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Anonymous - 13 Jan 05:21 PM
Some background on Nurburgring situation: http://savethering.org Cheers! Mike
Arhodas - 20 Mar 10:36 PM
I have been readin with great interest your column on the gtr. A lot have happened to mine. An engine recall by Nissan new wastgates arc intercooler gtc downpipes, y-pipes, all pipes.. New inflow for better breathing and custom cobb tuning. We are currently working through my mechanic Demetris Keramidas to build a custom intake unit for cobb in order to be able to use bigger becks for the injectors. The car so far has shown no trouble an the sound is epic. The akrapovic exhaust is a piece of art but for bigger numbers in sound and performance gtc is the stronger choice. Hope to hear from you soon.
David_Yu - 09 Jan 10:19 AM
Hi Petros, there have been a few incidents of some early LHD cars breaking engines in Europe, both tuned and stock. Most have been repaired under warranty even the tuned ones as it was a factory issue. I believe all the ones that have failed have VIN numbers ending in less than 300. My car is much more fun tuned and seems fine. There are US cars tuned to 700+hp and running with no issues a year later. Yes your dealer will be able to tell if the ECU has been reflashed and whether boost has been raised so they can tell. But in my opinion it's worth the risk, but that has to be your own choice. Enjoy your GT-R, it is the best car I have owned! David
Arhodas - 08 Jan 11:51 PM
Greeting from Greece! I have read all your posts in the magazine for some time now. I have gone through a lot of cars (z06,lp560,f430,modena,997 turbo,m6,abt rs6 v10,r8...) and I just got my gtr. It has 4500km and I am seriously considering the cobb tune. The only thing stopping me is my fears about the toughness of the gtr. The Greek dealership will declare the guarantee void even after a single launch control(ESP OFF). So my question as a new owner is: Do you know if when uninstalled the cobb tune leaves a trace to the gtr's black box and is the car tough enough to take the tune without the all dreaded transmission and engine breakdowns? I avoid lunch controls in general. A friend of mine has a broken engine (cobb customized stage 2 100oct akrapovic titanium exhausts wastegates...) after 7000km. The thing is I already have the tuning kit in my garage with the appropriate programmes so the temptation is strong.. I really hope you can shed some light. thanks for your time in advance.
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Nissan GT-R February 2014: Nismo GT-R vs Stealthzilla

February 28, 2014 9:22 PM | Posted By: David_Yu
Related Categories: Fast Fleet blog
VS As you will have seen, Nismo have released their interpretation of the ultimate GT-R, imaginatively named, the Nismo GT-R. But is it worth £124,000 compared to the £78,000 standard... [more]

Nissan GT-R December 2013: Do you need AWD?

December 21, 2013 10:58 AM | Posted By: David_Yu
Related Categories: Fast Fleet blog
Still reeling from the belated realisation that something had actually broken on the previously bulletproof GT-R, life has been quiet for Stealthzilla now it is in RWD-only mode. The interesting... [more]

Nissan GT-R October 2013: Can a GT-R drift?

October 28, 2013 1:01 PM | Posted By: David_Yu
Related Categories: Fast Fleet blog
Two commonly held misconceptions are that “the GT-R is a Playstation car that does it all for you” and “cars are only fun if they go sideways everywhere”. Well I’m sure... [more]

Nissan GT-R August 2013: Where can you use that power?

August 31, 2013 6:40 PM | Posted By: David_Yu
Related Categories: Where can you use that power?
A question I frequently get asked is “Where can you use that sort of performance/power?” Considering a standard 2009 GT-R is already ridiculously fast with 485hp and Stealthzilla now... [more]

Nissan GT-R June 2013: The Best vs the Rest

June 28, 2013 10:00 AM | Posted By: David_Yu
Related Categories: Fast Fleet blog
Continuing my recent theme on GT-Rs and supercars, I was invited to attend Supercar Driver’s diplomatically titled “The Best versus the Rest” event at Llanbedr airfield in North... [more]
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