Less Is More – The Overtake GT-R
A one-off GT-R

Is power everything? It’s a question we need to ask ourselves constantly these days as modern cars allow us to extract more horsepower than we know what to do with. If straight line speed or acceleration is your thing, then this is obviously something you crave, but that’s not the case for everyone out there. Cars may be getting more powerful and in some cases quite tuneable, but they are also getting fat. Very fat. Hence the need for more power. Do you see where I’m going with this? Granted it’s become harder and harder for manufacturers to keep weight off, what with all the safety regulations that they are required to meet, not to mention customers wanting everything but the kitchen sink in their cars, so spiraling curb weights are unavoidable. The Nissan GT-R serves as a good example: a car that fully laden is dangerously close to two tons. That is a lot of mass to haul around, even if the GT-R project engineers have managed to defy physics with what the R35 is able to do. So it’s not surprising that when tuners get hold of it, they go straight to extracting more power. Not all tuners though…


And that is precisely how I got to borrow the Overtake GT-R demo car for a few days last month. Now, it’s not every day that tuning shops throw you the keys to their one-off development cars, especially one like this particular car, which, if you haven’t figured out yet, runs a complete dry-carbon body. And when I say complete, I really do mean it: every single panel has been swapped out for a lightweight carbon equivalent – proper pre-preg carbon that is cooked in an autoclave, not the cheap dress-up stuff that way too many play off as being the real deal and that is often heavier than the part it replaces! So while blasting around in a 600hp R35 is a fun exercise in itself, there was more to this Dream Drive than that of course. What I wanted to gauge was how attention to detail, the ‘less is more’ approach, really made a difference out in the real word, something I’ve been wondering since actually seeing the car for the first time two years back at the R’s Meeting in Fuji.


When people do things differently from the norm, I take notice. Especially when quality seems to be the underlying goal. Overtake inspires itself to the level of work that Pagani has with their cars, and that’s a very good goal to set because very little comes even close to matching that level of execution. So after spending a day driving the car around Tokyo, as I would any other GT-R – this is after all the everyday supercar for everyone as Nissan has always marketed the car – it was time to take it to some proper roads. Start of the journey would be Denenchofu station, where I met with the video crew that would be filming the car for a promo video the same day.


Driving this beast through the quiet streets of one of Tokyo’s wealthiest neighborhoods felt rather fitting. It may just be a GT-R but it stands out for being different from any other R35 around.


From there it was a quick drive up onto Kanpachi-dori, where some weekend traffic had to be swiftly dealt with thanks to some cunning lane hopping.


Before long, I managed to get onto the Tomei Expressway: everyone’s escape route from the busy city, the gateway to deserted countryside and semi-pure air. You’ll have seen enough of my Dream Drives that feature this particular expressway so I’ll skip the details this time round.


It will save me complaining once again for the extortion that is the Japanese highway toll system! The route was pretty straightforward: it would take me down to Atsugi, where Nissan’s technical center is located (I though I’d just throw that little piece of information in there for you) and from there get onto the Odawara-Atsugi road, yet another toll road.


After cruising through some pretty slow-moving traffic on the Tomei, I was happy to finally manage to rev the VR38DETT past 2,000 rpm!


That unfortunately didn’t last long because the Odawara-Atsugi roll is heavily patrolled by undercover police cars and the most you can safely do without getting yourself in trouble is 70-80 km/h. So once again the GT-R’s cruise control came in handy. The only thing keeping me awake was the lovely deep frequency emanating from the Power House Amuse titanium exhaust system. Still, it’s once your eyes meet the view of a snow-capped Mr. Fuji that sheer boredom begins to turn into excitement as the Hakone Turnpike gets ever closer.


One quick squirt up the first initial section of the road and I really just wanted to get out and stretch my legs, which turned out to be the perfect opportunity to start getting some shots of the car as a few stray rays of sun pierced through the hazy skies.


Imposing is probably the best adjective to use when describing this car. I have probably driven over 50 tuned R35 by now, but none have really done the job in the visual department quite so much as this car. It’s probably because I know that what I am seeing has substance. That is indeed all dry carbon: it’s there because it helps shed quite a lot of weight and that can only be a very good thing on such a porker of a car. Plus the guys from Overtake in no way altered the way the car looked from TAS, so it was still slammed on that rather fitting set of metallic aquamarine blue set of 20-inch RAYS TE37Ultra, with a nice handful of front negative camber to make it look all that more badass.

