Nissan has had lots of success with a turbocharged 6 cylinder and all wheel drive combination. The R35 GT-R is the latest of a long list.
The Nissan GT-R name is derived from one of the most iconic Nissan models of all time; the Skyline GT-R. The Skyline came in several variants but the GT-R turned things up to 11. The most recent generations of the Skyline used the RB inline six platform with twin turbos. These cars are legendary with enthusiasts and supported with tons of GT-R aftermarket parts and options. Nissan issued a massive overhaul of the platform with the R35 GT-R. This overhaul brought an entirely new engine layout, chassis, and DCT equipped drivetrain. One critical change to most of us was that the car would be available in the American market.
The GT-R was introduced in 2007 and made it to the US market the next year for the 2009 model year. All GT-Rs are equipped with the VR38GETT engine, which is a 3.8L twin turbo v6, a dual clutch transmission and all wheel drive . The GT-R outperformed many other vehicles in the supercar range for a fraction of the price.
Even prior to its introduction, there was talk about the GT-R being uncrackable; that car tuning would not be possible. With that in mind, COBB actually imported a JDM GT-R to get a head start on the USDM release which would follow. Within a short year’s time, COBB had completed extensive reverse engineering and testing efforts and had an Accessport with off the shelf maps in deep stages of development.
From there, COBB has routinely released significant additions like 12 injector capability, rolling anti-lag, and custom traction control. The Accessport and Accesstuner software offer all the custom features you need for anything you want to achieve with your GT-R.
COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra high-quality products and services are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested and backed by industry leading customer service to ensure that they meet our objectives and exceed customer expectations.
We are a one-stop firm with an enviable set of qualified skills and the exceptional ability to design, engineer, manufacture, test and service our own products under one roof. Whether it’s our state-of-the-art Accessport ECU programmer, our exceptional bolt-on GT-R performance parts, COBB has the tuning experience, skill and attitude to meet your Nissan’s specific needs.
Our engineers rigorously test Hard Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are then created and tested to tune the ECU so that it supports and takes advantage of each part. With these tuning results, COBB is able to create the optimal Upgrade Path of Staged Packages that have all the necessary parts to upgrade your GT-R. You can start with Stage 1 and go from there! Learn more about The COBB Way.
Looking for Nissan GT-R performance parts? It all starts with the Accessport! The Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution for your GT-R. Simply plug this device into your car’s OBD port and you have the capability to reflash the ECU to enjoy power gains, custom features, and other improvements immediately! All of the off the shelf maps are included at no additional cost and free updates are simplified with Accessport Manager. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need for your vehicle!
The COBB Big SF intake system works from stock to big power builds. In stock form, the R35 ECU measures airflow using a Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor located in the stock intake system. As modifications add up and increase power, the airflow can increase to the point that it exceeds the MAF sensor’s maximum capacity, preventing the ECU from accurately measuring air mass, and thus unable to deliver the appropriate amount of fuel. The Big SF Intake increases the inner diameter of the intake tubing, increasing the cross section of the intake and allowing the MAF sensor to read lower for the same amount of ingested air. This gives the sensor the necessary headroom to read accurately for airflow higher than the stock system was designed for. COBB Tuning has used the this intake to support builds of over 600HP and 600TQ at the wheels, gains of 40% over a stock GT-R! And, it’s available in Aluminum with a wrinkle black finish or carbon fiber!
The Alpha R35 GT-R Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC) is one of the best performing and best looking intercooler upgrades you can buy for the Nissan GT-R and it has numerous 9 second time slips to back it up. This is the same durable, race-proven front mount intercooler used on the Alpha 9 GT-R package and is most effective for GT-Rs producing up to 1000HP. This direct bolt-on intercooler has over 75% more internal flow area than its stock counterpart, works with stock piping and does not require any cutting or trimming! This intercooler bolts on so nice and clean you would swear it was an OEM Nissan piece!
If you’re adding power modifications to your Nissan GT-R you’ll quickly find the limit of the stock injectors. In fact, with only the intake and y-pipe exhaust installed, the injectors are nearing their limits. This is why COBB offers upgraded fuel injectors, upgraded fuel pumps, flex fuel upgrades, and all the necessary control systems you’ll need for your Nissan GT-R.
Upgrading suspension components is a great way to improve the looks and handling of your Nissan GT-R. Whether you want a more track focused setup or are wanting to improve the looks of your daily driver without sacrificing comfort, COBB has a solution for Nissan GT-R suspension tuning!