The R35 Club Sport kit was on display at the Nismo booth at TAS. The complete Nismo Club Sport kit costs a cool 5,460,000 yen (US$60,279). The kit is also available broken down into three different sub-kits: chassis package (dampers, springs, wheels, and tires for 2,205,000 yen or US$24,343), carbon bucket seats (two front seats for 1,890,000 yen or US$20,865), and titanium exhaust system (cat-back exhaust and rear diffuser for 1,890,000 or US$20,865 yen). It is designed as a direct bolt-on kit for your R35 GT-R. I’m sure the usual quality Nismo R&D went in to the development of the kit, but what REALLY tripped me out was the titanium exhaust system. A company like Nismo hasn’t really resorted to gimmicks (to date), but the exhaust has what appears to be cooling fins. Gimmick?
At first glance, it looks like a nicely designed, over engineered exhaust. The rear muffler section is made of OEM style double wall tubes. Personally I think the b-pipe tubing is too small and the “Y” section is pretty weak, but I’m sure it suits Nismo’s intended application. It’s not like there was any cost cutting compromises for this kit since the quality is definitely there.
Trip out on this. These “fins” do not protrude into the inside of the tube. They only exist on the outside. I would love to see Nismo’s data.
I hate to be the guy fabricating each one of these exhausts by hand. Argon inhalation must have shortened his life by 30 minutes per exhaust.
Here it says the Club Sport Titanium Exhaust kit consists of the cat-back exhaust that weighs -5kg less than stock (excluding the new rear diffuser), “cooling fins” on the exhaust, new rear carbon diffuser, original Nismo exhaust tips, and Nismo badging. The very bottom paragraph says something like, “These chassis package, carbon seats, and titanium exhuast kits were made in collaboration with the V-Spec model and will be included on the V-Spec model.”