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Sunline R35 GT-R Posts 1.42 at TI Circuit Aida, Sports New Rims

December 31, 2007 Comments off

Sunline Racing have been busy since they set their previous laptime at TI Circuit fitting up a new set of 20″ Work rims and Dunlop tyres. Yesterday they again set out on TI Circuit at the year-end track day and driver Yasu Kikuchi set a 1.42 which is 3 seconds faster than the last time.

The car is also looking noticeably lower in these pics.

Link: More photos of the Sunline Racing R35 GT-R with new rims

Source: Thrust from GT-R Register Forums (gtr.co.uk)

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Sunline R35 GT-R Posts 1.42 at TI Circuit Aida, Sports New Rims

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Sunline Racing have been busy since they set their previous laptime at TI Circuit fitting up a new set of 20″ Work rims and Dunlop tyres. Yesterday they again set out on TI Circuit at the year-end track day and driver Yasu Kikuchi set a 1.42 which is 3 seconds faster than the last time.

The car is also looking noticeably lower in these pics.

Click the images for larger versions.

Source: Thrust from GT-R Register Forums (gtr.co.uk)

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Top Gear Awards 2007: Audi R8 vs R35 GT-R

December 29, 2007 Comments off

Top Gear magazine writer Jason Barlow has reviewed the R35 GT-R vs the Audi R8. While finding that the GT-R was faster in every way, more capable in every way and built better than the Audi he has declared the Audi the winner because it gives the driver more opportunities to crash it into a telegraph pole and that excited him.

It seems that being the better faster car isn’t what some people want…

Link: Article “Top Gear Awards 2007”

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Photo Gallery: Mine’s Aftermarket Parts for R35 GT-R

December 28, 2007 Comments off

It is known that Mine’s is working feverishly on aftermarket parts for the R35 GT-R in order to have them ready for Tokyo Auto Salon 2008 which is only 2 weeks away. Today we see GT Channel has already snapped a few shots of these parts including:

– New titanium cat back exhaust (Silence-VX Pro Titan II exhaust)
– New cat convertors (Super Catalyzer II)
– New slotted brake rotors
– New suspension

They have also confirmed they will be coming out with a VX Rom (ECU upgrade) and a VX air filter upgrade.

Click the continue reading link below to check the photo gallery.

Link: Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Mine’s Aftermarket Parts for R35 GT-R” for more photos.

Source: GT Channel

Photo Gallery: Mine’s Aftermarket Parts for R35 GT-R

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It is known that Mine’s is working feverishly on aftermarket parts for the R35 GT-R in order to have them ready for Tokyo Auto Salon 2008 which is only 2 weeks away. Today we see GT Channel has already snapped a few shots of these parts including:

– New titanium cat back exhaust (Silence-VX Pro Titan II exhaust)
– New cat convertors (Super Catalyzer II)
– New slotted brake rotors
– New suspension

They have also confirmed they will be coming out with a VX Rom (ECU upgrade) and a VX air filter upgrade.

Click the images for higher res versions.

Source: GT Channel

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Nismo’s 2008 SuperGT GT500 Cars: Sneak Peak

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The guys over at GTR-World have come up with some spy photo’s of the GT500 car’s (#22 and #23) for Nissan Works team 2008 season. So far they have seen Satoshi Motoyama driving the number 23 car, with Michael Crumm and Masataka Yanagida driving number 22. This leaves one spot left to fill in the 23 car this coming season.

Link: Photos at GTR-World.net

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MCR R35 GT-R Gets New Exhaust From ARC

December 27, 2007 Comments off

A keen enthusiast has spotted MCR‘s R35 GT-R on the hoist and snapped a shot of ARC‘s still in development exhaust system. While it doesn’t look like a finished product just yet we hope it not only improves performance but enhances the deep growl of that VR38 engine.

More R35 GT-R Parts Prices Confirmed

December 26, 2007 Comments off

As previously reported, Japanese folks have been getting prices for parts for the new GT-R already. We have now seen a direct comparison between a number of 35 GT-R parts versus their 34 GT-R counterparts and it’s quite interesting stuff.

  R35 GT-R Price Number required R34 GT-R Reference Price
Engine Assembly 3,200,000 yen 1 754,000 yen
Turbocharger Assembly 250,000 yen 2 99,300 yen
Intercooler 86,000 yen 2 129,000 yen (only 1 required on R34)
Transaxle Assembly with transfer case 1,570,000 yen 1 675,000 yen

More prices compared when you click the continue reading link below:

Link: Continue reading More R35 GT-R Parts Prices Confirmed

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More R35 GT-R Parts Prices Confirmed

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As previously reported, Japanese folks have been getting prices for parts for the new GT-R already. We have now seen a direct comparison between a number of 35 GT-R parts versus their 34 GT-R counterparts and it’s quite interesting stuff.

  R35 GT-R Price Number required R34 GT-R Reference Price
Engine Assembly 3,200,000 yen 1 754,000 yen
Turbocharger Assembly 250,000 yen 2 99,300 yen
Intercooler 86,000 yen 2 129,000 yen (only 1 required on R34)
Transaxle Assembly with transfer case 1,570,000 yen 1 675,000 yen
Front Brake Caliper Assembly 135,000 yen 2 108,000 yen
Front Brake Disk Rotor 75,400 yen 2 59,400 yen
Front Brake Pad Kit 90,300 yen 1 37,500 yen
Front Wheel 149,600 yen 2 145,200 yen
Rear Wheel 150,600 yen 2 145,200 yen
Front Bumper 120,000 yen 1 69,800 yen
Rear Bumper 120,000 yen 1 69,800 yen

R35 GT-R Engine Component Prices:

  Price Number required
Camshaft 21,200 yen 4
Timing Chain 4,390 yen 1
Con Rods 12,000 yen 6
Pistons 4,440 yen 6
Piston Ring Set 15,100 yen 1
Crankshaft Bearing Set 6,760 yen 1
Injector Assembly 11,500 yen 6
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Best Motoring To Release DVD Featuring Review of R35 GT-R

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While we still patiently wait for the Tsukuba battle Best Motoring DVD they have announced that first they are releasing a review DVD. Reviewed by none other than Motoharu “Gan-san” Kurosawa, famous for his motorsports career and past work with Best Motoring including their 1989 R32 GT-R Review. The review is to take street, and circuit driving into account and to also show a time attack around Sendai Raceway.

The DVD should be available early 2008. In time for TAS 2008 I suppose.

Link: Best Motoring translated announcement