Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Suzuka (Oct. 30, 2007) - NISSAN GT-R race car for the GT500 class of Japan’s SUPER GT series underwent a shakedown at the renowned Suzuka Circuit from October 29 – 30 supervised by NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd.). The vehicle is scheduled to debut in the series next year. The 2-day test, conducted under sunny skies, went smoothly with NISMO’s regular drivers, Satoshi Motoyama, Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda, behind the wheel. The test was designed to obtain important data for the race car’s further development.

Yoshitaka Iijima, NISMO team director for SUPER GT, said: “The test went well without any problems. We obtained positive feedback on the car’s potential from the drivers. We are aware of the NISSAN GT-R popularity and racing heritage. We will make our best effort to win the championship next year.”

Dublin City...

Recently I have got to see alot more of Dublin City, and been spending more and more time there. I never really appreciated Dublin so much, to now! It can be a very enjoyable, beautiful place, and im enjoying knowing more people from here!

Sunset in the city, overlooking River Liffey!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cut GTR...

Just as I was recovering from the excitement of the new R35 Nissan GTR, I found these pics on Kumiko's Blog!,for those who dont know, Kumiko is from 'JDM Option' Japan and is a HUGE GTR fan, racing her own R32 GTR all the time! The cut in half GTR, simply...AWSOME!

Amazing photo...

Tokyo Motor Show...

It all kicked off in Chiba Ken's Makuhari Messe for the start of the 40th Tokyo Motor Show! It seems the main theme of this years show is Kawai 'Cute' cars, such as the Nissan Pivo, aimed at women drivers, and the Honda Puyo, well as the name suggests in Nihongo, a soft car, with silicone covered metal, for a soft, smooth, bubble touch! Interesting! Toyota and Mazda focused more on the 'Green' side of things with their Hydro-electric cars and even Solar powered Greenhouse style concepts!

Lexus, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Nissan however focused on bringing Japan back to the number one spot of Super Car status, with some new petrol guzzling cars! The new Lexus IS F, Lancer EVO X, and WRX Impreza were all making a strong appearance, but Nissan's GTR stole the show for sure! Check it out...here!

Oh and it goes pretty well too, check out the 7.38 Nurburgring Lap!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Countdown begins...

Let the Countdown begin. Tokyo Auto Salon 2008 kicks off in January as always, and oh am I excited?! All the top cars, tuners, and anyone who's anyone in the tuning scene will be there as always, including myself and Ed to cover it!

Here is a sneak preview (from Option mag) of what Top Secret's Nagata San will be unveiling, aswell as the high possibility of new R35 GTR also. It sure will be great to see them in the metal, aswell as every other companies new demo cars!

Ben at Bulletproof/Bespoke Ventures is Top Secret USA, so keeps me updated as always! Also keep your eyes peeled for their new demo car S2000...INSANE! Watch out at SEMA show!

Euro Tuners invade...

UK cars will invade the Tsukuba Circuit in Ibaraki Pref, Japan for the 2007 'RevSpeed Time Attack'. The event takes place on 6th December and is set to be the best year yet! Four of the UK's Top cars have been shipped to Japan to compete. They are:

Zen Performance Subaru Impreza - Paul Blamire (Owner)
RC Developments Mitsubishi Evo 6 - Clive Seddon (Owner)
Fensport Toyota Celica GT4X 4WD - Adrian Smith (Owner)
Sumo Power Nissan 350Z - Andy Barnes (Owner)

Read more about it here on the Time Attack Website...GOOD LUCK to everyone involved, it will certainly be a great experience!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's Official...

Well almost...The new GTR will Officially be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, but well here are indeed the official shots...The GT-R will get a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces approximately 450 horsepower as standard.

Nissan says the GT-R will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, finish the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 mph. All that's left to say is...let the tuning begin!

Beatiful rear end...

Those trademark twin tail lights...Stunning!

Monday, October 08, 2007


Simon Norris was involved in a BIG crash this weekend with his Lancer EVO VI. It was a HUGE crash, but everyone walked away safely to race another day. Below are some photos, the cage did an amazing job! Safety first, and glad Simon is ok!

HUGE Crash...

The aftermath...