Apr 30, 2009

Matte Gold R35 GT-R in Dubai


Always going for some different looks. Heres a couple shots of a matte gold R35 GT-R in Dubai.



Source : Carzi

Freedom Autosport/Switzer GTR Heads for One Lap of America


On May 1st, Derek Whitis’ Freedom Autosport team – featuring veteran Grand Am Rolex driver Tom Long – will set out from their Florida home with just one goal in mind: to bring home the 2009 TireRack Cannonball One Lap of America (presented by Motor Trend) winner’s trophy.

For 2009, Freedom Autosport will be campaigning a heavily modified Nissan R35 GTR, which has been tuned by Tym Switzer’s Ohio-based tuning house to deliver more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque to the Nissan’s tires - on 93 octane pump gas! In Whitis’ own words, “the GTR is a phenomenal car in stock form, but the guys at Switzer were able to turn a 500 lb gorilla into a 1000 lb King Kong in a way that makes this car faster, more linear, and easier to drive than anything I’ve ever experienced.”

Tom Long seconds Whitis’ initial impressions, adding that “the capability Switzer added to our GTR is incredible. They took a well engineered car, with world-class performance, and stepped it up to the next level. The smooth power delivery provided by a linear torque curve enables me to apply throttle all the way through the corner with absolute control … amazing!”

That added power – from Nissan’s stock 480 hp to over 800 at the crank – comes courtesy of Switzer’s P800 performance package that adds upgraded turbochargers, custom intake assemblies, 900cc injectors, a pair of Switzer’s MONSTER intercoolers, and Switzer’s custom software calibration, and exits through a unique Freedom Autosport-developed lightweight exhaust system.

All that added power is only one aspect of Freedom Autosport’s total package, however. The signal-green GTR makes extensive use MIT-developed of active-aero components from AeroMotions, as well lightweight carbon body panels from Password:JDM, while components from Performance Friction & Motorsport Brake Specialists, Stillen, GT-RR.com, Forged Performance, Kraft Nissan of Tallahassee, NAGTROC.com, WillAll Racing, and JRZ suspension help the car stop better and turn nearly as hard as it accelerates.

“We’re really looking forward to running the OneLap this year,” explains Whitis”Our team name and charity, the Wounded Support Fund, is all about giving a little thanks to the men and women who’ve been protecting us for the last 230 years. Freedom Autosport runs the US Marine Corps. insignia on all its cars in honor of my brother-in-law, Major Tim Anderson, but also in honor of all the soldiers who are out there risking their lives so we can be free to run events like these at home. We have veterans on our team, there are veterans on our sponsors’ payroll, and there are veterans to be counted among the seasoned Lap Dogs we’ll be running with this year.”

The 2009 running of the TireRack Cannonball OneLap of America (presented by Motor Trend) kicks off May 1st at TireRack headquarters in South Bend, Indiana and wraps up 8 days and 3200 mile later, again in South Bend. Will the Freedom Autosport/Switzer GTR break Porsche’s string of six consecutive OneLap victories and bring home the gold? We’ll find out soon enough.

For more information about this legendary race, visit http://www.onelapofamerica.com.


All Even After Second Day of Targa Tasmania



Tony Quinn is tied for first place with Kevin Weeks in a Lamborghini at Targa Tasmania after the 2nd day of competition.

The battle for victory in Targa Tasmania is hotting up with the day one leader, Tony Quinn, now sharing the top spot with South Australian Kevin Weeks in a Lamborghini.

Eight-time winner, Jim Richards, is just one second further back in third place after a day that really saw the cream rise to the top.

In the classic competition Ben Wooster, driving the 1990 Nissan Skyline GTS, is coming under increasing pressure from two-time winner, Rex Broadbent, with Bill Pye not far behind in a similar 1974 Porsche 911.

The Rookie Rallye for modern cars, which concluded today, was taken out by the Nissan Skyline GTR of Andrew Richmond, while Boat Harbour’s Phil House won the classic section in his BMW Alpina.


Source : Targa Tasmania

Apr 29, 2009

Autocar - Ford Focus RS vs Nissan GT-R

New Focus RS takes on the might of the GT-R

Who wins ?


Source : Nagtroc

VIP Petfoods GT-R Leads Targa Tasmania After First Day


Tony Quinn is six seconds ahead of the 2nd place Lamborghini of Jason White , and eight seconds in front of Jim Richards in the Porsche GT2. The weather was clear and dry, so if the conditions change they will make it even more difficult for one of the favorites Jim Richards in the two wheel drive Porsche.

