• Aug 4th 2008 at 9:02AM
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Nissan's motorsports arm has been hard at work developing parts for the GT-R, and on August 20th, R35 owners in Japan will get their first taste of NISMO's efforts. Tuning packages – ranging from street to circuit kits – will be offered in either comprehensive combinations or ala carte, and will include wheels and tires, carbon fiber aero parts, exhaust systems, tweaked ECUs and upgraded cooling kits. All the parts have already undergone rigorous testing, primarily during NISMO/MOTUL's campaign of a race-prepped R35 GT-R in the Tokachi 24 hour endurance race.
More details are due out in a few weeks, although there's no word on if or when these parts will be available in the U.S.

[Source: GTRBlog]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here's hoping they can upgrade that ugly body.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1st off, it's not untuneable as there are numerous aftermarket companies that sell parts and even ecu upgrades for it already (such as mines). 2nd, this has a warranty and, based on previous skylines, will have plenty of aftermarket support (it already does in Japan, but it's kind of hard to compare it to a car that's been out years here).
      • 7 Years Ago
      And this is another reason why the ZO6 is so amazing with it's full warranty, tunability, and aftermarket support.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What are you talking about what the manufacturer wants? A vehicle is as good as the sum of its parts. These are all substitute parts being distributed by NISSAN's performance wing, NISMO.

        There are as many Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Mini tuning shops in Europe than there are in the US. So its clearly not everyone over there that agrees with you.

        And we're not talking about 'pimping'. Read the above. It says they are all NISMO tested to actually give real performance improvements.
        • 7 Years Ago
        aftermarket support? z06 do that??
        • 7 Years Ago
        aftermarket support?
        • 7 Years Ago
        A simple post about the GT-R and SOMEBODY had to bring in the Vette...

        And apart from that, you may be surprised to know that tuning is considered quite... immature by many motoring aficionados, especially in Europe. We have the mentality that a car is built to be as good as the builder wanted it to be, and it won't be any better without sacrificing something in return.

        Nobody "pimps" their cars with chrome and such unless they're idiots and they get booed and ignored for doing it. Even if it is a Vette!
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