UK based tuner GTC Racing has been making a great name for itself with GT-R tuning and original parts since launch and the latest iteration of the combined knowledge and hardware is the GTC750R GT-R. The team have put it through it’s paces on the dyno and on the track. The result is a GT-R that is hypercar quick with looks to match.
The car features a lengthy list of modifications with some of the highlights being:
GTC Marston Core Intercooler w/80mm hard pipe kit (no BOVs)
GTC 14 plate clutch system & steel plates & shims
Prototype gearbox cooler (water type)
Alloy extended gearbox oil pan
Alloy engine sump
COBB Tuning AccessPORT w/GTC custom tune
With those mods, and a good driver, it reeled off a 10.3 @ 139 mph during it’s shake down testing. The guys report that they have cracked the GT-R’s infamous launch control systems and can now raise the ECM’s launch rev limit to wherever is most optimal. Given that, we expect to see an interesting few runs coming up soon both from GTC and from abroad.
While this doesn’t sound like much when described like that (and there’s probably more to it), its actually quite a big deal. What it allows the average GT-R owner to do is to get more tuning value from their Cobb AccessPORT before resorting to electronic boost controllers and aftermarket wastegate actuators to keep the GT-Rs small turbos from boost spiking, especially on gear change.
The guys at GTC Racing have used the latest code and maps on their GTR to run 10.8 @ 125.92 mph at Santa Pod drag strip in the UK. This car is fitted with neither a boost controller or a set of actuators. It’s also running street tires but is fitted with a full turbo back exhaust and Forge Motorsports upgraded intercooler.
The aggressive appearance of the hood is equaled by the quality of construction and attention to detail. For example, the factory hood intakes are remodeled in carbon fibre and retain their factory turbine cooling function. Even the underside of the hood is finished to the premium standard you’d expect for a part going on your GT-R.
Functionality is there too, the GTC GT1 Carbon Hood weighs in at just 4.8 kg – a 7.2 kg weight saving over the standard 12kg OE item. Not to mention the engine bay cooling benefits of the copious air vents.
As for the price, it’s not finalized exactly yet, but expect to pay around the £2,500 mark when ready.
Up next for GTC are other carbon parts you might be able to peep in the photo gallery below.
GTC-R has been working on a new range of parts for the Nissan supercar R35 GT-R for a while now and today we can announce the first in the lineup in the form of this full titanium exhaust. The exhaust features three replacement sections, a titanium Y-pipe, titanium center and full titanium rear muffler setup.
The lightweight, resonated Y-pipe weighs just 4 kg, a significant saving over the OE item. It also provides a huge increase in exhaust flow by utilizing larger diameter piping (76mm x 2 into 89mm x1) and deleting the two secondary catalytic converters. Exhaust flow and performance aren’t the only benefits here, the GT-R’s exhaust note gets that well deserved improvement that many GT-R owners are looking for.
The GTC Titan Y-pipe is available for £900 GBP (plus VAT).
The GTC Titan rear muffler section is fed by a straight through 90mm center pipe with no resonators. This simple look keeps weight down and adds bulk to the GT-R engine’s vocals. This is one exhaust that manages to keep the noise level acceptable around town but give you the supercar, F1 scream at WOT. Again, GTC-R have lightened these rear exhaust components. Saving 10kg over the OE items (6.6kg GTC Titan vs. 17.45kg OEM) fitting this exhaust provides performance improvements all round. The rear section splits the 90mm pipe into 2x 76mm pipes feeding a symmetric muffler design leading finally to four large circular tips with burnt titanium highlights.
The GTC Titan Exhaust sells for £2,200 GBP (plus VAT)
These exhaust components are custom, hand made to order and expect to spend about 6 – 8 weeks in anticipation once you’ve ordered. Hit up GTC-R for more information at the links below.
GTC Racing Technology were invited down to Brands Hatch Race Circuit this week to test out BP’s new 102 RON fuel – BP Ultimate 102 – at the race track. A unique high performance fuel offered in BP fuel stations across the UK.
Bringing along a stage 1 Cobb Tuning AccessPORT remapped Nissan R35 GT-R as well as their 600hp, 2.4 litre stroked, A’PEXi RX6 equipped, EVO9. With this formidable hardware they were able to mix it up against the BP Ultimate 102 tuned Porsche 911TT with a Revo Technik ECU tuned for the new potent 102 RON fuel.
More on how they performed when we hear the full report.
Officially announced today by Enkei, the GTC01 is now available in 20 inch sizes for Nissan GT-R. Sizes are 20×9.5J +38 front and 20×10.5J +18 rear. The GTC01 is a lightweight aluminium construction wheel enhanced by Enkei’sMAT Dura Flow Forming technology. These wheels also feature anti slip surface inside the rim similar to the GT-R’s standard knurled lip.
These are the same wheels MCR have been showing off these past couple of weeks after they received a pre-release set for testing.
These wheels are available globally from GTR23.com.
An ex-Stig and Chief Test Driver for Mclaren, Chris Goodwin, set a conservative lap time of 1:20 saying “she easily had a 1.19 in her but didn’t want to push someone’s personal car when it wasn’t necessary”, that is not being filmed. Something the Stig – the current Stig – backed up himself when he set a 1:19.7 lap time at the very same track on Top Gear which aired on Sunday night.
In other news with Ben’s car, he’s now making even more power after some tweaking of the ECU using the COBB Tuning AccessPORT beta version he’s been testing out. From a standard 473 bhp he’s making an estimated 565 hp with an exhaust, ECU tune and a little more boost. Obviously he’s keen to have another bash at the Top Gear test track and we’d love to see that.
Ben Linney has been busy collecting parts for his Nissan GT-R over the recent months and has gone and fitted them up and run it on the dyno recently out at Perfect Touch. The results are good making 452.8 hp at all four wheels at 6,187 rpm. So far GTC are using a Sunline Racing GTspec TiTANIUM SR exhaust and a straight through front pipe. This setup deletes two of the four catalytic converters and improves flow as well as giving the car a great exhaust note.
Ben has also used a Cobb TunningAccessPORT (beta version) to delimit the standard ECU. Tires have been replaced with Cooper Tires Zeon 2XS which are lighter than the standard Bridgestones by a considerable margin.
Ben Linney from GTC has made a post over on the GTR UK Register forums about his day out with his R35 GT-R at the Top Gear test track. He posts that he got a chance to drive the GT-R and the SLR around the full test track and also had someone who is said to have once been “The Stig” drive the track with timing. He is being tight lipped about what time it did however but are there some thinly veiled hints in his post?
Check out the photos after the jump and click the link below to read the whole story.
Ben Linney has stepped on the very slippery slope of spending big money on his GT-R already and has a magnificent Sunline GTspecEX Titanium exhaust on the way from Japan. He put up some photos on the GT-R UK forums for us to drool over until it arrives in the UK.
He also received some HKS Kansai racing tow hooks which we hope he never needs to use and some HKS Kansai lowering seat rails.