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Mine’s President Niikura-san Hints at New Tuning Products for Nissan GT-R

April 13, 2009 Comments off


In a recent statement, Mine’s CEO and President, Michizo Niikura-san has announced a confirmation of further developments on the Nissan R35 GT-R platform. Mine’s has been committed to developing products for GT-R enthusiasts since launch back in 2007 and most recently showed off their Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 GT-R representing the then pinnacle of their parts catalog.

Next up from Mine’s according to Niikura-san’s statement are releases for the 2009 (Series II) GT-R and the SpecV GT-R. ECU’s for both have been unlocked so expect updated VX-ROM releases in the very near future.

Outside of that, Mine’s is also working on their throttle body upgrade for the GT-R known as the “Super Big Throttle Body”, more carbon fibre products to enhance the aggressiveness of the GT-R’s looks, and finally, a VR38DETT Super Complete Engine upgrade featuring upgraded pistons and conrods among other things.

More on these new parts as news comes to hand.

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Mine’s Nissan GT-R Carbon Mirror Covers Released

February 16, 2009 Comments off

First seen at Tokyo AutoSalon 2009, these Mine’s dry carbon mirror covers come from their partner Mooncraft, one of the worlds best manufacturers of carbon parts.

This week they’ve been released to buy for 136,500 yen. They should be available from your local Mine’s dealer as soon as the update filters through.

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Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 Breaks Their Fuji Speedway Lap Record

February 14, 2009 Comments off

Mine’s have been out again testing their Spec-X 6.0 Nissan GT-R – the latest most potent R35 GT-R to come from Mine’s. Packing 600ps and less bulk due to lightweight carbon parts. Last month Mine’s were shakedown testing at Tsukuba but this weekend they’ve gone and set a laptime at Fuji Speedway.

On a cold dry track, Eiji “Tarzan” Yamada drove the Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 GT-R around FSW in 1:49.782 breaking their own previous best of 1:51.258.

Check out more photos from the testing over at the link below…

Source: Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 Fuji Speedway Test
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Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 GT-R Testing at Tsukuba Circuit

February 1, 2009 Comments off

Mine’s have been at Tsukuba before with their GT-R and with the VX-ROM, suspension, brakes and aero tweaks they easily dipped into the 59 second laptimes. That was a while back now. Mine’s have made a lot of changes to what is now known as the Mine’s Spec-X 6.0. We got to see the Spec-X 6.0 at Tokyo AutoSalon this year and even just from outside you can see it’s leaner and meaner.

Power for the Spec-X 6.0 is up with the new Mine’s ECU, the VX-ROM Type-X, to 600ps. To get there, upgraded wastegate actuators, an electronic boost controller (HKS EVC5), NGK racing plugs and a completely new ECU tune is included.

The Spec-X 6.0 also comes with a few exhaust changes over the past iterations of the Mine’s GT-R. Mine’s Super Outlet PRO II cat-less turbine outlet pipes are installed with Mine’s cat-less Straight Pipe II.

Other changes are the new Mine’s dry carbon fibre parts including the dry carbon hood, trunk lid, side skirts, new ducted front underspoiler, rear underspoiler and rear wing. These parts are both lightweight and functional. Check out the links below for more info on the carbon parts.

At Tsukuba this weekend Mine’s were out with driver Eiji “Tarzan” Yamada tuning the setup of the Spec-X’s Mine’s Suspension. It did not run a timed lap this weekend but the regular Mine’s GT-R was clocking low 59’s with a best lap of 59.244 seconds on a cold track. The Spec-X 6.0 should be good for 58s in the very near future.

Click the read more link below to see a couple more photos from this weekend but we’ve also update the photo gallery on our Mine’s Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 article.

Source: Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 GT-R at Tsukuba Circuit
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TAS2009: Mine’s Reveal New GT-R Carbon Parts

January 10, 2009 Comments off

Mine’s have been quite good at keeping their latest carbon parts away from the public so that they can reveal them at Tokyo AutoSalon this year. Partnering again with Mooncraft, they have produced quite a number of premium quality parts for the discerning GT-R owner.

