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Photo Gallery: Budez Nissan GT-R Photo Shoot by TYC

February 23, 2009 Comments off

If you haven’t checked this out yet, head over to the link below to see the whole photo shoot. Some amazing shots of Kunani’s Budez GT-R against some amazing scenery.

Link: Budez GT-R Photoshoot by TYC @ NAGTROC

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SEMA 2008: Kunani’s / Budez GT-R @ Falken Tires Booth

November 4, 2008 Comments off

Going from a standard car to a highly modified SEMA showpiece is not an easy task at all but when you personally do it in just thirty days, manage to find time to squeeze in a photo shoot and it ends up looking this good you’re doing-it-rightâ„¢ in my book.

Darin ‘Kunani’ Ferraro did just that when he took his white 2009 Nissan GT-R and built this beast. With an impressive modifications list he’s managed to make something that stands out from the crowd. You can check it out at the Falken Tire booth (#43027) So what’s it got?

You have to watch the video of that rear wing by the way, it’s insane.

Click the “Read more” link below to continue reading the mods list and see the rest of the photo gallery…

Source: Thanks to Darin from for the photos and information

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Freedom Autosport and Switzer to Enter 2009 One Lap of America

April 28, 2009 Comments off


Can you believe it’s been a full year since Tire Rack One Lap of America 2008? Well believe it and get ready because it’s right around the corner and this year looks to be especially exciting.

For those not in the know, the “One Lap” is a annual week long cross country endurance motorsports competition. It pits drivers against each other in time trials for almost 20 legs in more than 3,200 miles of racing and traveling in a single week. Tires are controlled and entrants get only one set for the week but car modifications are allowed.

Each entrant is entered into a class dependent on what their vehicle was delivered from the factory with. For the GT-R that puts it in the SSGT1 category with cars such as the Z06, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper. Modifications, no matter how insane, do not change your class.

Last year a completely standard 2009 GT-R finished 11th but was a serious contender for 5th overall if not for an unfortunate DNF awarded in one leg. The resounding footnote from 2008 was this quote from GT-R pilot and Car & Driver editor Tony Swan:

The bottom line: whatever all you Corvette and Porsche zealots may say, the GT-R is a serious player in the supercar game. It’s a formidable sports car fast and competent, with cutting-edge technical sophistication.

Tony Swan, Car & Driver

This year the GT-Rs wont be so timid.


This Year…

Derek Whitis from Freedom Autosport has been combining forces with the tuning kings Switzer Performance to build their GT-R to compete at the very top tier, the seriously tuned realm where the Hennessey Vipers dwell and the modified Porsche 911 Turbos reign.

Making in excess of 700 awhp, the Freedom Autosport GT-R has the full Switzer P800 Performance Package which features upgraded turbos, upgraded intakes, bigger fuel injectors, bigger intercoolers and a full ECU tune.

Add to that lightweight panels from Password:JDM, active aero surfaces by AeroMotions, and components from Performance Friction & Motorsport Brake Specialists, STILLEN,, Forged Performance, Kraft Nissan of Tallahassee, WillAll Racing, and JRZ suspension the package is truly potent.

This year we will be covering the One Lap again so stick around and check back for updates as it will certainly be a heated battle for the top places this year.

If you’re interested to see the One Lap in person, admission is free to the circuits, check the schedule after the jump to see if there’s one near you.

Complete press release after the read more link below…

Link: Tire Rack One Lap of America Website
Link: Switzer Performance Website
Link: Freedom Autosports Website

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Five Way GT-R Battle at Buttonwillow Circuit

April 21, 2009 Comments off

Another top notch production produced by Craig Lieberman. Five street Nissan GT-R’s in various states of tune battle it out for glory on Buttonwillow Circuit. Well maybe not glory, maybe just for the sake of fun. Which it looks to be a lot of.

Love those Aeromotion wings. Well done guys. Hit up YouTube for the HD/HQ version.

Thanks Andrew for sending this in.

Type1 Racing Stainless Braided Brake Lines for Nissan GT-R

April 3, 2009 Comments off


Ever get that spongy brake pedal feeling when you’ve got some heat into your brakes after a bit of hard driving? One contributing factor is your factory brake lines expanding. Rubber gets hot and it gets flexible but these brake lines are teflon coated braided stainless and will not expand outwards at high temperatures.

Nissan had recognized this issue in the GT-R and increased brake line stiffness for the Series II GT-R but most current GT-R owners won’t get the benefits of that change unless they do something about it themselves.

These are a cost effective way to do that, for now, $149 gets you these brake lines including shipping to the lower 48 states from our partner Before you ask, yep they do meet DOT standards.

Our friend Darin from will be fitting up a set to his GT-R soon so we can get an idea of how they improve his brake feeling on the track.

A few other parts from Type1Racing have been released lately, we won’t go into details here but check their website and the photo gallery below.

Link: Type1 Racing Brake Lines on
Link: Type1Racing articles on

Event: The Nissan GT-R High Performance Manual Book Signing

February 4, 2009 Comments off

Coming up this Saturday the 7th of February, Alex Gorodji, author of the new book “The Nissan GT-R. High Performance Manual. An International Guide to High-Performance Components” will be signing copies at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

GTRBlog reader Kunani will have his Budez Nissan GT-R on display at the signing. The Budez GT-R will also feature in the new book.

If you’re in the area I recommend getting down and checking out Kunani’s car as it’s one amazing GT-R. The book is one of the first I know of to be published on the R35 GT-R in English so should prove to be an interesting read.

Link: The Nissan GT-R. High Performance Manual. An International Guide to High-Performance Components
Link: Petersen Automotive Museum
Link: Budez GT-R Photo Gallery

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ButtonWillow NAGTROC Track Day Report from Z-Car Garage

December 30, 2008 Comments off

Buttonwillow Circuit got a workout today with the North American GTR Owners Club – NAGTROC – showing up for their track day meet. Among attendees were Z Car Garage, Kunani from, AXIS Wheels, and lots of other NAGTROC members. has a great writeup on their day out as well as a few results on how they did and some photos to boot. Head on over to the link below to check it out.

Link: ZCarBlog: Buttonwillow Track Day Report