Make Your Own Paper Super GT NSX

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Epson Cardboard GT500 NSX

Having been blown away by seeing this thing at Tokyo Auto Salon, I wanted to write another blog post related to it.

By now I think we all know how incredible the cardboard GT500 NSX project turned out. For those of you who saw it in person, it was especially amazing when placed next to other Super GT cars. From a distance it literally fooled me and had me thinking it was a real car that just looked “a little unusual”. For a fan at heart like me, I’d love to one day own a 1:1 cardboard replica like this! But for now, I’ll just dream of having enough space at home to be able to own something like this.

The other day my friend Raul send me a link to Epson Japan’s website. It turns out that you can download 30 or so free PDFs to make your own model car! The PDFs give you the layout you need to create your own 1:24 paper car. They have some pretty awesome cars to choose from I might add!

Here’s an example (sheet 1 of 2):

Raybrig Super GT500 Paper car

For the full list of free cars you can download and build at home, check out:

http://www.epson.jp/nakajima/craft/index.htm

It might not be as cool as a 1:1 car but it’s at least something you can do at home if you’re into that sort of thing.

A couple more pictures of the 1:1 GT500 car follow…

Epson GT500 NSX Cardboard 1:1Epson GT500 NSX Cardboard 1:1

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Nissan GT500 S14 Silvia Private Build

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Do you guys remember this car?

http://www.bespokeventures.com/blog/2009/06/12/pcal-the-s14-gets-a-swedish-massage/

We featured this car back in June and at the time I figured it was just a really cool rendering and nothing more than that.

Well…

It is real. The goals are set at 1000kg weight, 500-600hp a full carbon body, center locking BBS wheels, sequential transmission, a 2.2 VVL modified SR20DET engine and a whole bunch of whoop ass.

You can watch the build progress here:

http://www.gt500.se/blog/

Fredrik Soderquist – You are the man. You’ve earned all of our respect. We’ll be watching! 🙂

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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.

Craftsquare TCA-F
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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JGTC GT500 Supra Rendering

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CG JGTC GT500 Supra Woodone

I know this method of CG rendering has some type of terminology for those that do it for a living…but whatever you call it, this is damn cool to me. I’m no photoshop or CG guy, but I respect the work greatly. I don’t know the guy who made this, but I found it online and I wanted to share. I also found some other things of his that I might share later too. This in particular though is a favorite of mine. Click the image for super hi-res.

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