Tony Kanaan's Nissan GT-R Gets the Full Mine's Treatment From CEC Wheels

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan apparently can be seen cruising the streets of Miami in this wickedly clean, full Mine’s Nissan GT-R built by the team at CEC East. CEC took one of Japan’s best automobiles and outfitted it with one of Japan’s best aftermarket parts manufacturers. From bumper to bumper, this GT-R is completely decked out with goods from Mines.

On the outside, the GT-R is transformed with a whole collection of carbon fiber goodies including their Type 2 carbon front spoiler, carbon grill, hood scoops, mirror covers, side skirts, trunk, rear wing, rear diffuser, and diffuser tunnels. In the engine bay, performance has been enhanced thanks to Mine’s air filter and titanium intercooler piping. Their carbon fiber engine cover also upgrades the aesthetics in the engine bay. The exhaust has been completely revamped with a cat-delete and mid pipe from Mine’s that leads out to a Mine’s titanium exhaust system. All of it is nicely tuned thanks to a Mine’s ECU.

Handling is further enhanced thanks to a set of Esta II coilovers, which are backed up with a set of lightweight Yokohama AVS M7 wheels painted gloss black. Behind each wheel peeks Mine’s big rotor upgrade backed with their racing pads and stainless brake lines.

The interior is pretty trick too, with CEC East swapping the majority of it out for carbon fiber counterparts. CEC Edition carbon fiber interior trim is accented by Recaro’s CS seats in black leather. The rear however has a Password JDM carbon seat delete along with its carbon rear speaker shelf.

All in, it’s a pretty slick setup for someone that clearly knows what he wants in an automobile.

GALLERY: CEC East / Tony Kanaan’s Mine’s Nissan GT-R

[Source: Teamspeed]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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