Welcome to the official GReddy USA blog. -Think of this as our online weekly "GReddy Times," a venue for us to report what's going on or what just happened at GReddy USA this week (new products, new projects, racing news, even online store specials.) On our blog you can see what we are up to in the GReddy Sales floor, R&D garage, on the road or even from our Headquarters in Japan.
Since the SE exhaust for the Genesis Coupe fits both the V6 and 2.0T, we wanted to post up a quick comparison of how the same exhaust sounds on the two models. The red car is a 2.0T turbo 4cyclinder, while the white car is a 3.8L V6. It sounds good on both.
In about two weeks (Sept 8th) the new Dirt:2 rally video game will be out. Some of the main cars are the STIs of the Subaru Rally USA, with Block, Pastrana and Mira. The graphics look so cool with all the official logos in the right spots. And of course you'll see the GReddy logos on there too. Check out the game with it comes out, we hear the game play is awesome. So if you looking to drive some STI and EVO in the dirt or pretend to make a Gymkhana movie; and you've got aPC, Sony PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii you might want to give it a try.
Over the past weekend the 36th Rolex Monterey Historics was held at the Laguna Seca Raceway. This year they were featuring Porsche. And from what one of our friends told us, one of our past racecars was on hand racing in one of the vintage races. The vehicle is a 1991 GReddy Porsche 962C Group C car that originally raced by TRUST in the 1991 World Sports Prototype Championship.
It's pretty cool to see a piece of history like that still on the tracks.
Below are some image of what it looks like under all that pretty body work...
GReddy has had a long history in Group C racing in Japan and even Le Mans
On a post back in Feb. we shared some images of prototype SE exhaust for the new Genesis Coupe. Now that the 1st shipment is on it's way from Japan; and expected to arrive within a couple of weeks, we thought it would be good to add a sound clip. The quad-tip system is compatible with both the 3.8l V6 and the 2.0L turbo models. The sound clip below is the SE on a V6. (2.0T sound clip coming soon)
While we are working on an USA spec GTR, TRUST Japan has been working with Garage Saurus and Option Magazine on their R35 goal of 900hp. Originally the car was tuned with bolt on upgrades to a Japanese R35 high of 640ps, the addition or our new Type-06R Intercooler Kit bumped the power up to 655hp.
On the way to there goal, they installed our new prototype GReddy twin TD06-20G turbo kit, a blue-printed the engine with strengthened H-beam connecting rods, and an upgraded fuel system with 830cc injectors. After the a long wait of breaking in the engine, the team recently loaded the GReddy/Saurus R35 onto the dyno for some initial tuning. The initial test at 1.4kg/cm of boost made over 750ps!! On the second run the boost was turned up to 1.55kg/cm2. This maxed out the injectors to 99% for a 834ps pull!!!
The GReddy/Saurus/Option team is very happy with these initial test and are already working on getting the power up even more...
This past weekend on the 9th, was Rd.6 of the JAF Motorsport Drift-Trial, but we noticed we forgot to give an update on rounds 4 & 5, in which the GReddy/Yatagawa GDB won 1st in again. Although we do not have any updates to release on Rd. 6, we know with only 8 rounds and have already won 4 of the last 5, all the team needs is one more win to clinch the class championship.
But anyways here are some cool shots of the STI in action:
If you guys have been following us on our new twitter account (http://twitter.com/GReddy_Power), you probably already know we have been busy working on test fitting our JDM R35 twin 20G turbo kit on a USA spec car. So far things have been going pretty smooth. There are few revisions required for the USA spec car, but over all thing fit pretty well now. To make things easier we lowered the VR38 from it's chassis to install the two manifolds, turbos, wastegates, downpipes and all the brackets and hardware. Today we just reinstalled the engine back into the GTR. As you can see below it's a tight fit, but maybe not as tight as the 370Z we are also working on.
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This past weekend was definitely a busy weekend in motorsports, with multiple events happening all over the country, like D1GP Chicago, Super Lap Battle at Fontana, and Redline Time Attack in Nashville. Locally we were at Dai's Driving Academy on Saturday at El Toro, watching the local Auto X and Drifters. And Sunday we were on hand to check out the biggest event of the weekend, X-Games. We were routing for the Subaru Rally Team USA, but the course was brough on some bad luck for many favorites. But anyways it was definitely fun to watch. Here are a few shots from the Rally, thanks to the Subaru Team. Congrats to Travis Pastrana on his Silver, (could have been Gold)
We would also like to give a big congratz to the C-West/BC/DesignCraft S2000 & Tyler McQuarrie on another Super Lap Battle win!