Archive for July, 2009

C-West Release Carbon Lineup for Nissan GT-R

July 22, 2009 Comments off


Japanese aero legends C-West have been teasing us with promises of their new aero kit since December last year and finally the wait to see what they’ve been busy creating is over.

Tastefully modeled in these photos on a Brilliant White Nissan GT-R SpecV, the C-West GT-R Aero lineup consists of a front half spoiler, side skirts and rear under finishers. A trunk lid and original design rear spoiler is currently under development.

Each of these new items is available in three constructions, a fibreglass reinforced plastic version (FRP) a polyfibre reinforced plastic (PFRP) and finally, a carbon fibre version.

Part FRP Price PFRP Price Carbon Price
Front Half Spoiler 45,150 yen 49,350 yen 90,300 yen
Side Skirts 63,000 yen 67,200 yen 126,000 yen
Rear Under Finishers 27,300 yen 31,500 yen 47,250 yen

Interesting look although it’s getting tougher to compete in the GT-R front-lip marketspace these days with so many quality contenders entering their parts.

What do you guys think of the C-West design? Too little too late?

Source: GTR-World: C-West Release Carbon Fibre GT-R Aero (Japanese)
Link: C-West Website

FIA GT: Nissan GT-R Returns to the 24hrs of Spa for Round Four 2009

July 21, 2009 Comments off


The highlight of the summer for the FIA GT 2009 championships is coming up this weekend, the Total 24hrs of Spa in Belgium. This race marks the third out of four total races that the 2010 GT1 specification Nissan GT-R is entered in this year as part of the development program. This year is not the first time a GT-R has contested the Spa 24hrs, back in 1991 the Zexel Group A R32 GT-R won the race outright. While this year it’s all about developing the Nissan GT-R for the 2010 championship season and just finishing the grueling 24hrs, it’s sure going to bring an smile to European Nissan fans faces to see the GT-R back out there.

The FIA GT1 specification Nissan GT-R has come quite a ways since the program inception and has now over 10,000 km of track testing under it’s belt. Team Nismo / Gigawave seem confident that reliability is improving every race but, while they did finish round #3 at Oschersleben in Germany, there is a very big gap between that and a 24hr endurance event.

Spa is one of the most challenging tracks in the world. Full concentration is required on every corner here not to make a mistake. Because many corners are extremely high-speed, a mistake normally means the end of the race. Hence to race for over 24 hours at Spa is extremely exciting. Our target is of course to make it over the whole distance, not an easy target for a new car, but we will do everything in our power to achieve that goal. The Nissan GT-R is getting faster and more reliable at each event and so we hope to make another step forward for this all-important race at Spa!

– Michael Krumm, Driver, Nismo

To bolster the ranks for the race, Nismo have added ex Formula 1 driver Anthony Davidson as the third driver for the race. Overall it should be a great race, the circuit is amazing, the weather is unpredictable and the GT-R is involved.

Check the Nismo press release after the jump…

Images: (C) DPPI via FIA GT
Link: FIA GT Related Stories on

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STILLEN Targa Newfoundland GT-R Setup and Testing

July 20, 2009 Comments off

Preview video of the Steve Millen’s Targa Newfoundland race car Nissan GT-R in trademark orange with Password:JDM dry carbon aplenty. Sounds and goes very nicely it seems… Hit the HD button!

Don’t forget to check out the Road & Track video website devoted to this car, it’s recently had an update regarding the paint and carbon parts. Hit it up at this link.

Update: Snagged a few pics off the STILLEN blog of the car at a recent meetup.

Link: STILLEN Website
Videos: R&T: STILLEN Targa Newfoundland GT-R Prep Videos

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BBS LM-R Wheels for Nissan GT-R – Track Testing

July 19, 2009 Comments off


You might remember this release from a few days ago, BBS will be partnering with Hashimoto Corp in Japan to release a limited number of sets of BBS LM-R wheels for the Nissan GT-R. The first set has now been photographed track testing at Okayama Circuit in Japan last week at an event held with the GT-R Owners Club.

