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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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Preview: TopSecret Carbon Fibre Hood for Nissan GT-R

July 28th, 2010

Top Secret have leaked a few images of their upcoming newest product. A carbon fibre hood for the R35 GT-R. As you can see the hood features some large vents to improve engine bay cooling in much the same way as the GT1/GT1 style hoods do.

Looking forward to getting more details on this one soon…

Link: Pre-order Top Secret’s new carbon hood @ GT-RR.com

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Update: Mine’s Carbon Front Bumper Revised Packages and Pricing

July 19th, 2010

Mine’s have released updated packages and pricing for one of their premier carbon products recently. Their Mine’s Carbon Front Bumper, which we got to debut after visiting Mine’s early this year, has been beefed up with an optional modified OEM reinforcement bar and bundled with canards. The end result is more delicious Mine’s carbon for your dollar. The full details of the different packages available are below:

Product Includes Price in Japan (Inc tax)
Carbon Front Bumper Full Set
No Clear Coating
Front Bumper, Radiator wing, Canards, modified OEM Reinforcement bar 934,500 yen
Carbon Front Bumper Full Set
No Clear Coating
No reinforcement bar
Front Bumper, Radiator wing, Canards 861,000 yen
Carbon Front Bumper Only Front Bumper only 598,500 yen
Radiator Wing Radiator wing, no clear coat 168,000 yen
Canards set Canards set, no clear coat 168,000 yen
Modified OEM Reinforcement bar   73,500 yen

This represents a pretty hefty drop from the original price tag which was over a million yen for the front bumber plus canards set. Good job Mine’s.

For more info on Mine’s products, hit up their English website in the link below… While im on the subject of the Mine’s front bumper though, I’m gonna go ahead and use this as an excuse to post my favourite photo I’ve taken of the Mine’s demo car down there vvv.

Link: Mine’s Website (English)

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TopSecret Release Carbon Bumper Air Intake Ducts for Nissan GT-R

July 6th, 2010

Top Secret have launched a new product this week designed to improve cooling airflow to the intercooler / radiator. The GT-R’s front end, while aerodynamic, does leave something to be desired in the use of the surface area to great cooling effect. Understandably so too since Nissan had to fit a bumper reinforcement in there somewhere.

The aftermarket doesn’t need to be concerned with bumper reinforcement however so with some modification this bumper duct will direct air straight onto your cooling systems.

Priced at 65,100 yen for the half carbon version or 79,800 for the full carbon version, you can get in touch with your local Top Secret distributor for more info…

Link: Top Secret Website

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AMS Add Carbon Kevlar Trunk Lid to Their Lineup of GT-R Parts

May 26th, 2010

The AMS carbon kevlar trunk lid is going to be the perfect compliment to your carbon fiber roof skinned GT-R. It fits up perfectly with the minimum of fuss including accepting all your OEM hinges and locks. Like the roof, it comes in matte or gloss finishes with an attractive 2×2 weave. The real beauty is in the functionality as it manages to weigh in at just 2.5kgs while being strong enough to take some serious wing action.

Get in quick, these babies go for $2,800 over at the link below…

Link: AMS Carbon Kevlar Trunk Lid on AMS Performance Website

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Varis Launch Extremor Range of Carbon Fibre Parts for Nissan GT-R

May 11th, 2010

Building on their original range of carbon parts that we first saw back in January, Varis have launched some additional bits and pieces recently to compliment their aero.

The additions come in the form of interior carbon pieces and carbon side mirror covers which are priced as follows:

Part / Item Cost
DRY CARBON MIRROR COVER (2pcs/set) 31,500 yen
INTERIOR FULL KIT 75,600 yen
– SHIFT LEVER COVER (1pc) 25,200 yen
– AIR VENT COVER (4pcs/set) 16,800 yen
– DOOR HANDLE COVER (2pcs/set) 27,300 yen
– DRINK HOLDER COVER (1pc) 12,600 yen

For more info and local pricing, check out your nearest Varis dealer.

Link: Varis Extremor Website (Japanese)
Link: Varis Carbon Online @ GT-RR

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Hasemi Motorsports Add to GT-R Parts Lineup

April 23rd, 2010

Following on from their original subtle but purposeful range of aero parts we first saw in 2009, Hasemi has released a few new mild visual updates for the R35 GT-R.

First up is the Hasemi Sport Front Bumper Top Finisher, this nose spoiler gives the car an original look. It’s available in both carbon for 44,100 yen or FRP for 24,150 yen. Next is the Hasemi Sport Carbon Pillar Covers, this cosmetic item covers the outside of the GT-R’s a-pillar which is ordinary painted black. It’s 51,450 yen a set.

Lastly is Hasemi’s boldest visual update to the GT-R so far with a set of rear bumper vents they’re calling Hasemi Sport Tail Protectors. While not identical, these are similar to what Nordring did when they built their full carbon vented rear bumper. This is not a full bumper, but they are carbon fiber and a pair will set you back 69,300 yen.

Hit up the link below for their website or contact your nearest Hasemi Sport parts distributor for more information.

Update: High res images uploaded.

Link: Hasemi Motorsports R35 GT-R Parts

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Esprit Dry Carbon Wing for Nissan GT-R: Wing 052

April 19th, 2010

Esprit are well known for their past creative rear wing design for the Nissan GT-R – the GT Wing 262. You’ve seen it on the ‘blog before but for those who need a refresher you can see our photo gallery here. This week they released their latest update to their carbon parts catalog, the Wing 052 for the R35 GT-R.

