IMG_1155_opt

 

If there is anything the new GT-R does extremely well (aside from being awesome) it is the way Nissan has taken a whale of a car and made it dance around much lighter vehicles. When we tested the R35, it hit 3,950-pounds on our scales and that, my friends, is more than your average luxury sedan. When I parked it next to my R32, it looked like a mini-van and outweighs my GT-R by 800-pounds! Still, Nissan engineers have somehow made its shear brute unbelievably efficient and put every pony to the ground effectively

Although Nissan gave strict warnings against modifying the affordable supercar, the aftermarket took the leap anyway. As early as October ‘07, overseas tuners were modifying the GT-R and one such tuner was BuddyClub. When it was time to search for a new demo vehicle, BuddyClub decided to modify the car most guys spent countless hours dreaming about – the venerable GT-R. With that, they bought a USDM model and shipped it to Japan to get started...

 

GO9G9719_opt

 

For More see the June Issue of Performance Auto & Sound Magazine....

Related Features

TranZformer: Ben Abutin's 2003 Nissan 350Z

Southern California has really seen it all. As the hub of the automotive aftermarket over the last half century, they are anywhere from 18-24 months ahead of other urban megacities and anyones guess how far ahead of smalltown USA. So…
Read More

Autodream: Helder Martins' 1997 Nissan 240SX

Written by Patrick Gall | Photos By Eymeric Widing It’s rare to find a genuine car enthusiast these days. Especially one who didn’t come from money or whose father wasn’t a former mechanic. A genuine automotive enthusiast who’s had to…
Read More

Oscar Trevizo's HorsepowerFreaks 2003 BMW M3

Written by Dave Pankew | Photos By Jacob Leveton The key to any successful project is to pace yourself, be consistent and reliable without overdoing it. You have to constantly push boundaries but not to the point of burning out…
Read More

Holy Grail: Wes Banasan's 2003 Nissan 350Z

Written by Dave Pankew / Photography by Kevin Choi (KC Image) Truth be told, we see a lot of Zees lingering around our inbox. Some of you out there are critical, accusing us of running too many Z33 chassis but…
Read More

SHARP SHOOTER

There is nothing more refreshing than partnering up with people who can get results. In an industry full of dreamers notorious for over-promising and under-delivering, you tend to side with the people who can make good on their promises. When…
Read More