At Nardo, in Italy, this TOP SECRET R35 SUPER GT-R recorded a top speed of 377km/h even though it is a street legal GT-R. Mr. Nagata, the owner of TOP SECRET, spoke of his passion towards R35 and his attendance at this year’s R’s meeting at Fuji Speedway in Japan.
We have taken the 1200ps GT-R to Sendai’s Highland Circuit to see just how fast this car is… namely 0-400m acceleration. The track is covered with VHT all over but this particular GT-R was ripping the tarmac so hard even when it was running on 5th gear. We cannot keep our eyes off this machine’s evolution!
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.
「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!
#23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R Third in Okayama
OKAYAMA, Japan – The #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R placed third at the opening round of the 2013 Super GT season in Okayama, with Honda’s Raybrig HSV-010 and Keihin HSV-010 taking the top spots on the podium.
On race morning, heavy rain gave way to cloudy skies that occasionally let the sun through. The track surface was dry, but low temperatures and windy conditions made for challenging conditions on and off track.
Despite the weather, 16,000 fans attended, as pole-sitter Ronnie Quintarelli increased his lead in the #23 GT-R, quickly building up a comfortable margin over his pursuers.
The driver switch took place at the halfway point of the race, with Masataka Yanagida’s swift change ensuring the MOTUL AUTECH team maintained its position.
But the pace of the Honda HSV entries occupying 2nd to 4th increased during the race’s second half, closing in on Yanagida in the GT-R. If any car in the trio were to drop out, the time difference to Yanagida would instantly be instantly shortened.
Yanagida’s s pace fell away after picking up tire ‘marbles’ (discarded pieces of rubber that litter the track) towards the end, allowing a pair of rivals to get past on lap 77, just four laps from the flag, relegating MOTUL AUTECH to a creditable third place.
“Due to the fall in temperature, we picked up a lot of marbles and this led to a vibration that itself was the cause of locking brakes,” Yanagida said after the race.
“With that, we lost pace and were unable to realize our proper potential. I must apologize, as Ronnie handed me the car in top spot. I am sorry. I would like to improve so we can demonstrate performance in the cold also.”
Teammate Quintarelli said third was a reasonable result for the first round.
“Since conditions were good and the tire grip was also good, I was able to drive my stint at a solid pace,” he said. “Having started in pole position, naturally I wanted to take the victory. As I haven’t been on the podium in the opening round before now, I feel that this is a reasonable start to the season.”