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HKS develops beefier GT-R


Japanese tuner HKS has developed a street-legal performance package that boosts the Nissan GT-R’s horsepower from 356kW to 419 (562bhp)

HKS has engineered the GT750 Sports Package to keep the uprated car practical for daily use.

It includes stainless metal catalyser mid-pipes, aluminium intercooler piping, EVC electronic boost controller, super SQV blow-off valves with piping kit, upgraded turbo wastegate actuators and Super Fire racing sparkplugs.

The engine internals are standard as are the turbochargers.

It’s a Japanese domestic market kit but you can be sure imported GT-Rs wearing it will find their way here.

There’s no word on what the modifications do to the GT-R’s already-impressive performance but you can expect sharpened acceleration times and higher top spee

SEMA show still on

Economic recession may be in danger of turning into depression but America’s annual homage to high-performance, the SEMA show in Las Vegas, is still on schedule.

SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers’ Association) is the tuner car industry’s aftermarket equuipment shop window and features stuff to make imported cars and American V8s go faster and look better.

Tuning houses, custom builders and mainstream manufacturers use the show to display wild specials based on production models.

This year’s show is slated for November 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but as always, is closed to the public.


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