Dubbed Godzilla, this $1million Nissan is more like ‘Gold-zilla’, so mind the bodywork.
For some petrolheads, the height of their ambition is lowering the suspension and putting a full body kit on to their prized motor. But for others, adding a huge spoiler just doesn’t cut it. So for those who really strive to pimp their rides, this is perhaps the ultimate expression of their love of the internal combustion engine.
Japanese designers have covered this Nissan R35 GT-R in fibre glass body kit panels coated with a layer of 24-carat gold spray. The owners, Kuhl Racing and Artis, are hoping to find a buyer for the $1 million car when it goes on show at an event in the US next month.
The Nissan R35 GT-R has yet to find a buyer, so if you have $1 million spare, this 820bhp beast could be yours…
The incredible detail of the engraving can be seen around the headlight of the Nissan.
A team of Japanese designers fitted a full fibre glass body kit to the car before embarking on the painstaking task of engraving the panels
The panels feature unique designs to reflect the Far Eastern heritage of the specialist team.
Master engraver Takahiko Izawa spent weeks carving intricate oriental patterns on to the body work.
Shigeo Fukuchi, from Kuhl Racing – the company behind the gold car – said: ”The gold plating was sprayed onto the body kit which had been custom designed with Far East style patterns over several complicated steps.”
Fukuchi, from Kuhl Racing, added: ”We used a special gold sheen paint that we developed ourselves. It’s stronger than normal paint and allows us to paint the car parts in almost the same way as the usual painting process.”
The most significant characteristic of the paint is that it produces very beautiful metal shining without colour-off and the colour-fade-out, added Fukuchi .The engraving process was complicated and involved many patient steps.
Owners Kuhl Racing and Artis are now hoping it sells when it goes on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas in November. If you don’t have $1m spare, a regular Nissan R35 GT-R will cost about £79,000… (Pictures: SWNS)