Bulgarian customizing house Vilner is good at creating evocative, high-quality, one-off vehicle interiors for its deep-pocketed customers. It is not, however, particularly adept at composing intelligible press releases in English. (Seriously, even if you don't generally look through pressers, this one is worth your two minutes.)

The subject in question this time is a Nissan GT-R with a distinct dragon motif. Created for a wealthy Chinese client, this Year of the Dragon Godzilla has impressive quilting in the shape of scales, a monstrous and complexly embroidered dragon on the headliner, a similar treatment inside the trunklid and red accents as far as the eye can see. The matte white finish you see is some kind of wrap, rather than paint, as Vilner makes it clear (in an unclear way) that this GT-R started out as a red one.

We're told that performance via horsepower to the wheels has been increased, as well. A new exhaust is the only performance upgrade that is specifically called out.

The gallery of mostly interior images is worth a look. Just try not to get creeped out by the dead-eyed, red-sneakered model that pops up in a few of them.
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The power of the dragon

Nissan GT-R ... Vilner - Inside Your Style ... A Chinese businessman with a large car collection ... The Year of the Dragon.

With these elements Vilner developed and executed a project with no peers in this realm. The customer wanted a non-standardized execution of his racer, a car which didn't distinguish up to this point from the other GTRs at the auto market. He placed his trust in Vilner - Inside of Your Style for the performance of the project. The studio decided to create an idea which aligns elements of a dragon - it is the year of the dragon, the customer is Asian, the car is exotic and sporty. The project was immediately approved and Vilner started working on the interior design. The designer drew a dragon, which was embroidered on the car's roof, and in the trunk, which was covered with Alcantara. The body of the dragon was transmitted by embroideries inside, winding around the seats, and passing through the center console. The effect was reinforced by the relief effects resulting from the combination of leather and embroidery. Every single element of the dragon body was hand-drawn by the designer personally on a pattern inside. This is the only way the dragon in the GTR can be felt for real ... Vilner remained faithful to his own pure style, and used black as a base, combining it with black Alcantara and black carbon leather. In the same style is also the dashboard, the door panels and the black console. The red edges emphasize the shape of the seats and correspond with the dragon at the roof and the red decorative seams on the dashboard. The steering wheel and gear shifter are made of carbon; some minor details were painted in red chrome. The red elements are not random. Red is the original color of the car, which received a white mat foiling finish in addition. The exhaust pipes are made of titanium, and the original ones were increased from 440whp up to 530whp.


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      Karl
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guess there's no accounting for taste, huh?
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      and if he takes it back to china, its going to get torched just like all the other japanese vehicles
      Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know how anybody can drive this around without feeling like a cheesy movie Asian mobster.
        dreadcthulhu01
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bruce Lee
        That wealthy Chinese client probably is a mobster, so the interior fits the bill.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      the dragon scales are a creative touch, the akward model is not.
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      the sad part of a gtr is from factory you own a ricer and when you modify it you even more a ricer. but they did some good work, definitely looks better but its still a ricer.
        GR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Willie
        This ricer will happily shove rice down the throttle body of more expensive Porsche's and "exotics". The Japanese don't call it Gojiraaaaa!!!!! for nothing.
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GR
          It actually looks like a fat catfish to me.
        Willie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Willie
        the sad part of a gtr is, from factory you own a ricer. then when you modify it you become more of a ricer. but they did some good work, definitely looks better but its still a ricer.
          Moreno636
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Willie
          Well at least you admit you enjoy going slow while looking fast. Which by the way is THE VERY DEFINITION of a ricer.
      The Uncle
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol stupid rice
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      They forgot to fix the exterior looks.
      treeinsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      pretty awesome
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @treeinsc
        Sure, if you're only 12 and still into dragons...
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      So... is this thing going to be seized by Chinese customs too, for tax evasion?
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bulgarian, huh? That figures.
      Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I feel like I'd have a hard time not feeling like a cheesy Asian mobster villain driving this car around. THEY CALL ME THE DRAGON!!!
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