Thursday will have 9 more stages . GT-Rs and Targa Tasmania.


Source : Targa Tasmania Website and Rallysport Magazine

Apr 28, 2009

Porsche Nurburgring Engine Test Rig

This is really cool. They use it to simulate g forces on the engine.

Test: 2009 Porsche 911 Engine Oil Sump Test Rig
Location: Porsche Research and Development Center, Weissach, Germany.

The 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S mark the debut of Porsche's latest flat-six engine architecture. During the development of its next-generation of engines, Porsche created a test rig to evaluate oiling system enhancements. This rig replicates the g-forces experienced by a 911 on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe circuit.


Source : Nagtroc

Apr 26, 2009

Hennessey GTR700 GT-R on Ebay

Take your foot off the brake pedal, and you could swear the GTR600 is about to go airborne as it leaves the line. The GTR600 hit 60 mph in a scant 2.9 seconds and reached 100 mph in 6.5. The quarter-mile mark goes by in10.8 sec. at 130.4 mph. Hard to believe, but this thing made the GT-R SpecV feel slow...
ROAD & TRACK (June, 2009 issue)

Power:
715 hp @ 6,500 rpm
662 lb-ft Torque @ 4,100 rpm

Performance:
0-60 mph: 2.8 sec. (stock = 3.4)
0-100 mph: 6.7 sec. (stock = 8.3)
0-150 mph: 14.5 sec. (stock = 19.5 sec.)
0-186 mph: 24.7 sec. (stock = 53.3 sec.)
1/4 mile: 10.8 sec. @ 133 mph (stock = 11.8 sec. @ 118 mph)

Includes:
SUMO ™ Stainless Steel 88 mm Catback Exhaust System
SUMO ™ Stainless Steel Midpipe Exhaust
SUMO ™ Engine Management Computer Programmer (17 psi boost)
SUMO ™ Intercooler Piping Upgrade
SUMO ™ Inlet Piping Upgrade with Stainless Steel Blow-off Valves
SUMO ™ Sport Turbo Upgrade – Modified Factory Turbos with 47 mm Compressor Wheels (stock compressor wheels = 42 mm)
SUMO ™ Modified Factory Wastegate Actuators
SUMO ™ 100 mm High-Flow Cold Air Induction Modified Factory Mass Air Sensors High-Flow Fuel Injectors with Custom Calibration
Transission Cooler Upgrade Transission Clutch Pack Upgrade
Professional Installation
All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids Chassis
Dyno Tuning & Engine Management Calibration
Powered by Hennessey Custom Floor Mats
Limited Edition GTR700 Plaque in Interior & Engine Compartment
Factory Engine Cover in Red with black GTR700 Badges Hennessey & GTR700 Exterior Badges

The GTR700 kit is also available via mail order and it can also be exported internationally.

Optional Upgrades Included:

SUMO ™ Electronic Exhaust Cutout (75 mm)
KW Variant 3 Adjustable Coilover Suspension Upgrade
HRE C91 Light Weight Alloy Wheel Upgrade (set of 4)

Fast R35 GT-R


Apr 25, 2009

Freshalloy.com Stillen Targa Newfoundland Nissan GT-R

FreshAlloy.com brings an exclusive interview with the guys from Stillen. They show off one of their many projects.

Find the best car content on the web. Go to http://www.freshalloy.com and join our community.


Apr 24, 2009

Street Racing in Turkey : GTR vs F430 vs 997

Looks like some guys had some fun.


GT-R+R35+vs+F430+vs+997+Techart+Turbo+(Turkey)

GTR R35 vs F430 vs 997.


Nissan GT-R Does it Again : 7:26.7 At Nurburgring



Nissan GT-R Does it Again : 7:26.7 At Nurburgring . Nissan is at Nurburgring with a number of Nissan GT-R's doing testing. At least one car is wearing some camo. Maybe its a minor upgrade, or a variation on the bumpers they are offering. Perhaps they are just messing with us. The cars also seem to be running a variety of wheel and tire packages. Like the other times, we should find out soon.



Source: Nagtroc

Apr 23, 2009

More Photos from Streets of Willow Trackday

Couple of photos from the event.


Samurai Speed R35 Broken Flywheel Cover



Samurai Speed and Chuck from Nagtroc posted a few pictures of the broken flywheel cover from their GT-R. Samurai Speed broke it during a pass with a 150 hp shot of nitrous, on top of an already 10 second car.

It will be fast again.


Source: Nagtroc Forums

SpeedandMotion.com Photos From Streets of Willow Trackday


Budez R35 GT-R on Earth Day.



