The Nissan GT-R is now 10 years old and the Japanese manufacturer is slowly running out of ideas how to make it better. It’s still really fast and more thrilling than a big soccer game, but if you need even more power that the stock numbers, you have to call a tuning company. Thankfully, there are a lot of specialists willing to work on your Godzilla, like Wheelsandmore from Baesweiler in Germany, which has just presented the CrankZilla project.

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Aiming to “provide more ‘Wows’ and ‘Ahhs’ by riding out through the climes,” the company’s tuning work on the GT-R is divided into five power levels. Stage one includes only software upgrades and an air filter kit to boost the power to 605 horsepower (451 kilowatts) from 570 hp (425 kW) on the stock car. Stage two adds 25 more hp thanks to sports catalysts and, when combined with a modified exhaust system and new catalyst pipes, the power reaches 650 hp (485 kW) in stage three.

Stage four is where it gets really serious with replaced turbochargers and a new fuel pump, resulting in a peak power of approximately 700 hp (522 kW). Level five, or the true CrankZilla, adds more software upgrades and catalyst replacement pipes for a final output of 740 hp (552 kW).

Nissan GT-R by Wheelsandmore
Nissan GT-R by Wheelsandmore

The German specialists explain they are well aware of the potential the V6 engine of the GT-R has with possible levels of more than 1,000 hp (746 kW), but they wanted to create a car that’s safe to use on track and not requiring repairs after every single track day.

Matching the impressive power figures with an attractive color are the three-piece, 21-inch F.I.W.E. wheels wrapped in 255/35 and 295/30 Continental tires. Wheelsandmore has adapted the new alloys for the brake system of the GT-R and have also added height-adjustable lowering springs from KW, which reduce the center of gravity of the sports car by about 30mm.

Source: Miranda Media

Gallery: Nissan GT-R by Wheelsandmore

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Since almost 10 years Nissan drives the renowned sports car manufacturers from Zuffenhausen, Maranello and Affalterbach with their R35 GT-R in terms of longitudinal acceleration to insanity. The all-wheel-driven monster with its V6 bi-turbo engine passes the 100 km/h border in less than 3 seconds. A dream car for the players on their gaming consoles and for acceleration junkies anyway. You can buy it like that and indulge in the mix of adrenaline and endorphins without restraint… Or are you looking for the absolute extra ordinary, an optic to melt away, mouth lock and "ear"- gasm included. Then luxury refiner Wheelsandmore from Baesweiler in Germany with their tuning program for the Nissan GTR is exactly the right expert to provide more "Wows" and "Ahhs" by riding out through the climes. 

The standard engine power of 570hp and 637Nm is upgraded at Wheelsandmore in 5 different power levels as follows:
Stage I: Through optimized software and a F1 air filter kit Wheelsandmore generates 605hp and 700nm out of the 2017 GTR engine 
Stage 2: In combination with sports catalysts, the tuner achieves 630hp and 800Nm of torque
Stage 3: Combined with modified exhaust system and catalyst replacement pipes the tuner measured 650hp and tight 830Nm of torque
Stage 4: In addition to Stage3, the turbochargers are replaced, other wastegate cans and more powerful gasoline pumps were installed. With sports catalysts and adaptation of the transmission control approximately 700hp and 850Nm were measured
Stage 5 - CrankZilla - As in Stage 4 but with catalyst replacement tubes and with the appropriate software finally 740hp and 900nm were gained.

Of course Wheelsandmore recognized and respects the internet clips of GT-R conversions with over 1000 hp but with 740hp the GTR driving machine is tuned up to the maximum to be handled safe on the track.

The valve flap exhaust system can optionally be ordered without catalytic converters, but handle the gas pedal very carefully when the damper is open, as the system otherwise sounds infernally loud to attract attention ...

With the F.I.W.E. wheels the unique german manufacturer of multipart forged rims presents a provocative striking symbiosis of noble, wide and yet consistent. The 3-piece rims turn on the steering axle measuring 9.5x21 inches and on the rear in proud 11.0x21 inches. 255/35/21 and 295/30/21 tires from Continental ensure the contact with the roadway. Wheelsandmore adapted the wheel center finish analogous to the advertising lettering and the brake system in a color mixture of bronze and copper and finalized the rim outer beds with a discreet noble carbon look surface. The optical appearance is rounded off by height-adjustable lowering springs from KW, which reduce the center of gravity of the racer about 30mm.