FB Update: Loren’s 2012 GT-R

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Loren's 2012 R35 GT-R

Loren’s 2012 GT-R featuring GT-RR’s brand_RR carbon front lip, carbon front grill, Esprit dry carbon wing, 21″ ADV1 wheels (21×12.5 rears) and a custom finished Carbon Dry Japan aero bonnet.

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Painting With Carbon Fiber – Carbon Dry R35 GT-R Hood

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Carbon Dry Japan GT-RR R35 Hood, Paint
Is it painting on carbon fiber or painting with carbon fiber? It is actually a little bit of both depending on how you look at it.

If you read this blog then most likely you already well know the appeal of carbon fiber from a functional point of view. The exotic nature of carbon fiber has always had more than just a functional appeal and has crossed over into a visual appeal. Some might argue that it is almost a status symbol like gold and other precious materials. And easy case of arguing that point is simply to look at the unpainted carbon fiber roofs of BMW’s M3s and M6s. BMW clearly chose to show off the carbon fiber construction and play into the idea that the car’s status is elevated with carbon fiber on display.

However leaving whole parts of a car fully in carbon fiber often can look simply unfinished or unrefined. So I like to have fun coming up with creative ways to integrate carbon fiber into the design of a car. To me, carbon fiber is a great way to draw accent points to shapes that I want to highlight. So in a sense, carbon fiber can be thought of as simply another color in the painter’s pallet.

For the hood of our latest GT-R project I designed another spin on the carbon fiber accented hood strategy that I often utilize. The game plan was to highlight the vents and changes in heights. The Carbon Dry Japan hood often looks too subtle from far away as the vents simply blend in. So to exaggerate the sexy curves of the hood we used exposed carbon fiber at any time the height varied to deepen the dips and heighten the lifts visually. If you look inside the inlet duct you’ll see carbon fiber on the inside vertical walls but also on the exterior vertical portions as well.

Doing those small accents made a big difference visually, but to top it all off it was decided to leave a side stripe on just one side of the hood which follows the hood crease line. Why? Just for the hell of it…also sections like that end up being very useful for graphics or roll call vinyl down the road.

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One Of My Favorite Pictures – Custom Carbon BBS and Brembo 6 Piston

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Carbon Fiber Refinished BBS with Custom Brembo 6 Piston

This is a close up of one of my favorite 370Z’s in Japan. There is just so much awesomeness in this picture that I wanted to feature it without the car (that Ab Flug kitted 370Z that I’ve featured here a few times now).

Custom Carbon Dry Japan Protec reinforcement on BBS wheels with custom refinished Brembo 6 piston caliper and matching rotor hats!

It is unfortunate that we rarely see cars with this level of amazingness packed into a few inches of photo space. It is not cheap to play at this level, but you could enter just this wheel and brake set into a car show and it should win best of show.

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Update to the GT-RR R35

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brand_RR R35 GT-R front bumper

Here are two shots taken today with the new brand_RR front bumper installed and also with the Carbon Dry aero hood freshly installed.

brand_RR R35 GT-R front bumper 2012

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Carbon Porn – New Pictures of Carbon Dry Japan’s Porsche 997

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Carbon Dry Japan Porsche 911 997

Earlier I posted a sneak peek of our friends at Carbon Dry Japan’s dry carbon Porsche 997 parts. However that sneak peek didnt do the parts justice. These new pictures do!

I think Carbon Dry Japan has some of the best dry carbon production out of Japan. They’re quality in person is amazing and I recently also installed a set of their mirror covers on my GT-R which I’m loving!

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Just amazing stuff…

Carbon Dry Japan Porsche 911 997

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New Aero Debut – Carbon Dry Japan Porsche 997

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Carbon Dry Japan Porsche 997

My friends at Carbon Dry Japan recently shared their new press release with us for their new Porsche 997 Aero parts.

Carbon Dry Japan is known for (you guessed it) their pre-preg dry carbon parts. This aero kit not only adds functional aerodynamics, it also reduces body weight by sometimes as much as 69% per panel when using the dry carbon version parts. Although Carbon Dry Japan’s prices are fairly expensive, I can say from first hand experience that their quality is top notch as we’ve had a few of their dry carbon hoods come through the office here for GT-Rs.

For anyone interested in these new Porsche parts please feel free to email me directly at ben@bulletproofautomotive.com

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