NISSAN GT-R: POWER OR DESIGN?
Twelve years after the market introduction of the R35, here are some of his best initial elaborations
In 2002 Nissan decided to retire its legendary Skyline GT-R R34 replacing it only in 2007 with the new R35 simply calling it GT-R for the occasion.
Since then the production has never stopped as the work of the tuners that since 2008 have proposed numerous enhanced variants of the new modern classic of the Yokohama company.
HENNESSEY GODZILLA 700
Among the first companies to try their hand at the development of the famous Japanese sport was the American Hennessey, who in 2008 proposed her Godzilla 700.
Equipped with a new set of sports alloy wheels, the car has received numerous updates regarding the VR38DETT V6 3.8 Biturbo engine.
Thanks to the installation of a new intake system, new oversized turbochargers, a new intercooler and a new electronic control unit, the engine has seen its power grow from 480 to 700 hp with 853 Nm of torque.
The upgrade was also very cheap, as the final cost was around 18,000 euros to turn the R35 from a sports car into a real supercar.
The Japanese company Rowen concentrated instead on the same period in the aesthetic preparation of the car.
Produced until 2010, the R35 prepared by the Toyota City tuner presented new 20 "alloy wheels and a new aerodynamic carbon fiber body kit.
In addition, new stiffened sports suspension and a new four-terminal stainless steel exhaust system were mounted.
The GT-R was also used by the German tuner Vorstainer to publicize the launch in 2009 of his new Ventros department specialized in cars manufactured in Japan.
Built in a single model, the R35 was equipped with a carbon fiber body kit whose task was to reduce both the aerodynamic coefficient of the car and the overall weight.
Of the three I sincerely prefer the Hennessey Godzilla 700 as it shows that to have a supercar you don't need to spend millions, but I leave you comments on which ones you prefer.
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation
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