Godzilla gets a classy makeover.
Who doesn't love a good Nissan GT-R? This iconic Japanese sports car has become so tightly woven into the minds of gearheads it's difficult not to mention, especially when it comes to the aftermarket tuning scene. Godzilla is one of the most frenetic supercars on sale today, and despite its aging looks, can still blow the doors off of much more exotic machinery. We've seen almost every kind of modification being done to the GT-R, from full-on drag machines to rally cars, but the aftermarket scene always seems to find new ways to reimagine it.
The car you see before you come courtesy of Russian tuning shop SCL Global Concept. We love how the company has managed to make this thing better without going too far, and the end result is seriously tasty.
SCL Global Concept are no strangers to making cars look cool, and the Lexus RX and NX we recently covered pay testament to that fact, but this GT-R takes on a more aggressive stance when compared to those humble people carriers. SCL calls its product an 'aerodynamic kit' which apparently replaces 90% of the exterior body parts of the GT-R. The kit consists of 18 parts and increases the width of the body by 2.4 inches. The kit includes major parts such as a new hood, roof cover, front and rear bumpers, as well as trunk lid and rear wing.
The kit is available in ultra-high-temperature fiberglass, or a more expensive carbon fiber. The interesting bit is that this kit has a thickness of two to three millimeters as per regulation, but weighs slightly less than the standard parts, and can resist temperatures of up to 248 Fahrenheit.
The front of the car features a two-piece bumper and splitter setup that opens up the grille and adds GT3-style winglets to the side of the front bumper. The hood also gets a reverse-scoop intake that reminds us of the original Honda NSX Type-R. The side profile is dominated by a set of massive side skirts that incorporate the standard side vent intakes for a more aggressive look.
The first thing you notice when you look at the rear end is the prominent diffuser which cradles the quad exhaust. The rear spoiler is also hard to ignore, but we've gotten accustomed to GT-Rs with large wings. There's no word on how much this kit costs, but it sure is pretty.