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Mine’s R34 GT-R Up Against Japan’s Hottest R35 GT-Rs

February 15th, 2010

Hot Version volume 103 has hit shelves in Japan and this one is a corker for GT-R fans. Not only does it feature a R35 GT-R tuner lap battle but there’s also this race where the legendary Mine’s R34 GT-R tackles some of the quickest R35s in Japan.

Check out the video below and hit up Amazon to buy your copy online…

Source: Hot Version DVD Volume 103 via 2009GTR.com
Link: Hot Version 103 – Buy Online with Amazon Japan

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Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: Midori, Hashimoto, Power Enterprise and Others

February 5th, 2010

Time for a combined post wrapping up the rest of my strictly GT-R related photos from Friday morning the first day of TAS2010. Take a peek as we browse the halls to snap up some interesting tidbits.

First up is Midori Seibi Center’s nice looking GT-R with their new Silent Power NR exhaust fitted up. They also had some extremely hot Rays Volk G2 wheels in the formula silver fitted outside some tasty Alcon rotors.

Speaking of Alcon, we took a look up close at their caliper upgrades for Nissan GT-R and they look damn serious. Alcon make brakes for everything from street cars to F1 cars and lots inbetween. Next to the GT-R brakes was a caliper from a SuperGT car. It was crazy lightweight due to it’s construction but not really in the same league as the F1 caliper next to that. Constructed from goldGold anodized, it was lighter again.

On the topic of motorsports, over at the Nissan booth they had parked the 2008 SuperGT Championship winning GT500 class Nismo GT-R for a pitwork demo. They performed a tire change while various parts of the car were pulled off so that the presenter could lift them up in front of everyone. I guess those tires don’t weigh much after all.

Power Enterprise had their Four Charger VR38 out on display as well, this year they’ve also got a turbo upgrade for GT-R available. It’s pretty impressive to see this engine in all it’s quad charged glory out of the car. So much work went into this, I really wonder about the results though as we’ve not heard much about it in the last 12 months since it’s debut.

The Hashimoto GT-R was there as well showing off it’s Lamborghini Style Doors. Not such a fan myself but was quite interested to check out their Schmieden front lip spoiler to see how functional it was. Unfortunately it’s all show as there are no brake ducts. Can’t fault the looks though it is attractive. The BBS LM-R wheels look good in the flesh except that the centers feel a little on the small side.

Finally, we end with a few non-R35 GT-Rs that stood out. First up is the ER34 sedan with an R35 look rear end. The rear bar has been moulded to allow for the R35 exhaust to be fitted and give a similar looking center grill section. Really though, if you’re going to modify your R34 GT-T you need to go all out like Final Konnexion did. This wide body kit for the ER34 coupe is wild and actually amazing in fit and finish. Check it out in the gallery below!

Images: Copyright (C) 2010 GTRBlog.com.

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Midori Silent High Power NR Titanium Exhaust for Nissan GT-R

December 27th, 2009

Well 2010 is about upon us so it’s time to roll out new noise regulations across Japan. The first aftermarket titanium exhaust we’ve seen that’s certified to the new standard is the Midori Silent High Power NR Titanium system proving it’s not all bad news for GT-R owners over there.

The Midori exhaust system is a mid-pipe back system that offers improved exhaust flow efficiency while keeping the loudness in check. In fact at full throttle it’s just 0.6db louder than a standard exhaust. At idle howerver it sounds more grumbly and bassy which at lot of us will appreciate and seek in an aftermarket exhaust.

Due to use of lightweight materials, the muffler section weighs in at just 8.65kg, a saving of 1.2kg over the standard OEM item.

Link: Midori Seibei Center Website
Via: GTR-World.net

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Midori Seibi Center: Nissan GT-R Exhaust Released

September 22nd, 2008

Midori Seibi Center has now released their R35 SUS Muffler for the Nissan GT-R. Made from high grade stainless steel this exhaust provides a significant lower weight than the standard items while improving the exhaust note. The simple design keeps exhaust flow at optimal levels.

Available for order from Midori Seibi Center dealers now, price is 262,500 yen plus shipping from Japan.

Pricing is now also available for the Midori Spec FORCE and Aragosta 3 way adjustable suspension kits for R35 GT-R. The FORCE Shocks come in at 819,000 yen plus shipping while the Aragosta kit is slightly less expensive at 735,000 yen.

Both these kits have damper, rebound and height adjustment and come pre setup.

Link: Midori Seibi Home Page

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Midori Seibi Center – R35 Parts Development

June 10th, 2008

Midori with the assistance of Michael Krumm (Nismo #22 Motul Autech GT500 GT-R driver) have been developing parts for the Nissan R35 GT-R for release shortly. On the cards is a suspension kit using Aragosta dampers as well as another kit using Force dampers sourced from the UK. The Force kit is a 3-way adjustable (bound, rebound and height) coilover kit and has been tested good for a 1’54” lap around Fuji SpeedWay (driver Yasushi Kikuti) on a fairly bad day weather wise.

Midori also have an ECU modification planned including raising the rev limit, removing the speed limiter and increasing boost. Fuel and ignition maps are also modified to increase response. Interesting that Midori also note that their ECU modification will remote any dash warning lights such as the tire or bonnet warning lights as some GT-R owners (especially overseas) have had trouble with. They’re asking 135,000 yen for the ECU upgrade or 231,000 yen for a race spec tune on their Dynapack dyno.

To come soon are Alcon brakes, and titanium mufflers.

Source: Ben from GTC-R over @ GTROC UK Forums

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