Titanium rules under the bonnet

But let’s put the looks aside for a second. I’m sure that by now you’re probably wondering what this thing is packing under that lightweight vented bonnet. Well, here it is in all its glory.


The engine itself is actually stock; no, no, wait, don’t have the usual reaction to a statement like this, at least have the decency to hear me out. A GT-R that has nothing near 1000hp? What travesty is this I hear you wonder? But come on, let’s not forget the pretence I opened this post on. Less is more, remember? What Overtake are attempting to provide is a platform like no other, upon which you can build the GT-R of your dreams. That’s why they don’t go beyond the upgrades you see here, which start off with a beautifully fabricated intake plenum made in collaboration with Power House Amuse.


What they created is an STTI titanium work of art – to put it mildly – that works great on a stock car, boosting power by 10hp, and is specifically designed with big power figures in mind; anywhere up to 2000hp actually, for those attempting to build the most extreme drag car out there.


Minor modifications followed, like a hard pipe kit and GReddy BOVs to tighten up boost response when on the power.


It all works well together, as you would expect, because if one thing is for certain, it’s just how well the VR38 responds to these initial sort of upgrades. Tying everything together is the Amuse Hi-Tec ROM which helps bring power up closer to the 600hp mark.


So while most will probably do a lot more to their engines, it’s back on the car’s skin that Overtake really took their time seeking perfection. It really did feel like I was back at the Pagani factory as I carefully admired the faultless way in which the carbon fiber has been laid. Even on the back of the bonnet, it’s as good as it gets, every curve, edge and indentation moulded straight off the back of a stock unit.


Of course Overtake have taken time to add some aggression into their own design which along with the main central air outlet, includes a pair of NACA ducts on the front part to direct air down towards the turbos. Notice on this image how the carbon weave matches from bumper to bonnet.


Along with the air guides that channel the air from the NACA ducts to where the turbos are located, there’s also a pair of additional outlets to help keep that air flowing out. A cool engine bay is a happy engine bay!


Overtake will sell you either the complete carbon fiber body as a kit, or piece by piece, whatever the potential customer may require. With everything having been moulded off stock Nissan parts, it all fits and aligns like factory. The front bumper, with that enlarged main air dam also features additional side intakes that direct air towards the brakes and the oil cooler, all with their own carbon fiber ducting. The GT-R emblem on both the front grille and rear bumper is carbon fiber, but what one cannot possibly note is the actual advanced production techniques that were required to make this badge. It all starts off with a carbon fiber block, 15-layers thick, and it then gets milled away by a special diamond-tip and sculpted into the GT-R badge you see above. That’s the same process Audemars Piguet used to create the casing for their $50,000 Royal Oak Offshore carbon watch. Impressive stuff.


But let’s talk weight. About 140kg has been shaved off the curb weight of the R35 – that’s like two fully-grown JDM spec men. Areas like the front fenders are where most weight could be saved, with each weighing in at 2.4kg – that’s 6.4kg less than stock, or a saving of 73%. Certainly it all begins to make sense.


Those big 20 by 11-inch TE37Ultras hide another area where considerable mass has been shed: the brakes. While the Brembo calipers the R35 comes with have remained stock, the rotors are special items created by Brembo. They are bolted onto an anodized floating bell and come with strengthened caliper bolts that take into account the added braking performance. Endless have developed the special compound that Overtake required for the brake pads and I was pleasantly surprised how damn well it worked on the street, blowing away similar set-ups offered as OEM by established manufacturers. This is the most expensive upgrade fitted to the GT-R at $15,000 but it’s one that also brings a 54% drop in weight from one of the areas that counts the most! A drop of 25.5kg of unsprung weight is substantial and instantly perceivable out on the road; it only takes one corner to feel.


The weight keeps coming off with every body panel that you look at: the roof – 4.6kg or 63%, the side skirts – 500g or 25%, the trunk lid – 3.3kg or 50%, the rear spoiler – 4.2kg or 64%. Every part also has a seal of authenticity displaying the Overtake hologram logo along with the part’s serial number. The rear fenders weigh 14.7kg less than the stock items, which is 67% less. These extend right up until the chassis, itself like the OEM ones, so no matter what you check, even inside the fuel filler, it’s all carbon fiber.


The doors on a stock GT-R are aluminium so pretty light, but the Overtake ones are close to 10kg less in weight – exactly half. I found it really funny how even the ALCOA logo on the door was moulded into the carbon weave. It’s one of the coolest little details of the car, if you’re a nerd like me!


