Table Scraps Weekend Pt. 1

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I always manage to end up with various amazing car pictures that I save on my desktop. I browse a handful of blogs each day and people often send me emails and links to things that I find cool. There’s no point of just keeping them on my desktop when I can share, so I’m introducing this new ongoing series of posts as table scraps. They’ll just be pictures that I personally find cool.

Lets kick it off:

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Tecnocraft + Gallardo by Stanley Ku

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Tecnocraft is the company that is responsible for the seats that I mentioned earlier. Tecnocraft is actually a branch of Password JDM. For those who are not familiar with Password JDM, they mainly specialize in carbon and kevlar composite parts for Honda’s and Nissan’s, but they are not only limited to just that. Utilizing the same experiences and technologies, Tecnocraft is a branch of Password JDM that develops and manufactures composite parts that cater to high-end cars such as Lamborghini’s.

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Their current demo car is a Lamborghini Gallardo that has been entirely carbonized with their extensive line of products for the car. In the engine bay, the hatch assembly, panels, and intake assembly are all replaced by dry carbon parts. The hood and inner hood bin are constructed out of dry carbon as well. The car is equipped with dry carbon front splitter, underbody panels, diffuser, and adjustable wing assembly to provide additionally stability at high speeds. As a result, the Gallardo was able to shed roughly 350 lbs. to make it even lighter than the Superleggera by 200 lbs. That is a very impressive to say the least.

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Tecnocraft is currently working on a few other cars so stay tuned for more carbon goodies.

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VR.G2 Lambo Spec by Stanley Ku

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The Volk VR.G2 was released earlier this year as an updated successor to the TE37. Paired up against the TE37, it has huge expectations to fill which it has yet to do.

The guys over at SP Engineering ordered a set, not for a GT-R or anything JDM for that matter, but for a Lambo Gallardo Superleggera. This is the first set in Lambo specifications, 20×9 in the front and 20×11 in the rear.

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I was really surprised at how good the G2 fits the Superleggera. The car looks simply stunning. It is a perfect choice not only cosmetically, but also in the performance category. The G2 is a one piece forged monoblock design that is both incredibly light and strong. The 20×11 G2 only weights in at 25.8 lbs which follows the “super light” Superleggera theme. The car is matched with a set of Swift springs to create the perfect package in helping the car put down the 600+whp courtesy of the twin turbo upgrade from Heffner Performance.

Hopefully, this example is just the beginning of a trend. I want to see JDM wheels on more non-Japanese cars. It will create an interesting combination that is both visually amazing and performance oriented.

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For more info and pictures, click here.

EDIT FROM BEN – This car is indeed incredible with that color combo and wheel package! Bulletproof is also selling these Lambo fitment Volk wheels for anyone interested! The second I saw these G2s on a Lambo I had to get into the game and get supply on these!

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News: GT-RR.COM Partners with GT500 Parts Supplier Craftsquare

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Nissan R35 GT-R Super GT GT500 Craftsquare Mirrors

August 27th, 2009

GT-RR.COM Partners with GT500 Parts Supplier Craftsquare

GT-RR has been selected as the exclusive North American distributor of Craftsquare’s upcoming R35 GT-R specific mirror conversion. The Craftsquare application will be a direct replacement for the stock R35 GT-R mirrors, using original mounting locations for a clean and simple bolt on installation. Craftsquare is used in Super GT racing by Nissan because of their functional advantage in aerodynamics as well as weight savings. Craftsquare, because of their wide use and history within the Japanese Super GT series has benefited from extensive wind tunnel testing. The countless hours of wind tunnel testing has resulted in determining the unique and functional shape of their mirrors. Each set of Craftsquare mirrors is produced in Japan with a  full carbon fiber housing to maximize weight savings.

Craftsquare has a long history of success on race cars in countless forms of motorsport, yet is also very popular for street applications on Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus and many Japanese vehicles such as the previous generation Nissan GT-Rs. The mirrors are known for being highly functional during daily driving, maintaining a comparable horizontal range of vision to the stock mirrors. This is accomplished by being wider than most “racing” aftermarket mirrors and also by use of a wide angle mirror. The result is less blind spots and a more usable mirror set for the street or circuit.

The design is being finalized now for the Nissan R35 GT-R street application, it will differ in shape slightly from the Super GT500 racing application due to the car’s mounting location and body dimensions being different between the street and the race car. This new design from Craftsquare will be titled as a “TCA-F” mirror set and will be comparable to what is found on the Super GT Lamborghini Gallardo pictured below.

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Once actual product photos are released they will be on display immediately at www.gt-rr.com.

Official pricing has been competitively priced at $795.00 USD, all inclusive of importation costs, duties and insurance from Japan.

An initial order has just entered production in Japan and the mirrors are available by pre-sale immediately. The mirrors will be exclusive items and will be imported in limited numbers. Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Contact and Order Information:

Website: GT-RR.COM

Voice – 213 745 6954

email: sales@gt-rr.com

Note – Endless USA is the official and sole agent of Craftsquare in North America. GT-RR is procuring Craftsquare mirrors in partnership with Endless USA, using official distribution channels. The full support of Endless USA and Craftsquare Japan will be in tact on all sales conducted by GT-RR.COM, as the only official supply source for North America.
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Mid East Trip – Now That I’m Back Pt. 3

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Dream Garage in Dubai, Bulletproof Automotive Trip

Last month I put together two posts of interesting things found during my last trip to the mid east. Today I’ll finish up the trilogy with a feature on one of the best home garages I’ve ever seen.

At first look, this garage looks like a very nicely detailed 4 car garage. On its own, that would be something to admire…yet this garage fits 8 cars and does so in style!

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If you click on the above image you’ll notice that the squeeky clean new Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560 sits beneath a Mercedes G-Class.

In all four of the bays, sitting behind the motorized heavy metal doors are lifts to allow the luxury and exotic cars fit one on top of the other.

I think another closer look is needed:

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I dont want to give away too much about the car collection to the point that someone could identify who the owner is…but just have a look at a fraction of this collection. Here in the above picture sits a Gemballa Mirage GT (Modified Porsche Carrera GT) which is underneath a Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition. As you can imagine, the other four cars are equally as spectacular and well modified.

They have truly put together a dream garage for their home! Granted they have other garages, some much bigger, but what has impressed me is that this is a useable garage located at their home with a quality design. It is much easier to build a warehouse type garage than to build something on site at someone’s home, this is one of the best home garages I’ve seen.

This concludes my photos of my last trip to the mid east. I’d love to show more from the trip but I must respect my friends over there and not give away too much behind the scenes. They like to keep their anonimity. Thats all until the next trip perhaps…

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