Have been a fan of this car ever since I saw it on the Endless-R blog a few years ago but I noticed it doesn't really have much presence on this blog for such a beauty that it is :thumbsup:
I am just intrigued, what exactly is titanium on the engine? From the pictures it seems like everything from the oil catch tank to the intake/intercooler piping. What was you reason for choice of this material for said parts? Was it just for the cool/unique factor or is there some science behind it? I understand that titanium is lighter than aluminium on larger parts where less titanium has to be used to achieve the same strength but when strength does not matter as much (as on the oil catch tank for example), I believe the aluminium would be lighter as only a small amount has to be used.
Not criticising or anything, absolutely love your car, I am just interested in finding out your reason of using titanium for parts that are normally made of ally or steel. It looks fantastic nonetheless and definitely is one of the best GT-R's on this forum.
about titanium, in my car, at the end is only my taste. Not difference in performance on heavy car like a bnr34 with alu . Tit is lighter than alu but i think a big difference is in a true race car where the weight is a key for win.
Of course a big difference is in the exhaust where, with endless-r tit exhaust, i saved about 15kg and the sounds is better than normal exhaust :thumbsup:.
Today has been released the september issue of italian top tuning magazine "Elaborare GT" with a 12 pages full review of my car.
The prices of R34 body panels have inflated astronomically over the past two years or so, along with the prices of the cars themselves. The carbon diffusers that come stock on the rear of a V-Spec II are actually still available for sale, new...for upwards of ￥700,000/~$6.5k USD. I had been...