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FIA GT1 Nissan GT-R Specifications Revealed

April 6, 2009 Comments off


Nissan revealed earlier this year that they will be making a competitive entry into the FIA GT Championship for 2010 with a Nissan R35 GT-R built to GT1 specifications. In collaboration with NISMO and Gigawave Motorsports the car will be entered into four races in 2009 for testing and development. The first race it will be entered into is Silverstone, round 1 on May 3rd 2009.

Today specifications are out and the car was photographed testing at the Paul Ricard HTTT facility in the south of France during the media function and first official test day for the 2009 championship season.

As predicted the GT1 GT-R features a front mounted naturally aspirated V8 engine, a VK56DE with a displacement of 5,552cc. The VK develops 600hp and more than 650Nm of torque. It’s mated to a Ricardo 6 speed transaxle via a 5.5″ carbon triple plate clutch. All this drives only the rear wheels. Carbon brakes and pads all round are clamped by 6 piston front and 6 piston rear calipers. Putting the power to the ground are 18″ x 13″ Rays forged wheels all round.

More updates to come as the day progresses…

Photos: David Fontayne, Laurent Mercier,
Link: FIA GT1 Spec: 600hp R35 GTR


SARD Release GT-Wing Range for Nissan R35 GT-R

April 5, 2009 Comments off

SARD GT-Wing FUJI SpecM for Nissan GT-R

Japanese motorsports part manufacturer SARD has updated their aero parts lineup to include two new GT-Wings suitable for the Nissan GT-R. The GT-Wing Fuji Spec M and the GT-Wing Pro have both been released for the GT-R owner interested in upgrading the on-track performance of their base GT-R.

Both of these wings are a 1,710mm wide, carbon fibre units with 5 steps of adjustability. The Fuji Spec M item (pictured here) offers a low drag high downforce design in a standard shaped wing while the Pro version has the lifted center to offer maximum rear downforce. As an option carbon kevlar and carbon twill weave wing elements are available over the standard carbon item.

Pricing ranges from 192,150 yen for the carbon GT-Wing Fuji SpecM (part code 61810C(B)) up to 210,000 yen for the carbon kevlar GT-Wing Pro (part code 61700K(B)).

Link: SARD GT-Wings Website
Link: SARD Website

Noteworthy GT-R Drag Times: Our Top Three

November 22, 2008 Comments off

We’re seeing quite a few guys stateside with their Nissan GT-R’s out at local drag strips these days and some interesting things are happening. The first is, transmissions aren’t breaking in huge numbers like some predicted. Go figure…

Secondly drag times are coming down, whether it’s the cold weather or people are just starting to “get” how to drive the GT-R or a combination of both.

Not Stock: 10.9 ET
Last week we saw the GT-R finally dip into the 10’s when Jotech Motorsports ran a mildly worked GT-R for a 10.9 @ 129 mph. Amazing work with what amounts to intake, exhaust, boost and tuning.

Almost Stock: 11.212 ET
On the more standard side of the street some cool things have been happening as well. FikseGTR from NAGTROC has run his almost standard GT-R at Moroso Motorsports park during a test and tune session. He put in a great effort to see an 11.212 @ 122.24 mph without using launch control. That’s right, no launch control needed. The only modifications he’s running is a COBB Tuning AccessPORT canned tune and a pair of K&N panel filters. Boost level in this tune tops out at 14 psi, less than 1 bar of boost. Good work! Video below.

Bone Stock 11.691 ET
Last but not least has to be HybridMT’s recent record for fastest standard GT-R down the 1/4 mile without using the launch control. He managed a 11.691 @ 120 mph. His 60ft time was 1.90. His GT-R is completely standard without a single modification and his secret to success is, “just mash the pedal in auto mode”.

(Update, bone stock record has since been lowered to 11.67 @ 120mph)

Great work and while we all know the GT-R is not in any way shape or form designed to be a 1/4 mile racer it’s nice to know some people are having fun pursuing it for their own reasons.


First Nissan R35 GT-R In the 10’s – 10.9 @ 129mph

November 17, 2008 Comments off

We’ve been expecting 10’s to be broken into for a while now. Quite a few guys had run in the 11.0’s so surely it was right around the corner. Despite their best efforts though traction was a major issue even with the GT-R’s ATTESSA AWD system.

Today 10’s have been achieved in the US by a Dallas, Texas based workshop Jotech Motorsports. The owner of the car is D3GTR on the NAGTROC forums and it was built by Kenny Tran of Jotech.

The car is of course modified, running a HKS GT570 kit, Mine’s Exhaust, and the COBB Tuning AccessPORT. It’s making 548 hp and 573 lb/ft of torque.

Unbelievably, the run was done on a cold track with the 22″ wheels and street tires you see here fitted up.

Congrats guys.



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