• Jan 15, 2008
click above to view more modded Nissan GT-Rs from the TAS

The Tokyo Auto Salon opened up last week and our comprehensive coverage has been slightly delayed due to the madness known as Detroit. We've partnered up with our friends from Autoblog Chinese to bring you as many live shots of the show as we can procure.

There was only one car to kick off the coverage and that's Nissan's new R35 GT-R. Blitz, HKS/Kansai, Fujitsubo, Power Enterprises, Amuse and MINE'S all had vehicles on display, most of which were sporting some free-flowing intakes, wheels and a few aero pieces, including front splitters and wings.

We know that Amuse already has its R1 Titan exhaust strapped onto its shop GT-R, along with a massive carbon fiber rear wing and trick C.F. lip. MINE'S will begin selling its VX-ROM that can eliminates the top-speed limiter and tweak the ECU depending on fuel octane. According to MINE'S, they've dynoed a GT-R fitted with its VX Pro Titan II exhaust and VX-ROM, and output at the flywheel increased to 530 hp. MINE'S will allow owners to send in their ECU to be fitted with the VX-ROM at a cost of 126,000 yen (around $1,150). And they say they can supply the VX-ROM worldwide. MINE'S is also offering springs, slotted rotors and an Esta Full Spec coilover kit with remote reservoirs developed with Sachs.

We've assembled some of the shots from Autoblog Chinese in the gallery below.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      VX-ROM FTW. Unhackable my behind. Time for a blast down the Wangan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dude. That car grows on me more and more every time I see new photos. And I loved it from the beginning. Can't wait to see/hear it on the streets...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everybody, please bow down.

      God is here.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow. I hope you're ready to be firebombed after your previous comments on the Challenger.

        Anyway, I'll just say that with the arrival (finally) of an official GT-R on American shores, there's about to be a huge rise in the visibility of all those Japanese tuning firms. Good to see Mine's getting some of the biggest coverage after being a cult legend for so long.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 7 Years Ago
        uuuhhh... how about not?
        I'll be first to say that the GT-R is a hugely impressive car but it's not THAT impressive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Mines dampers cost $9100 for the cheap ones.

      http://2009gtr.blogspot.com/2008/01/more-mines-parts-pictures.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      LOL, that didn't take long (to ax the top speed and boost power). Thought it was supposed to be horribly hard to do.