Gruppe S / Dynamic Autosports / Hankook Tire GTR Drift Car

Posted by Gruppe S On November 5, 2009

Check out our new Project GTR Drift Car for Formula Drift. Stay up to Date with Developments on the Car here on the Gruppe S Blog

Check out the new End of the Year Gruppe-S Drifting Season Video

Posted by Gruppe-S On November 3, 2009

Robbie Nishida, Eric O'Sullivan, Ryuji Miki and the Hankook Tire Drift Team Video Showcasing our strong 2009 Season.

Check our our Holiday Deals @ Gruppe-S.com

Posted by Gruppe S On July 24, 2009

Check out Gruppe-s.com for all the great deals on all your aftermarket performance part needs. Located in Lake Forest, California, Gruppe-S carries thousands of different products and has over a Million Dollars of products IN-STOCK.

Robbie Nishida Qualifies Number One at Formula Drift Las Vegas!

Posted by Gruppe S On July 10, 2009

Robbie Nishida, Driver of the Dynamic Autosport / Hankook Tire 305Z Qualifies in the number one spot at the Formula Drift: Round 4 Las Vegas Speedway Event

Hankook Tire F200 FULL RACE SLICKS On Special at Gruppe-S Now!

Posted by Gruppe S On July 25, 2009

PTop-notch performance slick tire with consistency and high mileage on dry or damp track. Designed for both Formula Car and Touring Car applications by Hankook now in stock at Gruppe-S with special deals on various sizes, call in for details! (949) 457-1234


Gruppe S has partnered with JE Pistons to introduce the first VR38 billet piston in America. The VR38 engine is Nissan's flagship engine, Gruppe-S went all out with JE Pistons to develop a new innovative design for the Nissan GTR powerplant. JE Pistons's engineers are pulling out all the stop in creating an exclusive piston for the VR38 with Gruppe-S, as the marketing and distribution partner. The information being released by JE Pistons is currently limited as they are still in the development process for the new piston, but they guarentee it to be the best piston out on the market. The pistons are billet and machined, developed through extensive engineerring, guarenteeing accuracy in production and perfection in performance.

JE Piston engineers are working to remove every unnecessary ounce out of the piston while maintaining a temendous 1200 horsepower goal. The pistons will be offered in a variety of bores and currently there are rumors floating around of a stroker kit coming out for the VR38DETT.

There have been talks and rumors of a 4.3 Liter kit. How does that sound? We'll keep you up to date as we hear further developments from JE Pistons.

-S.Tran

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Black Friday 11.27.09 - 11.29.09

Posted by Gruppe S On Wednesday, November 25, 2009 0 comments

This is a Public Service Announcement brought to you by the Attic Retail Store Managers of Buena Park & San Diego All Retail Locations will be Participating in the 3rd Annual Black Friday Sale *** Our Infamous 3 for $50 T-Shirts Deal is Back in Full Effect *** *** EVERYTHING instore will be 50% OFF. (Outerwear, Bottomwear, Accessories, Shoes & Sale Items included) *** *** 1st 27 Customer on 11.27.09 will be Receiving Gift Bags *** Must Text the Word “CAMPOUT” to 69302 to receive RSVP confirmation text. NO TEXT, NO ADMITTANCE. PLAIN and SIMPLE. NO BITCHIN’ & WHININ’. Attic Buena Park 8010 Beach Blvd. Buena Park CA 90620 714.220.3116 Attic San Diego 920 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619.234.1534 null 9:00AM - 7:00PM (Early Arrival Suggested for Obvious Reasons)
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The Dynamic Autosports/Gruppe-S Mighty MINI Wins The Redline Time Attack Finals


Once upon a time, back in the day, there were only a handful of Mini's on the road i
n the United States - only imported versions straight from Britain, with the steering wheel on the "wrong" side. There wasn't anything that could touch those four-passenger go-kart-like cars for canyon cruising, nothing street-legal anyway. They held to the road like slot-cars and you could practically carry one in the back of a pickup as a spare. Then, for a number of reasons, they all but disappeared completely for many years - except for those collectors stashed away. That is until April of 2001, when the BMW Group wisely began producing the "MINI" the successor to the original Mini.


Eddie Kim, Vice President of Dynamic Autosports/Gruppe-S in Lake Forest, California, and his crew recently prepped their Yellow JCW MINI to do battle at the Redline Time Attack Finals. The field was deep that weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, with many teams in attendance and championships in multiple classes at stake. This was their first event, and the goal was to simply go out and be competitive and to showcase the performance potential of the MINI to all their industry partners, racers, and enthusiasts. "We are preparing a spec series for MINI and this particular car is our test bed," says Kim. "The car has some basic modifications, which we believe will not void the factory warranty. That way consumers can buy a new MINI, do the modifications, and still keep the car under warranty. This is our goal, and that is why we have chosen the K&N intake, because of their pursuit to be a smog legal product." What the team ended up taking home with them was First Place in the Stock Front Wheel Drive class, along with an abundance of respect and admiration from the other teams and spectators.


The MINI performed flawlessly and flat-out ran away from the field. In their first attack session they ran a best of 1:59.14, which would have been good enough for second overall in modified class, and third in the street class as well. In their final attack the team again ran a sub-2:00 on the 2.5-mile course, clinching a surprising, but much-deserved first place. "The chassis itself is great right out of the factory box. We then modified the car with a K&N intake system," informs Kim. "We also added a Mega Mini prototype downpipe, Eibach suspension, Mega Mini intercooler, Mega mini spec brake pads, Enkei NT03 wheels and Yokohama AD08 Neov tires - and of course some bad-ass driving from Dez Ballard." "We will continue to test and make some alignment settings and possibly re-flash the ECU. We are trying to keep all the parts legal and low cost so that MINI enthusiasts can have a lot of fun and be competitive."


The Yellow JCW will be one display and a part of the driving experience at their Los Angeles Road Tour, November 21-22, at the Home Depot Center. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.
World Famous Lisa Kim Fleming drops by Gruppe-S to get her tires changed out.
The staff saw the parts and Eddie attacked Lisa and we caught it all on film.

I think Eddie has a crush on Lisa but he denies it and insists he only likes pretty models.


-S.Tran
The Hankook Tire / Gruppe-S.com Drift 350Z along with driver Robbie "Bushido" Nishida is heading down to the South American Country of Chile to do a Demo for Hankook Tire South America. Head Tech of the Hankook Tire Drift Cars, Adam Depner is just finishing up the last of the preparation for the event. The car performed well at the Formula Drift Finale at Irwindale so just a couple tweaks on the car and its off Chile!




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