Jindai-ji is not too far away from the center of Tokyo. But it’s a quiet residential area and it is famous for its temple, soba and festivals. A gardener, a soba chef, a guard man, a panel beater, a car dealer living in Jindai-ji got together to revive the rotting R32. It was parked for 10years to rot and they plan to bring it back to life.
This is an introduction of a small documentary which is exclusively shown on our website! Stay tuned at GTRotaku for more!
Nissan GT-R (R35) is one of the quickest, in terms of 0-100km/h acceleration, cars in the world. GT-R may not be able to match the performance of Bugatti Veyron but it costs nearly 2 million USD. So, it is fair to say that GT-R is one of the best cars in terms of value for money. GT-R being nearly invincible, however, may bore people. Thus we shall feature this video of GT-R battling against Suzuki GSX-1000R.
Suzuki GSX-1000R received a premium Yoshimura exhaust, and a stretch job with a longer swingarm to withstand the crazy thrust on the highway. We don’t know if the engine of this particular bike has been modified or not but it weighs no more than 170kg and has 185ps as standard… As GSX-1000R has non-synchronous transmission, shift up is fast and it reaches 130km/h in FIRST gear. The retail price of GSX-1000R is less than 2 million yen. So, it is fair to say that GSX-1000R is also one of the best bikes in terms of value for money.
On the other hand we’ve got a 600 HP GTR, but it just wasn’t Nissan’s day. No matter who wins in this battle, we are witnessing the best of what Japan has to offer.
4door GT-R was available with second generation GT-R, R33. This is the photo of that rare “Autech Version”. The body is scattered with rust and this car was deteriorating but we have decided to restore it. Will 4door R33 make a complete recovery?!
The main feature, of the latest issue of GT-R Magazine (Vol.111), is “Life with GT-Rs” and shows you people who are enjoying their GT-Rs with various styles. Six readers have sworn to spend their lives with GT-Rs and will tell us of their tales on the love they endure towards their machines. As for the red Hakosuka GT-R(KPGC10) is owned by one of those six and to our/your surprise… the body is made of dry carbon except for roof, rear fender and back panel! Other feature articles are just as dramatic. There is an article on a driver who bought his R32 brand new, back in 1989, and has been driving it for the past 23 years, there is also a story on a driver who has driven his R32 for more than 400,000km etc.
GT-R Magazine Vol.111 contents: “Life with GT-Rs”/ Prelude of BNR34 Nur engine maturity/ R33 Autech version revival/ Anatomy of BCNR33/ GT-R Magazine original exhaust development/ R’s Meeting 2013 in Fuji Speedway begins its entries etc.
I have absolutely no idea what this short film is on about but… who cares when it looks as spectacular as this one? Monster Energy released this short film on YouTube on 1st of April. But it was no April fools.
「ストリートからサーキット・ゼロヨン・最高速」をコンセプトに掲げている愛知県半田市にあるチューナー、ガレージ八幡。そんな彼らが手がけたR35が凄いんです。その名も「Garage YAWATA Street 35GT-R」。最高速度320km/hを記録するこの35GT-Rは、市販ラジアルタイヤで0-400加速10秒前半をマークするそうです！
A tuner called “Garage Yawata” is based in Handa-shi, Aichi-prefecture. Their demo-car “Garage YAWATA Street 35GT-R” has been modified so that the maximum speed reaches 320km/h and dashes 0-400m in just a bit over 10 seconds even with “normal” radial tyres!
気になりますねぇ、どうだったのか！詳しくはGT-Rマガジン別冊「R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II」で取り上げているそうです。いやぁ・・・、出し惜しみしているわけじゃないんです（笑）。 7月1日、全国書店にて発売予定！！
GT-R Magazine’s staff car has driven 123,000km in 5 and half years. Any cars driven more than 100,000km, in Japan, is considered “a lot”. With the help of NISMO, they have decided to take evenryting apart, from this particular R35, and look closely into the wear and tear to see what 125,000km of driving did to the car. The arcticle is featured on not GT-R Magazine but its sibling magazine called “R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II”. I, seriously, am curious! The magazine will be on sale from 1st July!
Motor Trend and Autocar have decided to put R35 against Audi R8 V10 Plus as well as Alpina B6. Both Audi and Alpina are more expensive and slower than R35 yet receive praises for their comfort and ease of driving. Although R35 is praised for its sheer speed on circuits, both medias seem not fully satisfied with GT-R.
Nissan GT-R has pursued numbers. Lexus LFA pursued the joy of driving, regardless of the cost. Yet, both Japanese supercars never quite seem to get the full praises from journalists or from the car media when compared with their rival supercars.
I would like to see a journalist, or a car media who can point out exactly what is missing from GT-R or Lexus LFA… Is it the history of the brand? Is it the design?