornering.
The original steel roof is replaced with the dry carbon fiber one using the same adhesive used for SUPER GT race cars.
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
Using dry carbon fiber reduces the weight above the trunk lid significantly. The shape is optimized to produce more downforce with the Zele full bodykit. It allows ideal power delivery with less drag.
ZELE Dry Carbon Fiber Front Bumper
Using dry carbon fiber as the material, it reduces the overhang weight significantly. Weight reduction in this area provides better cornering. The design is the same as the standard award-winning Zele Front Aero Bumper.
ZELE Customized Paint Program
In ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition, there are no compromises. Customers with a particular color in mind will find Zele International Limited can mix the exact water-based metallic or pearl-effect shade desired.
ZELE Performance Worldwide Warranty
The ZELE R35 GT-R Complete Edition is covered by Zele Performance Worldwide Warranty.
The Zele Performance Worldwide Warranty is a one year or 20,000km limited warranty with conditions based on the Nissan High Performance Center’s general warranty conditions.
From 18,880,000 Japanese Yen* (207,434 US Dollars)
* Net price. Total price varies with the base car and options order.
6. Delivery Date
On sale: 30th March 2009.
Delivery: Estimated lead time is around 90 to 180 days, and may vary depending on availability of the base car.
7. Production Number
Limited production of eight units.
8. World Premiere
ZELE booth at Tokyo AutoSalon 2009 with NAPAC
Makuhari Messe (Japan Convention Center)
Press Presentation: 9:00-18:00, 9th January 2009
General Opening: 9:00-18:00, 10th January 2009
9:00-17:00, 11th January 2009
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10. Company Profile Zele International Limited
6-23 Kubo-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0061, Japan
http://www.zele-international.com/ (in Japanese)
http://www.zeleperformance.com/ (in English)
Zele International started as an independent Nissan Skyline specialized dealer in the Kanagawa prefecture in the year 2000. Since 2000, we have supported GT-R enthusiast owners, and have proudly earned a very good reputation among GT-R owners.
Many overseas customers have purchased Nissan GT-Rs from us, even though they may not have seen the car in person. Our great reputation in Japan has influenced our overseas customers as well.
When the Nissan GT-R supercar debuted, we began producing performance parts for the car.
Our passion and specialized skills helped us to distribute quality products to GT-R enthusiasts all over the world.