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.

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Posted by Gruppe S On July 24, 2009

Check out 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

For the 2010 season of Formula Drift, The Gruppe-S Drift Team will be outfitted with specially designed clothing from the Exclusive Clothing Brand, "Crooks and Castles." Crooks and Castles is the industry trend setter, offering a unique style to street wear, with Celebrity Rappers such as Jadakiss and Jay-Z, and NBA Laker Player Lamar Odom rocking their designs.

Special Limited Edition Gear from Crooks and Castles will be available at each Formula Drift events for a special price, although you can purchase gear directly through our website.

-Steven @ Gruppe-S

"Back in Black" Gruppe-S Subaru STi with Fresh Paint!

Posted by Gruppe S On Thursday, March 25, 2010 0 comments
The Subie returns this year sporting an all black exterior, although we have an awesome decal scheme planned out for the car, but more on that later!

Steven @ Gruppe-S

GTR Engine: New Intake Manifold from Cosworth!

Posted by Gruppe S On Tuesday, March 23, 2010 1 comments
This just came in the mail straight from Cosworth USA, the Cosworth Nissan VQ35DE Twin Plenum Intake Manifold (PART #: 20000063). The Cosworth Twin Plenum inlet manifold for the Nissan VQ35DE has been engineered for increased performance featuring increased plenum volume for improved high rpm power with torque enhancing velocity stacks to maintain mid range performance. With performance derived from countless hours of development including computational fluid dynamics, the Cosworth Twin Plenum Inlet manifold is perfect for both normally aspirated and forced induction applications. Performance increases will be significant on engines with improved exhaust and intake system including optimized ignition/fuel maps with increased maximum rpm limiter. Cast from lightweight aluminum alloy with carbon fiber end caps and includes all required mounting hardware.

Steven @ Gruppe-S

GTR Interior: Carbon Fiber Gauge Trim

Posted by Gruppe S On Monday, March 22, 2010 0 comments
To monitor the vitals of our competition GTR, our body work guru Jason Fajardo has mounted special carbon panel pieces inside the GTR's OEM Dash, modified of course to fit our needs. As painful as it was we had to let the luxurious climate control and radio system collect dust in a pile in the corner of the shop, although I think Robbie would not have minded leaving it in, although we are keeping the OEM Push Start Button. (We had to keep something OEM GTR in it)

Shown in the photo below is Keith Covey, our specialist brought in to help out with the GTR. Coming from the Sun Microsystems SPEED World Challenge GT Mustang Team, Keith is definitely adept to wiring this GTR. Utilizing an insane wiring diagram, feet of randomly colored wires, and work cubicle walled together with an R33 GTR and a Kouki S14, he's got his work cut out for him.

Stay Tuned for more updates!

Steven @

Gruppe-S Subaru Receives Newly Built Powerplant

Posted by Gruppe S On Friday, March 19, 2010 0 comments
The Gruppe-S Subaru WRX STi receives a new power plant assembled by the Gruppe-S Engineers, taking the EJ257 and utilizing a BC Stroker Kit pushing displacement to 2.7 Liters. Full Specs on the Internals listed below.

Brian Crower Crank
Brian Crower Rods
Brian Crower Valves
Brian Crower Valve Springs
JE Pistons
Portflow Ported Head
Cosworth Head Gasket
GT30R Turbo

Projected Horsepower 450+ on a Mustang AWD Dyno

-Steven @ Gruppe-S


Posted by Gruppe S On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 0 comments
This is not for our Drift GTR but I just had to take a couple shots of it and put it up. This baller FULL TITANIUM Exhaust System for the GTR is unbelievably light weight and no expense was spared in manufacturing this piece. I carried it up a flight of stairs with just my fingertips holding it. The Titanium construction and free flow design offers strong gains, a deep exhaust note and even has the merging portions of the piping cut and welded into a belmouth 2 to 1 design, maximizing the efficieny of air flow and squeezing every last HP/TQ gain possible out of the VR Monster. I'd just like to give a shout out to the customer who purchased this from us here at, it is an amazing choice and that GTR is being built to a high standard if you're running this masterpiece.

for more information on Greddy Products check out their website @

for information on this Titanium Exhaust system, any other greddy products or purchasing feel free to contact us at or give us a call at 949-457-1234.

-Steven @

MONO Forged wheels for the GTR R35

Posted by Gruppe S On Monday, March 15, 2010 0 comments
The GTR is a very difficult vehicle to put on wheels, since the Nissan engineers designed the car with very particular specifications. Stock wheel size is 20” and in order to compensate for the large 15” calipers we need to run a minimum of 19” wheels. With special sizing needed for this application, Hankook brings to the plate their world famous RS-3 tires, rear size 305/30ZR19.

