Thanks to my fellow Speedhunters Andy and Rod we can see the R35's that were present during the Sema show. I will make another User Ranking post out of this because the first one was a success. We saw that the muscle cars were very popular at Sema, but I'm not really into those kind of cars so I'm glad I can show you these Nissan's.
I felt that Sema was a bit too early to really make the R35 stand out. There is not a whole lot available except carbon lips, exhausts and a bodykit made by Zele. Next year during the Tokyo Auto Salon it will be a whole different ball game. But first things first.
I will start off with one of the R35's from Bulletproof Automotive. The car has a massive spec list including a Amuse front diffuser, spoiler and suspension. Other parts that found its way to this R35 came from Zele and Mine's. The wheels are BBS LM-PDK in 20" with a Endless 6pot brake setup behind them.
I really feel that graphics let the car down, I know sponsors blah blah, but if it was plain white with the carbon accents it would look a whole lot better. Still, this is one of my favorite just because of the way it was build and the parts that were used.
Next up is this GT-R that could be found on the HRE stand. We all know HRE because of their wheels, this car had two sets of wheels, on the side we can see it had 20" 540's and on the other side it featured a set of the 994R in 20". The other part that was quite unique was the matte finish that went from the front to the back and covered the hood, roof and trunk lid. I'm not really fond of the smoked headlights.
This car is rocking some 22" Giovanna wheels called the GFG Telaviv. The rest of the car looks standard so I don't have a lot to say about it. I do think that when you put such large wheels on this performance car you lose the original intention this car was built for.
Here's another example that follows the same style as the previous car. I just don't understand the people that do stuff like this. I know about different folks and different strokes, but this goes against all that the GT-R stands for.
Ah yes, a midnight purple R35 GT-R. I love it. This car was also designed by Ben Schaffer from Bulletproof Automotive fame. This car has a complete Zele carbon fibre bodykit and a Amuse spoiler. The BBS LM are the preferred choice and I totally agree they look awesome. Under the hood we can find a COBB ECU upgrade and a new exhaust system. The car was featured on the Toyo Tires stand.
The Mine's R35 wears a lot of carbon parts designed by Mine's specifically for the R35 like the front splitter and winglets on the frontbumper. The car already wears the new TE37 G2, I've heard a lot of mixed comments about these wheels but I think they look good. Only thing that Volk should have done is to give the new design a new name.
Seibon, the carbon specialist, had this R35 on offer. The car has a plethora of dry carbon parts including front spoiler, grill, hood, side skirts and a trunk. The wheels are a set of Gram Lights R57-GT the same as the Zele demo car.
Rod sent me a small batch of pictures of this car and it looks amazing. It features some Amuse carbon parts and the right wheels, do you have any idea which one? I did spot a small Signal sticker so I guess they have build the car for a customer. I do not have any more info regarding this car.
This R35 was prepared by Vivid Racing and I was told it should resemble an old Japanese war plane. I'm not sure if they succeeded but it sure looks different. I'm not really down with the 20" Capital forged wheels.
Another beautiful GT-R, this time build by Z Car Garage. I really like the design. Z Car went shopping at HRE for the wheels and at Bulletproof Automotive for the other exterior parts. HRE provided the car with a set 20" C90 wheels from their competition series. The rest of the car features some Zele carbon parts, Top Secret suspension and a HKS titanium exhaust.
The car that won the Mother Choice Design Excellence Award, the Zele Performance demo car. The car was a part of the Eneos Oil stand. It has so many carbon parts I do not know where to start. But I suspect all of you have seen the car before and are familiar with what it stands for.
The first yellow R35 from Axis Wheels. Wheels are of course made by Axis. The carbon aero parts are provided by APR and Password:JDM.
I have made my choice but which Nissan R35 GT-R would you want to take home after the Sema Show? Please let me know in the comments.
The last two pictures are from the Autoblog site, check here for more.