A few pictures from Speedandmotion.com of the trackday at Streets of Willow Springs yesterday. RB Motorsports took out our R32.4 GT-R. There was a lot of filming, cameras, and even a few celebrity appearances at the track. We should be posting some in car video later.

Some Flikr photos from Darin at Budez.com


Source : SpeedandMotion.com

Andrew Bynum's Nissan GT-R


They say that this could be Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynums Nissan GT-R with a Wald Bodykit. Might be..

We recently found photos of what could be Andrew Bynum’s Nissan GT-R sporting a full WALD Aerokit. Though many may criticize the look of the front bumper with fog lights, it is still consider high-quality stuff.

Andrew Bynum is no small guy by any stretch, at 7-feet and 285 pounds, that’s considered pretty big in my book. When it comes time for a NBA player to pick a car this “tall-guy” picks a Nissan GT-R to put in his stable along with a slew of other autos such as a BMW M6 convertible.

And here is the rest of it.


Source: L4P via Automotive Addicts

STILLEN Releases R35 Nissan GT-R Brake Lines


Stillen has just started to offer stainless steel brake lines for the R35 GT-R. Stainless steel brake lines improve pedal feel, and remove the softer rubber lines that expand with pressure.

New from STILLEN: Racing-bred stainless steel brake lines for the Nissan GT-R!

This is the first brake line upgrade on the market that does NOT require removing the factory hard lines. Stainless steel braided lines are stiffer than the typical rubber brake lines, but nothing is stiffer than hard steel tubing. That is why it is important to keep the hard lines in place for the firmest, most responsive brake pedal feel.

And here is the rest of it.


Source : Stillen

Sneak Peak - Bayside Blue R35 GT-R


A sneak peak at the TV2 - Bayside Blue R35.

TV2 is the R34 GT-R Blue .


Apr 20, 2009

Garage Saurus H Beam Rods for VR38DETT


Garage Saurus has released upgraded H beam rods for the VR38DETT engine. The rods weigh 143.6 grams each less than the stock rods for a total weight savings of 1.89 lbs.

They look strangely similar to VQ35 rods. I wonder why that is?


Source: GT-R Blog

Apr 16, 2009

Nissan Motor Co. fined $4.4 million

Nissan Motor Co. fined $4.4 million

Automotive giant cited for failing to monitor car emissions

SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board last month fined Nissan
Motor Company $4.4 million for failing to meet requirements
concerning the diagnostic equipment that monitors tailpipe
emissions on most of its 2005-2007 models - more than 450,000
vehicles.

On-board diagnostic systems are incorporated into vehicle
computers to ensure tailpipe emissions stay at permissible
levels. If a problem is detected, the system turns on a "check
engine" light to alert the driver.

The ARB discovered Nissan's problems in 2007 during a routine
compliance review. The problems concerned inadequate monitoring
of engine sensors that govern proper fuel system operation and
whether monitoring takes place as frequently as required.

"California advanced the goal of clean air by pioneering the
development and use of the on-board diagnostic system to make
sure drivers know when their emissions equipment malfunctions,"
said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. "We consider it to be a vital
tool not only for consumers, but for all of us who want to
breathe clean air..



"Nissan has been cooperative during this investigation, and we
are confident that the design process changes they implemented
will prevent future problems," Nichols added.

Nissan's settlement with the ARB requires it to pay $3 million
to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides
funding for projects and research to improve California's air
quality. It must also pay $1.2 million to the Environmental
Education Initiative and $200,000 to the National OBD
Clearinghouse.

California has the nation's poorest air quality. Excess vehicle
emissions can cause or exacerbate a host of respiratory and
cardiac conditions and pose a danger to public health.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.


GTR Battle : The Movie

Head over to You Tube and comment on the video. Thanks


Apr 15, 2009

Nissan GT-R at Nurburgring : 7:27.56



TMR is reporting that a Nissan GT-R with Toshio Suzuki at the helm set a 7:27.56 Nurburgring time. The car was said to be a standard issue 2009(2010 MY US) Nissan GT-R with Spec V wheels. Why did they decide to use Spec V wheels ? Interesting question, that poses more questions than answers.

Nissan’s obviously gunning for the Corvette ZR-1’s 7:26.4 lap, but will it make it? The company says sections of the track were compromised by dust and sand that had found its way onto the tarmac, so pending better conditions the GT-R’s newly-set lap record may be a short-lived one.

ZR what ?


Source: TMR

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Nissan Skylines and GT-R's at Nurburgring


Skylines am Nürburgring Ostern 2009 from Sysbreaker on Vimeo.

