This year we will be getting more active with development and manufacturing of products that we feel are useful and innovative. Adding on to our current collaborative projects like those with Amuse, Do Luck, Cosworth, JRZ and others…we are continuing to invest further into producing more parts that we simply find cool.
Today we test fitted the first production unit of our new front bumper and I’m really quite excited to share it tonight at 2AM.
At first glance this bumper hopefully will look like the new 2012 GT-R bumper. If we achieve that then it is already a success.
The reality of the 2012 GT-R bumper is that it will not fit any front diffuser/lip spoiler that currently exists on the market except the OEM Nissan 2012 front diffuser. That poses a lot of problems both for previous GT-R owners who would like to upgrade to the 2012 front end and also for new 2012 owners who can’t upgrade their front diffuser because no options exist. As a result of this, I’m guessing that this is the first picture anyone has seen of an aftermarket front diffuser on a 2012 design front bumper.
We’ve taken the new 2012 shape and altered it subtlety to make a new bumper that bridges the gaps for a wide range of creative and flexible options. On top of opening up the front diffuser options completely for every year GT-R owner (including new 2012 owners), we’ve also taken a few steps to do some additional small innovations. For one, we’ve removed the ugly holes for the license plate that come with the bumpers (if anyone wants to install a front plate we can suggest Stillen’s front plate mounting kit which works without the holes).
A bigger step we’ve taken is we’ve made a second version of the bumper by producing another set of molds which offer this same bumper without the LEDs. We’ve captured the same twin canard shape in the bumper but simply without the LEDs.
Both versions have just been added to GT-RR.COM under the new brand_RR. Pictures of the non LED variation will hopefully be ready in the next few weeks although we’re ready to start producing both versions as of now.
Our plan is to continue to reinvest into R&D and tooling expenses to make other products that we ourselves would use on our own GT-Rs. We hope others like it and will support us in our risky gamble on these new parts developments.
All parts are produced in the USA and are made out of hand laid fiberglass with a black gel coat finish.
Note – we’ve done our best to offer an aggressive price that is much lower than most other bumpers on the market for the GT-R and on top of that we’ve offered an additional $200 discount to the first 5 buyers of each type bumper (the $200 discount is reflected on the website pricing at the moment). We believe in rewarding those who believe in us and are the first to buy these.
The car pictured is my own car and the shots were taken earlier this evening. Trust me…I’ve wanted to say this exciting news for a long time but I refused to speak a word to anyone until I test fitted a bumper on my car to ensure it fit right and is suitable for recommendation. Proof is in the pictures…and this is still just the first prototype production unit with a rush paint job and fitting.
For more details, please read the information in the above product page links.
OEM front diffuser test fitting pictures below (using the front diffuser from my 2010 GT-R)