Most of the world has some kind of vehicle importation laws. Most of these laws are written to protect local markets, local manufacturers. Many countries in the world have an exemption, where cars over 15 years old are allowed to be imported. Canada is one local example of having a “15 year rule'”. Here in the US we have a weird stack of rules. It may not make sense, but don’t try and figure it out, just understand it.
Vehicles over 25 years old are Department of Transportation(DOT) exempt from meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards(FMVSS). Over 21 years old are Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) exempt. To meet California smog exemption requirements, the car must be older than 1976. This does not make cars newer than 1976 impossible to import to California, but there are extra requirements, and testing.
We have started to work with a company in Japan, R- International, which gives you direct access to Japanese car auctions. Sign up for their website, for a free preview of the dealer auctions. Today, there are over 21,000 cars available at auction. Only a few of these cars are eligible for import to the US, but an example of eligible cars are below.
1975 Toyota Celica. The auction starts at 100,000 yen or about $1200. Twin cam, wing mirrors, all good stuff.
1981 Toyota Landcruiser. This 4wd diesel landcruiser is a fairly rare sight in the US. Diesels of this vintage are smog exempt in California.
1982 Nissan Cedric. 2 liter, turbo. wing mirrors. Who else has a Cedric in the US?
1984 Nissan President Limo. Check out the plush lazyboy seats. I am not sure if you could drive this, I think you need to be “driven” in it. This is pimptastic.
1967 Nissan Cedric. Another very unique car. 151k km. The auction starts at 30,000 yen or about $368.
These are just a few examples of the cool cars available overseas. Are you looking for a new unique project? Once you have signed up and have an idea of what kind of car you want, contact us. We can help you organize payment, get the car deregristered, and arrange shipping to the US. Once its on its way to the US, we will organize the customs brokering and paperwork clearance for you. Then once its here, and legally imported, we will arrange transportation to your location, and assist with registering your over 25 year old car. Contact us for cost estimates.
For the last 22 years, we have been involved in the vehicle export and import business. Over the years we have shipped thousands of cars overseas. Cars, trucks, boats, and motorcycles to Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. We have experience in both container and Ro-Ro shipping.
Importation is not difficult if you know what you are doing, but if you do it wrong, you can end up with huge shipping charges, and the possibility of getting your cargo seized. Our experience will ensure that you will minimize any risks associated with vehicle import.
Looking for an investor who want to set a new world speed record of 500 kph (311 mph) with 350Z or R35 GTR.
My career in racing started from BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) working 510 and worked for Electramotive IMSA GTP, NPTI , NISMO, NTC and TRD as an design engineer, involved in variety of race cars and production cars.
Last 30 some years, I was heavily in aerodynamics field and have strong desire
to set a world speed record with Nissan 350Z car , R35 GTR or any other production cars.
There is no record over 305 mph with production car based car.
Above 305 mph records are all made by Lakester.
The fastest well known semi-production car is Callaway Sledge Hammer that went 255mph at
TTC, Ferrari GTO with 1850 hp motor went 268 mph but front lift made him roll over at Salt Flat.
Oldsmobile Aerotech went 257 mph at Ford Stockton in 1997 and made closed circuit speed record,
this vehicle was designed strickly for maximum speed.
To go such high speed, the wind tunnel testing is essential and this is my daily life last 30 some
years and to achieve low Cd with adequate front and rear downforce is my specialty.
To reach 250mph will be easy, but to go over 300mph will be a different world, since the aero force act as a square of the speed. The traction/ drag ratio is the key.
The 350Z is high Cd car, but it can be modified to much lower drag car. It will require aboutSo who out there wants to try and go 300 mph in a Nissan GT-R or 350Z? It sounds like a really cool project. One of these years I would love to get out to Bonneville. MotoIQ’s Chuck Johnson took a Nissan Sentra out to the salt and ran it. The Sentra has the aerodynamics of a barn, but he still managed a respectable mph.
four to six weeks in a wind tunnel to study with a detailed wind tunnel model.
The R35 GTR has much better basic aerodynamics but still need a windtunnel model and testing in a tunnel.
Renting a typical wind tunnel with a moving ground (essential device) costs about US$5,000 to $17,000 per day and a model will cost from US$100,000 to $300,000 for this purpose.
To set 500 kph is a monumental record and it is quit possible. If the investor wishes to drive this car by himself and if he does not have an experience for high speed run, I will set up some practice program.
The car will be very stable and safe, so only need to be get used to its high speed. There is nothing to hit in case of the accident and I will make state of the art survival cell and other well destined apparatus.
If you look closely you see that this software has real Time, map switching, Speed Density, and a few other things added in to make the software the best it can be.Source: NAGTROC
Over the coming weeks we will be testing this software and firmware and pushing an update all of our tuners as soon as we are ready!
It only took a red Nissan GTR sports car 72 seconds to run through the 3080-meter Xiamen Wucun Tunnel at an average speed of 154km/h on April 20th, according to Xiamen Daily report.
The sports car belongs to Mr. Liu, with a license plate number of Min D8999E. It is reported that this sports car is worth RMB1.5 million. There are only three of these sports cars in Xiamen.
The speed of this car is the maximum that the video surveillance of Xiamen police has ever recorded, a policeman said. The owner of car will be fined RMB 1,500 and have 6 points deducted or have his driving license revoked.
It is estimated that during ten days from 21st to 30th March, 16,300 cars at speed of more than 80km had been recorded by video surveillance in Xiamen’s three main tunnels.
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Episode 4Porsche 997 Turbo S
- 3.8L TT H6
- 550 horsepower est.
- 531 lb-ft torque est.
- 7 SPEED PDK
- 3494 lb weight
- Driver: T. Blackman
- Forum: Luxury4Play.comNissan GT-R
- 3.8L V6 TT
- 526 horsepower
- 586 lb-ft torque
- 6 SPEED semi-auto dual clutch
- 3829 lb weight est.
- Driver: C. Wiman
- Forum: NAGTROC.org
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Oversteer can occur during high load driving due to lack of front torque. ATSC can optimise this for improved high load stability.
Proper torque distribution can optimise full use of the engines power output. Therefore, ATSC is recommended for use on vehicles with GT570/600/800 specifications or similar.
Installation is made simple with the plug and play harness which can connect and disconnect easily to the E-TS unit under the driver’s seat. Installation time is approximately 2 Hours.
ATSC is active when vehicle speed is above 50km/h and when the brake is not applied. Therefore, it will not lead to instability from standing start or during low speed driving.
We do not recommend current Cometic gaskets for high boost, big power builds.
One of the reason we do not recommend them is that their center layer is almost flat with no stopper ring to better seal the cylinder. Outer layer seems good but we have seen leakage from both from deck surface and from the center layer. It leaked only at high boost and coolant overflowed from the reservoir tank.
GReddy gaskets features a stopper type center layer to completely seal the cylinder by adding extra torque around each cylinders. Stopper is basically a folded center layer that gives extra thickness around the cylinder bore. This serves the same purpose as O ring but with out the extra machining for the grooves.
Outer layers are coated with a thin layer of nitrile rubber to ensure good seal to the head and deck surfaces.
Designed to with stand high boost and power. Made in Japan
available bore sizes
Part #: 13521401 99mm t=0.8mm (for 98.5mm bore pistons) coming in next week
Part #: 13521402 100mm t=0.8mm (for 99.5mm bore pistons) Instock
Stock bore coming soon
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