When it came to getting a very special exhaust done, Overtake contacted Matsui-san of Power House Amuse once again. When asked to come up with one of the best possible systems for the GT-R, this is what he decided on. The system is made up of a 100mm center pipe and 100mm main section, all Amuse-spec STTI titanium and ends with four extended tails like you see here. The Overtake logo is laser-etched on each pipe. There is even a valvetronic function that mutes the sound for when you don’t want to wake the neighbors up. This exhaust is designed to support 1000hp and adds even more of a weight saving to the whole package.


Seeing that literally every GT-R owner is doing this kind of upgrade in Japan right now, Overtake too fitted the all-LED headlight set-up from the recently introduced 2014 R35.


That includes the new tail lights too: a more modern sort of afterburner design. Here you can also see the rear GT-R emblem and the titanium Overtake badge – some more reminders of just how much details count on this car.

The drive continues

After taking a nice, close look at the GT-R, it was time to get back on the road, and fully enjoy the deserted corners of the Turnpike. It’s here that the car really started to shine, with every third and fourth gear corner the ‘R’ felt alive, controlled, and almost effortless in corner entry.

And since I was out there to also help out in the making of the official Overtake promo video, you can hit play above and see and hear the bespoke GT-R in action.


I certainly didn’t pass up any opportunity for more pictures; it gave me a breather from the driving which can at times be pretty intense with the pace you can carry through some of the Turnpike’s most challenging corners.


The Amuse R1 suspension it runs is a superb kit, pushing the envelope of performance without taking away from the drivability the GT-R is known for. The car is also fitted with a slightly modified set of Kansai Service suspension arms for a more performance-oriented geometry set-up and oh boy, did all that negative camber make the car take even the tightest of corners at impressive speed with not a hint of understeer.


One of my favourite views of the car is the rear end: menacing and ready to attack the road in front of it.


So that’s precisely what I did! Even with the roads being quite slippery in some areas, the R35 thundered on at whatever pace you demanded. The brakes were strong with an instant and very progressive pedal feel, not overly sensitive like some carbon set-ups can be. The drop in unsprung weight however was really perceivable, adding more precision and adjustability with a smidgeon of added steering feedback. That more is less thing was really making sense by now.


Despite the car only running  a mildly tuned engine, it felt like it had so much more power than the numbers suggested. Acceleration, like in any other GT-R, is best described as violent, always ready to catapult you out of any situation, straightening you out of mild drifts in a totally GT-R-like sort of way. People that have driven an R32/33/34 and 35 in anger, will know what I’m talking about.


No matter how many times I drive the Turnpike, I never get bored with it. The sheer length of the thing will always challenge you no matter how well you know it and with dark grey skies that day, it had probably scared off a lot of potential tourists, so it was literally all mine for the meagre ¥700 toll charge.


Wanting to see if I could get a nice view of the Pacific Ocean before the road turned back into itself and faced the mountain chain again, I stopped one more time. While the view was obscured by low clouds and hazy moisture in the air, the view of the GT-R wasn’t so, and it was almost impossible not to indulge furthermore.


From there it was just a final quick blast through the last, mostly straight, but very undulating section – always a great test for suspension and to see how it copes on hard compression. No problem here; the GT-R tracked straight without any issues, screaming up the hill and continuing to pile on the speed.

A view to kill

Mission accomplished. I had conquered the mountain as one would say, and my reward was an epic view of Mt. Fuji and its snow-covered cone.


If that wasn’t enough, in the rest area were these two tuned four-door Hakosuska, which I just had to park right next to for a little historical gathering. More than forty years separate these cars!


The drive continued down Route 75, or the Tsubaki Line, a touge I just can’t resist to drive a couple of times up and down as it’s a perfect mix of corners and straights. Speeds don’t ever get quite as high as on the Turnpike; it’s more a test of low speed grip, turn in and low-end acceleration, not to mention braking. Last time I drove this road in my R34, I had no brake pedal by the time I was at the bottom. No such issues with the Overtake GT-R. It didn’t flinch one bit, seeming to take everything in its stride, the 140kg of weight loss becoming even more important on these kind of roads.


Here’s an example of just how smooth Japanese mountain roads can be; one section that has recently been resurfaced with what may well be circuit-spec tarmac!


