In 2007 Nissan unveiled its new flagship performance car, the GT-R, to the world. 10 years on and the GT-R is most likely nearing the end of its production cycle. So for Japfest 2017 at Silverstone on the 30th April we will be celebrating its anniversary thanks to owners club Battalion30Five and renowned tuning company Litchfield, in a display featuring all facelifts along the way!
In its initial production form, the GT-R produced a claimed 478bhp from a 3.8-litre V6. But it wasn’t its power figures alone that stole the hearts of so many. Its AWD technology along with a whole host of other gadgets and gismos made this one of the most advanced and highest accelerating vehicles ever produced.
The GT-R carried the weight of its ancestor’s prestige in its name. Despite dropping ‘Skyline’ from the model, the GT-R is very much the product of continued development following the R34 Skyline’s production end. Not only that, it also continued its popularity in the modified car scene.
Just like the RB26DETT engine, the VR38DETT was very responsive to tuning. Simple ECU fiddling will up the power considerably. Many owners haven’t stopped there either with figures reach 800, 900 and well above 1000bhp. The GT-R is considered one of the best cars in the modified world and it’s easy to see why.
Battalion30Five, an invitation only R35 Owner’s Club, will have a heavy presence in the paddock thanks to being one of the most active R35 owner’s clubs out there. Alongside trips to iconic European circuits, Battalion have a passion for using their cars as often as they can simply because they love them. The passionate owners will be in and about the paddock all day so why not go and chat to the guys and girls about their stories with the car, and more importantly, what they’ve done to make their cars unique as we celebrate 10 years since the GT-R’s unveiling.