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Yokohama Advan has announced its two newest ultra high-performance tires, the Sport V105 and Neova AD08 R, both of which are available in the U.S.
Not to be left behind, Yokohama Tire is jumping on the iPad app craze in a big way. They launched their new free iPad app at the recent LA Auto Show and now it is available to download now on iTunes.
“iPad apps are a new and unique way for consumers to get information,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama manager, advertising, promotions and events. “Yokohama’s app takes advantage of the iPad’s touch gesture technology and provides consumers an interactive, graphically-appealing way to learn about our tires.”
The beauty of this app is that it offers users of the app videos and information behind the technology behind Yokohama’s tires. You can explore sections such as ADVAN, GEOLANDAR, AVID ENVigor, S.drive and dB Super E-spec to learn all about the cool innovations these tires feature.
“There’s information on tire compounds, tread design and construction, along with a ‘Tireology’ section and fun facts about tires. We hope consumers will find the Yokohama app an engaging tool, especially as they begin to consider replacement tires for their vehicle,” said Holtschneider.
Ernie Manansala is no stranger to building cars. Most well known for his NOS Lexus SC300, it looks like Manansala has moved on to bigger and better things, teaming up with Wraptivo to build one menacingly good looking Nissan GT-R for SEMA.
On the outside, it looks like the GT-R has received a full flat black wrap treatment with some carbon fiber accents including the roof. The wheels look fully powdercoated a contrasting matte red with a “hellaflush” fitment with wheelspacers courtesy Fatlace. That is an awesome and aggressive fitment, pushing the wheels as far out as possible, without looking too ridiculous.
Suspension upgrades come from a set of KW coilovers while the Advan wheels are wrapped with a set of Falken Tires. Ernie hasn’t disclosed any full vehicle shots, but we’ll be sure to add this to our growing list of cars to check out at SEMA this year. No doubt it will be joining a host of other wild creations at Meguiar’s Wraptivo booth at SEMA.
See more pics of the GT-R after the jump:
Famed Japanese tuner Tommy Kaira did not disappoint with the public debut of its “Silver Wolf Edition Ebbrezza-R” kit for the Nissan GT-R. As many of the factory panels as possible were replaced with carbon fiber, including on the interior where an array of dry carbon parts are used.
Outside, a new aero kit includes a redesigned front bumper with a large lip extension, side skirts, rear fender flares, a large rear spoiler and wild rear diffuser. Inside the fenders can be found 20-inch Advan AVS Model F15 wheels in a Platinum Black finish wrapped with Pirelli P-Zeros.
Tommy Kaira promised a wild design and plenty of carbon fiber and certainly delivered.