The most prominent feature is undoubtedly the Wald Sports Line Black Bison edition body kit. Retailing at nearly $20,000 the Wald kit is an engineering wonder. Built at Wald's Osaka, Japan factory, each kit features European designing that cater to Japanese auto and driving performance. Their Sports Line brand is specifically made for street sports, and the kit for the GT-R is as artful as you can possibly get with aerodynamics. Andrew wanted a body kit that was not only unique, but also helped elevate his baller status. And if there's anything Wald can do, it's help establish the baller status in you.
Underneath the chassis is a set of 21-inch Radernergie Motorsport 3-piece wheels. Wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, the wheels are forged aluminum alloy that are heat treated and aged for durability and strength. More importantly, they weigh in super-light for wheels so big in diameter, which makes for some unfettered speed, given the traffic of course.
Under the hood is more or less stock aside from the Harman Motive cold-air intake and exhaust midpipe, as well as the Turbosmart dual-port blow-off valves. It's just proof that the GT-R is svelte off the lot and modifying the engine would just be messing with perfection. Andrew does have a long list of future modifications he'd like to do to the car, but like every other tuner out there, it all comes down to time and money. OK, maybe not the money.
I'm just glad that tuning isn't just a sport that's limited to the common man and Paul Walker. It's a good thing to hear that someone like Andrew Bynum is knee deep into the culture that we all love. If there's anything that can bring a large group together, it's the art of tuning. I'm talking to you, Celtics fans. Next time you're in L.A. keep a look out for Andrew's GT-R and maybe you can feel the thrill of racing him down Olympic Blvd.
2009 Nissan GT-R
Owner Andrew Bynum
Hometown los angeles, ca
Occupation Starting Center, Los Angeles Lakers
Engine 3.8L VR38DETT engine; Harman Motive Cold-Air Intakes, exhaust and mid-pipe; Turbosmart dual-port blow-off valves
Engine Management Cobb Access port Stage 2 tune
Power 580 horsepower est.
Footwork & Chassis KW Variant 3 coilovers
Wheels & Tires 21x9.5 (f) 21x11 (r) Radenergie Motorsport R10 3-piece forged "Carbon Edition" wheels; Pirelli P Zero Nero 245/35-21 (f) 285/30-21 (r)
Exterior Wald GT-R Sports Line Black Bison Edition body kit: front bumper spoiler with grille cover, front lip, side duct, undercover fog lamps, side steps rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, rear wing flap rear over fender
Thanks You DJ Mbenga, Luke Walton, Adam Morrison, Chick Hearn, SouthBay Autohaus, Pirelli
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