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Switzer R1K GT-R Smashes Into the 9 Second Club With a Record Mph Pass

October 14th, 2010



It’s the season for it, record breaking R35 GT-R quarter mile times that is. Switzer have joined in the fun after some serious R&D to see how their latest R1K package will perform at the drag strip.

“Damn well” was the result as they reeled off a 9.38 best ET at 155.29 mph. Enough to bump heads with the Alpha-10 GT-R by AMS Performance. They had the track to themselves so kept at it and took home a record for the day’s work for fastest mph for an R35 GT-R at 156.44 mph.

This Mph time is just a tad over 3 mph quicker than the AMS 9.33second ET recorded just the other day and shows the R1K certainly has the muscle to clock some faster times.

Massive effort to get this far from team Switzer so congratulations to them on the R1K’s performance and hope to see it out again breaking more records and dipping ever closer to the 8 second mark.

Link: Switzer Performance Innovation Website
Source: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

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Willall Racing Expands Nissan GT-R Tuning Catalog Further

October 9th, 2010

Quite a few updates from the Willall Racing camp in terms of new tuning products in their Nissan GT-R lineup. Let’s take a quick look at what we have since our last update.

First up we see Willall again update their cooling solutions. This time with their latest water misting addon for OEM or aftermarket oil coolers. The concept is that these WR35MS water misting blocks clip into the GT-R’s front bar (or in front of any cooler core) and produce a fine mist of water in the air stream before the cooler core. The quickly evaporating water droplets remove heat from the core more efficiently than air alone. Designed for use with engine oil or transmission fluid coolers, OEM or aftermarket, they’re priced at the $875 mark for the complete assembly.

Moving on to aero products and Willall Racing have launched their own polyethylene front splitter kit. This ingenious modular splitter bolts up to the OEM bolt holes with no cutting required. It’s designed to improve the GT-R’s stability and reduce understeer on the track.

Next is a range of camber adjustment suspension arms called the WR35FCA and the WR35RCA. We’ll let Willall do the talking here:

Using the development technique of assessing the track requirement of the GTR through research from out own Tracked R35 then engineering the solution we have recently produced these replacement Chrome Moly Front and Rear Camber/Castor arms to allow total control and adjustment of wheel camber and toe. Precision tig welded with additional gussets, using quality rod end joints, and coming complete with the required Clevis and mounting pins, WR35FCA is a complete upper-arm replacement system. Bolting up directly into the R35 GTR in maximum trim WR35FCA delivers over 4 degrees negative camber, which can be spaced out with precision spaced ‘shims’ behind the main camber block quickly and easily to change camber settings….

This method of upper arm design is extremely strong, and effective for accurate camber control, particularly in the instance where a 4000lb car is applying maximum cornering G-Force loading through the suspension. The camber block itself is machined from high grade aluminum, and the moly arms are ‘blackened’ for a professional finish.

Both the rear camber and toe arms are designed to give a wide range of rear wheel adjustment for the keen racer, we run 2.5 degrees negative in the rear of our GTR, and are able to be adjusted in the car without having to remove the rear floor pans, which as all GTR owners know, can be a time-costly exercise. Mounts are once more high-end rod end joints, and precision machined flanges for maximum strength.

The WR35FCA front arms and the WR35RCA rear arms will be launched towards the end of October 2010. Willall are looking to make these an affordable option so look for the pricing soon.

For more information on these or to order, head over to the Willall Racing website linked below…

Link: Willall Racing Website – GT-R Performance

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AMS Alpha 10 Nissan GT-R Sets New R35 Quarter Mile Record

October 6th, 2010


Something pretty exciting is happening over in Chicago lately. The first of the AMS Alpha-10 Package fitted GT-Rs is making it’s track debut trying to set new standards for ultra fast GT-Rs.

In it’s first outing, this complete street trim GT-R reeled off a 9.523 @ 150.62 mph. Well enough to get kicked off the track for not having a full cage, hell it’s quick enough not to technically be allowed near a drag strip without a parachute but even that wasn’t quick enough.

With some obvious smooth talking the guys were able to get one last run in and backed it up with an even more amazing 9.33 @ 153 mph!! The car made around 900awhp on AMS‘ dyno before the run.

The amount of mind bending acceleration generated by this car is difficult to grasp, AMS put together the above teaser video showing just the gauges to give you an idea but it’s hard to compute.

What’s crazier still is the Alpha GT-R range doesn’t stop here, a bigger, faster, more powerful Alpha-12 GT-R is still in the works. An 8 second club is in sight from here…

Huge congrats to Tim, the owner and big ups to AMS and Sheptrans for their work on these behemoths.

Link: AMS Alpha 10 Package Equipped Nissan GT-R Sets a New R35 GT-R 1/4 Mile Record!

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Top Secret Super GT-R: New Aero Launched for R35

September 25th, 2010

Not one to be outdone by Nissan themselves, Top Secret has launched their own updated fascia for the Nissan GT-R. You may be forgiven for at first thinking that this takes a leaf out of the 2012 GT-R’s book because of the double canard design. This look is all original Top Secret though and is reminiscent of the legendary Twin Turbo V12 Supra aero.

Also shared with the Supra design theme is the nose extension factor. If you take a second look you’ll see that this is no rehash of the OEM bumper but it has been extended forward by 50mm.

Finished here in the newest iteration of Top Secret Gold, more details of pricing, construction and availability should be out soon…

Link: Top Secret Website

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JUN Carbon Exhaust Ducts for Nissan GT-R

September 18th, 2010

JUN has deviated a little from their hardcore engine upgrades parts range to include this new Carbon Exhaust Duct in their GT-R lineup. These carbon exhaust tip surrounds will liven up your GT-R’s rear end for about 29,400 yen in Japan.

