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SEMA 2009: SEIBON GT-R Featuring SEIBON Carbon and APEXi Exhaust

December 2, 2009 Comments off

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If you thought we were done with GT-Rs from SEMA you’re mistaken, there were quite a few stalking the giant halls, wading amongst the Camaro ocean. This SEIBON decked out GT-R, for example, was on display at the SEIBON booth and was suprisingly carbontastic.

Well in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, here’s some background, SEIBON have had a fairly comprehensive range of carbon fibre parts available for the GT-R for quite some time now. Some of the parts on offer include:

  • Carbon fibre hoods, both OE and aero style
  • Carbon fibre trunk lid
  • Carbon fibre rear spoiler
  • Carbon fibre rear underspoiler
  • Carbon fibre front lip spoiler
  • Carbon fibre doors
  • Carbon fibre front fenders
  • Carbon fibre rear seat delete sets
  • Carbon fibre rear center console
  • Carbon fibre engine cover
  • Carbon fibre radiator shroud

The SEIBON GT-R was also fitted with the exceptional new A’PEXi Racing Sports Evolution Extreme exhaust for Nissan GT-R, something we think is gonna sell like hotcakes as soon as A’PEXi can get them into the hands of dealers.

SEIBON parts are being increasingly adopted by tuners worldwide for their demo cars and have popped up on HKS Kansai’s R35 GT-R, AutoSelect’s R35 GT-R, Dynamic Autosports Drift R35 GT-R and more.

For a comprehensive list of parts and where to get them from, hit up the link below…

Link: SEIBON Website

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Seibon Carbon Dry Carbon Fibre Range Updated

February 1, 2009 Comments off

Seibon have recently updated their Nissan GT-R parts range to include these OEM replacement doors and front fenders. Constructed in dry carbon fibre each saves considerable weight over their standard counterparts. The carbon doors tip the scales at just 3.63kg a piece while the fenders are just 1.47kg each.

Check after the jump for more photos of the parts and hit up the link below for more details on Seibon Carbon.

Link: Seibon Carbon Website

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TAS09: HKS Kansai GT-R Featuring Seibon Dry Carbon Fibre

January 15, 2009 Comments off

HKS Kansai’s GT-R bears only a small resemblance to the HKS Kansai GT-R we saw back in Tokyo AutoSalon last year. This year it comes covered in dry carbon fibre from Seibon and lowered with HKS HiperMax III Kansai Spec suspension on the brand new ADVAN Racing RS-D 20″ wheels.

We went over the complete specs down to the nitty gritty in our preview prior to AutoSalon so check that out if you’re interested in every detail. For now though check out our photo gallery after the jump…

Link: HKS Kansai Website
Link: HKS Kansai related articles on GTRBlog
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Seibon Carbon Dry Carbon Fibre Parts

October 1, 2008 Comments off

Another player has joined the Nissan GT-R carbon fibre body parts game with the announcement from Seibon Carbon that they are also releasing their own dry carbon fibre OE style hood and trunk.

The parts are looking to be in a finished state but have not been priced on their respective vendor websites yet. We’re expecting these to go on sale early November.

Source: Vividracing via NAGTROC
Link: Seibon Carbon Home Page

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Brass Monkey Bringing Nissan GT-R to World Challenge 2010

February 24, 2010 Comments off

Big news for US motorsport fans as Brass Monkey Racing has confirmed their entry of two factory backed Nissan R35 GT-Rs into the 2010 World Challenge season. Although a relatively new team, only debuting in 2009, they managed to finish third in the overall Championship standings and with driver Tony Rivera taking victory at rounds at Sebring and Road America in that first season.

While preparation for the car is being compressed into a tight timeline, the guys are confident that the amazing base GT-R performance will benefit them when up against more modified competitors:

“Many of the cars in the series have serious modifications to the engines and drivelines from the stock vehicles … The beauty of the GT-R is that it is an amazing platform to start with and we are able to utilize all of the stock internal components and drivetrain. With the exception of some of the approved series aerodynamic items and an effort to bring the car down to a competitive weight, the car will remain incredibly stock compared to most of our competition.”

