• Jan 10, 2008
The impending Nissan GT-R extravaganza in Japan is about to get underway. Unfortunately, the Tokyo Auto Salon runs right up against our coverage of the North American International Auto Show, so we're stuck covering the event from our couch and hotel rooms. When will they learn?

Regardless, through the power of the Web, we're able to get a sneak peak as to what some of the top tuners in Japan will be doing with the Nissan GT-R in the coming months. Amuse brought out its own GT-R to a Time Attack event at Tsukuba sporting a new rear wing, carbon-fiber front splitter, revised exhaust and a new pair of seats. We're sure there's more, but we don't have the details yet (check out Auto Otaku for pics). The car was tested by Mr. Tanabe around Tsukuba and even the old man himself clocked a lap time of 1:01.332. Color us impressed.

Top Secret, the high-powered dominators of the Tokyo tuning scene, will have another GT-R (see right) gracing its show stand, this one fitted with new wheels, a revised front splitter and God knows what else.

We're getting excited at the prospects and will be sure to keep our eye out for anything and everything of interest while battling the throngs in Detroit.

[Sources: zerotohundred.com, Auto Otaku via Kultivate]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      cant wait to get all of the details and yes would also want all every version in granturismo 5. Good thing because there are always plenty of GT-Rs in the game considering the creator owns and loves them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good times ahead for the GT-R community.
      • 7 Years Ago
      GT-R is this generations NSX.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Except it's fast.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOOOOO I love the the tuner community is already embracing the new skyline with open arms!
        • 7 Years Ago
        so far

        1. MATCHLESS CROWD RACING + ARC
        2. MINES
        3. TOP SECRET
        4. POWER HOUSE AMUSE
        5. HKS + KANSAI
        6. BEE-R
        7. HARRISON
        8. SUNLINE AUTO
        9. AUTO SELECT
        10. GARAGE SAURUS

        BUT i cant wait for VEILSIDE bodykit for the R35
      • 7 Years Ago
      hard to imagine there is much to improve on with the GT-R, other than lowering the weight a bit. other than track junkies, who really wants to sacrifice whatever's left of a stock GT-R's daily drivability for more performance when it already blows the doors off 99% of road cars?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. 3.3 seconds to 60 with a warranty?! Who needs to go faster than that on their way to work?

        But, man, I love this car. GT-Rs are my favorite along with S30 Zs. A proper restomod KPGC10 GT-R or S30 Z, with hopped up RB motors, are to die for.

        http://wmexpressway.net/index.php?showtopic=26883
        • 7 Years Ago
        >>The stock GT-R dynoed at 285hp at the wheel.

        apologizes, typo, 485hp. 485.7hp to be exact. And 507.9hp for the GT-R with the new exhaust (66.3kg/m torque). Page 61, Feburary 08 issue Option magazine.

        Also the magazine is confident that a new exhaust and a ECU tweak should go to 550hp, and 600hp+ with 'light tuning'. The cast-iron block engine, they deduce, is ideal for increasing boost pressure in the GT-R.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Have a look at this orange GT-R by Harrison, a japanese bodykit company. Amazing! Pics in post #13.

      http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/Orange-GT-R-spotted-in-Ropongi-t21017.html
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wicked sounding exhaust. Thanks for that link, Jeff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like the R35 is gonna be as populair tuning object as the R32/33/34 serie.