STILLEN Nissan GT-R R35 Body Components Released
March 16, 2009
R&D on the new Nissan GT-R is in full swing at STILLEN, and just released are the functional urethane Lip Spoiler and Side Skirts, designed to improve downforce and add unique styling.
These pieces are constructed of 100% durable polyurethane, able to withstand the abuse of the racetrack as well as a night out on the town. As with all STILLEN urethane components, these also feature a limited lifetime warranty. See below for additional photos and information. Pricing is available on the STILLEN Product Page.
Quick video of Steve Millen discussing the STILLEN R35 Nissan GT-R Urethane Lip Spoiler being installed. Video shot alongside a Road & Track camera crew for an upcoming feature on the STILLEN GT-R (look for some really cool updates on this soon).
Product information from the STILLEN Product Page:
Front Lip Spoiler:
Enhancing the aerodynamic performance of such a finely tuned car like the GT-R is no small feat. When developing the car Nissan did a great job of developing an aero package that works well, but left some room for improvement for the true enthusiast. One of the most common complaints of GT-R owners is the car has a tendency to “push” when exercised hard on a race course (understeer). Two ways to fix this condition are through the suspension, or increasing downforce via aerodynamics of the car at higher speeds. Increasing the aerodynamic downforce keeps the front end of the car planted and therefore improving front grip, reducing the “push” effect.
The STILLEN Urethane Lip Spoiler adds 2″ of length to the OEM fascia, and installs directly onto the vehicle over the factory piece. This lip spoiler is designed to hold additional air onto the nose, with flares on the side corners producing a canard effect for extra control.
Another major benefit of the front lip spoiler is the durability. Constructed out of high-quality polyurethane, this front spoiler is nearly indestructible and carries a limited lifetime warranty. This means it can stand up to the hazards of the race track or the drive around town with 100% driver/owner confidence.
Continuing the aerodynamic stabilization of the GT-R, STILLEN has developed new side skirts with a 2 inch ledge built in to apply more downforce to the car. This design comes from the testing performed on the legendary IMSA Nissan 300ZX, campaigned in the IMSA sports car series at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring. Tested in the Lockheed Martin wind tunnel, the Nissan engineers found that by enhancing the side ledge on the rocker it applied a incremental amount of downforce at higher speeds thus keeping the car planted and more stable through high speed corners.
Another major benefit of the rockers is the greatly improved appearance. Offering a much more aggressive look and race proven engineering these rockers are sure to catch attention and compliments. Just like all STILLEN body work these are constructed out of durable polyurethane, ready for paint, and offer a limited lifetime warranty. Perfect for daily driving or track days and utilize the factory skirt mounting points to ensure a perfect fit and finish.