The Pilatus R35 - An Australian Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R
Meet the Pilatus R35.
Sponsored by The Tuners Group, this car is one of the most highly developed R35's in Australia.
This car is one of the first R35's in Australia to receive serious modifications.
While many R35 GT-R owners have been worried about modifying their cars, the owner of this car has jumped right into modifying his R35 with gusto and a no compromise, engineering driven, high quality parts approach.
In terms of body modifications, the car has carbon fibre intakes, bonnet, bootlid, vents and parcel shelf and a pre-preg carbon fibre rear wing.
Suspension is adjustable Penske shocks. Brakes are carbon ceramic brake disks.
Engine wise, as well as the carbon intakes, the car sports dual ARC intercoolers, fed by upgraded turbochargers. The Australian built turbos use IHI cores but with ball bearings to help with faster spool up.
Fuel is delivered by 800cc injectors.
To keep the car cool, the car runs a rear differential cooler, transmission cooler pan, and a front mounted transmission cooler. The car also runs a high volume oil pan, which allows the GT-R to hold 7 litres of engine oil.
To get all the power to the ground, the car runs a very special transmission, hand assembled and blueprinted with a bunch of strengthened internals, and engineered to handle 700 hp continuous.
In the cockpit, the car sports a range of Works Bell goodness and a set of carbon fibre seats for road use, and Velo seats for track use.
The steering wheel is attached to a Paddle Shifter assembly developed and manufactured by Works Bell. This Paddle Shifter turns with the steering wheel.
Click here for more information about the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO.
Behind the Paddle Shifter sits a black Works Bell Rapfix II Quick Release.
The entire steering wheel / quick release / paddle shifter assembly is attached to the steering column with a Works Bell Short Steering Wheel Boss Kit Hub For Nissan Skyline GT-R R35.
The car won the 2011 Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb, taking the class win and the outright win against a very competitive field. An article about the car's win at the 2011 Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb can be found here ...
The car still has some very serious modifications yet to come - stay tuned for updates.
Photo Gallery and video
Incar video of the car can be viewed here ...
Links to products available from The Tuners Group seen on this car or mentioned in this article:
- Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO
- Works Bell Rapfix II Quick Release
- Works Bell Flipper For Rapfix II Quick Release - Yellow Version For JAF & N1 Racing Regulations
- Works Bell Short Steering Wheel Boss Kit Hub For Nissan Skyline GT-R R35
- Sparco Ring Steering Wheel
- ARC Nissan R35 GT-R Intercooler
More articles about this car
The car has been featured on Speedhunters here ...
... and there is a great article about what it is like to drive here ...