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Beauty and Boost: Dan’s 2015 Nissan GT-R

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:45 pm on June 4, 2015

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Dan J is the owner of this gorgeous 2015 GT-R. The numbers are impressive: Zero to 60 mph in under three seconds; a top speed of 196 mph; 545 horsepower courtesy of a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 assembled in a clean room so high-tech that those fleeing scientists on the silver screen would kill to have one. This beast has also been finished in premium Regal Red paint embedded with 24-karat gold flakes! We think it is mesmerizing under varying light conditions:

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Combined with an Ivory interior this R35 exudes a level of refinement and luxury not typically seen on earlier models:

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Sidenote: I met Dan in December ’14 while helping his neighbor with a Datsun Roadster. Dan kindly let me park the 510 next his GT-R and I might have mentioned how we love them at ZCG 🙂

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So what does one do with such a beautiful sportscar? Add more power, of course! Dan came to us for a full AMS Alpha 7 package installation.

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The package includes:

  • ALPHA front mount intercooler
  • COBB big SF intake pipe
  • Alpha 90mm Mid-pipe
  • Alpha 90mm Downpipes
  • HKS Legamax Exhaust System
  • Injector Dynamics 1000CC Injectors
  • Cobb AccessPORT V3

Let’s start with the exhaust and a closer look at the new mid-pipes and down pipes:

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OEM vs Alpha downpipes:

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Mid-pipe:

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Completing the system is the HKS Legamax exhaust. Fresh from the box, compared to the OEM system:

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Great, OEM-like fit with factory underbody Aero:

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Looks fantastic here and sounds even better!

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Underhood, better breathing is achieved through larger intakes and K&N air filters. Stealth black tubing is nice touch:

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Rounding out intake mods is a larger Alpha front mount intercooler. It boasts 75% more internal flow area over stock and direct bolt-in/no cutting fitment! It doesn’t hurt to have the “Alpha” logo peeking through the front bumper too:

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Fueling demands are met by larger 1000cc injectors:

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How do all these mods add up to increase power? To find out we strapped the red beauty to the dyno:

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Utilizing the CobbAccessPORT V3 for tuning we saw peak gains of 80hp/86tq for a total of 577hp/562tq to the wheels. The dyno plot reveals tremendous gains from 2500rpm to redline. For example at 4000rpm the GT-R is now making 560tq vs 460tq stock!

Dan J GTR Before and After
 

Dan’s GT-R was already blindingly quick from the factory and now it has even more power to enjoy while maintaining its Regal composure. Thank you for bringing your R35 to Z Car Garage! More pictures to enjoy in the gallery below.

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