Back in 2010 we had this idea to remix the GT-R shift knob with carbon fiber replacing plastic, and more exotic upholstery like Alcantara, high-end leathers and custom stitching. We were the first in the world to do it. Since then we’ve done quite a few crazy interiors, a ton of custom carbon fiber parts (50+ various pieces throughout the car), and a lot of other wild, one-off stuff. They are slow to make, all hand made and since they are custom they can’t be kept in stock. Various other hand made carbon fiber interior pieces however we do try to keep in stock for special projects.
For our carbon fiber interior pieces, we take factory Nissan parts and convert the outer surfaces to real carbon fiber. The process is much different, and much more OEM looking than the tape-on carbon pieces typically sold as it maintains the stock thickness of the parts, thus retaining the OEM feel of the buttons and switches on the steering wheel switch plate, mirror control and triple switch/hazard panels, for example. This service is offered for virtually any part on the GT-R, with the most often converted pieces being the dash vents, steering wheel switch plate and door handles.
We wanted to feature a small gallery of several of the interiors we’ve either completed in-house or for which we’ve supplied parts.
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It’s that time of year again; one of the greatest aftermarket automotive events in the industry – Tokyo Auto Salon! Every year during the second week of January, vendors fill the halls of Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall with some of the latest and greatest aftermarket parts for the upcoming year.
Tokyo Auto Salon not only allows vendors to showcase and debut their new aftermarket parts for 2017, it also brings about some of the most incredible, iconic, and interesting car builds you’ve ever seen.
We’ve been fortunate to visit Japan at the beginning of each year to attend this massive event. Like kids in a candy store, we trek through the miles of floor space to see what awesome new parts are coming out for 2017 and trust me when I say, there are some AWESOME new parts that will released this year for just about every performance car owner on the market.
Some of the most iconic, well-known shops set up booth space filled with aftermarket performance, electronic, and aero parts that they’ve been itching to release to the public. Brands such as Varis, Top Secret, Kansai Service, RAYS, Yokohama, JUN and many more spend days doing meet and greets with clients, partners, and exhibitors during Auto Salon week.
Below we’re going to document some of our favorite GT-R projects and demo cars from TAS 2017, including all the latest and greatest parts released!
For TAS 2017, Varis’ booth featured three R35 GT-Rs which showcased a selection of new parts, including the world-famous Kamikaze-R Super Sonic, a new lip kit for the face lifted 2017 GT-R, as well as their newest collaboration with famed JDM Tuning Shop Original Ruduce!
The biggest release from Varis came with their full lineup of aero parts for the brand new face lifted GT-R. As many know, Nissan made some dramatic changes to the interior and exterior of the R35 chassis for 2017, and as a result many of the existing parts on the market were rendered incompatible. Although the GT-R’s new, more angular look adds a more modern look to the R35 platform, Varis always seems to know how to accent a stock vehicle to bring out its full potential. For the 2017+ GT-R, Varis created their new carbon fiber lip kit and a 2017-specific version of their popular cooling bonnet (hood) under their Magnum Opus line, as well as a unique rear wing which actually works with all years of the R35 GT-R.
Varis Magnum Opus Kit for 2017 GT-R Full Parts List:
TAS 2017 saw Kansai Service’s reveal of their new, white 2017 GT-R demo car. Like several of the other major Japanese tuners, Kansai jumped on the opportunity to develop parts for Nissan’s major revision to the R35 platform for 2017. Kansai opted to address two of the most commonly modded sections of the GT-R with their carbon fiber front grille and front diffuser. Both pieces serve as direct replacements for their plastic OEM counterparts and add subtle styling to the sharp lines of the 2017. They also created a special, longer version of their popular tow hook to accommodate the OEM 2017 GT-R’s facelifted front bumper cover. Kansai Service also sourced one of Varis’ vented cooling hood exclusive for the 2017 and paint-matched it to their white demo car.
Kansai Region-based tuner Phoenix Power is famous for their high horsepower circuit builds, including their world renowned blue R35 which ran the Nardo high speed challenge in 2013 along with Top Secret and Powerhouse Amuse. The debut of the 2017 GT-R was an opportunity that, like other GT-R tuners, Phoenix’s Power couldn’t pass up. At TAS, Phoenix’s Power brought out a modified 2017 GT-R, as well as two of their highly-modded, high-power white demo / customer cars.
Way back in 2011, we released the world’s first Front Switchback LED Turn Signals (winkers) for the GT-R. “Switchback” is a bit of an ambiguous term for most people, but the gist is that when the headlights or parking lamps are activated, the marker illuminates white. As soon as the turn signal (or hazard) is activated, the lamp immediately switches from white illumination to amber flashing. When the turn signal is deactivated, the lamp re-illuminates to white. The result is a match to the white light output of the headlamps at night.
As the Nismo GT-R (as well as the EDM / JDM Track Edition by Nismo) features wider front fenders, we knew a Nismo-specific version of our Switchback Winkers was necessary. In designing these lights, we actually ended up creating our own custom, in-house produced clear lens that offers better light diffusion.
All brand_RR Front Clear Switchback Winkers begin life as OEM Nissan Japanese-spec clear winker lamps, and are then modified with custom-made clear lenses, a custom-spec’d LED array, as well as a specially CAD-engineered internal reflector for even light diffusion and an OEM look.
As far as installation, it’s simple; as they utilize the standard marker lamp’s socket, with only one additional wire per lamp that needs to be spliced. (A full-color, detailed installation manual is provided.)
Note – These have been tested with US Specification GT-Rs, they may respond differently with Japanese Spec GT-Rs.
Pricing is $475.00 – to order, feel free to contact us – +1 213.745.6954 / firstname.lastname@example.org or to purchase on our website: