「ストリートからサーキット・ゼロヨン・最高速」をコンセプトに掲げている愛知県半田市にあるチューナー、ガレージ八幡。そんな彼らが手がけたR35が凄いんです。その名も「Garage YAWATA Street 35GT-R」。最高速度320km/hを記録するこの35GT-Rは、市販ラジアルタイヤで0-400加速10秒前半をマークするそうです！
A tuner called “Garage Yawata” is based in Handa-shi, Aichi-prefecture. Their demo-car “Garage YAWATA Street 35GT-R” has been modified so that the maximum speed reaches 320km/h and dashes 0-400m in just a bit over 10 seconds even with “normal” radial tyres!
気になりますねぇ、どうだったのか！詳しくはGT-Rマガジン別冊「R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II」で取り上げているそうです。いやぁ・・・、出し惜しみしているわけじゃないんです（笑）。 7月1日、全国書店にて発売予定！！
GT-R Magazine’s staff car has driven 123,000km in 5 and half years. Any cars driven more than 100,000km, in Japan, is considered “a lot”. With the help of NISMO, they have decided to take evenryting apart, from this particular R35, and look closely into the wear and tear to see what 125,000km of driving did to the car. The arcticle is featured on not GT-R Magazine but its sibling magazine called “R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II”. I, seriously, am curious! The magazine will be on sale from 1st July!
Motor Trend and Autocar have decided to put R35 against Audi R8 V10 Plus as well as Alpina B6. Both Audi and Alpina are more expensive and slower than R35 yet receive praises for their comfort and ease of driving. Although R35 is praised for its sheer speed on circuits, both medias seem not fully satisfied with GT-R.
Nissan GT-R has pursued numbers. Lexus LFA pursued the joy of driving, regardless of the cost. Yet, both Japanese supercars never quite seem to get the full praises from journalists or from the car media when compared with their rival supercars.
I would like to see a journalist, or a car media who can point out exactly what is missing from GT-R or Lexus LFA… Is it the history of the brand? Is it the design?
Modified GT-Rs are running 0-400m in 8 seconds these days… SP Engineering of Dubai is one of those who managed to join the “8 seconds club”. Their modified R35 looks great and I thought the promotional video of their shop looked good, too.
What caught my attention was the fact that they are building Juke R as well… I can only imagine their customers wanting nothing but the best and spare no expense….