While Vivid Racing has had their hands on just about everything from Lamborghinis and Porsches to Vipers and Corvettes to Maybachs and Audis, they’re probably best known for their heavily modified and show stopping Japanese cars.  They’ve built some of North America’s most recognized Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and other Japanese favorites which have graced the pages of countless magazines and websites not only throughout the nation, but internationally as well.  But articles and photos aren’t the only way Vivid Racing’s cars have been breaking out of our borders.  A number of Vivid Racing’s cars have been shipped out to international buyers after receiving exposure in international publications. As is the case with their most recently finished project, this striking matte red 2009 Nissan GT-R.  Just weeks after its completion and it is already half way around the world to its new owner in Romania.


And striking it is.  The love it or hate it red paint with black accents cover the custom body work, is carried over onto the factory sized three piece Capitol Forged Athens wheels and creates a look that is as unique as it is undeniably bold.  Though you’d never know by looking at it, the GT-R’s custom, “Wald Style” front end treatment was created by hacking up a Rieger Ford Focus RS bumper and seamlessly blending it with the stock piece.  The side skirts were fabricated with the same process using Rieger E60 BMW parts and the stock wing sits on a set of custom risers to give the rear end a more aggressive touch and rounds out the whole look.  Vivid Racing is no stranger to this type of custom body work, using similar processes on some of their previous cars, such as their 2008 VR WRX.  They consistently rework cars so new that aftermarket parts, both cosmetic and mechanical, simply aren’t available and have to be prototyped in house.


The engine bay houses a number of these parts, with the downpipes, blow-off valves and girthy three inch intake and intercooler piping all being prototype Agency Power parts which are now available for purchase.   Those parts in addition to a Meisterschaft titanium exhaust system with stainless steel mid-pipes and ECU tuning via a COBB Accessport bring the already impressive 3.8l twin turbo V6 to a staggering 600 all wheel horsepower.  Take drivetrain loss into account and we’re talking more than 700hp at the crank, an increase of more than 200 over Nissan’s claimed numbers.  Most of that power comes by simply letting the engine breath.  The Agency Power downpipes alone increased power by an astonishing 23awhp and 32lbs-ft of torque.


The same red and black color scheme is in play in the GT-R’s interior, with custom red suede inserts, stitching and rails integrated into the stock seats and door panels.  Status Racing FIA approved 3” four-point harnesses insure the occupants stay in place when all that power hits and carbon fiber inserts throughout the interior spice up things all around, giving it a more track inspired look.

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