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Who doesn't want to modify a stock Nissan GT-R R35 into a Varis widebody monster, is the question?

The last time we saw Dustin Williams, he took us on a trip to Puerto Rico for the 2019 Tuner Evolution, a showcase of the country's incredible variety of custom cars.

This time, he's giving us a behind-the-scenes on his very own car build; his Nissan GTR R35. This 20-minute recap takes us on a year-long journey from stock to the modified monster you see before you, with every bit of work recorded for posterity.

The work includes new suspension with adjustable coilovers for the perfect height. Then, there's an entirely new exhaust system, including headers, for extra power and a deep growl to scare the pants off the neighbours. A shiny new steering wheel is up next, with a built-in rev-matching display. 

Not satisfied with the 500+hp the Nissan GT-R was pushing out, the next mod was an extreme turbo with a full intercooler kit, titanium intakes and new downpipes. With a bit of tweaking to the ECU, a dyno run revealed a massive 704hp from the flame-spitting R35.

No Nissan GT-R with that amount of power would be complete without a killer bodykit... and a widebody one at that. The Varis kit Dustin chose includes a front bumper with carbon-fibre lip, replacement panels for the front fenders, and kick-ass side sills leading to an aggressive rear bumper.

With the widebody install complete, Dustin turns his attention to the wheels, importing a set of forged Work CR, two-piece bronze wheels for the R35 that fit perfectly.

Now that this monster Nissan GT-R R35 is taking shape, it's time to head off to the body shop for work on any of the panels with blemishes before paint. The colour is gorgeous, called Millenium Jade, which contrasts beautifully with the custom carbon fibre covering specific vents around the vehicle.

It is a gorgeous build, and one Dustin is absolutely proud of. The video below will give you a taster of the process, from stock to modified, but you can find the full playlist of the Nissan GT-R R35 build on his YouTube channel if you want to see the process in more detail.


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