Saturday, January 4, 2020

Where is the GT-R?

Happy New Year everybody! I thought I’d kick off the first post of 2020 with a small update on the GT-R since a few people have inquired about it. Simply put, the car has been enjoying an easy life in my garage and a couple of outings, including Tatsumi PA on the night I took delivery of it.

So why don’t I drive it more? - some of you might ask. Well, beside having been busy driving the Fairlady (which is a completely new car to me), the reality is that I’m still going through that phase where I simply enjoy looking after the car and reminiscing the building process. Having been able to supervise and give my input on each step makes me feel like I have done so much with it already, even before taking delivery. Plus, the new parts I collected after my Nürburgring trip haven’t been fitted yet!

On the more practical side of things it has become harder to drive the GT-R the way I did before its CRS transformation, due to lots of parts and some of the finishes I selected being now discontinued by Nismo and their suppliers. The R2 is also a high-revving engine that is more apt to circuit driving than normal street use. I know, I know: there are people out there driving the wheels off McLaren F1s and these are just excuses. I’m sure things will change in the future, but at least for the time being this is where I am at.

Anyways, fear not, I’m planning a few updates for late 2020 that should make the car a bit more special and look forward to sharing the content once they will be finalized.

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. My prayers from the last post have been answered!

    In some ways similar to you, I suffer from the same enjoyment of knowing my GTR is safe and hidden away.

    The process in which I acquired mine can be described as a lengthy, yet harmonious series of fortunate events involving a move to the Middle East, somehow finding and saving the R34 from an inevitable death alongside my Dad, and finally moving back to home Australia with it in my possession.

    What I've realised is that sometimes the journey is what makes the destination that much greater, which is why no other car or sum of money could replace what you or I have.

    To answer your question from the previous post, I enjoy all the content whether related to the Z, GTR or just general life in Japan.

    Again, all the best for 2020! I look forward to the next one.