The Nissan GT-R is a widely discussed car. The Japanese magicians at Nissan put together a real supercar killer. However, some people say that the GT-R is not worthy enough to be called a supercar. Maybe because it’s a lot cheaper than its most important rival: the Porsche 911. Or maybe due to its nickname “R35”, which suggests the car being a successor of the legendary Skyline R34. But the latest addition to the R series was built so well, that it made people forget about all previous Skylines. Nissans’ engineers are always developing new technologies, which results in yearly updates. All R35 GT-Rs are equiped with a 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The horsepower output is different per model (the one in the pictures has 550 horses under the hood).
Third world problem
As Godzillas are considered “cheap” supercars, they’re not that rare. Visit any trackday and you’ll probably walk into one or more GT-Rs. That’s probably why an Instagrammer named @shootpetoet) choose to configure his GT-R in a unique way. Thanks to his choices, we were able to create this guide on a third world problem: how to turn your “budget supercar” into something special.
Step 1: Order a special edition car
@shootpetoet owns one of the ten GT-R Gentleman Editions produced worldwide. Nissan built this special edition exclusively for Belgium and France. All Gentleman Editions feature an Amber Red interior and are finished in gunmetal gray, except for @shootpetoet‘s car.
Step 2: Ask the manufacturer to customize it
On special order, @shootpetoet‘s car received a unique paint named: Gold flake red pearl. “The red paint contains microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes, creating a spectacular effect in the deep, lustrous paint as the light catches the finish” according to the Nissan upgrades overview sheet.
Unlike @shootpetoet‘s car, all Gentleman Editions were delivered as MY2014 models. His car left the factory with all MY2015 upgrades, including lightning-strike LED headlights and halo-ring taillights. The Nissan upgrades overview sheet tells us more: “The new headlights feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. At highway speeds, actuators in the headlight unit adjust the angle of the projectors to project the light further.”
Step 3: Install more mods
Obviously, all this is still not enough to make it stand out from the crowd. So @shootpetoet bought a personal license plate with his initials on it. Beneath that, he ordered an Armytrix weaponized titanium exhaust, Difflow diffusers and a dashcam with the car. The whole package turns this Godzilla in a truly unique one.