After spending only a short time back home, the STILLEN NADA Guides GT-R is once again going away. This time it is being trucked out to the SEMA show (Nov. 3 – 6 in Las Vegas), where it will be taking up residence in the BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions booth in the Racing and Performance area(booth 21442).
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Well, the car is ready to go. Steve flew out a few days early to get the STILLEN GT-R across the border and all the spare parts into the service van. Mark (Lead Mechanic) and I (Kyle Millen) are in the airport waiting for our flight to Toronto where we will board our second flight into St. John’s.
We’re all excited and looking forward to a great week. I will be posting information, updates, and hopefully video interviews throughout the next week. I will also be posting comments to the STILLEN Twitter account, I encourage you to follow along there as well for daily updates.
Well, the STILLEN GT-R has made it across the country, and is currently settled in Maine, awaiting Steve Millen’s arrival to drive it the rest of the way into Newfoundland for the Targa Rally. The FedEx Transporter delivered as promised, and everything arrived safe and sound, and ready for action.
We thought this would be a perfect time to introduce you to the STILLEN GT-R as it exists prepped for the Targa Newfoundland, with the full rally preparation finished. We also played with some of the testing footage, and as you’ll see below, this transformed GT-R is something to see.
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.
These three videos bring the total to 16 videos surrounding the STILLEN GT-R and the build for the Targa Newfoundland Rally which is in mid-September and quickly approaching.
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.
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.
Road & Track Video: STILLEN R35 GT-R Suspension Upgrades
Road & Track Video: STILLEN R35 GT-R In The Paint Booth
Road & Track Video: STILLEN R35 GT-R Lightweight Body Components and Intake System
Progress on the STILLEN GT-R continues at a maddening pace, getting the car prepared for the upcoming September deadline for the Targa Newfoundland Tarmac Rally.
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.
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.
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.