Going around the track.

Apr 13, 2009

Once Again Its On : Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Race Car For Sale

Ebay is always fun. It doesn't matter its listed as a race car. Doesn't matter it has DOT and EPA approval, they still manage to take down listings. Heres Igors car, for sale .


The Automotiveforums.com R34 GT-R is for Sale.
This is the first and only Nissan Skyline GT-R to have been raced in the United States in a professional road-race series. Back in 2006, the AutomotiveForums.com Race Team competed in Speed World Challenge GT across the country against Dodge Viper Competition Coupes, Tube-frame Chevrolet Corvettes, modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and even Aston Martin DBRS9s. With the field sporting around 560whp, we struggled to compete with a package that intially only delivered about 450whp. By the end of the season though, our car was on par in horsepower with over 580hp to the wheels.
Links to some photo albums of the car.
Automotiveforums 2004-2006

The car was originally raced in the Japanese Super Taikyu series, built by NISMO. Only about 12 were built, and who knows how many remain. However, the spec in the Super Taikyu series was rather low for World Challenge GT, so in 2005 we proceeded to upgrade the GT-R. All bodywork was changed to carbon/fiberglass to lose weight, the transmission changed to a Holinger 6-speed sequential, a triple plate carbon clutch was custom-made by Tilton to ensure successful standing-start launches. All windows were changed to Lexan. In all, we were able to trim the weight of the GT-R down to under 3050 lbs dry - over 200 lbs shaved off the Super Taikyu-spec. Note that this is a weight that an R35 GT-R could never be in an AWD trim.


To run the 305-width rubber on the car, Rays Engineering/Mackin Industries were kind enough to custom make light-weight 18x11J width Volk TE37s in Japan specifically for this project.


In 2005 testing, we quickly learned that the stresses applied to the car on 305/35/18 Toyo Proxes RA1 tires were severely more than the Super Taikyu-spec 250-width slicks, prompting us to find solutions to hub/bearing failures. Mr. Tetsuo Suzuki, the crew chief of the Nurburgring 24-hr Falken GT-R team was introduced to us by NISMO to help us find solutions. The Nur GT-R also had similar problems as it used 290-width slicks, so we followed their suit and upgraded the hubs to those used on the Nissan Cima luxury vehicle.


To comply with World Challenge GT safety regulations, we installed a custom NASCAR-style cage in addition to the FIA-certified cage that was in place from the car's time in Japan.


This is a true one-of-a-kind Nissan Skyline GT-R racecar.


An extensive spare package including a whole spare chassis is available.


EPA and DOT exemptions for off-road use for both chassis.

Apr 9, 2009

Nissan 370Z VS GT-R Time Attack Battle 1 of 2 - Journalist against IRL Racer

See Road & Track International Editor Sam Mitani go up against IRL pro racing driver Roger Yasukawa in both the Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R.


GTC Takes Delivery of UK Spec R35 GT-R

Ben from GTC has had a JDM spec R35 for a little while now. He just took delivery of his UK spec R35 GT-R. He put a post up on GTR.co.uk forums. I love the pictures he put up....

Davros making me sign a degree worth of documents stating i won't turn off vdc or tune


Love it


Soruce: GTR.co.UK.

GT-R Battle at Buttonwillow : Trailer


GTR BATTLE USA:Trailer from Craig Lieberman on Vimeo.

Check it out.


Source : Daily Dose of Payne

1/24th Scale Nissan GT-R From Maisto


Maisto just recently got their 1/24th scale Nissan GT-R approval from Nissan. They are going into production soon.

Nissan GT-R Toys


375/20/21 Tire on a GT-R



If you subscribe to the theory that bigger is better, here you go...

In real life, balanced front and rear on this car will help to keep it from understeering too much. However with a 21 you are probably just going for looks anyway.



Source:Luxury 4 Play

Nissan GT-R Deliveries Begin Today in the UK


10 cars are supposed to be delivered starting today in the UK. The first cars should be delivered though Middlehurst Nissan, which has been a big Nissan GT-R supporter over the years.

Look for pictures and more information soon


GTR.co.uk Forum

Apr 7, 2009

10.87@132 mph Video: Hennessey GTR700

2009 Nissan GT-R with Hennessey GTR700 upgrade runs 10.87 @ 132 mph in 1/4 mile while pulling 1.1 g! 0-60 mph in 2.8 sec. 0-100 mph in 6.4 sec.