First up we have an updated Mine’s Dry Carbon front lip spoiler. This new lip integrates brake ducting and a slightly more aggressive look. This is available concurrently with the original Mine’s front lip spoiler.

Next we have this brand new carbon hood. Styled identical to the OE hood this has an exceptional finish and can be left bare or painted as shown on here the Mine’s demo car. The Mine’s carbon hood saves weight over the front end of the car, combine with the Mine’s anti-sway bars to help eliminate understeer.

Here we see the new Mine’s carbon trunk lid. Another weight saver which is again top quality. It’s finished here with the new Mine’s carbon fibre rear wing aero cover, again from Mooncraft.

Lastly for this post we see the finished Mine’s Type-II aero mirror covers. The design is changed over any prototypes we’ve seen before.

We’ll get some pricing and maybe even some weights of these items shortly. Until then enjoy the rest of the photos after the jump.

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Mine’s Carbon Engine Cover and Rear Wing Cover Released

November 20, 2008 Comments off

Mine’s have released their latest carbon innovations for sale. These parts from Mooncraft carry on Mine’s legacy of top shelf quality at all costs.

In terms of price, the engine cover will retail at the 189,000 yen mark. The rear wing cover comes in a 294,000 yen. Not cheap but perfection and unique design never is.

These parts are on-sale now at your favourite Mine’s dealer.

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Mine’s Mooncraft Carbon Fibre Engine Cover and Rear Wing

November 12, 2008 Comments off

We gave you guys a heads up on these in September when we had some design images of them. Mooncraft have come through and finished the real thing for Mine’s and it was recently seen in the flesh at SEMA.

This is a great looking dry carbon engine cover and you can bet your paycheck that its 100% quality every time. The great thing about the new rear wing is it maintains your third center brake light.

These should be available shortly through your nearest and dearest Mine’s dealer.

Source: Corner Balance blog
Link: Mine’s Mooncraft Carbon Parts Design Images

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New Mine’s Parts In Development – Engine Cover, New Spoiler Design

September 2, 2008 Comments off

Next month’s Option Magazine, October 2008, details some upcoming new parts from Mine’s developed in collaboration with Moon Craft. As you may know, Mooncraft currently makes all of the Mine’s carbon parts to Mine’s design and specifications and only produces the worlds best quality carbon fibre parts.

Coming soon will be a original design carbon engine cover with a very unique look and a more serious looking rear spoiler which again takes advantage of the standard mount points. These parts will all be full dry carbon.

Check out The Real JDM’s recent blog about Mine’s carbon parts made by Mooncraft.

Source: Mooncraft, Option Magazine

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Mine’s Carbon Grille and Exhaust Outlet Surrounds for GT-R

August 25, 2008 Comments off

Mine’s have extended their range of decorative carbon parts this week with the release of their carbon grille and carbon exhaust outlet surrounds. Competing tuners already have parts similar so Mine’s will distinguish themselves as normal by creating exception top level quality parts.

Pricing is 59,850 yen for the grille and 98,700 for the exhaust outlet surrounds. These will be available at all international Mine’s distributors shortly.

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GT-RR Tweaked GT-R on Show in CA

August 19, 2008 Comments off

One of our good friends Ben has featured this red Zele International kitted GT-R on his blog The Real JDM over the past week. What a car it is. Fitted out with the most tasteful parts from GT-RR including a Mine’s exhaust, Mine’s carbon front lip, Mine’s NACA bonnet ducts and Rays R57GT Gram Lights black edition 20″ wheels. There are also a few special touches few have seen before like the carbon side GT-R emblem replacements and the carbon front air ducts.

I love how amazing carbon looks against this red. Great photos and thanks for posting these Ben.

You can check out the close up and hi-res photos over at the link below!

Link: Customer Car – GT-RR.COM Red GT-R Part 1 and Part 2

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