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Mini Update: Garage Saurus New Rims, Fox News Story on Houston Motor Show

January 31, 2008 Comments off

Garage Saurus continue their run of strange taste in wheels with some pretty unattractive looking chrome wheels. They are Yokohama Connoisseur 151C in 20″ x 10J all round. Check out the more pics below:

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Garage Saurus 2
Garage Saurus 3

In other news Houston Motor Show is graced with the presence of the new US spec GT-R – fashionably late of course. Fox news did a small piece on it:

Link: FOX News on GT-R at Houston Motor Show

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Photo Gallery: R35 GT-Rs Spotted All Over the US

January 30, 2008 Comments off

Quite a few forums around the US have seen these threads popping up recently: “Spotted New GT-R Today” and each time it appears to be a US spec model. Here’s a photo gallery of the pics taken by US GT-R enthusiasts in the right place at the right time.

Click the link below to continue reading and check out the photo galleries from Michigan, Tennessee and California GT-R spottings.

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R35 GT-Rs Spotted All Over the US

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Quite a few forums around the US have seen these threads popping up recently: “Spotted New GT-R Today” and each time it appears to be a US spec model. Here’s a photo gallery of the pics taken by US GT-R enthusiasts in the right place at the right time:

Michigan

Tennessee

California

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HKS 35th Anniversary: Mine’s R35 GT-R Laptime @ Fuji Speedway

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Mine’s boss Niikura Michizo allowed Eiji “Tarzan” Yamada out in their R35 GT-R on Sunday at the HKS 35th Anniversary and he managed a 1:52 laptime around Fuji International Speedway. There is only room for improvement in this laptime, hopefully we will see further attempts soon.

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Michizo san and Yamada san

Mine’s GTR in the pits

Source: Kanzen Performance via Kultivate’s Blog

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Video: R35 GT-R Production Race Car Testing

January 29, 2008 Comments off
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GTR-World.net have posted this video of the R35 GT-R production race car in testing. It looks and sounds the goods. If this is what the V-Spec will be then this may be the first scoop video of the V-Spec driven in anger.

We first saw this car at Nismo festival in December 2007 where it created a lot of rumours about exactly what it was. Wearing what appeared to be Volk TE37 20″ wheels there were very few other signs about what had changed elsewhere on the car.

Hopefully we will keep you updated when we learn more.

Source: GTR-World.net: GTR-World TV

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Video: Best Motoring Tsukuba Lap Battle, Quarter Mile Test

January 27, 2008 Comments off

In typical Youtube fashion these videos are uploaded just hours after we knew the video was even out. So feel free to watch these while you can but do us a favor and buy Best Motoring DVD’s if you’re able to so these guys keep making stuff like this!

As we said yesterday the car entry list for the 5 lap Tsukuba battle is:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Interesting battle I won’t spoil the result by posting it here.

[This video removed from youtube]

Next up is the 0-400m battle entered again by all cars with the GT-R only racing the fastest from the other races. Again I won’t spoil the result as it’s a good watch.

Nissan Revamps Tuning Parts Operations – Takes Light Tune Parts Away from Nismo

January 26, 2008 Comments off

Following in the steps of the Nismo merchandising, which has already been manufactured and sold by Nissan since Oct 2006, Nismo’s light-tune parts business is now being handed back to parent company Nissan. Quoting the Nissan press release:

The revamp allows NISMO to focus on its core strengths and expertise to develop high-performance heavy-tune parts that cater to a dedicated customer base of tuners and racing enthusiasts.

The first Nismo tuner parts to be retailed by Nissan will be the Tiida S-Tune parts.

As for globalization of the Nismo business, Nissan remarks:

Nissan is also exploring expansion plans to overseas markets for its tuner-parts business.

Does this mean we will see S-Tune Tiida’s in other markets? Even on the showrooms of Nissan dealerships worldwide one day?

Link: Press release from Nissan

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Best Motoring March 2008 Issue Preview Out Now

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GT-R enthusiast Best Motoring fans are in for a treat in this latest issue of Best Motoring. We already saw behind the scenes of this issue but it’s hitting shelves shortly.

Featuring an acceleration, handling and slalom comparison versus the Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera as well as a short drifting evaluation with Keiichi Tsuchiya. The main feature however is the Tsukuba Circuit 5 lap battle between the following cars:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Click the continue reading link below to see the preview video as well as more preview photograps.

Link: Continue reading “Best Motoring March 2008 Issue Preview Out Now”
Link: Best Motoring Home Page (Japanese)

Best Motoring March 2008 Issue Preview Out Now

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GT-R enthusiast Best Motoring fans are in for a treat in this latest issue of Best Motoring. We already saw behind the scenes of this issue but it’s hitting shelves shortly.

Featuring an acceleration, handling and slalom comparison versus the Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera as well as a short drifting evaluation with Keiichi Tsuchiya. The main feature however is the Tsukuba Circuit 5 lap battle between the following cars:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Check out the preview photographs below, click the pics for hi-res versions:

Donut King Targa Tasmania R35 GT-R Preparation

January 25, 2008 Comments off

Just Jap head Steve Thatcher has published some photographs today of the preparation of their new R35 GT-R for the Targa Tasmania 2008 tarmac rally. Since this car will be part of team Donut King it must be prepared in the team colour … pink.

This R35 GT-R was the first in the country and we have seen it before when it landed on the docks and when it was in testing at Oran Park raceway.

Click the continue reading link to check out the photo gallery of the R35 GT-R Donut King car preparation.

Link: Continue reading “Donut King Targa Tasmania R35 GT-R Preparation”

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