The GT-R is linked in every way possible with the famous Nürburgring, so for a lot of owners of this car it is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to drive this circuit. Not for the guys I saw today because they are regulars and meet up with other GT-R owners to share their experiences. It's all part of the package when owning this car, it's not just the car it's a community you live in now.
I counted six of these cars and this was one of them that really caught my eye. The color combined with the gloss black wheels really set it apart from the ‘standard' R35.
The wheels are Gram Lights R57GT's with Bridgestone RE70's wrapped around them. It is the same wheel that is on the Zele R35 demo car. The car is dropped on a KW coilover kit making it look a whole lot better. It could use a spacer in the back to get the rear wheels nice and flush.
This is the place where it gets interesting because the almost stock looking exhaust tips belong to a entire Akrapovic exhaust system. It is a incredible handmade system with a enormous price tag. It will free up almost 17hp and more importantly 56.1Nm.
I have yet to see a better looking set of wheels for the R35 GT-R
Did The Stig lose his head?
The track conditions were far from ideal in the morning, it was very damp and the fog made it difficult to navigate the treacherous corners. On my way there it was pouring rain, so I kept my fingers crossed and hoped it was better at the track. I guess it worked because when I arrived the rain had stopped and the weather got better in the afternoon. It did resulted in a few crashes but more on that in another post.
Another shot of the red GT-R. I had sworn to never say it, but red really does look good in real life on the R35. It is really vibrant and it's something you don't see very often.
A bunch of GT-R's in the parking lot alongside a Porsche GT3. I'm not sure if there is a real animosity between the owners of both brands, I feel at the Nürburgring it is all about one thing and that is enjoying your car. So there is no time for those kind of feelings.
This has got the be the best side of the car, it looks so massive with its big ‘shoulders'.
The GT-R in its natural habitat. It's hard to tell but the track was still very damp, so the drivers had to be extra careful in navigating the 20km of the ‘grüne hölle'.
A shot of the same GT-R going around on the many bends, I'm still trying to get the most out of my camera. When shots like these work out in the end I'm real proud.
This GT-R helmet made by Arai has been specially made for those that went to the Nissan Racing Academy days to get acquainted with your GT-R.
So that's it for my first part of the trip I made today, again I had a great time together with the owners and their cars. Be on the lookout for more pictures of other cars that were present during the day.