About half way down the mountain is a little rest area which I sometimes stop at. Before the light disappeared even further, I wanted to look at one final area of this car’s impressive repertoire: the interior.


Simplicity rules in the Overtake GT-R’s cockpit. Probably contrary to what you may have thought, there are no carbon bits scattered around the interior. This is one area they didn’t concentrate on, because it just wouldn’t have had any real impact in true weight loss. Replacing plastic trim with carbon fiber has little benefits if any, except looking and feeling nice.


All you find in there are the reclinable Bride bucket seats, which replace the heavy electric stock ones for a more performance-oriented seating arrangement. I was definitely glad of this as the lateral Gs this R35 pulls through the corners would have me sliding all over the place on the stock leather chairs.


The seats too are carbon fiber. Of course!


I really hope more tuners can embrace the school of thought Overtake has followed in the development of their products. Power may be important but it’s only a very small aspect of a car. The main aim of high performance street builds should always be about balance, a combination of weight saving via the use of exotic materials, an adequate boost in power and torque, handling and braking improvements, and finally, drivability which should be a combination of comfort and enjoyment- as there is very little point in creating a car you can’t use or get satisfaction from because it’s just too extreme in some areas. Overtake has certainly taken a completely different approach and I for one have come away refreshed from what is a one-of-a-kind sort of car.

Dino Dalle Carbonare
Instagram: speedhunters_dino



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good job


Can we please get the picture with Mt. Fuji in the background in large print!!! That picture is absolutely breathtaking and Dino everything seems so perfect. Speedhunters quality of photography is always the best :D


Project 350ZTT  If you view in presentation mode the image is available for desktop download, or if you mean will it be a print at a later date, yes I'm thinking so!


I'm loving these balanced car builds. The Overtake has the right amount of tuning and stance. These type of balanced car builds are inspiration for what I wanna build an S13 Silvia into. Plus it sounded amazing.
Amazing work Dino and Maiham Media Luxe Huxham. You guys are awesome.


Speedhunters_Bryn Project 350ZTThaha already did. I just mean like those wall posters to order and put on my wall in house. I think I have a new wallpaper every couple days on my computer.

Gianluca FairladyZ

This and only this is how a modified GTR should look! Compliments to the designer and builder of these wonderful carbon parts! Dino, you've seen and driven the Pagani Zonda. Is the quality and the finish of the carbon parts comparable to that of a Zonda for example? I've seen some carbon creations as well.. Some were quite good, and some... Well.. I think you know what i mean.. :) As the japanese seek for perfection, it makes me wonder if it comes close to the most wonderful and perfect carbon creation i'd ever seen. Thanks Horacio for the Zonda!


'two fully-grown JDM spec men'  lol


Project 350ZTT Haha, cool! Hopefully we'll be able to wallpaper your house one day :)


Awesome post Dino!!

Is this you driving, shot by Luke and Maiham Media??



Speedhunters_Bryn Project 350ZTTOh yeah thats bound to happen eventually. lol


Oh my God Dino! Finally! I've been waiting for this feature for quite some time, since I saw the car for the first time!
Great job!


Brilliant article, as always!  I particularly enjoy how you go into such detail and relay actual experiences, instead of some jumbled copy to fill space.  Thank you!


ra64freddy!  You read Chapter 3 right? ;)


SeBaBunea  Thanks man!


Speedhunters_Bryn ra64freddy!  haha yeah the vid is in there too (please tell me you know there are chapters to the stories we post :))


KRaZyAmmo  I agree, more tuners should be looking at doing stuff like this. The Japanese are good at it


Project 350ZTT Speedhunters_Bryn  LOL


DriftoAhmdo  :)


Gianluca FairladyZ  Quality is definitely there, what Pagani does well is lining up the fibers across different panels so that they all line up and match


you need to keep this in mind for your "car of the year 2014", it deserves it


I love how a 600hp GTR with a carbon body and aqua coloured wheels constitutes "less is more" nowadays. :p
But seriously, this is awesome. Nice to see what is essentially a pure function GTR without a Ben Sopra kit, air suspension et al. That titanium plenum is gorgeous!
Nice article, Dino.


Change the battery in the key bro...don't get stuck the mountains.....after a pee break....and you can't get back in your car


Great article! Less is more, that seems to be the mantra of the automotive future, I recently had to admit that a well tuned 1.2  3cylinder engine in a Nissan March/Micra can be as crispy and fun as an older 1.5.Nerdy question...how does the cabin noise in the Full Carbon Fiber one compare to the stock one?


