Archive for December, 2008

GT-R Series II: Wheel Colour Comparison

December 31, 2008 Comments off

Something that seems to come up a fair bit when we post about the new GT-R are questions regarding the new colours of the wheels. Pretty much all wheel colours have changed in the series II MY09 model. We’ve put a side by side photo comparison above but also received another comparison of each of the wheel colours side by side.

Hopefully this clears it up! Thanks to Chuck from NAGTROC for passing on the bulletin image below.

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Happy New Year – Omedeto Gozaimasu!

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Well its just ticked over to 2009 in Japan and Happy New Year to all our readers! Hope 2008 was great for you and all the best for 2009! Plenty of big things planned here for 2009 so keep on checking back for all your GT-R news. Thanks for supporting us so far!

Pic is from what we were doing when the clock struck 12:00 – we spent the NYE countdown at the Meiji-shrine in Shinjuku. Quite an experience!

Happy new year, or as they say in Japan, Omedeto Gozaimasu!

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Southside Performance Intake Piping Kit for GT-R

December 30, 2008 Comments off

Another product release for US based SouthSide Performance, these polished aluminium intake piping kits bolt straight on in place of the OEM cast pipes.

SSP have also hinted at a large front mount intercooler kit for mid January 2009 with an associated piping kit to go with it.

Retail price for this hardpipe kit is $1599 and it comes with black hose joiners and upgraded t-bolt clamps over the unreliable standard hose clamps.

Link: SouthSide Performance

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ButtonWillow NAGTROC Track Day Report from Z-Car Garage

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Buttonwillow Circuit got a workout today with the North American GTR Owners Club – NAGTROC – showing up for their track day meet. Among attendees were Z Car Garage, Kunani from, AXIS Wheels, and lots of other NAGTROC members. has a great writeup on their day out as well as a few results on how they did and some photos to boot. Head on over to the link below to check it out.

Link: ZCarBlog: Buttonwillow Track Day Report

Nissan GT-R Spec-V Renderings

December 28, 2008 Comments off

The Spec-V is right around the corner and Holiday Auto have mocked up what they expect the new colouring and badge placement to look like. I’ve heard the new purplish black is a lot more black than purple and we’ve mocked up one as well (below).

Spec-V is officially released on the 8th of January and will be available for the public to see on the 9th. Interesting timing indeed.

Images: First – Holiday Auto Magazine, Second –

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Southside Performance Polished Aluminium Coolant Tank

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SouthSide Performance now have these polished aluminium coolant overflow tanks for the Nissan GT-R available. SSP fabricate these in-house using their own 5 axis CNC machine so the quality is top shelf.

SSP are also fairly heavily into development on other GT-R upgrades. Regular readers will remember when we posted that they’re working on transmission upgrades for the GR6 transmission. Judging from what they’ve been doing we expect to see quite a few more developments from them in the future.

Link: SouthSide Performance Web Site

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Nissan GT-R Evolution 2009 Video

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To co-incide with the 2009 model year update to the Nissan GT-R, Nissan have also updated the promotional DVD available at dealers and galleries in Japan.

Here’s a few excerpts from the DVD I’ve made available on GTRBlogTV. The first is called Evolution 2009 which just features a few bits of footage from the post launch Nürburgring tuning the 2009 model received. Specifically to the suspension valving, suspension bushes and Dunlop tires.

The second is a Nürburgring lap video with more footage than was previously seen in the Best Motoring/Nissan Europe versions. Enjoy!

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BRANEW Nissan GT-R Aero Goes One Step Further

December 27, 2008 Comments off

BRANEW have been busy since last time we caught up with them in October. In time for Tokyo AutoSalon they’ve produced an updated front bumper to add to their aero kit lineup for the GT-R.

Known as the Front Bumper Dynamic Version, it will be available in carbon fibre and FRP from early 2009. Stay tuned for more information in early January.

Link: Branew Home Page

Power Enterprise Announce GT-R Tuning Lineup

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Power Enterprise has been quiet on the GT-R tuning front until now. This week they break their silence and announce their product lineup including one new development that pushes the boundaries of what has been achieved so far.

First up in the range is the 35GTR 560HP kit. This includes the Power Enterprise P-Map ECU, PWR Air Impulse II air filters and intake piping kit. Obviously, this kit is good for 560hp when fitted to a standard GT-R.

Next is the 35GTR 600HP kit which features again, the P-Map ECU, PWR Air Impulse II air filters and intake piping kit. It also adds the PWR Supersonic Titanium 89mm diameter exhaust, and upgraded wastegate actuators.

Power Enterprise also have another secret project they’ve been working on to be shown at Tokyo AutoSalon in January, the Power Enterprise Four Charger System. What they’ve done here is add a pair (that’s right – two) of Rotrex C30-94 superchargers to the already twin-turbo VR38DETT making this a twin-twin-charged setup. VR38DETTRR right!?

Supporting the twin-twin-charged engine setup is upgraded PWR 650cc fuel injectors, a 35GTR 600HP kit as well as a few other custom items. Good for 650hp it’s designed for maximum mid-range torque for circuit time attack work.

The demo car will be at Tokyo AutoSalon from Friday 9th of January, GTRBlog will be there to get some more details and photos of the car so stay tuned for that.

Thanks to Ian from for the tip.

Link: Power Enterprise USA
Link: Power Enterprise Japan – R35 GT-R Tokyo AutoSalon Demo Car

Update: More Nissan GT-R FIA GT1 Spec Spy Photos

December 26, 2008 Comments off

More spy photos of the Nissan R35 GT-R FIA GT1 Spec car have been obtained by us here at GTRBlog. These come from AutoSport Magazine from Japan and look to have also been snapped at Fuji Speedway.

Not much more information except that AutoSport are extremely confident this is a V8 powered car, similar to the engine used in the SuperGT GT500 cars.

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Images: AutoSport Magazine

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