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Esprit Dry Carbon Wing for Nissan GT-R: Wing 052

April 19, 2010 Comments off

Esprit are well known for their past creative rear wing design for the Nissan GT-R – the GT Wing 262. You’ve seen it on the ‘blog before but for those who need a refresher you can see our photo gallery here. This week they released their latest update to their carbon parts catalog, the Wing 052 for the R35 GT-R.

Quite a striking design, one of these babies will set you back around 325,000 yen in Japan.

Link: Esprit Website (Japanese)

Esprit Dry Carbon Front Diffuser for Nissan GT-R

March 31, 2010 Comments off

Esprit have remained quiet for some time now on the development front but they’ve been busy behind the scenes. This front diffuser is the result of some hard R&D on the circuit where they found the ideal setup for front aerodynamics could be added on with relatively little fuss. It’s helped them to some fairly impressive laptimes @ Fuji Speedway as well.

The Esprit front diffuser replaces the GT-R’s standard front undertray with a dry carbon item. The diffuser channels air into the wheel arches for brake cooling and extends forward to offer more front downforce.

Almost all teams competing with GT-R’s in motorsports are finding additional front downforce helpful. The way they’re gaining it is, by and large, by adding front splitters and canards. This elegant solution may be welcome to those not wanting to DIY. Retail price is set at $3995.

Link: Esprit Front Diffuser @ GT-RR.com

GT-RR Release GT-RR 570 Premium Package

April 13, 2009 Comments off

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Not to be mistaken for the “other” 570 hp kit the GT-RR 570 Premium Package comes with everything you need to get started in the GT-R tuning world at a level of quality not seen until now. Each part is hand chosen from GT-RR’s extensive range of tuning parts and is brought together into this kit to suit discerning GT-R owners with the urge to modify.

The package consists of the following parts:

  • Top Secret Titanium Hard Pipe Kit
  • Custom COBB AccessPort tune specifically for each car
  • Forge Adjustable Wastegate Actuators (with 4 interchangeable spring sets)
  • Esprit Turbo Outlet Pipes
  • Esprit Mid-Pipes (resonated, de-cat)
  • Synapse’s Blow Off Valves
  • HKS Spark Plug Set
  • HKS Super Hybrid Panel Filter Set

The kit requires you to have a Cobb AccessPort, something the guys at GT-RR can also sort out for you for a great price. All up you’re looking at $7,775 for the GT-RR 570 Premium Package.

Checkout the link below to see more detailed photos of each part and also take note of the new online ordering system available at GT-RR.com. Something that their team’s been working on for quite some time and is finally ready for customer use.

Link: GT-RR 570 Premium Package @ GT-RR.com
Link: GT-RR.com

Esprit Dry Carbon Wing for Nissan GT-R Released – GT Wing 262

March 14, 2009 Comments off

After a successful debut at Tokyo AutoSalon in January this year, the Esprit wing has found it’s way into production and on sale to the public. This GT Wing may be large but don’t let that fool you, it weighs in at just 2.1kg.

The official name for the Esprit Dry Carbon wing is the GTWing262 and it’s designed to offer more stability at high speed, more downforce when cornering and more rear end stability under hard braking from high speed. The GTWing262 is 1680mm wide by 300mm deep and is raised 175mm off the trunk. It bolts into two of your three standard spoiler bolt locations while a cover is included for the center holes.

One of the most unique wing designs we’ve seen and certainly a step away from the ordinary GTWing concept. You can pick one up for 275,100 yen in Japan or consult your local Esprit dealer, GT-RR, for more information on local pricing.

More photos of the Esprit Dry Carbon Wing after the jump…

Link: Esprit Website
Link: Esprit related articles on GTRBlog
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TAS09: Esprit R35 GT-R Shows Off Unique and Functional Aero

January 13, 2009 Comments off

Esprit fans will enjoy these pics of their new unique looking matte finished dry carbon fibre rear wing. Offering an alternative to the Voltex style big GT Wing concept this Esprit GT-R manages to pull off the look quite successfully.

We can also see here the Esprit dry carbon front air intake front bar modification as well as the Esprit intercooler peeking out from behind it.

The Esprit car is finished off with a 5Zigen exhaust system a pair of Bride racing bucket seats and a set of Prodrive 20″ wheels.

Link: Esprit Website
Link: Esprit Related Articles on GTRBlog
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Esprit Intercooler Upgrade Priced, Available Soon

November 27, 2008 Comments off

Esprit have now released pricing for their large intercooler upgrade and hardpipe kit for Nissan GT-R. The kit will retail for $5995 USD.

Expensive upgrade but track tested to lower intake temps significantly this might be one to consider for those serious track junkies.

Source: GT-RR

Esprit Intercooler Upgrade with Dry Carbon Duct

November 14, 2008 Comments off

Esprit have come up with something GT-R owners have been looking for, a big front mount intercooler upgrade. While ARC took the route of a subtle flow and end tank upgrade, Esprit makes a bold move with a dual core horizontal flow cooler design.

Technically this should improve airflow across the intercooler as the air no longer needs to make a complete 180° turn.

Esprit’s tame racing driver Hisashi Wada-Q has been out at Suzuka Circuit putting the kit to the test combined with a HKS GT570 kit.

The good news is that on the track there is a significant decrease in intake air temps (56°C -> 41°C)and oil temps (126°C -> 112°C) while maintaining the same water temps. As we all know a cooler intake charge results in more power, and it does, making over 600 hp. Top work there.

So if you’re looking to make 600 hp and keep things cool you might just want to consider this kit when it’s released soon. The front dry carbon intercooler duct is available now for 113,000 yen.

Source: Esprit via GTRCenter.net

Nissan GT-R Shares the Love, Parts Around

June 13, 2008 Comments off

What better way to make friends than to share your parts around. This new Audi TT owner has gone ahead and fitted up a full set of Nissan R35 GT-R Brembo 6 pot front 4 pot rear calipers with the GT-R’s 380mm rotors to go along with it. The work was done at Esprit’s workshop.

Not personally my favorite car (duh) but these things do look pretty in the flesh even if they are just plain slow in comparison to a GT-R. For the money however I’d probably be driving something different. Different strokes as they say.

Check out the rest of the photo gallery after the jump.

Related: R35 GT-R Brake Kits for Legacy GT-Rs

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Quantum T5-RS Suspension for Nissan GT-R

June 1, 2008 Comments off

Esprit has fitted up some new Quantum T5-RS stage-2 suspension to their Nissan R35 GT-R. During testing they have already noted an improvement in corner speed and lap times at Fuji Speedway.

Stage-1 and Stage-2 suspension kits are available from Quantum now at 441,000 yen ($4,400 USD) and 472,500 yen ($4,720 USD). Helper spring upgrade for the stage-2 kit adds another 10,500 yen ($100 USD) to the price.

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