Great article Dino! And one extraordinary beautiful car!


speedhunters_dino Speedhunters_Bryn ra64freddy!  
Facepalm..sorry didn't see the vid, just saw the presentation mode....lol!


Koss  Thanks :)


koko san  I'd say just the same but that Amuse exhaust is loud, in a very good way of course!


RickoJSuave  It's a development car come on, at least it gets properly used. Oh and there is a mechanical key hidden in the key fob so that would never happen :)


Hotcakes  I know what you are saying, but at least someone out there is doing stuff like this. All hats off to Overtake IMO


Truly impressive build and a very well written article!


yes GTR with Fuji background is killer master view...damn


I say this every one of your articles: beautiful car(s), beautiful country.


speedhunters_dino Hotcakes Definitely agreed. That first sentence wasn't a dig at the article title by the way, more just a comment on the current state of the industry!


speedhunters_dino koko sansweet engine noise is always welcome  :)


azmedaj  Glad you liked it! We need more cars like these in Japan, substance first then stye will automatically follow. Right?


willyra  Hehe, was a lucky one. Right place at the right time with the right weather!


speedhunters_dino Yeah I always felt the Japanese tuners have plenty of style, but they could definitely use some more substance


Well Dino, this is the point where you made me elfin jealous!!
After driving over 50 tuned R35 GT-R's, you come up with this.. Oh lord. Good for you. :)


Awesome Dino's u r lucky man with this GT-R :)


nova retrotech  I'm the only journalist that has driven it so I'm definitely very lucky!


AdamBezzegh  Come on I'm in Japan, everyone tunes GTRs here haha. If I was in the US I'd have driven 100 Vettes by now lol


azmedaj speedhunters_dino  And attention to detail. But they are improving.


koko san speedhunters_dino  One of the best exhausts I've heard for the R35


Hotcakes speedhunters_dino  Oh I know, don't worry :)


ra64freddy! speedhunters_dino Speedhunters_Bryn  video should still be showing up in the text section :)


speedhunters_dino well okay, but not everyone gets to visit all these workshops.. not even mentioning driving the cars. :) 
lucky bastard haha


Wow, even if i'm not a huge fan of the front bumper, this is definitly an insane carbon job done here! Amazing!


Love the approach they have taken with this car and the result they have come out with as a consequence, great article!
(And that Amuse system is one serious looking exhaust!)


@speedhunter_Dino  What's the price for all this dry carbon that Overtake have laid up?


My workmate just sent me this as I have booked a R35 GTR for 24 hours while I in Japan in 2 weeks time.  If I was excited before, I cannot describe how I am feeling now.  

I would love a map of the exact route you took.  Any idea where I would find this?

Thanks for the inspiration


Such an awesome car! Great pictures and dope video too!


I can't be the only person here who thinks that 140kg off a 1,750kg kerb weight isn't that impressive given the scale of the modifications? That's still about 1.6 tonnes, or 250kg more than a standard M3 CSL despite that having an iron block engine, a heavy electrohydraulic gearbox and most of the body panels from the standard model.

Or is the standard R35 monocoque just so heavy that a really significant decrease in weight- as in, more than about 8%- is impossible?


LESS is weight MORE power.


that takes the idea 'add lightness' to the extreme. i think you should do something like this to your r34 dino! your first shot had me confused... i didn't know where in the world i was... your posted near a kfc with a modded 3 series wagon... i thought for a second that this shoot existed elsewhere outside of japan!


speedhunters_dino ra64freddy!Speedhunters_Brynthis video is awesome!!! n that sound!!!! wow!


d_rav  Budget, I need budget!! haha


sivis  Yeah but it has almost double the power lol Any little bit counts and to be fair you should really be comparing it to an E92 ;)


its_jono  6th picture is the route I took :) Use Google map and look for Toyo Tires Turnpike


dkly007  Most of the prices are on their website:  http://overtake.ne.jp


AdamBezzegh speedhunters_dino  Ok yes I am very lucky hehe :D


wheatgod  Yep everything is for sale


speedhunters_dino dkly007  
I just did the math and all of the dry carbon fiber that GTR has costs upwards of $40K!


I like the check engine light on


Dino, I envy you. Thank you for this article. The attention to detail in this car is amazing. I can pour over these images for hours picking up every detail. I can't imagine the hours of labor to develop these parts and the research involved to make them fit properly.