2010 Nissan GT-R Warranty Agreement

Nissan is getting a little more hardcore on this agreement. Not sure about the no dyno, no race track stuff. I thought that track use was one of the highlights of the car.

GT-R CUSTOMER DISCLOSURE FORM
For use with 2010 Model GT-R
IMPORTANT Customer Information
Nissan GT-R
Congratulations on your order to purchase a new Nissan GT-R. In order to ensure a well informed decision to purchase a GT-R, maximize your driving satisfaction, and enhance your ownership experience, it is important that you understand that the Nissan GT-R is a low production, high performance sports car which has been designed and manufactured to maximize its performance capabilities. Therefore, the Nissan GT-R offers unique capabilities but also has unique characteristics that are intrinsic to the GT-R’s normal operation that are outside of or different from other vehicles. Owning one therefore requires additional and special consideration and understanding regarding the GT-R’s driving and operation characteristics, sounds and increased service and maintenance requirements. We encourage you to test drive your GT-R with your GT-R Certified Dealer to better understand its unique characteristics.
Vehicle Sale
You are buying one of the most anticipated vehicles recently introduced in the USA. Please read the pre-sale disclosure information. Unfortunately, because demand may exceed the monthly supply, availability of the Nissan GT-R may be limited and dealers may not have an inventory. There may be a period of time between placing an order for a vehicle and taking receipt of it. Depending on the duration, it is possible that:
< There may be changes in the specifications of your vehicle, or availability of colors and features. Your dealer will be able to keep you advised of any changes.
< While there may be changes in final MSRP pricing of your vehicle, in accordance with state law, your actual purchase price will be determined by your selling dealer and subject to your contract(s) with your selling dealer.
Vehicle Operations
Before operating your vehicle or contacting your dealership with concerns regarding your vehicle’s operations, please carefully read your Owner’s Manual, Nissan GT-R Warranty Booklet, and the Service and Maintenance Guide for necessary additional information concerning the proper operation, operational characteristics (including different types of sounds, noises or wear which are normal for this vehicle) and service and maintenance requirements.
Because the Nissan GT-R is a high performance sports car, some of the vehicle’s systems operate differently and exhibit different characteristics than less sophisticated vehicles. For example (not intended as a comprehensive list – please refer to your owner’s manual):
1. Brakes
< The brake system is designed for and uses materials which enhance maximum performance under a wide range of operating conditions. Brake sounds such as squeaks and squeals during use are to be expected on this vehicle; this characteristic is intrinsic to this vehicle and cannot be eliminated. The rate of pad and rotor wear may also be greater than you have experienced on other vehicles.
2. Suspension
< The suspension and tires are specially designed for the Nissan GT-R and are designed and calibrated for maximum road performance. The tires and suspension are calibrated to deliver vehicle performance, not a premium luxury ride. As a result, there will be more, different and louder sounds and road feel from the tires and suspension than with other vehicles. These conditions are normal and are to be expected. Different road surfaces will increase or moderate the road noise.
3. Transmission
< Due to the performance capabilities and requirements of the GT-R, the sequential six-speed dual clutch transmission is unlike a typical automatic transmission. You will likely hear pronounced mechanical sounds from the transmission, particularly at slow speeds, at idle and in neutral. This condition is normal.
< This vehicle is equipped with hill start assist. This system automatically keeps the brakes applied to help prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards in the time it takes to release the brake pedal and apply the accelerator pedal when the vehicle is stopped on a hill. Hill start assist is designed to hold the vehicle for only a short period of time and is not a substitute for proper driving technique.
4. Fuel Filler
< When filling the Nissan GT-R with fuel, do not top off the fuel tank after the automatic shutoff activates. It is possible that spills will occur should the fuel tank continue to be filled beyond the automatic shut-off.
5. Driver Break-in Period
< The Nissan GT-R requires a special break-in schedule to obtain maximum engine performance and to ensure the future reliability and maximized economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in shortened engine life, reduced engine performance or damage resulting in repairs not covered by your warranty. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for details regarding the break-in period.
Special Maintenance & Warranty
The Nissan GT-R is specially designed and engineered to maximize its performance capabilities and has unique features and service requirements
requiring specially trained technicians and some specialized equipment.
1. Warranty
< All warranty repairs may only be completed at a Nissan Certified GT-R dealership, and it is most highly recommended that all services be performed by a Nissan Certified GT-R dealer.
2. Delivery
< Your GT-R’s proper operation, including its engine and suspension settings, was specially tested by Nissan after production. Your vehicle will therefore be delivered with some mileage reflected on the odometer.
3. Performance Optimization Services
< In addition to regular periodic maintenance recommended by Nissan, the Nissan GT-R requires the following special inspections to be completed at a Certified GT-R dealership at the assigned intervals. Failing to timely have these services performed will affect both your warranty coverage and your continued proper operation of and satisfaction with your GT-R:
Measurement and adjustment, if needed, of wheel alignment
Engine settings
Transmission settings
< These inspections are required at the following intervals: 1,000 miles, 12 months, 24 months and 36 months. As set out in the GT-R Owner’s Manual and Service Maintenance Guide, these Performance Optimization Services will be completed free of charge.
4. Maintenance Costs
< Engine/Transmission: As a high performance sports car, the cost of maintaining the Nissan GT-R (parts and labor costs) will be higher than other vehicles. Among those requirements are:
The VR38 engine, with its plasma-sprayed bores, was developed using Mobil 1 (0W-40, 100% synthetic) motor oil. This oil should be used to ensure proper engine operation and durability.
