The Epic Video That Wasn’t – GT-RR R35s x 2

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GT-RR R35 GT-R Demo Car Mobil 1 Toyo Tires R888

Back in 2008 I had one of my career highlights of producing two ultimate GT-Rs simultaneously over a short period of time. It was an amazing experience and as I look back on it, I still have the same love for the cars as I did back then (if not more so). I only had these two GT-Rs for a short period of time and after their SEMA debut with Mobil 1 and Toyo Tires the cars were shipped off to opposite sides of the country (Hawaii and New Jersey). Although I’ve amassed a large collection of photos during the builds and at SEMA, sadly I have much less documented of the two cars together.

A video shoot for Streetfire’s television distribution was prepared and that video was going to be my only video documentation of these two beasts together. One afternoon three GT-Rs drove off to do a video shoot by the beach in Los Angeles. The two GT-RR demo cars of the time were joined by Adam from Streetfire’s silver GT-R as a camera car. As we ripped up and down the street getting footage I felt that I’d have something great to look back on to remember these cars by. In a matter of a week after the filming the cars dispersed and there was no more footage ever again of them together.

Much to my disappointment the video never made it out of streetfire’s offices and I’ve never seen it. Sadly, no video exists of Brandon’s midnight purple R35 at all. (a huge mistake on my part)

So I’m left with just a couple of still pictures that I have from the day to reminisce over the video that wasn’t.

As I continue to plan and prepare my latest GT-R project car, I look back at these cars and somehow feel a little intimidated with my current project.

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All pictures above are 1800 pix res. The picture below is my favorite of the two cars together but unfortunately this is the best quality I have of it.

GT-RR R35 GT-R Demo Car Mobil 1 Toyo Tires R888

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Random Snap

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I’m back in Los Angeles again. I wanted to share this random snap I took. With the GT-R specific 20″ Toyo R888s finally in stock and shipping to our clients, we’ve been just all about these tires lately. Here you can see a stack of 20″ R888s about to soon go on the BBS wheels and in front of that a set of Top Secret TE37 wheels also wrapped in R888 rubber. Both sets are for the same GT-R of course (you’ve seen both sets of wheels on the car by now I hope).  The GT-RR beast looms in the background, looking mighty innocent without the Amuse front diffuser and stripped of graphics.

Bonus pic of R888 stacks:

Toyo R888 Stacks

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Toyo Tires Press Release – R35 GT-R R888 Tires 20″ Official Debut

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Toyo Tires GT-RR R888 20 inch

The Toyo Tires Official Press Release for the R888 20″ GT-R tires is here.

Tires are in stock and for sale at GT-RR.COM now!


September 3, 2009

Toyo Tires® Releases First R-Compound, 20-Inch Tires for Nissan GT-R

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced two new 20-inch sizes in the Toyo Proxes R888, making them the first to offer R-compound tires for the new Nissan GT-R. Originally previewed at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 285/35ZR20 (100Y) front and 315/30ZR20 (101Y) rear fitments are now available at authorized Toyo Tires dealers across the United States.

The Nissan GT-R is a limited production, Japanese supercar that boasts 485 all-wheel-drive horsepower. With its incredible power and handling, it is the ideal car for high-performance driving schools, track days and timed competition. The Proxes R888 competition tire further enhances the track capabilities of this supercar with features such as a continuous center contact for excellent directional control during hard braking. A unidirectional, 6/32nd-inch tread pattern with v-shaped grooves enhances wet traction and control, while a semi-slick shoulder area helps to increase cornering force. The Official Tire of Speed World Challenge®, the Proxes R888 can also be shaved for maximum dry-weather performance on race day.

“With the incredible potential offered by the Nissan GT-R, Toyo Tires felt it was a natural fit to develop R-compound sizes specific to this vehicle,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “With our extensive testing on this car, we found the GT-R achieves a new level of on-track performance thanks to the installation of Proxes R888 tires.”

Toyo Proxes R888-equipped cars have won races in professional and amateur road racing, time attack competition and autocross. To learn more about the full line of Proxes high performance tires from Toyo Tires, log on to Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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Toyo R888 GT-R 20″ Application Release Is Almost Here

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Toyo R888 For GT-R

Toyo will be putting out the news soon. You know GT-RR will be right in the mix with these tires in stock after debuting the tires with Toyo last November at SEMA! The long wait is almost over for these killer tires!

Look to Toyo for the official release news soon!

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