It Was Going To Happen Sooner Or Later…

The title says it all really…

While overfender-mania has touched numerous makes and models as it’s spread across the planet like wildfire, the second generation GT-Rs have been somewhat forgotten. Sure, a few examples have been done over the years, but generally speaking, the whole Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk movement has spared the legendary R32, the chunkier R33 and the later R34.

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Until now, that is…

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MK Motor has come up with this wide-body conversion for the BNR32 that’s executed in typical overfender fashion. That is, a set of wide-radius fender flares screwed in place over cut metal wings, and a more angular and broader set of side skirts to tie the whole look together.

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To say it adds a dramatic touch to the GT-R is a major understatement – it’s more like a complete transformation. In the wheel department, Work Meister M1s were custom specced in size and offset to achieve the desired fitment and look with the massive arches.

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I won’t pass judgement here, as with these sort of aesthetic-oriented things it’s all down to personal preference.

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However, you cannot deny the sheer aggression of it all.

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A double spoiler setup featuring a duckbill lip and a massive, centrally-mounted GT-style wing completes the visual reimagination.

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I was happy to see that MK Motor didn’t just concentrate on the exterior; the RB26 engine having been refreshed with N1 pistons, an N1 water pump, and a pair of HKS cams.

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The twin-turbo setup has been ditched too; in its place a big single Trust T78 which provides enough boost for a nice, reliable 600hp package.

This is good old fashioned Japanese tuning done right, don’t you think?

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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dino@speedhunters.com

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Comments

138 comments
VincentFontenot
VincentFontenot

This had potential to be a lot nicer. The flare look slapped on with how they just sit on top of existing body lines. It needs a true over fender similar to how origin did the type 3 over fenders. The front isnt terrible but again needs to work with existing body lines.  

motorness
motorness

Don't you guys ever get tired of prefacing every weak pos with the tagline "don't hate" - it's ugly and pointless and screams of someone in need of attention, but so what - you snapped the pics, wrote the story and posted it online - man up and let people think and say about it whatever they want, instead of getting defensive every time over someone else's abomination. 


BTW no it's not good old fashion Japanese tuning, Mines does good old fashion tuning and it runs laps around stuff like this both actually and aesthetically.



Everyone
Everyone

Please do everyone a favor and just delete this post.

MPistol
MPistol

..... if only that motor was pulled and they painted the engine bay.............ugh............

Gianluca FairladyZ
Gianluca FairladyZ

The Idea is good, but it needs more refinement. IMO adding overfender is good when the base shape of the car is simple without much fender lines. But as the R32, just like the R33 & R34 already come with pronounced fender shape's it gets tricky.  Like i said, the idea is nice and refreshing, but this would not already make me spend the money to buy it.

Spaghetti
Spaghetti

I need look at no picture other than the opener to know this car is not my cup of tea and that those fenders don't suit it at all. Yuck! Go away faddish over-fenders.

tczach26
tczach26

Look at the overspray on the exhaust. besides that its a beautiful car but I just can't keep my focus off of the exhaust overspray.

angus
angus

what are you on about there's been wide body r32 for over 20 years now

MLAIRDGAGE
MLAIRDGAGE

This looks like garbage. They needed to stay with similar lines this changed it way to much turning Godzilla into godzuki 

Cobralover
Cobralover

For the record the R33 is not chunky ... It has curves that are misunderstood.

milkplus
milkplus

@Cobralover NOT FALLING FOR IT! Next you'll be saying "R33 has a great personality" and " once you get to know R33 I think you guys would really get along." ....sorry 250lbs is chunky (3150lbs. vs 3400lbs.)

cgpexcoupe
cgpexcoupe

I'm all for widebody and over fenders, but these don't flow with the car at all!

CraigPryer
CraigPryer

Love the articles as always,but i think this car looks better untouched in terms of over fenders. Nice color though.

Gary89
Gary89

Would of looked better on a gtst, the GTR has these already wide creases which run parallel to these over fenders and it doesn't look appealing. I love the colour though.

GetFucked
GetFucked

Looks great besides the ironing board attached to the back of the car.

Clutch93
Clutch93

I think it looks really poorly done. Like a lot of people have already commented, it looks like it was thrown together and for what, the sake of making an R32 with overfenders?  The flares don't match the beautiful lines of the car at all, in fact they take away from them and make it look like some boxy Hot Wheels creation.  Then, the icing on the cake, you pull an engine to rebuild and convert to single turbo and you can't even clean the engine compartment much less repaint it to match or at least compliment the body's fresh paint, really?  Seems like poor craftsmanship from a company that doesn't take much pride in their work.  (yes this is just my opinion.)