The VDC unit and other related parts were specially designed for R35 Special 2 Brake Fluid. This brake fluid should be used to ensure the best performance and proper operation of the vehicle.
Genuine Nissan Transmission Oil R35 Special (100% synthetic) is unique to the Nissan GT-R and was specially developed to maximize the friction characteristics of the clutch and the lubrication of the gear bearings. This fluid is required and the use of additives is prohibited.
To efficiently transfer high power to each axle and to protect the GT-R’s mechanical limited slip differential, Castrol SAF-XJ 75W-140 (100% synthetic) high viscosity gear oil was used.
Please also note that the coolant mixture ratio impacts cooling performance and freezing temperature. See the Owner’s Manual for proper coolant mixture ratio.
< Brakes: The Nissan GT-R’s rotors are cross-drilled with six-piston front and four-piston rear floating calipers, helping to achieve excellent stopping performance and fade resistance. The rotors are not designed to be machined, therefore, all four sets of brake pads and rotors should be replaced at the same time. This is normal maintenance for this vehicle.
< Tires: The Nissan GT-R is equipped with high performance, low profile, run-flat tires that are optimized for performance and handling. The life of these tires will be less than those of tires installed on a typical vehicle; and you are likely to experience reduced tread life, uneven tire wear and tire noise regardless of the type of tire used. In many situations it may be necessary to replace all four tires if only one tire is worn or damaged.
5. Body Repairs
< Due to the types of materials used for the body and given the precise assembly of the vehicle, body damage requiring certain repairs will need to be completed at a GT-R Certified body shop. Your Nissan Certified GT-R dealership can direct you to a qualified body shop. Because of the specialized body repair requirements, it may not be unusual for the nearest GT-R Certified body shop to be a considerable distance from either the Nissan Certified GT-R dealership or your current location, requiring additional vehicle transport at your expense. Additionally, repair times for body work may require more time than you may have experienced with other vehicles.
6. Data Recorders
< The Nissan GT-R is equipped with a Vehicle Status Data Recorder which is capable of recording the vehicle’s operating conditions and monitoring component replacement or reprogramming and may be used to perform and administer warranty repairs. Other vehicle operational information may be logged in the Electronic Control Module and the Transmission Control Module which may also be accessed during investigations into component failure and in performing and administering warranty repairs. Additionally, the Nissan GT-R is equipped with an Event Data Recorder which records crash data in the event of a crash.
Advisory of MY2010 Specification Change
The MY2010 Nissan GT-R features enhanced programming that will optimize clutch-engagement control for improved drivability. The maximum RPM for initial start with VDC ON has been increased, providing increased power at launch with smooth and powerful acceleration which will be improved compared to the original specification MY2009 vehicles prior to implementation of this upgrade. Maximum RPM at launch with VDC OFF (which should only be used when stuck in snow or mud) has been decreased, and acceleration with VDC OFF will be moderated.
The GT-R will continue to offer supercar characteristics of exceptional handling, maneuvering, and overall driving experience. You are reminded to drive safely and obey all traffic laws. The GT-R Owner’s Manual expressly warns against driving with the VDC OFF (except to free the vehicle when stuck in mud or snow) to avoid damage. Repairs for damage caused by driving with VDC OFF are expressly excluded under the terms of the Nissan GT-R New Car Limited Warranty. To avoid risk for such repairs, you are reminded to drive with VDC ON at all times. Except when stuck, there is no reason to be driving with VDC OFF.
Exclusions and Limitations to Manufacturers Warranty
Please read your GT-R Warranty Information Booklet carefully. The Nissan GT-R warranty provides you with extensive coverage when the vehicle is operated in accordance with the Owner’s Manual. The warranty includes a number of other specific conditions, exclusions and limitations, which include (but are not limited to) exclusions due to failures resulting from:
< Racing, competitive driving of any sort and/or any use on a track or airstrip, or otherwise not operating or maintaining the vehicle as set out in the Owner’s Manual and Service and Maintenance Guide;
< Operating the vehicle with the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off, except when rocking vehicle when stuck in mud or snow;
< Not adhering to the service and maintenance requirements set out in the Nissan GT-R Owner’s Manual and the Service and Maintenance Guide, including failures resulting from the use of non-Genuine Nissan Parts or required or recommended fluids;
< Improper repairs or services rendered at facilities other than Nissan Certified GT-R dealerships;
< Failing to have the Performance Optimization Services completed in a timely manner;
< Genuine Nissan Parts not intended for use on the GT-R, including NISMO parts not specifically designed and manufactured for application to the GT-R, or any non-Genuine Nissan Parts;
< Replacing a GT-R special specification part with a non-GT-R special specification part (see GT-R Owner’s Manual for the list of GT-R special specification parts);
< Operating the GT-R on a dynamometer, except a dynamometer test performed to comply with applicable local law for emissions testing.
Additionally, some modifications will VOID your GT-R New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage. Read your warranty information booklet carefully for specific details of all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions.
Important: Additional Exclusion and Warranty Voiding
Damage to the power train, or any drive train component(s) that occurs when there is a record in the Vehicle System Data Recorder (VSDR) that the vehicle was driven with the VDC off during the period when the damage was incurred is excluded from coverage under this warranty.
Adding, replacing, reprogramming, attempting to reprogram, altering or disconnecting any computer, control unit, or electronic module or deleting any
or all stored information in any computer, control unit, or electronic module, or denying access to any data or information stored in any computer, control unit, or electronic module VOIDS ALL COVERAGE under the 2010 Nissan GT-R New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Such actions are also "misuse" and “tampering” as those terms are used under "What Is Not Covered" in the warranty. See your Owners Manual for additional important information and related warnings

