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David Yu wrote an article for Evo Magazine on the recent Gumball Rally. He co-drove one of the most powerful R35 GT-R’s in the US on the cross country tour.
This extraordinary machine has been rolling-roaded at 750bhp at the wheels and been VBOX timed at 0-60mph in 2.72sec and 0-100 in 5.86. What’s perhaps most extraordinary is that it has completely stock engine internals and transmission. Which means that everything else has been heavily breathed on – turbos, intercoolers, injectors, fuelling and ignition maps, exhaust and induction, not to mention the various carbonfibre aero addenda.
Head over to Evo Magazine to view the whole story.
I saw this picture over at Edmunds: Inside Line, and I had to post it. Me and chickens seem to get along. That doesn’t make any sense if you haven’t known me for a few years, but anyway, head over to Inside Line, and submit your caption for this picture.
Source : Edmunds Inside Line
Motor Trend Magazine just welcomed a 2010 Nissan GT-R into their long term test fleet. The $84,040 GT-R drags an extra $2950 from your bank account vs the 2009 model. The minor updates for 2010 are five more horsepower, a new Transmission control computer for the GR6 transmission, new spring rates and revalved Bilstein dampers, darker wheel color, and standard side and curtain airbags.
3.5 seconds to hit 60 and 11.9 seconds at 120.1 mph to eclipse the quarter mile. The GT-R's handling and braking did not disappoint, either, registering 0.98 of maximum lateral grip, 24.4 seconds at 0.81 g through the figure eight, and a scant 103 feet halt from 60 to 0. Perhaps most impressive, the GT-R puts up these astonishing numbers while delivering 16/21 mpg city/highway fuel economy, thus avoiding the gas-guzzler tax (a claim an M3 can't even make).
Source : Motor Trend
Altered Atmosphere has started testing their GT800-R Turbo upgrades for the Nissan GT-R. They have extracted 659 whp at 19 psi on 93 octane fuel though the catalytic converters, and are expecting 700 whp. The modifications to the car are:
AAM Competition I/C Pipe Kit w SSQV
AAM Competition V.2 Intake Kit
AAM Competition W/G Actuators
AAM Competition GT800-R Bolt-On Turbocharger Upgrades
AAM Competition FPR Gauge Adapter
AAM Competition Oil Cooler Kit
AAM Competition Exhaust
AAM Competition 3" Catted Downpipes
AAM Competition 3" Resonated Mid-Pipe
HKS Spark Plugs
Denso 800cc Injectors
COBB AP - Custom AAM Tune
Source : Nagtroc Forums
Nissans supercar for anytime, anywhere is headed to South Africa as an official sold product. There are going to be two models offered, the Premium and Black edition. The retail price for the Premium car starts at R1 175 000. It should hit showrooms in South Africa shortly.
An interesting matchup. Two very different cars that Evo Magazine decided to matchup in an article. Based on price they decided to try the two cars out against each other.
It’s Lotus’s fault we have the GT-R along. Its decision to price the basic Evora roughly five grand above our expectations and announce that the first 200 would cost £58,460 still looks ambitious. This top-spec GT-R Black Edition is £1500 cheaper, our reigning Car of the Year and, incidentally, the first proper UK GT-R we’ve driven. Each is of the moment, too. A hero car keyed into the current climate, the Nissan is a cut-price 911 Turbo (‘more a junior Veyron’ is John B’s assessment), while the Lotus is an ozone-friendly sports car that promises 32.4mpg
I like this paragraph. It goes against what some people say about the GT-R. That it has no feel, that its not “fun” to drive.
That was a warm-up. Today the GT-R is making mincemeat of the three cars in our main group test. Driving it you feel like a cat toying with a bunch of mice – you can let them run off a bit and then reel them back in at your leisure. Speed isn’t everything, though, and this stunning ability has led to accusations that the Nissan is devastatingly effective rather than deeply involving. Wrong – it’s both.
GT-R’s have always been cars that are easy to drive fast. Easier to drive faster than its contemporaries. The cars limits are much higher than most drivers can explore. Head over to the Evo Magazine link for the full article.
Source : Evo Magazine
Kris over at GT-R Blog posted a link to this video of a R35 Nissan GT-R tuned by Forged Performance. 596 wheel horsepower at 18 psi of boost on 91 octane fuel.Modifications on the car are :
Source : GT-R Blog
this thing is available with MANY options to choose from... you can have Strakes, Brake Cooling Ducts, Sacrificial Delrin Skid Plates, Add on Splitter Extensions. and a few more bells and bullhorns.It is carbon fiber construction with honeycomb for extra rigidity and toughness. Steve says they took to it with a baseball bat, and the baseball bat came out worse for wear. I don't recommend hitting your lip with a baseball bat. Curbs and driveways do enough damage.
The third annual Modified Magazine Tuner Shootout took place at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. Eleven teams competed for the top spot.
GST Motorsports returned to defend its overall and AWD class titles, Hasport (last year’s FWD class winner) joined forces with Tage Evanson and his K24-powered EG Civic (last year’s FWD runner-up) and RWD champ ScienceofSpeed returned as well, this time with an immaculately prepared Acura NSX. Perennial front-runners Crawford Performance and Factor X Motorsports Development were also back, and with first-timers Forged Performance and its R35 GT-R, Ksport and its turbocharged DC5 Integra Type-R, AFI Performance and its turbocharged S2000, Sportcar Motion and its all-motor EG Civic, and YimiSport/Full-Race and its GRB Impreza STI, it was anybody’s guess who might come out on top.
