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TAS2009: Shadow Sports Design GT-R Tuning Parts Debut

January 11, 2009

Japanese tuning house Shadow Sports Design has made an entry in the GT-R market with their new aero kit, wheels and exhaust parts which debuted this weekend at Tokyo Auto Salon. Lead by the legend race and test driver, Masami Kageyama-san, Shadow Sports Design has come up with some significant innovations that should be of interest to many of our readers.

First up is the aero kit, the kit includes a dry carbon fibre front lip underspoiler, dry carbon rear spoiler and carbon fibre rear diffuser fins.

The front lip spoiler is ducted and the duct is quite functional as it connects to a dry carbon channel which directs air directly onto the front brake calipers. You can see in the image below the duct airflow.

The rear wing is quite tall but lightweight being built from dry carbon. It’s shaped to generate more rear downforce on the circuit. The rear diffuser is attached as fins to the standard rear undertray on the GT-R.

Shadow Sports Design has partnered with Enkei to design these exclusive forged magnesium 20″ wheels. Available in two colours, Black which is a high gloss black finish and Gun Metal which is a semi-gloss dark grey finish. The Gun Metal finish is pictured below and the Black finish can be seen after the jump.

The use of forged magnesium in the wheels results in an very lightweight wheel and a consequential reduction in unsprung, rotational mass. Each front wheel weighs just 9.85kg, a 2.05kg saving, and just 10.6kg for each rear wheel, a 1.6kg saving over standard.

As for the exhaust, Shadow Sports Design has opted for a full titanium muffler with some unique burnt titanium tips. A titanium de-cat mid-pipe featuring a single resonator completes the titanium exhaust lineup. Those wishing to maintain the catalyzers in the exhaust have a stainless high flow cat option also.

To round out the Shadow Sports Design GT-R demo car is a pair of Shadow Sports Design racing seats fitted with Schroth Racing harnesses. Check out loads more photos after the jump!

Link: Shadow Sports Design Website
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