– A.J. Brass – Team Owner

The GT-R entrant is the first Nissan backed team since the Sentra SE-R several years back.

Other team sponsors include Tax Masters, Stoptech, Penske Shocks, Southside Performance and Seibon Carbon. SouthSide Performance has received some photos of the car preparation including the roll cage and interior work being done. Looks like top quality stuff.

Can’t wait to see more of the build and the results when the World Challenge kicks off for round one at Streets of St. Petersburg on 26th – 28th of March.

Link: Brass Monkey Racing
Link: World Challenge Press Release

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Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: HKS Kansai’s Booth Preview

January 8, 2010 Comments off

HKS Kansai have announced they will be attending Tokyo AutoSalon in their traditional parts stocked booth. Along with their other demo cars will be the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R Black Edition. This HKS Kansai car is kitted out with the entire catalogue of parts including:

  • HKS Racing Suction Kit
  • HKS Metal Catalyzer and Front Pipe Kit
  • HKS Kansai Titanium Dual Exhaust
  • HKS Kansai Transmission Water Cooling Kit
  • HKS Kansai ECU
  • HKS Kansai Stabilizer/Sway Bars
  • HKS Kansai Front LSD
  • HKS Kansai Seat Rails
  • HKS Kansai Floor Mats Set
  • HKS Kansai Tow Hook
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Exhaust Protector
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Radiator Shroud

As well as that formidable list, the car is also decked out in a fairly comprehensive list of SEIBON carbon products such as the dry carbon aero hood, rear spoiler, trunk lid, front lip spoiler and grille.

We’ll grab the latest pics this coming Friday the 15th of January so keep checking back for our Tokyo AutoSalon coverage for 2010

Link: HKS Kansai Website

COBB Tuning Silicone Intake Hose and Clamp Kit for Nissan GT-R

December 15, 2009 Comments off

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COBB are choosing a fine time to launch a new reasonably priced GT-R product, just in time for Christmas? Maybe it wont make it in time to find it’s way under your tree this year but check it out.

This full silicon hose and clamp kit does away with your stock plastic and rubber hoses. The strong 4-ply and 5-ply silicon items are far more durable, heat resistant and resistant to expansion under boost than the OEM type so makes a sensible upgrade.

The clamps included are the T-bolt kind and are superior to the standard hose clamps albeit costlier, probably why OEMs stick with the vanilla flavor. Some may have seen from experience though that with more power than stock the GT-R likes to pop off an intake pipe occasionally.

Available in blue and black colors, the set retails at $695.

While you’re here, if you haven’t seen it yet, why not check out the interview with Trey Cobb at the Seibon booth from SEMA earlier this year embedded below.

Link: Intake Hose Kit @ COBB Tuning Website

SEMA 2009: Hankook Unveil Dynamic Autosports Drift GT-R for 2010

November 5, 2009 Comments off

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Hankook Tires held a press conference at SEMA today to announce their sponsorships for the upcoming 2010 motorsports season. During the conference Hankook renewed their comittment to maintaining their existing sponsorships while adding on a cash contingency program to support grassroots motorsport teams using their products.

The mic was then passed to Eddie Kim from Dynamic Autosports who detailed their own plans for the Formula Drift season 2010. They have decided to take the AWD Nissan GT-R supercar and make a drifter out of it.

Dynamic Autosports will convert the GT-R to rear wheel drive and will make heavy use of Seibon dry carbon body parts to lighten the car up.

Rumour is that the car will not initially run the VR38DETT engine however and a single turbocharged VQ35 may find it’s way under the hood of the R35 chassis while the team develops the VR38 package. The VQ will not be stock size though and fans can expect to see it displace around 4.0 – 4.1 litres.

The transmission will also be switched out and relocated up front. A G-Force transmission will replace the GR6.

