Glittery” Godzilla”shines at Automechanika Dubai 2016

Gold-plated, customized Nissan R35 GT-R  showcased by Kuhl Racing


DUBAI- “Godzilla,”  a dazzling gold-plated car worth $1 million was the main attraction during the second day of Automechanika Dubai 2016, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 8-10.

The gold-plated customized Nissan R35 GT-R was displayed  Kuhl Racing, customizers of sports cars with the craftsmanship of master engraver Takahiko Izawa.

The technology used for the paint by  Izawa’s custom paint works is Takumi Technology. The car’s paint job is a combination of premium design and a unique convergence of craftsmanship and innovation that results in a one-of-a-kind matte aesthetic with a subtle textured finish, imbued with notable durability and cleaning attributes.


The special gold paint sheen covers a 3.8 litre V6 twin turbo 545 hp engine, souped up with additional horsepower and additional torque. The car features enhanced aerodynamic features, a reinforced body and precision handling.


The car’s engine is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds. The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the next highest and next lowest gear for quick shifts. High-performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is standard.

This year,  the Nissan GT-R defends its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market today – with the addition of new 20-spoke wheels.


The Automekanika Show covered 15 halls at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.with six core product groups of Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Repair & Maintenance; Tyres & Batteries; Accessories & Tuning; and Service Station & Car Wash.

This year’s edition of Automechanika Dubai had 90 percent foreign participants in its 14-year history; highlighted by 25 Country Pavilions, including debut pavilions from Japan, Peru, the Netherlands, and Iran.

Pavilions from Germany and Italy, with 103 and 78 exhibitors respectively dominated the exhibition, with USA (58 exhibitors) Brazil (25 exhibitors), Korea (88 exhibitors), Turkey (75 exhibitors), South Africa (16 exhibitors) and Japan (11 exhibitors) in tow.

More than 1,000 exhibitors in the truck and commercial vehicle segment, from truck parts, systems, and electronics, to workshop equipment, repair and care were featured in the Truck Competence Initiative 2016.

Regional delegates gathered to hear the packed line-up of experts and thought leaders sharing knowledge of the most important aspects of the regional spare parts and maintenance market the Automechanika Academy.




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