Japan's Most Famous GT-R Tuner Shop You've Never Heard of - Garage Yoshida - Tuner Club

Japan's Most Famous GT-R Tuner Shop You've Never Heard of - Garage Yoshida - Tuner Club
GT-R specialist Kozo Yoshida from Garage Yoshida started his career at a Nissan dealership. But when he found out that they don't actually repair and build engines at dealerships, he immediately quit. Garage Yoshida is in the hills of Nara prefecture an 8 hour drive from Tokyo. But clients like Autech, Mine's and Built by Legends send their cars from afar to get work done on their GT-Rs from full restorations to partial work like chassis and paint. In this renewed inaugural Season 4 episode of Tuner Club, we sit down with Yoshida-san to learn his roots and his passion towards the Nissan Skyline GT-R.

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The ancient city of Nara in Japan

The ancient city of Nara in Japan

Nara Prefecture (奈良県, Nara-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu.
Follow Kozo Yoshida (@yoshidakozo) on Instagram

Follow Kozo Yoshida (@yoshidakozo) on Instagram

Follow Kozo Yoshida (@yoshidakozo) on Instagram for the latest.
The power of Nissan's R32 GT-R

The power of Nissan's R32 GT-R

The R32 developed 206 kW at 6,800 rpm and 260 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,400 rpm, it had a curb weight of 1,430 kg (3,150 lb). Nissan officially started its production run 21 August 1989, and began its Group A campaign in 1990.
Learn more about ガレージヨシダ GARAGE YOSHIDA

Learn more about ガレージヨシダ GARAGE YOSHIDA

Learn more about Garage Yoshida's mission to "Revive the original performance of the GT-R", on their official website.
What are some of the GT-R NISMO engine specs?

What are some of the GT-R NISMO engine specs?

The GT-R NISMO GT3 is powered by the VR38DETT, a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that displaces 3,799 cc. It measures 80.15 inches in width, 188.19 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 109.45 inches. Displacement: DOHC twin-turbocharged V6 front mid-engine 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in)
What is Autech?

What is Autech?

Autech (オーテック, Ōtekku) is a company focused on tuning and converting Nissan cars. It was founded in 1986 as a subsidiary of Nissan.
The history behind the BNR32 name

The history behind the BNR32 name

After a 16-year hiatus with the Skyline GT-R, the GT-R name was revived in 1989 as the BNR32 ("R32") Skyline GT-R. This model GT-R proceeded to win the Japanese JTCC Group A series championship four years in a row.
Let the legacy of the R33 set the records straight

Let the legacy of the R33 set the records straight

An R33 held the production car lap record at the Nürburgring, the first car to crack the eight minute barrier. It wasn't some factory ringer, either: BestMotoring took a stab at recreating the lap and managed a very close 8:01.72. At the 1995 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a Nismo-fielded R33 finished in the top ten overall, beating Ferrari F40 LMs and McLaren F1 GTRs.
The iconic R34 and its diverse evolutions

The iconic R34 and its diverse evolutions

Nissan tweaked and developed this GT-R over its short three-year lifespan. V-Spec cars added carbon fiber aerodynamic parts while N1 and V-Spec II reduced weight and added a more powerful turbo. M-Spec delivered a more luxurious trim and softer suspension for those who wanted a dose of comfort. Later Nürburgring Editions for the Japanese market even had speedometers that read up to 186 mph (300 kph) (motor1.com)
Garage Yoshida's official current inventory of original GT-R parts

Garage Yoshida's official current inventory of original GT-R parts

With close attention to care and detail, the craft and restoration at Garage Yoshida is unmatched. Check out their current inventory of GT-R parts, of which some are for sale.
The R32's defying track record

The R32's defying track record

It racked up an incredible race record, with outright wins in Japan and Australia, and class wins at Spa and the Nürburgring. In fact, it was so successful in Australia that Aussies gave the car a name: Godzilla, the monster from Japan. (topgear.com)
Pandem Wide Body Aero Kit - Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Pandem Wide Body Aero Kit - Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Pandem Wide Body Aero Kit (w/o wing) - Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Check out the deal on Pandem Wide Body Aero Kit (w/o wing) - Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32 at Evasive Motorsports.
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Cipher AR-9 Revo Racing Seats - Red Leather/Suede

Cipher AR-9 Revo Racing Seats - Red Leather/Suede

Cipher AR-9 Revo Racing Seats - Red Leather/Suede

Extra strong, lightweight, powder coated tubular steel frame. High quality carbon fiber vinyl. Ultra lightweight for best fit and comfort.
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HKS GTIII-SS Sport Turbine Kit for Nissan GT-R R32

HKS GTIII-SS Sport Turbine Kit for Nissan GT-R R32

Check out the deal on HKS GTIII-SS Sport Turbine Kit - Nissan GT-R RB26 at Evasive Motorsports.
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BBS Wheels CH-R 10.5x20 ET24

BBS Wheels CH-R 10.5x20 ET24

BBS Wheels CH-R 10.5x20 ET24

The shape alone suggests a close relationship to motor racing, and this is confirmed by the performance - palpable in every turn of the wheel!
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Brembo Race Brake System for Nissan GT-R R32/R35

Brembo Race Brake System for Nissan GT-R R32/R35

Brembo Race Brake System (Front) - P4-Billet caliper for Nissan GT-R R32/R35

Check out the deal on Brembo Race Brake System (Front) - P4-Billet caliper with 380x34x65a Type-5 disc - Nissan GT-R 2009- at Evasive Motorsports.
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Watch: "2020 Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary Edition vs R34 Skyline GTR V-Spec" on GTChannel

Watch: "2020 Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary Edition vs R34 Skyline GTR V-Spec" on GTChannel

2020 Nissan GTR 50th Anniversary edition vs 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec: watch these automotive legends from the same time as the Toyota Supra, Acura NSX, Mitsubishi 3000GT.
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