Sunline Racing Dry Carbon Roof for Nissan GT-R

December 17th, 2009


Sunline Racing have released their dry carbon roof for the Nissan GT-R. This roof is said to be designed for high strength while it’s 0.8mm thickness lends itself to being extremely lightweight.

It comes with a UV protection coating to ensure it keeps looking good for a long time to come and sells for 241,500 yen in Japan.

I’m surprised that not too many companies have done carbon roofs for the GT-R so far. There’s something good about that unpainted carbon look on the roof that I love…

Link: Sunline Racing Website

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  1. Jeff C
    | #1

    Kazutoshi Mizuno once said swapping out the stock roof skin with a carbon skin affect the structural rigidity of the car. I am guessing that is one reason why not many companies make a carbon roof. Mine’s for example don’t do any mods that compromise the car.

  2. | #2

    I read it as being just a “cover”. AKA dress up part.

  3. Jeff C
    | #3

    I am pretty sure it is a replacement skin, a 0.8mm cover on top of the stock roof panel would make it stick way up, it won’t sit flush at all, and if it is just a dress up cover, it can be way thinner.

  4. | #4

    I must agree with Kazutoshi Mizuno. This is a replacement skin as noted by Sean Morris. This does not, in my opinion, detract from the roof at all. In fact I personally like the look; it is cool, yet very masculine. I like the black roof with the red/maroon finish of the car. I guess for me the big question is always the quality of the conversion. If the modifications were not of a high quality then the risk of leak and corrosion will occur.

  5. ChopperJock
    | #5

    Well, BMW uses CF roofs on their M3 coupes, so I wouldn’t think that it would alter the structural rigidity much, if at all. If you look at the AMS blog, you will see that they main strength cross-members are in the unibody, and not the skin of the GTR.

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