Are authorities as prevalent on the back roads and mountain run in areas of Japan?


I love this idea of weight saving but I would have done the interior just to match the exterior of the car, perhaps a redesigned dashboard but lighter and with carbon fibre of course.
Not a fan of the carbon badges but I have great respect for the process, just as amazing as the one:1's exhaust.


I really like this GT-R from the body work, which is nothing less than impressive, to the engine (I fell in love with those titanium plenums). I also think 600hp are more than enough. It's the R35 I prefer the most between those I've seen so far. Thanks for the article and the images: great as always.


JDM_Luca  Grazie Luca :)


iProGam3r  Carbon dashboard would be nice, Pagani style. Maybe they are working on it?


jah1mon  You see some police patrol the Turnpike and some other touge but very rarely


tonylarson88  Yeah ECU wasn't fully finished on the mapping side of things


tbtstt  Thanks!


speedhunters_dino its_jono  How does the toll road / turnpike thing work? It seems from this far away they're privately owned roads you can access and aren't policed?


AWESOME article and fantastic photos. Always thought these R35's are amazing but just getting too heavy, love the CF replacement parts.


sniemiec  Thanks man, glad you liked it:)


What is the use of the plate with the red line?


M3JGP  It's a temp registration plate. I believe they're only good for 3 days.


I was in the Fuji area over christmas and was actually pretty surprised that all the touge wasen't as crazy as we are all lead to believe. From what I experienced, the whole area is populated so it was hard to find any roads away from civilization/kei cars going 10km under the speed limit. I rented a car at Fun2Drive after the article you guys ran on it a few years ago. It was fun running around the area, it's absolutely beautiful, but it's not the hardcore touge I expected.


StantonTylerWarner M3JGP  


I noticed the E46 Touring before the GT-R being carbon. I have a problem.


Awesome article Dino! Loved the promo video as well. The car sounded great with those Amuse pipes. How would compare Overtake's philosophy to say Mine's?? Iirc Mine's tuning philosophy was/is all about balance as well?


Amzing article!! real functional bodykit! btw any idea of the price!


@Hdi  Prices are on the Overtake website :)


JulianHuynh  Yeah Mine's also does the balance thing but they never really did much with the exterior of cars did they. Should stop by Mine's and see what they are up to, they have been far too quiet over the last few years


StantonTylerWarner  Haha, you must have been on the wrong roads!  Rent me next time, I'll give you a quick rundown  ;)


Pancakes speedhunters_dino its_jono  Privately owned and at times policed


How much wider are the front C/F fenders?


That sounds wicked and had to be a blast to drive.


NynjaJ21  Oh it was!


MikeWitherow  Stock width


StantonTylerWarner  I used to live on the base of mount Fuji and the roads Dino shows in this article are some of the nicest, but there's no shortage of great roads around the mountain. You won't come across them all in a day though - you need to know these roads and can spend an entire day on them, there's even a gas station (during daytime hours only) so you won't run out of fuel whilst having fun up there. Watch out for the fog though! :)


speedhunters_dino MikeWitherow Ah the search continues.


Awesome article Dino!!! Love the cooling features of the hood, and everything about this car is 100% legit. Looks awesome and all functional. You've told a great story with amazing pictures.
If I were building a GT-R this kit and exhaust would be mod #1. Any idea how many full kits they've sold/produced so far??
Great job!


hi, can i have the wheels size and offset?


NOW THAT is one NICE R35!!! Brilliant Article as always!!!


That's nuts! The attention to detail is unmatched. Prop to overtake!


This Overtake set costs 8,700,000 YEN (+tax) Which is the total after you add up everything on Overtake's website. Which would be approximately 74,914 US dollars. Keep in mind the Carbon SL Brake system alone is aproximately 13,000 dollars. Definitely a worth while investment though since this will most likely be a rare Kit in the years to come...

Uggh I found a video of it which is so good it should only view-able if you're 18 and up in the states... Here's the link Cheers! I would like to see a more comprehensive comparison between this and the stock car. See if you guys can do that article! Thanks speedhunters, this is my first post here.



I'd much rather spend money on making it lighter and more visually appealing then spending money on a ridiculous engine that isn't suitable for everyday use...The carbon rotors are half the weight of the stock ones, imagine the difference in noticeable unsprung weight


Power has only ever been everything to cheap americans. 

A cohesive, hard worked infused, renaissance build will always be cooler and more respectable than more horsepower. imho