Check out this Nissan GT-R with a complete carbon fiber body kit.
Everyone knows that carbon fiber is the best material to make a car out of currently available. It’s light, strong, and best of all, incredibly gorgeous to look at. Just about the only problems with carbon fiber is that its brittle (making it prone to shattering in an accident rather than crumpling like steel or aluminum) and it’s very, very expensive.
But if you can afford the best, then carbon fiber is what you want your cars made out of. Lighter means faster in the car world, and speed is always king.
What we have here is a 2013 Nissan GT-R which has been remade completely out of carbon fiber. Everything you see is carbon, from the roof to the bumpers to the carbon ceramic brakes. Thanks to the carbon makeover, this GT-R is 310 lbs lighter than it started, which was around 3,840 lbs.
The kit was built by Overtake International, a Japanese tuner company that specializes in GT-Rs and Lamborghini Huracans. And it’s not cheap: the whole kit added an additional $76,500 on top of the MSRP, which makes the whole thing cost close to $200,000.
On the plus side, it’s not just carbon fiber you’re buying. Overtake also did a full tune-up, including a titanium engine inlet manifold, titanium exhaust, ECU remapping, and HKS intercooler. Bride carbon fiber racing seats continue the carbon fiber theme (along with a carbon fiber interior), and brand new headlights are molded to fit the carbon fiber body.
The powertrain, however, is still mostly stock in terms of power. That means 545 horses from a 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
While the walkaround and driving video from Living Life Fast is nice, it lacks a certain dramatic flair. For that, you can check out the owner’s Instagram over @jegan7000 for some far more artistic snapshots, including lens flares and blooms that make this carbon fiber monster look like it’s being cast in the next Need for Speed game.