August 20, 2009
The time has come for us to wave goodbye to the STILLEN GT-R (look for a final specifications list and final build info soon) as it makes the long journey on its way to the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Rally. We loaded the car on to the FedEx Custom Critical Transporter on Monday afternoon.
The car was placed in the capable hands of Mike and Cindy White, a husband and wife team from North Carolina who have been hauling custom vehicles and race cars around the country for more than 30 years. They now work for FedEx and maintain a beautiful tractor/trailer rig. Read more
July 31, 2009
Steve Millen and the R&D crew here at STILLEN are at full throttle wrapping up the build of the STILLEN GT-R, and Road & Track has been continuing their great video coverage of the build and testing.
July 17, 2009
Testing is under full swing for the STILLEN Nissan GT-R as preparation continues for the Targa Newfoundland Rally.
Road & Track is finalizing some video of the testing and some of the products being installed, and was nice enough to forward some teaser footage..
See all of the videos at the Road & Track site.. new videos being added constantly.
July 15, 2009
Road & Track Magazine has practically been living at STILLEN documenting the build on the STILLEN GT-R. We’re in the final stages of the build, with the BASF paint recently finished, Password:JDM dry carbon goodies, suspension, AP Racing carbon ceramic brakes and final installation beginning, including track testing in preparation for the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Rally.
Road & Track have released three new videos, one covering the GT-R in the paint booth, one highlighting the ultra lightweight Password:JDM dry carbon parts and some other upgrades, and the most recent with Steve Millen discussing the current suspension upgrades being done to the car.
July 13, 2009
The office was buzzing today, as development continues on braking improvements to the R35 Nissan GT-R. Here’s a teaser shot of the upcoming STILLEN / AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrades currently in R&D here at STILLEN.
More information is coming soon.. be sure to follow our RSS Feed for up-to-date information as we release it.
July 5, 2009
With most of the lightening done, including gutting the interior, Password:JDM dry carbon panels, and even subtle lightening of other components (see below.. hey weight is weight), it was time to get the GT-R into the paint booth. Read more
May 29, 2009
STILLEN is proud to release something we’ve been developing and fine-tuning for quite some time, our Secondary Cat Delete Y-Pipe for the Nissan GT-R!
The factory equipment this replaces contains two flow-robbing cats and weighs in at a hefty 30.25 lbs! Our new Y-pipe replaces those cats with polished 304 stainless steel resonators and drops an astounding 47% of that weight, coming in right at 16 lbs.
There is a lot of power held back by the factory exhaust system on the Nissan GT-R. By eliminating the factory catalytic converters, STILLEN has successfully improved flow, creating power gains as well as dramatically improving sound. Read more
May 29, 2009
STILLEN is excited to announce the release of our premier Nissan GT-R Exhaust System. After numerous systems were designed, fabricated and tested; Steve Millen selected this configuration as the one to put into production.
Meeting all of his criteria for power, sound and appearance this cat-back system uses 304 Stainless Steel, is TIG welded throughout, 27% lighter than stock (30 lbs versus 41 lbs for stock) and results in an aggressive (but not obtrusive) tone. Read more
April 22, 2009
New from STILLEN: Racing-bred stainless steel brake lines for the Nissan GT-R!
This is the first brake line upgrade on the market that does NOT require removing the factory hard lines. Stainless steel braided lines are stiffer than the typical rubber brake lines, but nothing is stiffer than hard steel tubing. That is why it is important to keep the hard lines in place for the firmest, most responsive brake pedal feel.
Aircraft-style fitting details are used throughout for leak-free connections – no banjo fittings! The factory junction block functions are replicated to eliminate any possible rubbing issues with suspension travel or steering wheel input. Doing so allows the front lines to be bolted to both the upright and the strut for the most positive location possible. Read more
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. Read more