Back in November Air Lift Performance was hugely excited to begin development on the world’s first Air Lift setup for Nissan’s GT-R. Using the 600bhp LT Motorworks R35 as a test bed, we were delighted with the initial prototype’s excellent ride and handling, while Kato-san was excited about the massive drop and lift the kit produced. The resulting conversations bring us to the next chapter: the blue beast you see here!
Fast forward a month later and another Air Lift Performance R35 setup was ready for installation. Being such a special kit we couldn’t just install it on a stock GT-R, so Air Lift Europe representative Carl Taylor was flown halfway around the world to Liberty Walk Japan – home of the absolute wildest modified supercars in the world.
Built just in time for the Toyko Auto Salon 2014, this deep purple GT-R features monster wide arches, 21in Toyo R888 semi-slick tyres and of course, ground-hugging lows courtesy of Air Lift Performance. Subtle it is not! As you’d expect from an Air Lift setup, installation was completely straightforward thanks to the bolt-on construction of our new double-adjustable shocks.
With the kit installed Kato-san and the Liberty Walk team could finally get the GT-R sitting millimeters from the ground for that super-low look! But don’t be fooled into thinking this is all for show – with the new, double adjustable, monotube dampers having 30 levels of damping available on both the compression and rebound stroke, the handling can be fine-tuned for any driving situation. And the high quality pillow ball top mounts make the system as efficient and quiet as possible. This is high-end hardware quite at home on a true performance car like the GT-R!
We’re hugely proud to be involved in such an incredible project and can’t wait to hear the feedback from Tokyo Auto Salon next weekend!