As soon as we learned that it would be GReddy building and running Ken Gushi’s Scion FR-S drift car we knew that a happy side-effect of that would be a slew of GReddy goodies (see what I did there?) for FR-S street cars. Later this month we will see the first official Scion FR-S GReddy ehaust as they bring their SP Elite system to the new rear-wheel drive coupe. While subtle in looks the SP Elite system opens up exhaust flow a bit and besides adding a great sound (see the video below), will give you a 2.7-3HP bump over stock. Since GReddy has spent more time with the FR-S than any other performance house in the country, it is a safe bet that fitment and drivability will be damn near perfect on this unit. If you have an FR-S then this will be the exhaust to get. It is due for release later this month but you can pre-order it now for $675 at GReddy.com.
Widebody Porsches are nice (Thanks RWB) but I personally would like to see more widebody Japanese cars so I should thank BenSpora for what they are doing with the Nissan GT-R. If you have not heard of BenSopra of Japan it is likely because they normally deal with Lamborghinis but with the resurgence of godzilla, BenSopra has decided to apply their talents to Japan’s favorite supercar. While there are not many widebody kits for the GT-R I will say I really like what BenSopra has done here. My favorite part about the kit is that the entire front end is actually one piece. I am not sure if that improves aerodynamic efficiency much but I just think its cool that they took that step, and I am not the only one that thinks so. GReddy chose BenSopra to outfit their 35RX top speed time attack car. In fact, if you live state side and you are interested in a BenSopra kit for your GT-R you can actually order one through GReddy instead of doing it the hard way and trying to go through BenSopra Japan directly. I am guessing it is only a matter of a few months before we see the first BenSopra kit stateside.
Have you spent a lot of time and cash cleaning up your engine bay? Maybe you have a custom valve cover, did the floating engine trick or a combination of things. Well, if you have gone through all that trouble I am sure the last thing you want is to show it all off bykeeping the hood up with one of those dinky props that most cars come with stock. GReddy just released a new line of carbon fiber hood dampers to help complete the look. They don’t have a universal set but if you have a Nissan 240SX (95-98 aka S14, Mitsubishi Evo X, Mazda RX7, Mazda RX8, Honda S2000, Subaru WRX/STi (05-07), or the Nissan GT-R then you are in luck! Well, besides owning one of the mentioned cars you also have to have about $175 to spend but that is a small price when it comes to finishing off your engine bay.
GReddy continues to make GT-R owners very happy with a continuous turn out of performance improving awesomeness. The newest choice on their menu is a High Flow Fuel Rail that promises to improve fuel flow over the stock unit by increasing the inner diameter of the main fuel tube to 14mm. The connecting line to each bank has also been bumped up to 10mm. This should be more than enough room to feed your hungry GT-R no matter what your air/fuel mix is. Nice work Greddy!
If you have a turbocharged car one of the best ways to pick up a few extra horses and make things easier on your turbo is to upgrade your intercooler. GReddy has a pretty good history with intercooler upgrades so if you’re rocking an Evo X I’d reccomend their 33F intercooler kit. It’s wider than stock and has bigger inlet and outlet end tanks (70mm). Besides the added performance it just looks fresh behind the front bumper!
Sorry for the lack of updates lately but we’re going to start making up for that right now starting with this fresh new shirt I found on GReddy’s website. Its a new version of their “Turbo” shirt that they produced with turn3 a while back. The new “Premium Turbo” shirt is also produced by turn3 with a slightly updated design and new colors. We think it’s pretty fly!
As promised we visited GReddy Fest 2 over the labor day weekend and the joint was crackin’! There was fleet after fleet of dope rides with GReddy gear not to mention a few pretty fresh rides from GReddy themselves on display. One big surprise for me was the revelation that GReddy is getting into the fixed gear bike business as they had a whole display case full of billet machine cut fixed gear parts straight from Japan on display. Besides the eye candy there was a huge mega sale on GReddy goodies as they cleaned out their garage to make room for new 2011 inventory. This was a great event and beyond what I think most were expecting. If you didn’t make it out this year you need to promise yourself that you’ll be there in 2011! Check out our full gallery on our facebook fan page.
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY Everyone and their mom’s mom will be driving out to Irvine for Greddy Fest 2! RJ and I will be there and we may just have a MotorworldHype shirt or two to give away! Just follow @MotorworldHype for live tweet info during the event. You should also follow @Greddy_Power for info as well. GReddy has a ton of stuff planed for the event and will have all of their newest project cars on display. Also if you have some cash on you there will be plenty of GReddy stuff for sale at huge discounts in the garage sale area. You really don’t want to miss this!
WHERE: GReddy Performance Products, Inc. / 9 Vanderbilt, Irvine, Ca, 92618
WHEN: Sunday, September 5th, 2010 / 10:00am – 3:00pm
WHAT: GReddy Open House / Mega-Car Meet / Garage Sale
Sometimes the best modifications don’t add performance but are still incredibly fresh nonetheless. One such example is GReddy’s LED Daytime Running Light kitseen here on the Nissan 370Z. The fit and finish is so good it makes you wonder why Nissan didn’t just offer this on the 370Z themselves! Hindsight is always 20/20 right? FYI GReddy also has LED Daytime Running Light kits for the Nissan 350Z and Nissan R35 GT-R. If you’re nice they may just expand the application list for this hot little item.