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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.

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TAS09: Garage Saurus GT-R, Original Saurus Parts Net 650ps

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One of the more subdued GT-Rs at Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 was also sporting some interesting modifications. Regular readers will have been tracking Garage Saurus’ build up for some time now and at AutoSalon we finally got to take some close up photos.

Featuring the Garage Saurus original parts lineup such as the exhaust system including Garage Saurus Extension front pipes, Garage Saurus No.2 straight through mid-pipes and Garage Saurus centre exit muffler.

On the intake side, an original Garage Saurus intake/intercooler hard pipe kit with silicon hose joiners was held together with upgraded hose clamps. A pair of Trust/GReddy R35 GT-R intercoolers is fitted to round it out.

Making 650ps on the standard fuel delivery system is not a great idea, the injectors will be strained resulting in a lean fuel mixture. Something you definitely can not live with. Garage Saurus have thus upgraded the injectors and to provide that stronger spark, have gone with OKD-R Coils. Controlling all these is a Garage Saurus Power-ROM ECU upgrade.

In terms of handling, Garage Saurus tuned Ohlins suspension with 16kg/mm spring rates up front and 12kg/mm spring rates in the rear does the job. Wheels are Yokohama ADVAN RS-D in size 9.5×20″+40mm offset front and 10.5×20″+20 offset rear wrapped in 255/35 front and 285/30 rear Yokohama ADVAN Sports tires. Stopping power is enhanced with some new Project µ brake rotors front and rear with Project µ 900i brake pads.

A Garage Saurus GT-R transmission cooler kit keeps trans temps down at the track.

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TAS2009: Abflug Nissan GT-R Aero Kit Prototype Debut

January 9, 2009 Comments off

Abflug made their prototype of their new R35 GT-R aero package public today at the beginning of Tokyo AutoSalon 2009. The Abflug kit consists of a aero front bumper, side skirts, rear underspoiler, rear diffuser and carbon fibre rear wing element.

Considering the last minute nature of the kit it’s understandable it’s not in a finished state yet and looks to be more of a mock up than a prototype. Nonetheless it certainly is a unique aero kit.

Other points to note with the Abflug GT-R are the 20″ Neez EI8HT wheels with GT-R center caps.

Whether Abflug will continue to refine and eventually produce this kit for sale is not known.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 5 – Impul, Power Enterprise and BadX R35 GT-Rs

January 19, 2008 Comments off


Next up from TAS2008 we have R35 GT-Rs from Impul, Power Enterprise and BadX.

Probably the most interesting was the Power Enterprise R35 GT-R sporting pod filters, some silicon hoses and a painted engine cover. Some nicely chosen 20 Inch wheels finished it off.

Impul seemed to have had limited time to prepare their car just changing the wheels. I’m certain we will see a Impul 35R shortly though and judging from Impul’s previous cars it may be one to watch.

BadX on the other hand should probably have left their GT-R at home unless they were seeking the worst looking wheels of 2008 award. Congratulations if they were.

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Impul R35 GT-R

Power Enterprise R35 GT-R

BadX R35 GT-R

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 4 – Trust GReddy R35 GT-R

January 18, 2008 Comments off


Trust’s GTR was actually the first car I saw on display at Auto Salon on Friday morning. I had a good look and as always I like the white ones. Was not a huge fan of the vinyl graphics but I can certainly appreciate the work that went into the exhaust.

Making slightly more power than standard with the Trust PowerExtreme Ti exhaust system this car was also fitted with aftermarket deep dish 20 Inch wheels.

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