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Tommy Kaira High Performance Titan Big Throttle Bodies for Nissan GT-R

September 15, 2010 Comments off

Tommy Kaira has quietly launched their latest performance product, a set of upgraded throttle bodies for the Nissan GT-R. The Tommy Kaira units offer upgraded airflow by improving the OEM throttle bodies in several ways.

Firstly they have honed and polished the throttle body interior. The net result is a 1.5mm enlarged opening with a smooth surface to reduce turbulence around the interior.

Secondly they’ve redesigned the butterfly from scratch. This titanium replacement butterfly reduces the need for the clunky OEM pivot so air flows more smoothly again through the throttle.

All up Tommy Kaira claim more than 20% improved airflow through these with of course improvements to engine response that come along with it.

Pricing begins around the 117,600 yen mark per set provided you send your OEM throttles in. Without the exchange, expect to part with 243,600 yen for a set.

Link: Tommy Kaira Website

TommyKaira R35 GT-R: Final Images and Pricing Revealed

January 12, 2010 Comments off

TommyKaira have put the finishing touches on their Tommy Kaira R35 GT-R project just in time for the opening of Tokyo AutoSalon this week. The complete car project looks to have been quite a mammoth undertaking but they’ve pulled it off with days to spare. The final product looks great in these photos but the real test will be to see it in the flesh on Friday this week at the show. The wheels you see it pictured here with are AVS Model F15 in Platinum black, sizes 20×9.5 +45 in the front and 20×10.5 +25 in the rear. They’re wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero 255/40R20 285/35R20 tires.

As for pricing, if you’re sitting down let’s begin. For the full kit, in “Wet Carbon”, including tax, look to spend 1,680,000 yen in Japan. It includes the following gear:

  • Wet Carbon/FRP Front Bumper
  • Wet Carbon Front Grill Cover
  • Wet Carbon Front Lip Spoiler
  • Wet Carbon Front Under Diffuser
  • Wet Carbon Side Ducts
  • Wet Carbon/FRP Side Skits
  • Wet Carbon Rear Underspoiler
  • Wet Carbon Rear Racing Diffuser
  • Wet Carbon Rear Wing
  • Wet Carbon Rear Fender Extensions (20mm extension)

On top of this you can choose the following options at extra cost:

  • Dry Carbon Front fender finishers 67,200 yen
  • Dry Carbon Front Fender Ducts 61,950 yen
  • Dry Carbon Door Handles 47,250 yen

If the full kit is too rich for you, then you’re not completely out of luck. TommyKaira are selling a sub-kit known as the Front Style Kit. This retails at the 630,000 yen mark and includes the following:

  • Wet Carbon/FRP Front Bumper
  • Wet Carbon Front Grill Cover
  • Wet Carbon Front Lip Spoiler
  • Wet Carbon Front Under Diffuser
  • Wet Carbon Side Ducts

Dry carbon versions of many of these parts are on their way soon but are not priced as yet. There’s is also a complete red leather interior package on it’s way. You can sneak a peak in these photos but we’ll have more for you soon. It’s also not priced just yet.

To go along with the exterior body components, TommyKaira have also developed a range of tuning parts like an exhaust system, brake kit and suspension kit. These are priced as follows:

  • High Performance Exhaust, Titanium (STTI): 348,600 yen
  • Endless MONO6 & 6R Caliper Kit with 390mm rotors: 1,837,000 yen
  • Quantum Super Sports Suspension Kit: 630,000 yen

So, like we said, looking good but check back Friday for a more in-depth look at the new TommyKaira R35 GT-R.

Link: TommyKaira Website

Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: TommyKaira GT-R Buildup Continues

January 4, 2010 Comments off

The tension builds as we get nearer and nearer to Tokyo AutoSalon 2010. I leave for Tokyo this weekend so personally I’m pretty damn excited too. About the show, seeing old friends but also about checking out what TommyKaira have been up to with their GT-R.

On the news front, you can see a little more work has been done getting the parts on the car. A full custom TommyKaira brake kit has also been developed along with a suspension setup from Quantum.

We know that the guys at TommyKaira also plan to splash red leather liberally around the interior, including on the seats which will be replaced with some SpecV-esque Recaros.

Stay tuned for a full spread of photos from the mornings press preview at Tokyo AutoSalon on the 15th of January…

Link: TommyKaira Official Website

TommyKaira Nissan GT-R to Debut at Tokyo AutoSalon 2010

November 17, 2009 Comments off

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Tokyo AutoSalon 2010 is coming up fast, if you plan on attending it’s about time to book your airfares and get your accomodation in order. One of the big unveils we’re looking forward to this year is the Tommy Kaira Nissan GT-R.

Much anticipated since we followed the production of the kit via the Tommy Kaira development blog we have yet to see the fully completed car.

What we have learned since the last update we made on the aero design is that Tommy Kaira will be upgrading the interior and suspension of the car as part of the complete package. The interior will be swathed in hand stitched red leather trim.

Tokyo AutoSalon will be held on the 15th, 16th and 17th of January 2010 at Makuhari Messe near Tokyo Japan. Until that time, these sketches in the gallery will have to tide you over.

Link: Tommy Kaira Website

Tommy Kaira GT-R Aero Development Update: Part Two

September 8, 2009 Comments off

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The Tommy Kaira aero kit development is coming along and for this latest update quite a lot of tweaking has been done to reign in the look somewhat. The front air intakes are starting to open up which softens the sharp edges of the front end. At the rear, the wing is being fleshed out to give a better idea of the final version. The rear diffuser / underspoiler is also taking shape and improving.

While initially the Tommy Kaira aero kit looked too much like a leaf out of WALD’s recipe book, I think they’re slowly managing to make the kit unique and more importantly, more attractive.

We’ll keep following their progress and keep you posted…

Link: TommmyKaira Official Website

TommyKaira Nissan GT-R Aero Development Update

August 18, 2009 Comments off

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TommyKaira made it known recently that their eye was firmly on the Nissan GT-R to add to their lineup of complete cars and over the past month or so development has been underway over at TommyKaira HQ about 2hrs outside Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

So far they have a guinea pig and have been shaping up the initial clay models to build the prototype molds from. Traditionally TommyKaira aero modifications have been a tweak in the direction of aggressive without going too far, so their work on the GT-R up to now is looking to be quite bold in contrast.

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The front end will consist of a original front bumper available in FRP or carbon fibre, the choice being yours. The front lip will be a seperate piece and will be available in either wet or dry carbon fibre.

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On the side, original sideskirts will be integrated with a rear overfender. The overfender is designed to give another 20mm of wheel offset available in the rear. Out back is a fully redesigned rear underspoiler, oversized rear wing and a small trunk lip spoiler to finish it off.

Overall I’m reminded vividly of the WALD Sportsline Black Bison Edition Nissan GT-R aero kit that we followed the development of since September in 2008. The use of an aggressive front bumper and a bolt on overfender is giving me deja vu. TommyKaira also do interior components for their complete cars so my guess is we’ll start to see those prototypes soon also.

Link: TommmyKaira Official Website
Source: 7Tune.com