Nissan GTR Warranty Agreement


Source: Corner-Carvers.com

Apr 6, 2009

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 : World Challenge Race Car For Sale

World Challenge R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R


GT-R Battle at Buttonwillow :March 30, 2009

Couple of little clips of the R32 in there.


Fast and Furious 4 : More Behind the Scenes Pictures

I did a little bit of technical advising for the Fast and Furious movie. Its always a lot of fun working on a movie. Great time, and a lot of good people. Long hours, but they treat you well.

Fast and Furious 4.

Apr 4, 2009

Road and Track Magazine Tests the Hennessey GTR600


Sam Mitani from Road and Track Magazine recently tested a 2009 Nissan GT-R modified by Hennessey Performance. The package called GTR600 includes upgraded 47mm turbochargers, exhaust, ECU modifications, intercooler piping, and wastegate acuators.

All this results in 642 bhp at 6400 rpm and 611 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 using premium gasoline (Hennessey claims that it'll pump out 700 bhp with racing fuel and boost turned up to 21 psi).

Results:

The launching system limited engine revs to just about 2700 rpm with VDC on or off. Take your foot off the brake pedal, and you could swear the GTR600 is about to go airborne as it leaves the line. The GTR600 hit 60 mph in a scant 2.9 seconds and reached 100 mph in 6.5. The quarter-mile mark goes by in10.8 sec. at 130.4 mph. Hard to believe, but this thing made the GT-R SpecV feel slow...With race gas and the boost turned up, the GTR600 hit 193.8 mph in the standing mile, said Hennessey, and it hit 150 mph in just 14.3 sec.
The price for the upgrades is listed at $38,800


Source : Road and Track Magazine

GTR's at Buttonwillow 2

GTR's at Buttonwillow 2. 11 R35's and 1 R32.

Apr 3, 2009

Just Driven.com Carbon Rear Diffuser


Just Driven.com just posted up some pictures of their new carbon fiber diffusers. The diffuser features stakes to help aid undercar airflow.