Possibly more interesting in the release than the parts themselves is that JUN seems to have a bright yellow R35 GT-R happening. Is this the return of the fabled JUN Hyper Lemon 1000hp GT-R in R35 format? We’d like to think so…

Link: JUN R35 GT-R Parts Website

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Battle of the Mega Godzillas Heats Up: SPE1000 and Switzer R1K Dynos

September 17th, 2010

Two huge builds are reaching tipping points in the GT-R world this week with big news from two prominent tuners that the 1000awhp barrier has been effectively reached. In one case it’s even been poked with a sharp stick.

First up from Switzer was the announcement that their R1K prototype build has reeled off a 1005awhp dyno pull at 32 – 34.5 psi of boost running VP C16 fuel. To get this level of power the R1K package will feature custom manifolds, and a pair of big Garret watercooled turbochargers fitted with external wastegates. Switzer are also quick to point out that this tune is not right on the ragged edge. Conservative timing and boost settings are deliberately chosen for durability.

Hot on the heels of the R1K update, SP Engineering announced that their SPE1000 build has bumped its head against the limit of it’s ID 1000cc injectors at 997awhp (886 lb/ft of torque). They ran 30psi of boost for the pull on C16 fuel. ID 2000cc injectors are due to be fitted shortly to sort that and back on the dyno to make it an official round 1000awhp … or more…

So yes, it’s huge news and it won’t stop coming any time soon with AMS set to have their own 1000whp Alpha GT-R demons on the dyno in the not too distant future.

Right now it’s a little too close to call who will win down at the track and that really is where the where the winner will be decided. Can’t wait to see it!

Link: SP Engineering Discussion Thread @ NAGTROC
Link: Switzer R1K Update @ NAGTROC

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Tommy Kaira High Performance Titan Big Throttle Bodies for Nissan GT-R

September 15th, 2010

Tommy Kaira has quietly launched their latest performance product, a set of upgraded throttle bodies for the Nissan GT-R. The Tommy Kaira units offer upgraded airflow by improving the OEM throttle bodies in several ways.

Firstly they have honed and polished the throttle body interior. The net result is a 1.5mm enlarged opening with a smooth surface to reduce turbulence around the interior.

Secondly they’ve redesigned the butterfly from scratch. This titanium replacement butterfly reduces the need for the clunky OEM pivot so air flows more smoothly again through the throttle.

All up Tommy Kaira claim more than 20% improved airflow through these with of course improvements to engine response that come along with it.

Pricing begins around the 117,600 yen mark per set provided you send your OEM throttles in. Without the exchange, expect to part with 243,600 yen for a set.

Link: Tommy Kaira Website

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AMS Nissan GT-R Alpha Performance Upgrade Packages

September 13th, 2010

Looks like AMS Performance are readying a range of new performance packages for the Nissan GT-R under their new Alpha brand. The Alpha 6 and 9 packages are already available on their website along with a new video showing just what the Alpha 9 is capable of on pump gas.

Featured in the video below is the Alpha 9 package described by AMS as such:

The AMS Alpha 9 package for your Nissan GTR offers the most reliable bolt-on horse power available and we have the 9 second time slips to back it up. This package offers stock-like turbo spool up while boosting power output to an astounding 900 horsepower on race gas and 800 on pump gas.

That pump gas horsepower is good to get you 10.1 @ 138 down the quarter mile. That’s a confirmed 9 sec quarter on race gas. This is all done while maintaining the OEM finish and using only the best quality parts.

For full package details, dyno charts, and pricing, head over to the links below…

Link: Alpha GT-R Website
Link: AMS Alpha Packages

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AMS Release Upgraded Mass Airflow (MAF) Sensors for Nissan GT-R

September 1st, 2010

As time goes by and big power GT-Rs get more plentiful more and more tuners are running into the same old pesky problems. In fact, whenever you see horsepower at these levels this problem tends to rear it’s head. That is flaky air flow sensors, air flow sensors that lack resolution or airflow sensors that just max out way earlier than needed.

To put this problem to bed AMS have tackled it head on;

The AMS Nissan GT-R upgraded MAF sensor was designed to eliminate the driveabilty problems with big horsepower GT-R’s. As with any GT-R, once you start to reach the 800HP threshold, driveablity problems occur. AMS diagnosed these issues and quickly sorted out a solution. Thanks to our tuner Chris Black, we now have a MAF sensor capable of handling big power and big amounts of air. Kiss your P0700 codes goodbye! Stop dealing with rough driveablity problems if you are running Greddy 20G’s, big bolt-on turbos or full turbo kits. These Mass Air Flow Sensors are designed and calibrated to handle big power!

These babies are good to handle airflow levels up to 1200bhp and are retailing for $999.95. Hit up the AMS website linked below for the full details…

Link: AMS Website

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Breaking: GT-RR Tease Upcoming VR38 Crate Motor from Guess Who… ?

August 16th, 2010

What does an Aston Martin One-77 have in common with a Nissan GT-R? Not much frankly, until now if the latest teaser from GT-RR is to be believed – and I’m told it certainly is. I’m under strict instructions not to say any more than what’s in this one page teaser but I’ve heard about this website called Google that is good at searching for information about things these days…

That said, this motor is also built in partnership with the same company that builds motors for the likes of these GT-Rs below so I may as well use this excuse to spam my favorite wallpaper sized photo from my collection…

More Info: See GT-RR.com Website for Contact Information

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