American’s love taking a factory
produced car and adding their
own personal touches to make
the car their own. No matter the
value of the factory car thousands of dollars
can be spent on that individualization.
Here is the Middle East the same attention
to detail is catching on. So for those of
you who own a Nissan GT-R here’s an idea for
you. Villner, a tuner and car custom designer
was recently commissioned to spec up a
Nissan GT-R. The customer wanted a nonstandardised
execution of his racer, a car
which didn’t distinguish up to this point from
the other GT-Rs in the auto market.
The Vilner studio decided to create an
idea which aligns elements of a dragon - it
is the year of the dragon, the customer is
Asian, the car is exotic and sporty. The project
was immediately approved and Vilner
started working on the interior design.
The designer drew a dragon, which was
embroidered on the car’s roof, and in the
trunk, which was covered with Alcantara.
The body of the dragon was transmitted
by embroideries inside, winding around the
seats, and passing through the center console.
The effect was reinforced by the relief
effects resulting from the combination of
leather and embroidery. Every single element
of the dragon body was hand-drawn
by the designer personally on a pattern
Vilner remained faithful to his own pure
style, and used black as a base, combining
it with black Alcantara and black carbon
leather. In the same style is also the dashboard,
the door panels and the black console.
The red edges emphasize the shape of
the seats and correspond with the dragon
at the roof and the red decorative seams
on the dashboard. The steering wheel and
gear shifter are made of carbon; some minor
details were painted in red chrome. The
red elements are not random. Red is the
original color of the car, which received
a white mat foiling finish in addition. The
exhaust pipes are made of titanium, and
the original ones were increased from
440whp up to 530whp.
If you put dragons on your GT-R be
sure to send some pictures over to us at
Auto Trader Towers.