As said, the plan to use the VQ is not set in stone and Dynamic Autosports may indeed use the VR38 engine. If this happens, it certainly wont be stock either and they are already developing a 4.1 – 4.4 litre stroker kit for it.

Engine swaps like these are not surprising, spare parts availability and the existing experience base with the VQ motor are going to give them a leg up in the first years of drifting.

Link: Dynamic Autosports Website
Link: Hankook Tires Website
Link: Hankook Tires Press Release
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TAS09: KW Suspension Booth and KW Hydraulic Lift Suspension for GT-R

January 24, 2009 Comments off

KW Suspension’s been working with Hashimoto for some time now, tuning their Japanese spec GT-R’s suspension on Germany’s Nurburgring circuit. The KW Variant 3 suspension was born of this development work and was launched in 2008 for GT-R owners worldwide.

At Tokyo AutoSalon 2009, KW showed off their new product for the GT-R the Hydraulic Lift Suspension system on their black GT-R demo car decked out in Seibon carbon fibre parts and LSD door system. Twenty inch F1X-Carbon wheels are supplied by Khan Wheels and are a magnesium alloy construction wheel with a carbon fibre inlay. Weight per wheel is around the 13 kg mark. The new 20″ Toyo R888 competition tires assist with the aggressive stance of the car.

The KW HLS system is designed to give the user in-cabin height adjustment facility to enable the owner to raise or lower their car on the fly. Available in 2 (HLS2) and 4 (HLS4) wheel kits, this is the same setup KW has previously sold for Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini’s to enable them to have a more practical supercar. Demo video is after the jump.

The HLS2 kit comes in at 1,020,600 yen while the HLS4 kit is a touch more at 1,209,600 yen. This includes the KW Variant3 height, rebound and damper adjustable suspension integrated into the hydraulic lift system.

To help promote the availability and test of the KW Suspension GT-R parts, they’ve built the Nissan GT-R Webspecial Site which is up now at the link below.

Link: KW Suspension Webspecial Site
Link: KW Suspension HLS Downloadable Pricelist (PDF)
Link: Hashimoto Corporation Website

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Tokyo AutoSalon 2009: HKS Kansai Preview

January 7, 2009 Comments off

HKS Kansai have given our friends at GTR-World a sneak peak at their Tokyo AutoSalon prepped Nissan GT-R. Bearing quite a few new parts, this HKS Kansai GT-R recently clocked the highest speed in the top speed battle as seen on the latest issue of Video Option (Issue 178, Feb 2009). They managed a top speed of over 326km/h with around 600ps of power.

The HKS Kansai GT-R is now repleat with dry carbon products from SEIBON and will be on display from Friday at Tokyo AutoSalon.

The modifications featured on HKS Kansai’s GT-R are:

Intake/Exhaust

  • HKS Kansai Super Hybrid Air Filters
  • HKS Kansai Metal Catalyzer
  • HKS Kansai Titanium Dual Muffler

Engine/Electronics

  • HKS GT570 Kit
  • HKS EVC V Boost Controller
  • HKS Kansai A/F Knock Amp
  • HKS Kansai ECU Controller
  • HKS HyperMax III
  • HKS Kansai Adjustable Stabilizer Set

Brakes

  • Project μ Front Racing777 Pads & Rear Racing999 Pads
  • Project μ Rotors front & rear

Interior

  • Recaro SR111 Seats
  • HKS Kansai Front and Rear floor mats
  • TAKATA Harnesses

Exterior

  • HKS Kansai Tow Hooks
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Bumper Heat Insulators
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Radiator Shroud/li>
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Engine Cover
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Trunk Lid
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Rear Wing
  • SEIBON Carbon Front Lip
  • SEIBON Front Grille
  • YOKOHOMA ADVAN Racing RS-D Wheels: 20×9.5 +40mm front and 20×10.5 +20mm rear
  • Dunlop SP Sport600 Tires

Link: HKS Kansai Web Site
Source: GTR-World.net

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