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Grey Import R35 GT-R’s Start to Show Up Around Asia

December 23, 2007 Comments off

Lucky people in Singapore and Hong Kong have had their Christmas presents delivered slightly early this year as the first R35 GT-R imports start to show up around Asia. Reports of cars in Singapore and Hong Kong are going around and a few photo threads have already been started.

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Link: Photo Gallery – Import GT-R’s in Singapore and Hong Kong

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Grey Import R35 GT-R’s Start to Show Up Around Asia

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Lucky people in Singapore and Hong Kong have had their Christmas presents delivered slightly early this year as the first R35 GT-R imports start to show up around Asia. Reports of cars in Singapore and Hong Kong are going around and a few photo threads have already been started.

Singapore (Click the images for larger versions):

Hong Kong (Click the images for larger versions):

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Confirmation of GT-R Speed Limiter Based on GPS

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Multiple sources have now confirmed that the Japanese domestic model of the R35 GT-R is speed limited to 180km/h based on GPS information. Locations of known race tracks in Japan are programmed into the computer and when the car is sensed to be at one of these locations the speed limiter is removed.

We have word that several people are already working on disabling the speed limiter for the purposes of exporting the cars from Japan for race use. When we receive more information we will update you.

Link: GT Channel reports on the GT-R GPS based speed limiter

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Behind the Scenes: Best Motorings Upcoming GT-R Time Attack Battle Video

December 22, 2007 Comments off

As predicted after the MCR GT-R posted it’s 1:01 Tsukuba time with Tsuchiya at the wheel, Best Motoring is in the midst of creating another of their famous battle videos. This is no ordinary battle however, this time they are pitting the GT-R against Europe’s finest super cars. Porsche 997 911 Turbo, Porsche 997 GT3 and Lamborghini Gallardo Super Leggera are confirmed so far as well as the Honda NSX-R.

No information is available on how the cars fared after the four laps yet though.

Source: GT Channel

Link: GT Channel Story

Link: Photo Gallery from Behind the Scenes of Best Motoring’s upcoming video

AutoSelect Take Delivery of Two R35 GT-Rs

December 21, 2007 Comments off

Not one’s to miss out on all the R35 GT-R action, Auto Select have now taken delivery of a white and a black R35 GT-R.

Shown here outside their Osaka based workshop you can really see how big the R35 is parked next to the Auto Select R34.

Source: GT-C Racing

Link: Auto Select’s Home Page

Link: Auto Select R35 GT-R Photo Gallery

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Sunline Racing R35 GT-R Posts 2:22 Lap of Suzuka Circuit & 1:45 Lap at TI Circuit Aida

December 19, 2007 Comments off

Sunline Racing is being reported to have lapped Suzuka Circuit in a standard R35 GT-R in 2:22:280 which is amazingly fast. The GT-R was placed in circuit mode for the lap and was driven by Eiji “Tarzan” Yamada of Sunline Racing.

To put this laptime into perspective we have the following list of cars and their respective Suzuka Circuit lap times.

1. Ferrari F40 2:25.26 Best Motoring
2. Ferrari F50 2:26.52 Best Motoring
3. Porsche Carrera GT 2:28.42 “Best Motoring”
4. Porsche 993 GT2 2:29.148 “Best Motoring”
5. Porsche 993 Turbo (3.6) 2:31.165 Best Motoring

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Link: Continue Reading Sunline Racing R35 GT-R Posts 2:22 Lap of Suzuka Circuit

Source: Kultivate’s blog

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Sunline Racing R35 GT-R Posts 2:22 Lap of Suzuka Circuit & 1:45 Lap at Aida TI

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Sunline Racing is being reported to have lapped Suzuka Circuit in a standard R35 GT-R in 2:22:280 which is amazingly fast. The GT-R was placed in circuit mode for the lap and was driven by “Tarzan” Yamada of Sunline Racing.

Lap time board at Suzuka:

To put this laptime into perspective we have the following list of cars and their respective Suzuka Circuit lap times.

1. Ferrari F40 2:25.26 Best Motoring
2. Ferrari F50 2:26.52 Best Motoring
3. Porsche Carrera GT 2:28.42 “Best Motoring”
4. Porsche 993 GT2 2:29.148 “Best Motoring”
5. Porsche 993 Turbo (3.6) 2:31.165 Best Motoring
6. Honda NSX 3.2 2:32.54min best motoring
7. Lamborghini Diablo 2:32.98 Best Motoring
8. Porsche 996 GT3 2:32.988 Best Motoring
9. Ferrari F355 2:33.25 Best Motoring
10. Honda NSX-R (3.0) 2:34.19 best motoring
11. Honda Civic Type-R JDM (FD2) 2:35.20 Tsuchiya
12. Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 2:36.263 “Best Motoring”
13. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 2:36.50 best motoring

Suzuka Circuit

Yamada San went on the next day to set a laptime of 1:45 at TI Circuit Aida on the same worn tyres he drove Suzuka with. He was also said to comment that a 1:44 or 1:43 would be achievable with a stock 35 GT-R.

Update: Sunline Racing’s R35 at TI Circuit Aida

Source: Kultivate’s blog

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Edmunds Inside Line: 0-60mph 3.3sec – 1/4 Mile ET: 11.6 seconds @ 121mph

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Edmunds Inside Line has come up with the numbers the whole world has been waiting for. Thanks to a private owner of a new R35 GT-R they’ve utilised the inbuilt launch control system to pull off some amazing times even better than those claimed by Nissan.

The results:

0-60mph in 3.3 seconds
1/4 Mile in 11.6 seconds

Nissan quoted 3.5 seconds and 11.7 seconds for these respectively so again Nissan has proven the naysayers wrong and actually underrated the GT-R.

Edmunds go on to praise the braking distance of the GT-R, stopping from 60mph in just 104 feet. Just 1 foot further than the Porsche 997 turbo optioned with a $8,800 USD ceramic composite brakes.

Check out the full story and watch the video of the runs at by clicking the link below…

Link: Read the whole story at Edmunds Inside Line

Link: Direct Link to Video

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Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

December 18, 2007 Comments off

Quite a number of interesting photos have surfaced over the past two days so here is a combined photo gallery post for the ones I have collected thanks to other sites on the internet.

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Link: Continue reading Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35GT-R

Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

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Quite a number of interesting photos have surfaced over the past two days so here is a combined photo gallery post for the ones I have collected thanks to other sites on the internet.

Credit:
Kultivate’s Weblog
GTC Racing Technology

Matchless Crowd Racing MCR R35 GT-R:

Tsuchiya in the drivers seat before setting the 1:01:9 laptime.

Link: Higher res image gallery for MCR R35 GT-R

Link: Higher res image gallery for HKS Kansai R35 GT-R