GT-R Demo Car #4 Update – Parts Arrive Pt. 1

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Back in February I mentioned that I picked up a 2010 R35 GT-R to build up, marking the beginning of our GT-RR R35 GT-R demo car #4.

I’ve been busy planning this project in my head for the past few months. Getting the concept and the vision right is always crucial to the end result, so I’ve been taking my time. This time around I’m not looking to repeat the projects and styles from past builds. I’m proud of those original styles we created for those GT-Rs, but I don’t want to take away from those cars and try to re-create a better modern version of them…I’d rather create something new in a new style and enjoy the journey that it brings.  I’m so excited for the process of creating…and hopefully I can reach the same level of satisfaction that I’ve felt with the past 3 complete car builds!

A lot is different this time, for example:

This time it’s my own money (which makes me shed a tear now and again)

I know exactly and deeply what I want out of the end results of the car because I am the end user.

More parts and tuning solutions than ever are available for the GT-R

I’m funding the development of multiple new parts that I want to use for the car

The goals are totally different – No need to draw eyeballs to a new R888 tire for Toyo at a big trade show booth, no need to be a magazine advertisement for Mobil 1, no need to prove a point…now it’s just about the art form of conceptualization and actualization. I’m doing what I love and simply trying to impress myself this time around.

As I embark on this build, I have no idea of when it’ll end or what it will result in. I just know that I’m really excited to build a GT-R that I own and to experience the process. What I can be sure of is that I’ll enjoy sharing updates with readers of the blog and my many friends within the NAGTROC GT-R community which I feel more connected to now than ever before.

A history of the past 3 complete car builds (demo cars):

GT-RR Demo Car #1

GT-RR Demo Car #2

GT-RR Demo Car #3


I’d like to announce two partners this weekend for this project. Both of these companies happen to have the same name: AMS.

AMS in Canada makes these excellent rotors that I’ll be using on the car:

AMS Rotors GT-R

The rotors are lighter than stock to reduce unsprung weight, and they’ll also hold up far better under aggressive driving and track days. After selling so many aftermarket rotors to GT-R guys who have annihilated their stock rotors during track days, it has become an obvious initial upgrade for my project car. These rotors have been getting great feedback from my clients tracking  their cars with them, and they are priced very reasonably which helps me to save money to put towards the countless other modifications that don’t have cost effective alternatives.

And then there is another AMS…

More on that tomorrow!

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