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Godzilla Calsonic Legend Tee$50.00
The Godzilla Calsonic Legend tee is an homage to the Group A Nismo Calsonic BNR32. Made from super smooth and comfortable cotton touch polyester jersey ensures that the print shouldn’t fade after washing. All tees are quality printed, cut, and hand-sewn.
One of Nissan’s main intents when building the R32 GT-R was to win Group A races. Group A race cars were normally based on production cars with at least 5000 units produced over a 12-month period, but regulations included a supplementary clause that allowed for an “upgraded” model, as long as at least 500 of the road-going versions were produced during the year.
Enter the Nismo GT-R. In 1990, Nissan marketed 500 limited edition GT-Rs under the Nismo banner. Nismo was Nissan’s motorsports and aftermarket division. The biggest difference between the stock GT-R and the Nismo was that the latter had a metallic turbocharger instead of a ceramic one. Nissan developed the car as a Group A racer, entrusting it to drivers Masahiro Hasemi and Kazuyoshi Hoshino.
The R32 GT-R performed impressively on the track as expected, beating its main rival, the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. The 542 HP generated by the twin-turbocharged inline-6 was distributed to all four wheels that accounted for excellent grip on all types of road surfaces. Hoshino in the blue Calsonic GT-R thrilled fans with his intense racing style of catching air over the corner curbs. From the first race of 1990 to the last of 1993, the R32 GT-R won all of its 29 Japan Touring Car Championship races, with the Calsonic Skyline claiming 15 of those victories.
Godzilla Wnfld Legend Tee$50.00
The Godzilla Wnfld Legend tee is an homage to the Group A Gibson Motorsports/Winfield BNR32 that gave the GT-R it’s moniker Godzilla. Made from super smooth and comfortable cotton touch polyester jersey ensures that the print shouldn’t fade after washing. All tees are quality printed, cut, and hand-sewn.
This Group A Gibson Motorsports/Winfield BNR32 is the one that made a huge impact on Australian touring car racing back in the early 1990s. Piloted by Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, it annihilated the Ford and Holden V8s of the day with its 600hp all-wheel drive running gear.
It is one of the most iconic racing cars in Australian motorsport history. It simply left its competition for dead out on the track, and even won the famous Bathurst 1000 race in 1992. It also caused drastic changes to the Australian touring car regulations, which lead to the introduction of the V8 Supercars series.
Calsonic R32 GT-R Homage Snapback$45.00
This is a homage to the legendary Group A Calsonic BNR32 GT-R which was unbeatable in the All Japan Touring Car Championship winning 29 races from 29 starts across four seasons of total dominance. By 1993 such was the GT-R’s superiority that the JTCC was all but a one-make series with no fewer than sixteen R32s slugging it out, but the spectacle still drew 94,500 fans to watch the final race at Fuji in October 1993 – the last-ever for the Group A monsters. During that all-conquering era, one GT-R above all others – the Calsonic car – became little short of a deity, becoming champion in the first and last of those four epic seasons.
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