Swedish specialist Öhlins has released a suspension upgrade for the Nissan GT-R, which has been designed from a clean sheet of paper.
The front is based around a cold-wound 160N/mm spring configuration, with the rear being at 90N/mm to provide the perfect balance of reduction in body roll and weight transfer, without overly inducing harshness. The build quality of the Road and Track kit consists of carbon-steel bodies and anodised detailing.
Öhlins’ dual-flow valve technology means that despite their light weight and slim-line profile, the track kit responds well to road undulations. The use of needle valves in the damping unit also means that even when the oil becomes hot after a hard session on the circuit or ‘B’ road, the damping rate is kept consistent, even when the viscosity of the damping fluid changes.
The Öhlins units also fit precisely as per OE, too. Bolting directly onto factory mounting points, with brake-line and sensor mounting points retained in their original positions. Both front and rear use a single bleed adjuster with full spring preload adjustment.
All factory mounts are replicated in aluminium and the units feature length adjustment, which is already pre-set some 10mm lower than standard, offering a wide range of ride heights and stances for road and track work. Full dustcovers are included as part of the standard specification, as are aluminium top mounts.
Height adjustment is achieved by simple adjustment of the threaded body and damping and rebound are tweaked via the knurled knob.
Öhlins offers two year warranty. The complete kit is priced at £2437.55 plus VAT.