The main body seems to be an expansion of vehicles handled by the NISMO brand.
In the news release there was no mention about the second generation or GT-R.
If you are the owner of the second generation, I think that there are many people who are lamenting the abolition of genuine parts and price increases recently.
Especially when it comes to R32, it is getting harder to order the parts catastrophically.
Contents that might solve these troubles were announced at a press conference.
Although it is a video of a press conference, please pay attention around 14:24.
· Start up reproductive parts supply system
· Launched from R32 GT-R, sequential expansion
I am saying that the sale time is around autumn 2017!
I do not specifically mention which parts are mentioned, so I think that it will be announced again as soon as it is about to be released.
The one who gave up because the parts are gone, it is too early to give up!
We will actively handle GT-ROtaku once it is on sale.
MY2015 Nissan GT-R will be introduced and will be on sale from 25th November. GT-R Otaku has managed to obtain a secret document with detail of the MY2015 GT-R. The new MY2015 is not track focused but aimed at being the “premium sport” and thus became even more comfortable than the MY2014.
<What they have changed>
*With MY2014, Nissan’s engineers looked into lessening of the pitching in ride quality. With MT2015, they looked into the horizontal movement of the ride quality. Nissan claims the stability of the MY2015 GT-R is 4times higher than that of Porsche 911, 3times higher than that of Mercedes Benz C63 AMG… We do not know how Nissan measured the difference…
*The damping of the shock absorbers have been changed and ECU has been remapped accordingly. MY2015 GT-R’s agility has increased a great deal.
*The material as well as the design of the tires have been refined. They not only grip better but absorb unnecessary road information thus providing better ride quality.
*Engine, transmission, trans-axel, driveshaft have all been refined to have less constructional “gaps”. Lessening the gaps has led to less mechanical noise and lessened the friction losses. The bearings of the transmission have been altered by few microns.
*By lessoning of friction losses, acceleration of the MY2015 has improved an ECU has been refined accordingly.
<Track edition engineered by nismo>
From MY2014, the ride and handling of the GT-R has changed drastically. From MY2015, in order to accommodate more demanding customers, Nissan will introduce a new model called “track edition engineered by nismo” based on Black edition.
Rigid bonding body
Wide front fenders with air outlets
Track edition dedicated suspension
Track edition dedicated front/rear stabilizers with stiffer springs
Track edition dedicated Rays Aluminum forged rims
Track edition dedicated tires (DUNLOP SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST)
<45th anniversary model>
Based on Premium editon, 45 of the 45th anniversary will be on sale. The body color will be Silica Breath, same as R34 Skyline GT-R M spec, and will have dedicated anniversary plates in the interior as well as the engine room.
45th Anniversary models will be introduced on 25th November, Nissan will take orders from the beginning of January 2015 and will be sold from 25th February.
<The lineup of MY2015 GT-R>
Track edition engineered by nismo
An R35 that has been modified to 1200ps managed to average 323.2km/h… Yes, sure. Not surprising at all, is it? Well… until you hear that the record was achieved by a blind man!
Mike Newman, an ex-bank manager… I don’t know why he is always introduced as “an ex-bank manager” but all the media coverage do so… set a record of 299.3km/h last year with a Porsche 911 Turbo.
At that point, he has set the world’s fastest blind driver record but he challenged himself, probably wanting to break the 200mph barrier. Newman used the Elvington Airfield and its 1.8-mile (2.9 km) runway where he was required to perform back to back runs. At the end of the two runs, his speed was averaged to a new record of 200.9 mph (323.2 km/h).
