The Nissan Juke is now for sale in Japan, and many tuning enthusiasts will want to get their hands on the unique half sports car, half SUV from Nissan. It’s been breaking all records according to sales reports, with 5,000 already ordered. Nissan only expected to sell 1,000 units at first, but I guess this fresh new look has attracted buyers from all over. The picture above is a photoshopped image from JDMsociety of what a Juke tuning would look like if sporting Volk TE27 rims, slammed to the ground, and yellow headlights. From the factory the Nissan Juke will carry a 1.6-liter turbo engine with 4WD producing 180 horsepower.
The prestigious Austria-based tuning company Koenigseder has released a new kit for the Nissan GTR. Back in 2007, Nissan launched the highly anticipated Godzilla GT-R with a twin-turbo engine producing 480 horsepower. Since then, tuners have raised the standards and half of them have nearly doubled the performance figures. The Nissan GTR has received all the hype it deserves so far, and Koenigseder decided to add their touch to what can be considered the sports car of the decade in terms of price and performance. First, the tuning firm painted the exterior in their favorite bright orange color, which is common to see with the other projects they take on. Next was the all new Nissan GTR aerodynamic kit with a moderate design.
The tuners from Japo Motorsport GmbH released their latest tuning project on the Nissan Skyline R34 GTR. For the styling upgrades the Nissan Skyline received a new aero kit consisting of a new front apron, front mudguards, a larger rear wheel housing, and an ARC rear diffuser. Performance upgrades were next, but I’ll save that for later while I move to the interior. Inside the Skyline R34 GTR, Japo refined the leather with Alcantara upholstery, added a new Sparco steering wheel, and new gauges all around. Japo Motorsport announced that they will only build 20 units of the unique Nissan GTR, with each starting from 89,900 Euros, and taking 3 to 4 months to complete the build.
The Nissan 240sx is without a doubt one of the easiest and most available cars to receive custom work these days. Here is a S13 replica that someone in the states tried to make their 240sx look like the Japan model Sil-Eighty. I’ve had a bit of experience tuning these cars in my younger years, owning both the s13 Nissan and the newer S14 240sx cars, one having the common SR20DET engine swap. When done right, these rear wheel drive sports cars can be a blast to drive, drift, or race while competing against many expensive high end models. For this project, two friends came together to build an almost factory looking S13 Nissan 240sx.
Here is something you wouldn’t expect to see this soon, a Nissan GT-R R34 with a new GT-R R35 front end swapped. It’s surprising that these tuners were able to get a hold of a R35 front fascia, but then decided to swap out the stock R34 front for a new look. The Nissan wide body kit appears to have an unfinished rear end, but is most likely the first of its kind in the world of tuning cars. In my opinion the GTR R34 front end from Japan looks better than these new Nissan GTR R35 models, but what do you think? Was all this custom work worth it?
The Ohio based tuning company Switzer Performance has topped their previous records with the Nissan GT-R P900. This modified Nissan GT-R now produces 900hp with an all new transmission to handle the power. Switzer previously released the Nissan GT-R P700 package that boasted around 800 horses, with 700 crank horsepower, but that wasn’t enough. Tim Switzer started off by making this custom Nissan run on E85 ethanol, but to handle these numbers, a new transmission was needed. Transmission failure was the biggest concern of this project, so the tuners hired Dodson Motorsports in New Zealand to develop the stronger transmission. After several months of development between Switzer and Dodson, they received a product that would allow them to push more than 800hp.
Here is the new U-Connect plug and play ECU tuning upgrade from Unichip for the popular Nissan 350Z. Providing the perfect engine management solution for this sports car, since the 350Z cannot be remapped using OBD flash programming. This custom tuned Uni-Q piggy back EGU features several improvements to get the most out of the Nissan engine. So how does it work? The plug and play unit intercepts the factory sensor signals found on the Nissan 350Z, allowing the fuel and ignition to be remapped to a higher control and performance.
The tuners at Cobra N+ have released a custom carbon fiber sports kit for the Nissan 370Z Roadster to make it more appealing. Included in the aero kit is a new front spoiler and rear diffuser to be attached to the factory bumpers. The modified diffuser has dual cutouts for the aftermarket high performance exhaust system, and Cobra added carbon fiber mirror covers on the Nissan 370Z. For the wheels, they hooked it up with the popular lightweight 19-inch CN22 rims that come wrapped in racing tires.
Going green, or eco friendly with cars isn’t all that bad with your working with Cobb Tuning, who have modified this Nissan GT-R to run on E85 ethanol gas. Ethanol, or some would say corn oil, is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline which was originally developed as a bio-fuel or flex fuel. However, E85 has become an alternative fuel choice for car tuning enthusiasts seeking large performance gains from a relatively inexpensive modification. This new ethanol E85 mix carries a 105 octane rating, and we all know what that means, more octane more power. Cobb Tuning has done just that with this new Nissan GT-R, to see how much extra power they could pull on the dyno.
Previously Tommy Kaira announced their initial renderings of the new aero kit for the highly sought after Nissan GT-R. Now we have the official pictures of the body kit set to display at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new kit is called ‘Wet Carbon’ from Tommy Kaira, and features several new body pieces. A new front bumper with lip spoiler, side skirts, air ducts all around, rear bumper, trunk spoiler, rear racing diffuser, and fender flares for the rear give the Nissan GT-R a fantastic look. Surely this will become one of the most popular body kits for the GTR, and many will try to duplicate the quality work by Tommy Kaira.
The tuning company Amuse from Japan recently unveiled a new body kit for the Nissan 370Z called the Vestito, Italian for dress or suit. Upgrades include a new front bumper with carbon fiber integrated on the sides, front lip, side skirts, stretched fenders, and a new rear bumper with a large wing above. The whole kit features simple, yet clean lines that transform the Nissan 370Z to an even more aggressive looking sports car. Customers can choose any wheel package they’d like, but shown here are BBS LM-R wheels wrapped in high performance tires.