Customer Car: Zac’s 2012 GT-R, Complete In-Progress Build by GT-RR

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GT-RR complete car build - Zac's 2012 GT-R

One of our greatest joys is taking on complete car conceptualization and managing builds.  We tap our networks to select the best partners for each aspect of the car build.  We extensively consult with our clients to determine the very best possible parts to meet their goals.  On the blog and in the Facebook gallery, we will be updating the in-progress photos of our client Zac’s incredible GT-R build.  Zac’s car is aggressively modified but done so in his own style, which is classy and somewhat understated compared to many of the other wild builds.  What defines Zac’s build is the extreme quality and attention to detail.  You’ll get a better feeling for this as the build unfolds.

Modification List:

AMS Alpha 10 for Zac's 2012 GT-R
AMS Alpha 10 (1029whp race gas)
Amuse 90mm STTI Exhaust
AMS Ported Throttle Body

brand_RR custom headlights for Zac's 2012 GT-R  AMS full carbon roof for Zac's 2012 GT-R

brand_RR Dual HID Headlight Conversion (OEM Color Combo, Switchback LED Rings)
AMS Carbon Fiber Roof
GT-RR Carbon Fiber Spoiler
Zele Fender Duct
Rear Carbon Seats
Top Racing Dry Carbon Mirrors

ADV1 wheels for Zac's 2012 GT-R
ADV.1 5.0 TrackSpecs 21″
GT-RR One-Off Carbon Fiber Interior Pieces
Tommy Kaira Door Sill Plate, GT-RR One Off Carbon Rework
GT-RR One-off custom carbon fiber trunk/spoiler combination
Swift Spec-R Springs

brand_RR front bumper w Mine's Version 2 dry carbon front diffuser
brand_RR Cross Compatible front bumper
Mines V2 Dry Carbon Lip
Mines Dry Carbon Side Skirts
‘Reventon’ Matte Grey Paint
Nordring Rear Under Spoiler, Dry Carbon
Nordring Front Bumper Duct Fin, Dry Carbon
Nordring Headlight Finisher, Dry Carbon

brand_RR front bumper and Mines dry carbon front diffuser for 2012 GT-R   Amuse 90mm STTI exhaust for Zac's 2012 GT-R

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brand_RR Headlights x GT-RR 2012 Demo Car

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Here are the brand_RR custom dual HID headlights on our 2012.  The OEM headlights were not that bright at night so we added a second HID Bi-Xenon projector to increase visibility. The custom painting is just icing on the cake, but we’re still keeping the orange accents minimal.

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Japanese 370Z Build Part 1

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370Z build Japan, BBS, Varis, Ab Flug

This is one of my favorite aftermarket 370Z’s from Japan. I think you’ll agree…

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This car is pure quality everywhere you look. If you notice closely you’ll see not only the blue accent ring around the BBS wheels but the fact that the faces of the wheels were modified in carbon fiber. Behind that you’ll see a really impressive brake conversion and refinishing that matches the blue accent theme. The side skirt features a one-off duct which I think looks really great on the car! The carbon fiber Varis hood is an already classic product and goes nicely with the custom carbon fiber headlights with ccfl rings. By the way we’ve also been producing custom modified headlights like this lately, so if anyone is looking for custom work like this just let me know and we can get it done.

This car has seen its share of changes to the aero dynamics and I happen to really like the Top Secret front diffuser on it as seen below. Of course who can ignore one of the ultimate suspensions by Aragosta!

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This car is such an incredible build that I need two parts to cover everything. Part 2 coming up…

370Z build Japan, BBS, Varis, Ab Flug, varis

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Interesting Piece of JDM x Italian Supercar History

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During my past trip to Japan I had dinner with one of my friends who is a famous aero parts designer. In the course of the evening’s conversation on design he schooled me on something that I should have known but never did…and it blew my mind!

Did you all know that the Lamborghini Diablo uses Z32 300ZX (Fairlady Z) headlights? I consider myself to be a bit of a car nerd and I had no idea of this fascinating fact, which looking back is quite an embarrassment because I should know things like this!!!

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Anyway, its a pretty fascinating  story. The Lambo uses the exact OEM Nissan headlight with no modifications. The headlight even says Nissan on it, although Lamborghini put a carbon fiber strip over the Nissan markings to save face with Lamborghini clientele who just paid a hell of a lot of money for Z32 parts bin headlights.

Our discussion reached this topic when we were discussing just how expensive it is to produce custom headlights. The example given to me was that even well established car companies like Lamborghini often will use existing products to keep development costs reasonable on their cars.

Another example he gave me was the Lotus Esprit using AE86 Corolla/Levin tail lights. I’ve later found that the Saleen S7 and Pagani Zonda use the same tail lights. I suspect there are dozens of stories like this, so feel free to share if you have more to add!

I apologize to those of you who already knew this, but IMO this is must know information for any car nut out there. I wish someone would have told me these cool facts earlier! I was truly in disbelief at the idea of a Lamborghini using Z32 headlights, its amazing they pulled it off without getting more heat from the press and their customers!

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