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Nissan GT-R: The power of the dragon

Published by on Oct 17th, 2012, No Comments

Vilner Studios truly showcased its talents with the development and execution of a project like no other for the owner of a Nissan GT-R.

The studio was inspired by the elements of a dragon to transform this exotic and powerful vehicle into something customised. The Asian customer could identify with the Chinese year of the dragon and so it was used as the main theme of the project. The concept was was immediately approved and Vilner started working on the interior design.

The design revolved around the form of a dragon, embroidered on the car’s roof and in the trunk, which was covered with Alcantara. Inside, the body of the dragon winds itself around the seats, and passes through the centre console. This effect was reinforced by the relief effects from the combination of the embroidery on leather. Even the detail on the seats, doors and centre console mimics that of the scales of the dragon’s skin.

Every single element of the dragon’s body was hand-drawn by the designer. This is the only way the dragon in the GTR could appear as realistic as possible.

Vilner remained faithful to its own pure style, and used black as a base, combining it with black Alcantara and black carbon leather. The dashboard, door panels and black console are a continuation of this unique style.

The red piping highlights the shape of the seats and compliments the dragon on the roof and the red decorative seams on the dashboard. The steering wheel and gear shifter are made of carbon with some minor details painted in red chrome.

The red elements are hardly random as it is the original colour of the car, which received a white mat foiling finish.

The exhaust pipes are made of titanium, with the originals having been increased from 440whp to 530whp.

View the final result in the gallery below:

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