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Donut King Racing Team’s Second R35 GT-R Get’s In Shape

December 13, 2008

Regular readers will remember Team Donut King’s rather ostentatious choice of colour for their racing cars from Targa Tasmania 2008 and Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge 2008.

A second Nissan R35 GT-R has recently joined the ranks and is already in preparation for racing early next year. One of the first steps of course is being completely stripped down and yes…. painted bright pink!

It’s not all about the paint job, just back from the painters the car has had a full weld-in roll cage fitted. An extremely serious piece of kit.

Right now everything is stripped out of the car. From the carpets down to the sound deadening. The dash is going back in but very little else including the pedestrian safety hood airbag units which caused a bit of a blind moment for Russell Newman in the Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge earlier in the year when they unexpectedly deployed mid-race causing the hood to block half his view of the road.

Planned modifications are basic as you’d expect for a production class racing car. Upgraded but standard sized brake rotors, brake pads, Toyo Proxes R888 20″ tires, new exhaust system, Sparco racing seats and an ECU tune. Taking care of the details in this department is JustJap Racing.

Owner/Driver Peter Leemhuis is enjoying the car so far, and why not, it’s faster than his Ferrari! A veteran of past Targa Tasmanias and Tarmac Challenges driving the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R, one drive of the new GT-R is all it took for him to decide to sign off on the order of the R35.

Early days yet but we should have some updates when the car nears completion and is entered into it’s first event.

Check out the Read More link below for the rest of the photos of the first stages of the Nissan R35 GT-R build for Donut King Racing team.

Images/Words: GTRBlog.com

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