Nice wheels, the color seen here is the only color available for now and is the Diamond Black (DBK).

Source/Link: Hashimoto Corp

And Tonight On “Tuning a Mid-10 Second GT-R” With Your Host Forged Performance…

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Kind of related to the previous story, although not featuring the exact same car, this short video presented by Sharif from Forged Performance shows what sort of technology and hardware goes into building and then tuning a quick Nissan GT-R.

Taking a look under that hood was interesting, these guys are making mid-10’s look pretty damn easy these days!

Great job Sharif you should do more of these.

Link: Forged Performance Website

AMS Sponsored GT-R Pump Gas Quarter Mile Record

July 18, 2009 Comments off

Seems like the big power GT-R scene has matured somewhat of late and quarter mile times are both falling and requiring less experimentation to get there. The AMS sponsored GT-R in the video above has run a 10.69 @ 132 mph on 93 octane gas making it the fastest run on pump gas according to AMS. What’s more is the list of modifications is quite brief and it was done on the standard Bridgestone runflat tires.

So what goes into an AMS built tuned mid 10’s on stock tires Nissan GT-R? Here’s the modifications list:

That’s all… Crazy eh!?

Link: AMS Performance Pump Gas Record Discussion Thread @ NAGTROC
Link: AMS Performance Website

Sneek Peak at SouthSide Performance’s Billet Intake Manifold for GT-R

July 17, 2009 Comments off


Southside Performance have put the finishing touches on their soon to be next product release, a fully billet aluminum intake manifold for the Nissan GT-R. The redesigned intake is said to free up quite a few horsepower over the GT-R’s standard intake but no firm details yet.

Expect a full product release shortly though, until then, enjoy the videos (second one after the jump) of the intake in action!

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

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Password:JDM Release Ultimate Front Lip Spoiler for Nissan GT-R

July 16, 2009 Comments off


It’s a big call but when you see what this front lip has to offer I’m sure you’ll agree that this is the ultimate in aero parts for your GT-R’s front end.

The Password:JDM front lip is constructed from dry carbon fibre reinforced with honeycomb matrix that’s designed to be extremely durable. This is no museum piece and is designed for guys who are going to drive their cars and occasionally, you know, meet a speed hump or, god forbid, drive up their steep driveway.

This lip is also completely modular, and has loads of options to choose from. You can fit strakes, brake ducting, skid plates and add on splitters to enhance the look and, more importantly, the functionality of the lip. Above you can see it in it’s raw form and below with the add on splitter fitted.

We mentioned brake ducts earlier and that is going to be interesting for a few of you. The GT-R sure could use some cooling on the brakes and this offers it in spades. The full carbon brake ducts again bolt onto the underside of the lip and force air onto the calipers

If strakes are your thing then Password:JDM give you that option as well with a set that easily bolt up to enhance downforce at the front.

So I’m pretty sure many of you will agree on this being the ultimate front lip and if you’re keen to get one head over to the Password:JDM website to contact them. We don’t have pricing or delivery dates yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

Link: Password:JDM Website

Nissan Announce SpecV GT-R for European Market

July 15, 2009 Comments off


Nissan has decided to go ahead and setup shop on the new ring boulevard at the Nurburgring in Germany with a new concept store known as “Nissan Sportscars Shop”. On display is a Nissan GT-R, a 370z Nurburgring edition and the European specification Nissan GT-R SpecV.

Sales are expected to begin this year but pricing is not yet known.

Will Nissan let the world know the SpecV Nurburgring laptime at the European SpecV launch? Makes sense to me!

Check the full press release after the jump…

Source: Nissan Motors Australia

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STILLEN Peek AP Racing’s Upcoming Carbon Brake Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

July 14, 2009 Comments off


Rumors and gossip about the AP Racing carbon ceramic brake rotor upgrades being developed for the Nissan GT-R have been fueled again today with confirmation that they’re almost here by way of a sneak peek on the STILLEN blog.

These babies will see action in Newfoundland on Steve Millens GT-R targa car. Should stop nicely!

Thanks for the link Josh!

Link: STILLEN Sneak Peek