For this application we needed custom offsets in order to accomplish the maximum width and we needed lightweight forged wheels.

Wheel Specs
MONO Forged wheels by Savini.
19x8.5 +10 Offset Front
19x11 +15 Offset Rear

Savini has really brought the best product to the plate. These wheels are the prototypes that were custom machined from those futuristic things we put up on the blog a week or so ago. The real deal will be here in 2 weeks.

BTW check our their website, you can see what the wheels will look like on their wheelbuilder. We even entered our custom orange wheel, and here it is. Don't try to copy our originality.


Automotive Art: A "Lamp" History of Knobs and Pedals

Posted by Gruppe S On Monday, March 15, 2010 0 comments
Take a good look boys, you might just see your shift knob or pedal set on these specially made lamps. Adorning this custom machined lamp base are such well-known brands as Razo, Sparco and Momo. Used as a show piece at the SEMA Show for Scion, these lamps have found a new home here at Dynamic Autosports.

-Steven @

Mishimoto Cools the GTR's VQ Powerplant

Posted by Gruppe S On Friday, March 12, 2010 0 comments
Mishimoto, a leader in cooling products has taken on the challenge of keeping our Drift GTR Cool. From racing technology and research from cooling our competition vehicles in the 2009 season of Formula Drift, Mishimoto has once again outdone itself producing this Special Race Radiator which features a dual pass system that will keep overall engine temperatures to the absolute max in efficiency. With our new Dual Pass Racing Radiator from Mishimoto in place, Engine Temps are looking to be cool.

for more information on Mishimoto Products check out their website @

for information on Mishimoto products or purchasing feel free to contact us at or give us a call at 949-457-1234.

-Steven @

GTR Competition Exhaust by APEXi for Project GTR

Posted by Gruppe S On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 0 comments
APEXi, an industry leader in high performance aftermarket parts has signed on to supply the exhaust system for our Drift GTR for the 2010 Formula Drift Season. Re-known for their N1 exhaust systems and N1 Suspension System, this beautifully hand crafted piece is nothing short of a piece of art. It has an incredible exhaust note and touts strong power gains, not to mention it looks insane.

for more information on this system and other APEXi Products visit:

If you would like to inquire about this or any other APEXi products contact us @ or give us a call at 949-457-1234.

(note: photos do not do this system justice..)
-Steven @

Quick Shot: Heritage and Honey.

Posted by Gruppe S On Tuesday, March 09, 2010 0 comments
On any given day, my desk is cluttered with all sorts of nonsense but today was special and I had to take a shot of this.

First off, Seibon Carbon and Import Tuner Magazine just released their new 2010 Calendar, and it somehow landed on my desk.. First off I have to say props to Import Tuner and Seibon for making an amazing calendar with some beautiful ladies gracing the sheets.

Secondly the Steering Wheel from our Drift GTR is out of the chassis and begins its life as the most amazing paper weight I have ever seen. Just Kidding. Its going to be put in our our Trophy Case and Team History case in the Main Room at Dynamic Autosports Headquarters. Come on by and it out!

As for the Seibon Calendars, if you want one.... (and believe me its worth it, mines already hanging on my wall) come on by to Dynamic Autosports / in Lake Forest and I'll give you one, while we have them available, alot of them have already been spoken for by our crew but there are a few left so act now!!!!

-Steven @

Transmission Mount Part 2: COMPLETED!

Posted by Gruppe S On Monday, March 08, 2010 0 comments
Transmission Mount is complete! After putting on a couple more support arms, our custom transmission mount is finished and on the GTR mating our G-Force 4-Speed Dog Box solidly on our chassis. This solid piece of welded metal is a piece of art for sure and seeing it in real life is a lot more bad ass than these photos. Pictured below is Adam Depner the fabricator that made this piece. With this and the engine mounted down, we are one step closer to getting this bad boy sideways.

-Steven @
With the G-Force Dogbox Transmission Mated with our VQ sitting in the GTR, we are currently fabricating reinforced mounts to hold our 4-Speed in place. Currently its about half way done, just a few more reinforcement portions to make sure it can handle the pressures and high speeds of Drift and it will be ready. Made by one of our master techs, Adam Depner, its a sight to see in real life. More photos to come once its done.

Coming into the shop a day ago, "I was scratching my head" as I saw this wheel, it looked like something out of "Back to the Future 2". Its actually a test wheel given to us by Savini Wheels that is used to test fitment and offset on our GTR with tires, for a Special Wheel thats currently in the works, but more on that later...

You can check out some of the lightweight forged wheels available by Savini @

Check back often for another update on our Project GTR.
-Steven @


    "Drifting Dirty" with Gruppe-S Drift Team