Monthly Archives: August 2009


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.

After months of tearing down, shaving weight, developing new products, building and testing the GT-R, Steve Millen deemed it worthy and on the transporter it went. The Targa Rally introduces some very unqiue requirements of a car, it’s not the normal smooth racetrack most race cars are set up for.  The Targa events are extremely demanding, covering city roads, vast landscapes, and varying road conditions (imagine the roads in your town).  Pot holes, dips, asphalt issues, gravel, sand, water, mud.. all common throughout the course.

All of these obstacles require a very balanced car, capable of dealing with anything, and a driver experienced enough to push it beyond its limits.  Meet the STILLEN R35 Nissan GT-R as prepped for the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Rally:

STILLEN GT-R Targa Race Car

Performance Numbers (As Set Up For 2009 Targa Rally)

  • Horsepower: ~620 @ 15psi (91 Octane Pump Gas)
  • 0-60mph: 2.9 seconds **
  • 1/4 Mile: 11.0 seconds at 127.9mph **
  • 0-130mph: 11.4 seconds **
  • Lateral Grip: 1.1G+ **
    ** (as tested by Road & Track)

STILLEN GT-R Performance Parts

  • STILLEN Downpipes
  • STILLEN Secondary Cat-Delete Y-Pipe
  • STILLEN Race Exhaust w/Center Rear Exit
  • STILLEN Intake System w/K&N Filters
  • Turbosmart e-Boost Street 2-Stage Electronic Boost Controller
  • Turbosmart Dual Port Blow Off Valves
  • COBB Tuning AccessPORT
  • Dodson Motorsports Transmission Cooler
  • Red Line High Performance Synthetic Motor Oil – 0W40
  • Red Line High Performance Synthetic Gear Oil – 75W140
  • Red Line WaterWetter

STILLEN GT-R Suspension Parts

STILLEN GT-R Brakes / Tires

STILLEN GT-R Interior Parts

  • STILLEN Designed & Built Custom Chromoly Roll Cage
  • STILLEN Designed & Built Custom Seat Frames
  • Status Racing Seats
  • Status Racing Harnesses
  • Monit Rally Computers
  • ChaseCam On-Board Video Camera System
  • Nordskog GPS Speedometer (KPH)

STILLEN GT-R Exterior Parts

Additional Photos:

See All of the 2009 Targa Newfoundland Coverage:


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.

It was actually pretty impressive.  During the 30 minutes or so it took to do all the inspections and paperwork and loading we noticed about ten FedEx vehicle’s coming and going around our block.  Everything from Freight services to the smaller delivery vans and of course the large vehicle transporter parked right in the center of the street.  FedEx is definitely busy these days.  All of our spares will be picked up in the next day or two and readied for shipment as well.  Those items will be traveling with FedEx freight directly in to Canada.

There was a cool surprise already on the rig in the form of a Veritas RS III supercar, further proof that we had chosen the right folks to make the country-wide transport with the GT-R.

The GT-R will be arriving in Bangor, Maine on September 2nd where Steve will be flying in and meeting back up with the orange beast at Darling’s Nissan.  Darling’s Nissan has been kind enough to allow us to use their facility as a pick-up point for the GT-R.  Steve is already missing the GT-R and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.  That’s OK though as he’ll have a long trip from Maine to St. John’s.  What’s that?  We’re driving the car all the way from Maine to the rally, then competing in the rally and driving it back?  YUP!  All STILLEN vehicle’s are designed to be driven on the street as well as compete in the race.

This past weekend at 59th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Spyker debuted the drop-top version of it’s latest hand-crafted supercar – the Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder.

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder
Spyker chose AP Racing as their brake technology partner from the beginning, and that relationship continues with their second generation supercar:

The C8 Aileron’s brakes are supplied by AP Racing, a partner from day one. Black brake calipers with Spyker script are standard. Colour-coded calipers with Spyker script can be ordered as an option. Carbon ceramic brakes will be available as an option soon.

Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder Top Up

Those AP Racing brakes provide ample stopping power for the C8 Aileron Spyder, which is powered by an all-aluminum Audi derived 4.2L V8 (400HP/354TQ).  This pushes the car to a 300 km/h (187 mph) top speed with 0-60 ticking off in 4.5 seconds.


In addition to their road-going supercars, Spyker also uses AP Racing brakes in their race efforts with the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R.


  • RT @motorz: Brand new website is born! #
  • Hitting cars and coffee in the morning with Kyle and Steve Millen with the orange GT-R.. will look for @NADAguides and his GT-R tester mule #
  • If you see a silver GT-R hauling ass around O.C., bumping Jay-Z ,with a ‘Test Vehicle’ sticker on the side.. wave because it’s @NADAguides #
  • Meet Seth (@sethuals).. Seth is the winner of the Targa Newfoundland Sweepstakes and is heading to the rally with us! #
  • STILLEN friend Stacey at a G37 photoshoot.. Awesome! RT @staceythebarbie: – k 1 more…lol… #
  • RT @GTRBlog: Road & Track: STILLEN GT-R Vids With AP Racing Carbon Brakes #
  • Meet Seth.  Seth is in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Seth is about to have a lot of fun.  Seth is the lucky winner of STILLEN’s 2009 Targa Newfoundland Sweepstakes.

    STILLEN Targa Newfoundland Sweepstakes Winner

    Seth and his cousin Glenn will be traveling with the STILLEN crew up to Newfoundland, Canada to watch the STILLEN R35 GT-R compete in the rally event.  The trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, rental car, meals and spending cash, along with