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Cool car things we want: August 2019

By MOTOR staff, 01 Sep 2019 Features

Cool car things August 2019 feature

Up your style game with this month's cool kit

If aesthetics is the name of the game, then this month's collection of cool car things would be right up your alley. 

With August marking 30 years since the Nissan R32 kyline GT-R hit the market, this month's collection is filled with parts and gear for the GT-R enthusiast. 

1 - FEATURED "PRODUCT OF THE MONTH": HSV wrist watch ($399 from shop.hsv.com.au)
Wear your passion for HSV on your sleeve? How about your wrist? New 45mm chronograph watch range (three to choose from) is limited to just 298 numbered pieces each. Dial is genuine carbonfibre; movement is VD57.

2 - Tamiya ‘HKS Group A R32 GTR’ R/C car ($219 from crazyhobbies.com.au)
Build your own 1/10-scale, remote-control electric replica of the iconic racecar that took two poles and a win in the 1993 Japanese Touring Car Championship.

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3 - GT-R tee ($20 from nissanmerchandise.com.au)
Kelly Racing is clearing out a horde of smart, Nissan GT-R- themed merchandise. Like this men’s tee, sizes S to 3XL, in quick-drying ‘polyester sportstuck’ material.

4 - RAYS Nismo LM GT4 wheel ($3950 from mkmotorsports.com.au)
When it comes to wheels for your R34 Skyline, it doesn’t get any sexier than this. Forged and made by RAYS, price is for a set of 18 x 10.5 inches (+12 offset), but availability is severely limited.

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5 - Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport tyre ($369 from goodyear.com.au)
Goodyear is having a big crack at the sticky performance tyre market with an expanded range of SuperSport compounds. Price for one 235/35R19.

6 - K&N panel air filter ($183 from knfilters.com)
Ditch the cheap, factory paper filter choking up your car’s airbox for a high-flowing jobbie from K&N. More horsepower, better economy. This one is for the current Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.

7 - Castrol Edge synthetic engine oil ($72 from castrol.com.au/edge)
Castrol Edge’s unique ‘Fluid Titanium’ technology reduces performance-robbing friction by 20 per cent. Official oil of MOTOR Performance Car of the Year

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