Details On NISMO's New Club Sport Package For Nissan R35 GT-R
NISMO has released the details that we have been waiting for concerning all of the upgrades that they have done to the R35 Nissan GT-R. The parts that were used were the usual OEM fitment and quality that we have come to expect and which help to focus on weight reduction and tighter handling.
The Club Sport tuning package includes the Chassis pack made up of race-tuned Bilstein Damptronic adjustable dampers sheathed in 18.5kg/mm (front) and 9.6 kg/mm (rear) springs. The combination of rock-hard coils and adjustable damping at both low and high speeds should make the GT-R stickier in the corners and more stable while bombing through a fast sweeper.
Rounding out the handling package is a set of Rays forged aluminum wheels, sized 20×9.5-inches in front (+45mm offset) and 20×10.5-inches (+25mm offset) in the rear, and wrapped in Bridgestone RE070R run-flats, sized 225/40 and 285/35, front and rear.
The rest of the parts focus on weight reduction, beginning with a lightweight axle-back exhaust that drops 11 pounds from the GT-R’s curb weight, along with a carbon fiber undertray that reduces air turbulence and parasitic drag. Upgraded carbon-fiber backed and leather-trimmed seats are also part of the package, which retains the side airbags but nixes the electronic controls, reducing weight by another 13 pounds total. Naturally, some NISMO badging rounds out the upgrades.
Unfortunately the parts are only available in Japan as a package and can only be installed by 12 NISMO-authorized shops and come in at over $50,000. However, some U.S. importers have already worked out a distribution deal with NISMO, but for those of us in the States, we will not benefit from the three-year/60,000 km warranty.