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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hot Wheels Nissan Skylines 2019 Releases : R32 GT-R, R33 GT-R : Fast and Furious

BNR32 new 2019 casting. Close to stock bodylines on this JDM classic.

New releases for 2019.  A BNR32 (1989-1994) Nissan Skyline GT-R,  new casting.  There was an older R32 casting, but the car had a widebody kit. This new casting is much closer to the original body lines. They did however make a mistake.  The R32 GT-R was born in 1989, August 21st to be exact, not 1990.  In Japan they go by calendar year, not model year. We here there are more colors, and even an HKS livery R32 GT-R coming soon.   Along with the R32, there is also a new color of the BCNR33, red.

BCNR33 Nissan Skyline GT-R in red 2019 Hot Wheels release

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Also coming up are a new 2019 Hot Wheels, Fast and Furious set. Includes Nissan Silvia S15, Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegera, and Ford Escort RS1600.

HKS livery Hot Wheels BNR32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

bluecar at the Hot Wheels Legends, 50th Anniversary Tour

#bluecar 2019 :Specifications : Plans : Changes R32 GT-R at Autoclub Speedway for R's Day 2018

I have had the bluecar at the track three times the last three years.  Twice at Laguna Seca, and once at ACS for R's Day.  Below are some of the specifications of the car, the issues that I saw, and some solutions for 2019. Eventually we will sell this car, but not sure exactly what spec it will be in when we sell it. "Only driven on Sundays."


The car is pretty good on track.  At ACS, I was only running spring pressure for boost, so the car was making about 7-9 psi. Even here it is pretty quick, and will see over 130 mph on the Roval. Best time was a 1:56.  The RE71's are a great tire, pretty forgiving.  Overall handling of the car was pretty good. I started with it pretty soft in compression and rebound, but dialed it up a bit to settle it down on the banked turns. There is a little power on oversteer, but this is a GT-R characteristic. This was my second time driving at ACS, and I was getting more comfortable. I think that I can get a few seconds out of the time, just changing my driving. Add some power, and more still.

R's Day Coverage Super Street Magazine
R's Day at Autoclub Speedway

Friday, October 26, 2018

HGT Sequential Gearbox R32 GT-R

HGT Precision Sequential transmission - R32 GT-R
Here is another sequential transmission option for Nissan Skyline GT-R's, this one from HGT Precision.  Looks like fun.  

HGT Sequential Gearboxes are equally at home on the Street as they are on the Race Track. Rebekca Vernon uses this 700+ rwhp monster on a daily basis and takes their daughter to school. Come Saturday though, its High Boost On, Shift Cut Knob activated and off to the Track-Targa-Drag-Drift playgrounds. On Sunday maybe it's a family cruise on to the shopping mall - such is the versatility. Had so much fun creating this video - Rebekca is a natural in front of the Camera and behind the wheel.
We've got 8 settings on our shifter allowing you to vary the amount of lever throw vs the pull effort required - there's a setting for everyone.
You'll notice the absence of the typical howl heard with most straight cut gearboxes! Whilst our gears are straight cut for super strength and dog engaged for lightening quick shifts; they're Diamond Ground with superior profiles to reduce the noise and heat. When combined with 6th gear options of 1:1 or Overdrive, you've got the perfect gearbox.
Our 4WD version is coming soon, so we'll have the Nissan R32/33/34 market covered for both 2 & 4WD. We've got bolt up solutions for the RX7, Supra, Nissan S13/14/15, and many other popular street cars. Check out the list we have on the following link:…/6-speed/sequential-6-speed/Race or Street; HGT Precision probably has a sequential gearbox solution that's right for your setup. There's more info at #hgtprecision #sequentialgearbox #sequentialtransmission #dogbox#gearbox #R32 #nissan #RB #GTR #motorsports #RB29 #timeatack#dragracing #drifting #circuitracing #streetlife #wtac #SCCA #billetcase #RX7#2JZ #Supra #SR20 #S14 #S15 #S13 #R33 #R34 #13Bturbo

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Super Street Magazine : R's Day 2018 Coverage

Super Street Magazine just posted their coverage of R's Day 2018, from Fontana, California.  Nice to see a few pictures of the #bluecar in there. Taka's Hako, Sean's R31 Wagon, Matt's R32 GT-R, and several other customer cars are included.  Head over and check it out.

Source: Super Street 

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Aerodynamics

#bluecar with factory rear wing, sideskirts, front bumper with NISMO ducts, and front lip

Aerodynamically, the R32 GT-R is a brick.   The data we have says the coefficient of drag is 0.40.

Coefficient of drag
  • CD 0.40
  • CLF 0.20
  • CLR -0.15

Someone recently asked if the rear wing actually does anything on the car?

Since Nissan did race with the wing, we will have to assume that it doesn't do anything hugely negative.

R33 Aerodynamics with Andrew Brilliant Part 1
R33 Aerodynamics with Andrew Brilliant Part 2
MotoIQ Easy Aero by Mike Kojima

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Not a Skyline, but it talks about GM trying to make the Camaro a zero lift, or possibly having downforce car. Shows it in the wind tunnel, with CFD.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

R's Day USA 2018 at Autoclub Speedway

#bluecar at R's Day USA 2018
R's Day USA 2018 was on October 6, 2018 at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California. The last two years were at Laguna Seca, but this year the event was a little closer to home( NO NOISE RESTRICTIONS). The R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R that I drove at the event, is the same one I have drove for the last two events. 2016.  2017. Same car I drove at Hoonigan.

Changes from last time. Bluecar Prep

  • Nismo R-Tune (Ohlins Flag R) coilovers. I managed to find a used set for a decent price, and they were worth every penny
  • GK Tech adjustable upper control arms
  • Brake ducts (unknown maker,a Yahoo purchase)
  • Kudos Motorsport 1250cc long nose injectors
  • Nistune ECU
  • Alignment and ride height adjustment
  • Royal Purple 10-60 XRP

R's Day this year was part of a Speedventures event, we just made up our own run group. Its always good to see as many GT-R on track as there were here.  Plus the venue had room for plenty of vendors, along with a car show area. I just heard about those last two things, as I was with the car most of the day. The way I like it. 

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