Just Driven.com


Source : Just Driven.com

Nissan GT-R vs C63 AMG Drag Race


Cars and motorcycle videos

It says Renntech, but lots of people like stickers and badges. The GT-R was solid , 11.0 @ 125


Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 N1 : Super Taikyu , World Challenge Car For Sale


The Automotiveforums.com R34 GT-R is for Sale.
This is the first and only Nissan Skyline GT-R to have been raced in the United States in a professional road-race series. Back in 2006, the AutomotiveForums.com Race Team competed in Speed World Challenge GT across the country against Dodge Viper Competition Coupes, Tube-frame Chevrolet Corvettes, modified Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and even Aston Martin DBRS9s. With the field sporting around 560whp, we struggled to compete with a package that intially only delivered about 450whp. By the end of the season though, our car was on par in horsepower with over 580hp to the wheels.
Links to some photo albums of the car. Automotiveforums 2004-2006

The car was originally raced in the Japanese Super Taikyu series, built by NISMO. Only about 12 were built, and who knows how many remain. However, the spec in the Super Taikyu series was rather low for World Challenge GT, so in 2005 we proceeded to upgrade the GT-R. All bodywork was changed to carbon/fiberglass to lose weight, the transmission changed to a Holinger 6-speed sequential, a triple plate carbon clutch was custom-made by Tilton to ensure successful standing-start launches. All windows were changed to Lexan. In all, we were able to trim the weight of the GT-R down to under 3050 lbs dry - over 200 lbs shaved off the Super Taikyu-spec. Note that this is a weight that an R35 GT-R could never be in an AWD trim.

To run the 305-width rubber on the car, Rays Engineering/Mackin Industries were kind enough to custom make light-weight 18x11J width Volk TE37s in Japan specifically for this project.

In 2005 testing, we quickly learned that the stresses applied to the car on 305/35/18 Toyo Proxes RA1 tires were severely more than the Super Taikyu-spec 250-width slicks, prompting us to find solutions to hub/bearing failures. Mr. Tetsuo Suzuki, the crew chief of the Nurburgring 24-hr Falken GT-R team was introduced to us by NISMO to help us find solutions. The Nur GT-R also had similar problems as it used 290-width slicks, so we followed their suit and upgraded the hubs to those used on the Nissan Cima luxury vehicle.

To comply with World Challgne GT safety regulations, we installed a custom NASCAR-style cage in addition to the FIA-certified cage that was in place from the car's time in Japan.

This is a true one-of-a-kind Nissan Skyline GT-R racecar.

An extensive spare package including a whole spare chassis is available.

EPA and DOT exemptions for off-road use for both chassis.
Automotive Forums.com webpage for more information.

GT-R Battle at Buttonwillow : In Car Neo

The sound, well, there was a slight problem with that.

GT-R Battle at Buttonwillow. In car video from Neo's car featuring Axis Wheels GT-R (www.axiswheels.com), SSP Engineering GT-R (www.sspperformance.com), Switchcars GT-R (www.switchcars.com), Budez GT-R (www.budez.com) and of course Neo's GT-R.


Nissan GT-R Spec V Driven by GT Channel

They test the car in the video and it does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds , 11.0@125 mph in the quarter mile.

GTChannel gets first shot at video shooting the 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV on Nissan's proving grounds in Tochigi. Road & Track International Editor Sam Mitani gets behind the wheel to give us his first impression.


Source: GT Channel

Apr 1, 2009

0-300 km/hr in 24.79 Seconds

It sounds a little funny around 9 -12 seconds into the video. Almost like the car laid down for a second, then upshifted.

I asked John about it and this is what he had to say...

When I shifted to 5th, the power just blew threw the clutch so I shifted to 6th. The clutch packs are definitely a week link at this power level.

Hennessey GTR700 pulls 1 g off the line on its way to a 0-186 mph run in 24.79 sec. The stock R35 GTR takes 53.3 sec. to attain the same speed.


Switzer Performance R35 GTR P800 Dyno Pull

707 awhp / 603 lb-ft. Not bad numbers to the tires on 93 octane fuel.

After completing the road tuning of our P700 and P800 packages, we decided to put this Switzer P800 equipped R35 GTR on the dyno to verify its power level. The car was a bit rich for best-power going from the road to the dyno but we decided not to change the calibration just for the sake of producing the best dyno number. The car put down 707/603 to the rollers on straight 93 octane pump gas and that's more than enough for us as it far and away exceeds our original goals for this project.


Hennessey GTR700 Does 193.7 mph in the Standing Mile

Watch the 2009 NIssan GTR R35 with Hennessey GTR700 upgrade fly by running 193.7 mph in the standing mile at the March, 2009 Texas Mile!


2010 Nissan GT-R Laps Nurburgring in 7:18 !!!


The 2010 Nissan GT-R is currently at Nurburgring with the Spec V for more testing and lap times. Nissan has done several improvements for 2010 and they have picked up quiet a bit of time. 11 seconds under their previous best. I wonder what the Spec V will run ?