TomRich
TomRich

@Clutch93  Literally, I bothered to sign in (which is rare here now) just to agree with every point you raised... none of these kits even look designed anymore, simply adapted to fit whichever car they fancy this week. Horrendous, just instafamous body kits to cater to 'more is more' ADHD kids raised on Monster Energy with the cereal and Formula D. This one especially, "you can't deny the sheer aggression?" Come on... a stock GTR look harder than this. Even the stereotypical 'hover craft kit' on a '32 is cool in my book and I remember when the pics of the 6666 Rocket Bunny RPS and PS 13's first surfaced on the net 'back in the day' and were something fresh, but I just cannot appreciate a lazy not even half-built show car on a 'speed' focussed website time after time after time... You guys are better than this.

Chris Nuggets
Chris Nuggets

Needed box fenders instead of curved fenders. Something like the Pandem series of Rocket Bunny kits that have box fenders to fit boxy cars (bmw e36 and e46)

IRONWOLF RD
IRONWOLF RD

Were it me, I would have opted for a chunkier nineties look to compliment the racing heritage - but it isn't me. And until I piece together my own kit, it's going to stay that way. However, I really do love what they've done with this. The widened stance just suits this era of Godzilla. I'm a believer.

TravisBickle1
TravisBickle1

It looks really really good but I prefer a stock looking stealthy approach. We'll see in which direction the industry moves after this widebody craze is gone. Too bad there isn't a front shot to get a better idea of the width.

dimaconcepts
dimaconcepts

You know it doesn't look all that bad, though could do with out the rear wing. but otherwise not bad.

Robo_No1
Robo_No1

To be honest, that car looks pretty thrown together. No consideration for the overall build, aesthetics, maintenance or usability. I do like the colour, the wheel choice and the double spoiler though.

SonnyNguyen
SonnyNguyen

Over fender is just a half ass job of increasing width. To do it right you have to look at Power House Amuse R34 GTR.

az_caveman
az_caveman

I love it! 


ive been growing a little tired of this trend as well, but this is one car im glad got the super wide treatment.

EliThanos
EliThanos

I have to say that I find those particular fenders hideous. Just like the others has said before me.

While I kind of like the overfender fever...this was not done properly and it did not make any justice to the R32 lines. A clear example of how not to do overfenders in my opinion.

Also what happend with the front fenders? I mean if for some reason you need to remove the front bumber you need to unbolt the fenders completly seriously?

The engine bay looks like crap. Like that typicall use car you go to check that is for sale that you hear from a friend that is well a daily driven car. You might get away with a engine bay like that in a sunday gathering in some gas station....But Not in TAS come on.

I would not even dare to opend the hood in TAS with a engine bay looking like that.

If you go to the trouble of changin the color of a car for the love of Odin don't be cheap and paint the dam engine bay to.

AlexanderM
AlexanderM

That's one ridiculous looking wide body. And no I don't mean that in a good way. The build as a whole honestly looks half-assed like it was slapped together in a hurry. 

Thommo
Thommo

Not my cup of tea.. Why mess with perfection?

APtattoos
APtattoos

In my opinion, widebody kits should only be used to run extremely wide wheel and tire setups. Not just for looks with wheel spacers behind your rims or high negative offset. But that's just me.

Isaac C
Isaac C

I like how it looks. I wouldn't do it if I had a GT-R but I sure wouldn't kick it out of my garage

BT180
BT180

I love R32s and I also love LB and RB over fenders. But I don't like this at all.

Mike
Mike

Dino says "I won't pass judgement here...." lol . Says it all really. There's a reason why no serious shop have attempted to over fender the r32 before and we're all looking at it. Hopefully it all stops here.

Matt Khoun
Matt Khoun

Only thing I question is those wheels and their effect with the ATTESA system.

iDraw
iDraw

This reminds me of the widebody kit for the Nissan Skyline GT-R r34 in Need for Speed Underground 2. I do like the color and even though I would prefer it with more subtle fenders, I can appreciate the bosozoku-hommage. I figured it would be fun to draw it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLDrn4O4uHg&feature=youtu.be

Chri5 Duncan
Chri5 Duncan

"" This is good old fashioned Japanese tuning done right, don’t you think?""

uuhhh,

It's not as bad as the negative camber crap, but it's not that great. 


The whole fender needs to be bulged out square and in one piece. The patched on look with the big curve at the join just doesn't follow the straight lines of the car. 


It was a rush job too, unpainted jambs, weak spoiler mount, so maybe if they refined the design it would help, but it's still not going to be stellar.

PirateWill
PirateWill

@Chri5 Duncan I see where you're coming from. I'd like to see something along the lines of the R33 GTLM body, maybe with more aggressive venting outboard of the rear light clusters a la DTM cars, and a full-width rear wing.

super jesus
super jesus

shame this kit just doesn't suit the car.... and the paint certainly doesn't compliment this.

the proportions are wrong, the kit doesn't follow the car's lines and if its going to happen it needs to be more aggressive in the form of splitters, ducts and canards.

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