Chargespeed Japan has launched an aerodynamic upgrade for the R35 generation Nissan GT-R . The aero-kit is now available in the U.S. as well. Unlike other aftermarket body kits available for the Nissan GT-R , the "Bottomline" by Chargespeed Japan has been designed to blend into the GT-R’s contours. The company also claims to have improved aerodynamic performance of the R35 Nissan GT-R.
Nissan has spent years perfecting the aerodynamic performance of the new GT-R , so it is already near perfection, so any improvements by this kit will only make the GT-R better.
The front bumper gets an add-on air dam to streamline the air hitting the front bumper. The side skirts have been lowered to prevent air from getting under the car and causing lift. The rear uses tiny guide vanes at the upper edge of the rear windshield to direct air onto the rear spoiler. A rear diffuser also helps channel air from under the car to create more downforce.
The Bottomline kit is a made specifically for Nissan GT-Rs built between 2009 and 2013. The company also offers individual components for those of you who want to build it piece-by-piece.
All the parts are made of fiber-reinforced plastics, but customers can also opt for "Hybrid" carbon-fiber parts, hand laid with a 1x1 weave. Chargespeed is also working on an all-carbon body kit upgrade.
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Every year, Nissan rolls out updates for the GT-R R35. For 2013, Nissan added a "Track Pack," which hones the handling of the GT-R even further. New lightweight alloy wheels and additional brake cooling ducts in the front bumper have been provided. The brake rotors on the rear axle are cooled using special channels that help ventilate heat.
The suspension system has been overhauled with more track-ready performance, and the introduction of adjustable dampers for comfort is a welcome move. Opting for the "Track Pack" makes the GT-R lighter, thanks to the new wheels, Recaro sports seats in the front and a rear-seat delete.
For 2013, Nissan engineers have tuned the GT-R’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 to produce 542 horsepower, which is 12 horsepower more than the previous model, and 466 pound-feet of torque in a wider rev range.
Mid-range torque delivery is improved on the 2013 Nissan GT-R , as well as fuel efficiency. The transmission has been reworked, while spring rates in the suspension have been tweaked for better handling and high-speed stability
The U.S.-spec GT-R consist of a base model that comes in at just over $96,000 and a "Black Edition" that cost upwards of $106,000.