ニューマン氏、Speed of Sightという身体障害者のためのモータースポーツ団体を主宰しており、その活動のアピール、またハンディキャップを克服するチャレンジ精神を見せつけてくれました。ちなみに2011年には全盲者による水上最速記録樹立・・・
Newman keeps breaking the blind land speed record in order to promote the organization, Speed of Sight. This charity makes it possible for people with disabilities to experience the thrill of driving a car around a race track. In addition to land speed records, the Speed of Sight website also says Newman has set a water speed record
Newman, also, did acrobatic vertical loops (aka, loop-the-loops). He is a brave… one heck of an adrenaline junky! lol
For more information on this particular GT-R, head over to Litchfield
GT-R Magazine Vol.118 will feature on R32 GT-R(BNR32) as it will turn 25 years old on the 21st of August. Chikara Kitabatake, a photographer, shot the R32 for a cover page 20 years ago when the very first GT-R Magazine came out and he shot it again. What we focused was to shoot the original (unmodified) R32 with backgrounds that never were 25 years ago. All the shots were taken in Tokyo and some of you may notice exactly where. What surprised us is that BNR32 still looks fabulous even after a quarter of a century. Enjoy looking at these beautiful pictures and reminiscent on the day BNR32 made its debut. On the side note, this particular BNR32 belongs to Kozo Wantanabe, a man in charge of testing BNR32, and is the only BNR32 colored in the factory original green.
As for the special feature, we have interviewed men behind the development of R32 Skyline. Those men were Shurei Ito, a product manager then and Hiroshi Tamura, a product manager’s right hand man then. We have also interviewed the designer of an R32, Hidetoshi Nishiizumi, chief engineer of chassis design who put in a lot of work for ATESA E-TS, Toshiro Matsda and Seiji Nagakura who was in charge of product assessment.
Our regular feature of “BNR32 project” being looked after at NISMO Omori Factory is nearly coming to a completion. The engine has been installed and is now drivable. We will soon find out the full extent of an R32 which has been refreshed by the works team.
In the last issue, we attached a DVD and with this issue, we are giving away a free GT-R Magazine original sticker. There is an amazing story behind this sticker and we shall soon reveal it in our official blog. http://www.kotsu-times.jp/gtrmag/
●Other contents are of R’s meeting 2014 guide, including “we shall aim for world record”/ GT-R&NSX Tokyo-Hokkaidou long touring/ R32, R33, R34, R35 staff car diaries/ Super GT 2014 & report on Nurburgring 24hours etc.
Jaguar F Type R carries a 5l supercharged engine that produces 550ps. It is the same number of horse power as the R35 GT-R and Autocar decided to make a video on their handling test as well as putting them for a time trial.
F Type R weighs 1650kg, GT-R weighs 1740kg and their 0-100km/h time is 4.2sec and 2.7 respectively. Yes, yes, Jaguar is a FR machine and GT-R is a 4WD machine but I’m really starting to wonder what “power to weight ratio” really tells us…
GT-R Magazine Vol.117
On sale from 31st May 2014
Publisher Kotsu Times Sha
The latest issue of GT-R Magazine Vol.117 will feature on ways to prolong the ownership of GT-Rs. We will recommend new ways of modifying GT-Rs, namely “R’s remake”, that are beyond the usual ways of refreshing and tuning. 25 years have passed since the debut of R32 and it is approaching 7th year since the introduction of the current R35. We travel all around Japan and feel GT-R owners’ passion for their cars as well as their wishes to own the car for a very long time. How could you maintain the best condition for your GT-Rs may be of your interest. And we will go further than just restorations.
●The main contents inside “R’s remake”
Ways to fabricate out of production parts
Clever DIY ideas from current owners
Strengthening ignition parts will keep RB26 healthy
The merit of replacing deteriorated wire harness
New ways of setting up your suspension
Evolution of digital sensors continue
Life expectancies of parts and the superiorities of new parts
As announced last month, Vol.117 comes with a DVD titled “The title of fastest R”. This DVD is 130min long and contains fastest GT-Rs in Fuji Speedway and Tsukuba Circuit. The footages are of onboard cameras of tuned GT-Rs, interviews of the tuning shops as well as drivers. We also brought the latest NISMO GT-R to both Fuji Speedway and Tsukuba Circuit and recoded its lap time.
Other contents of GT-R Magazine Vol.117 includes Skyline V37, the opening of R’s Meeting 2014 entries, the latest report on sports wheels and brand philosophies, Super GT 2014 report, GT-R Magazine original R34 steering wheel development etc.