Forged Performance dragged their mildly modified Nissan R35 GT-R to the event,and finished third overall and third in AWD class.
Engine HKS Legamax exhaust, racing center pipe and EVC 6 boost controller; AAM downpipe, Forged calibrated ECU via COBB AccessPORT
Suspension and Brakes JRZ triple adjustable dampers, Hyperco springs, Cobb antiroll bars, AP Racing J-hook rotors, Carbotech XP16 brake pads
Wheels and Tires Volk RE30 19x10" (f) and 19x11" (r) wheels, Toyo R888 305/30-19 tires
Interior Racetech driver seat, Schroth racing harness, partial removed interior
Chandler had a freak bout of downpour that really threw a wrench into the contest. The Autocross was done in several inches of water, and the dragstrips traction was adversely effected.
Source : Modified Magazine
Their newest upgrade part is an aluminum radiator. Even though the stock R35 GT-R radiator is good, and very well ducted, once you start upping the boost, or running it hard on the track, the car has a tendency to get hot.
SOUTH SIDE PERFORMANCE INTRODUCES WORLD'S FIRST R35 UPGRADED ALUMINUM RADIATOR
SSP (July 8, 2009) – South Side Performance is offering, another first for the R35 GTR, our SSP GTR 800 Aluminum Radiator. This component is another in a line of SSP products that not only looks great but keeps your high horsepower GTR’s cool.
In weeks of testing GTR R35’s, SSP has vigorously worked hard to create a wide array of components for the VR38 engine. SSP has experience with high horsepower AWD cars and knows that the radiator would begin to have cooling problems at the 700 horsepower threshold. The OEM radiator is going to be a point of weakness once certain power levels are exceeded. So, instead of responding to failures after they happen, SSP has designed a solution to prevent the GTR’s fire breathing engine from overheating.
Weight and quality materials were SSP’s main focus when deciding on a final design. SSP utilized a lightweight aluminum 1.5” thick core. SSP used an open fin spacing design which allows for an astounding 88 cooling tubes. SSP’s new radiator design is a direct bolt in, and completely utilizes all the factory fittings.
|P800 Engine Compartment|
Godzilla lives up to its name with a Switzer P800 kit installed. These cars are ready and able to chase down anything on the road, from exotic Italian supercars to the fastest streetbikes around, the Switzer P800 GTR Nissan is the ultimate pump-gas performer - yet remains smooth enough to drive every day.
• SWITZER FUEL INJECTOR KIT • ELECTRONIC BOOST CONTROLLER • SWITZER MONSTER INTERCOOLER KIT • SWITZER UPGRADED TURBOCHARGERS (req's good cores) • HIGH-PRESSURE WASTEGATE ACTUATORS • SWITZER P800 CALIBRATION FOR COBB AP • SWITZER MAF / INTAKE AND FILTER ASSEMBLY • SWITZER HIGH-FLOW TURBO INTAKES FOR SWITZER MAF • SWITZER OFF-ROAD TEST PIPES • SWITZER FUEL SYSTEM UPGRADE
|#1||9.53 @ 157 mph||Diemans R33||Wichita International Raceway||Twin 3240’s||HKS||1133 awhp|
|#2||9.73@145 mph||Mikes R33 ||Twin RX6||Holinger||~940 whp|
|#3||9.77 @145 mph||Aki R32||Fontana,CA||T51R SPL||HKS||~900 whp|
|#4||10.3@138 mph||SP Engineering R33||Famoso,CA||T51RSPL||Holinger||~975 whp|
|#5||10.31@131||MVP GT-R R35||Texas||SSP||Stock||~600 whp|
|#6||10.36@135mph||Scott Joule – R32||Arizona||T51R SPL||Stock 5spd||850whp|
|#7||10.42@137 mph ||XS Engineering R32||Fontana,CA||Twin 2835||Getrag||850 whp|
|#8||10.53@128 mph||Samurai Speed R35||Florida||Stock||Stock||~600 hp|
|#9||10.63@131 mph||Wen R33||Fontana, CA||T51R SPL||OS Gearset||850 whp|
The new color doesn't look bad. Click "read more" to see the new color and some of the Password JDM carbon fiber parts.
Orange is ok too. I like orange.
Source : Stillen Blog
European marketing manager Simon Croft drove the car over from Germany for the event (he’s making the return trip today), but even he wouldn’t be drawn on the prospects of this £100k-plus car coming to a showroom near you anytime soon; ‘the numbers are still being crunched’ remains the official line.
I think that even a quick run, or a ride in a SpecV at Goodwood sounds like fun. Interesting "skull and crossbones" graphics. Smiley face and pistons.It looks familiar.
First up is a set of carbon brakes, which have been reported elsewhere as costing an eye-watering £35k on their own – apparently due to higher carbon content than ‘ordinary’ carbon-ceramic discs as fitted to Porsches, Lambos, etc.
Next is a turbo-boost button on the steering wheel which gives you an extra 14lb ft of torque for 80 seconds in any gear above third, while other performance mods include a new titanium exhaust with quad tailpipes that save 6kgs of weight over standard, plus a new front splitter, carbon rear wing, new rear diffuser, and black RAYS wheels with bespoke Bridgestone tyres.
Source : Pistonheads
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