Monday, November 25, 2019

Z-tune P001

It’s been over one month since my last post! A busy work schedule and lots of weekend driving forced me to take a little break, but I’m back on track and have plenty of posts coming. First up, I thought I’d share a few shots of Nismo very own Z-tune that I took during one of my recent visits to Omori Factory.

How many times over can you shoot the same car? For a change I decided to play with my iPhone filters and thought that adding a little bit of black & white to the mix could bring a fresh new prospective.

I think the dual tone color combo works great with the lines of the BNR34 and accentuates even more the sharp edges of items like the R-tune bonnet.

It’s been a while since I last saw chassis P001 in person and, at a closer glance, you can notice a bit of the patina courtesy of the several press test drives and Best Motoring battles from back in the day. The car is still equipped with its original Bridgestone Potenza RE01R!

A closer look at other details reveal the age of a machine that is now over 15 years old: the carbon construction used for the front diffuser is slightly different from the more recent ones and the Brembo calipers (6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear) look less impressive than the massive units developed for the R35. The ventilated rotors are also considerably smaller and, interestingly, while the front (365mm) ones were developed by Brembo the rear (355mm) were supplied by Kiryu, a Japanese local partner.

This car is definitely very special: besides being owned by Nismo and having a unique serial number it’s also the only known Z-tune that was built on a V-spec II base car (although, according to GT-R Magazine, there is one based on a M-spec Nür model). It’s always good to run into an old friend.

Until next time.

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