Nissan GT-R by Arios

Published Thursday, September 17th 2009
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The Skyline GT-R is the newest in a long line of GT-R vehicles from Nissan starting in 1969. The Skyline is said to have more power, better all wheel drive technology and more speed than any Japanese car available in the American market. Speculative news of the Skyline has been circulating for at least six years before its production. Such news has been fueled by the sighting of their test cars. L.A. and the Nürburgring test track in Germany are two places where the Skyline has been seen by the public. Beyond those two, the California race tracks of Laguna Seca and Sears Point have seen the car. The reason for all the buzz is that after thirty years of the GT-R cars being in production, the American market finally gets a crack at the line. The GT-R never reached American Markets, but that didn’t stop Americans from hearing about and purchasing the supercar through other means. By 2000 several hundred had been bought and imported into the United States.

While the original GT-R may have existed as early as 1969, it wasn’t an automotive giant until 1990. The introduction of the car hit the Japanese market hard. There were three twin-turbocharged, all wheel steering Skyline models in the line, the original Skyline being the first. As the first of its kind, this is the one that started the legend. Once the R34 model went out of production, a division of Nissan name Nismo bought a number of the cars and created a new model from them, the Skyline GT-T Z-Tune. This 500 horsepower vehicle is considered the best of the line.

Many people say that the GT-R should never be modified in any way as the car is as near perfect as one will find on the automotive markets of the world. They say that if the engine was tuned at all it would lose that purity. Others believe that the car is simply a base upon which a plethora of more powerful and diverse variants are possible. Arios of Japan is one of these tuners. He has a subtle way of modifying the car, using a carbon fiber body kit that includes a front lip spoiler, nose and engine covers and side skirts to change the look and feel of the car. The carbon fiber material used in the construction of the body kit is a good deal lighter that the material normally used in the GT-Rs. This would make for a lighter and faster vehicle.

Arios tends to have an old fashion flare when working on his GT-Rs. He almost always changes the GT-R logo for the older one from the GT-R KPCG10, thus catering to those people who liked the original look. The details and full extent of the Arios body kit are not fully worked out yet. Those looking to purchase a GT-R from Arios would do well to wait as he plans to possibly add a new spoiler on the rear of the vehicle.


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