Thursday, November 4, 2010

Umbrella Auto takes the Nissan GT-R’s Interior Upmarket

Let's be honest: unless you're a poseur or regularly enter Concours events, you'll spend more time looking at the inside of your car than the outside. So why not gussy up that tired and dated interior with some high quality, hand crafted materials?

U.S. aftermarket-eers Umbrella Auto Designs have done just that, overhauling the Tokyo Drift interior of the 2010 Nissan GT-R with a touch of European class. Everything has been redressed in Black Ultrasuede with silver stitching, from the Status Racing seats to the dashboard / centre console, steering wheel, doors, rear side panels...even the parcel tray and subwoofer cover. Umbrella went so far as to repaint the interior plastics from light grey to satin black to match.

Don't misunderstand us: the current-gen Nissan GT-R is an incredible bit of kit. Heck, it's probably one of the best cars to come out of Japan period (I can already tell, dear readers, that you'll be flooding the comments with statements to the contrary). But like everything these days, it could afford to be a little bit better.

Umbrella can arrange to have your car transported to and from their workshop from anywhere in the U.S. and the whole transformation takes about 3 weeks, including transportation time.

By Tristan Hankins

Source: Umbrella Auto Design , Via: GTRblog