Quite a striking design, one of these babies will set you back around 325,000 yen in Japan.

Link: Esprit Website (Japanese)

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AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build: AMS Carbon Roof Premiers

April 18th, 2010

Work continues on Chuck’s GT-R and while we wait patiently for the gory details on the hardware they’ll be using to extract 1,000 ponies from his VR38 they’ve given us an update on some of the body lightening they plan on doing.

In this update you can see while there’s probably more than one way to skin a cat there’s only one way to skin a GT-R and it’s painful to watch. Off with Chuck’s roof for some proper roll cage installation and while it’s off what better time to design a new carbon roof skin replacement. So that’s what they guys at AMS Performance
did.

The AMS R35 GT-R Carbon Fiber Roof shaves weight from the highest point of your car without sacrificing structural integrity. By lowering the cars center of gravity, handling is improved along with shedding unnecessary weight. The AMS Carbon Fiber Roof weighs only 7 pounds and even allows you to retain the factory headliner! This incredible looking roof adds performance to your race car, style to your show car and is perfectly at home on your street car.

Features

  • 100% 2×2 weave carbon fiber
  • Saves 9lbs over the OEM roof
  • OEM fitment
  • Allows for factory headliner

Looks very slick and you won’t believe the price; AMS are saying this bad boy will sell for just $2,500 plus shipping. Very nice and bound to be popular. Check out their website for more info, linked below.

Link: AMS Performance Blog
Link: AMS Carbon Roof @ AMS Website

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Top Racing HK Report from R35 Street Battle at ZIC in China

April 9th, 2010

The 27th and 28th of March was a big weekend for the GT-Rs around Hong Kong and China. For the first time ever, the R35 Street Battle was held at the Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) on the 29th and organized by the Hyper Zpeed Magazine. Many GT-Rs turned up for the event to see how fast they were able to go. Although there was a small drama on Saturday, one of the GT-Rs was severely damaged during practice, the race course was required to shut off for a while for clean up. It was a great day with nice sunshine, with an air temperature of 20 degrees and overall, it was proved to be an enjoyable event run smoothly.

Top Racing GT-R Professional Workshop also attended the event with their customers and became the spot light of the day. Since Top Racing had experience at Zhuhai International Circuit from previous trackdays, the track’s layout was well known to them. Since it was technically a Street Battle, Top Racing brought their street demo car up to ZIC to conduct the speed trial. This street spec car was able to manage a respectable 1:46.28 lap time and also set the highest top speed for the day of 244km/h at the end of the main straight. To top it off, on the very same night at the after battle dinner party, Top Racing GTR Professional Workshop won the Most Fashionable award, Quickest Lap Record award and the 2009 Media Best Tuner Gold award for their street demo car.

The Top Racing street demo car was equipped with the Willall Racing WR35MTT turbo setup which runs 1.1 bar of boost, HKS Hipermax III ZIC spec suspension, Tanabe sway bar, SSP radiator, Trust oil coolers for the engine and transmission, HKS Superior Spec R, Trust Intake Suction kit, HKS GT600 Kit, COBB Tuning AccessPORT, Dixcel R15 brake pads and SP FSC brake rotors. Also, in the transmission department it was equipped with the Dodson Motorsport mechanical circlips and FWD gear lock to ensure durability, as well as Willall Racing WR35CP clutch packs to ensure good bite while shifting gears.

What is special about this time out is a newly in-house designed aero kit which borrows concepts from the Nissan FIA GT1 spec race car. Not only does it give the GT-R a new aggressive look, but it could also decrease the engine oil, transmission oil and water temperature dramatically. This aero kit completely solves the usual temperature issues and allows the driver to drive their GT-R on the race track at full pace with peace of mind. The aero kit is made out of light weight, rigid dry carbon, and provides ducting to cool the front brakes down which helps solve the problem of brake over-heating. The new aero front bumper is also designed to give greater down-force and provide greater stability at high speed, add that to the fact that it reduces weight and you can see how it can improve handling. The kit reduces weight by 5kg in the hood, 5kg in the front bumper and under panels, 2.5kg in the rear bumper and 2.5kg in the rear trunk lid.

The Director of HKS product strategy management, Suguru Kobayashi, was also there on the day as a spectator, he was astonished with the cooling ability of this new aero kit and admired the quality and design. He is greatly interested in the aero kit, and in discussions with Top Racing, has requested a set for testing on the HKS R35 demo car.

Unfortunately, Top Racing’s race ready R35 “TR35” was unable to attend this event. The TR35 GT-R features an even more aggressive aero kit which provides for even wider front wheels. We are all anxious to see how well the TR35 will perform with the wide body kit on the race track.

So it was an enjoyable weekend at ZIC, everyone from Top Racing and their clients had fun and enjoyed the thrill of high speed on the race track, they are all looking forward to hitting the track again very soon.

Top Racing Hong Kong would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to the following:

  • Weave Carbon Series
  • HKS
  • Dodson Motorsport
  • TRUST
  • TANABE Japan
  • Willall Racing
  • TOYO

Link: Top Racing GT-R Professional Workshop Hong Kong

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