Top 6 Japanese Tuners: #2 Mine’s

Simple, Beautiful, & Fast

That is the philosophy of Mine’s

Michizo Niikura opened the doors of his beloved company around 1985, to establish this philosophy of building daily street cars with the ability to be used on the track as well. I honestly believe their cars are works of art. So simple yet unique; their modifications aren’t too over the top yet they excel for the purpose they were built for. Niikura-san is a very confident man in his products, but is not quick to boast on the quality and achievement of his vehicles, he instead wants the driver to feel that experience. My favorite build from them is the BNR34, such a quick and agile machine that isn’t too heavily tuned that you can’t drive it every day.



I enjoy seeing these cars on videos such as best motoring as well as on gaming platforms like GT5. It seems that they focus more on what parts are restricting the production model of the car and build from there. I know that might seem trivial  but most tuners also change the exterior dramatically to achieve this where Mine’s doesn’t focus on the exterior until internal components are accomplished. Its very important to understand how to improve the quality and power of the car, without having to remove/modify most of its components in order for it to be compatible on the street.


Mines gtr


Seriously check these guys out, they provide simple upgrades to your ride producing outstanding performance. Although the upgrades might set you back, it will be worth the investment for you to build a quality ride with quality parts that won’t cause major damage to your engine.



Pretty 2012

#8 2012 GTR Black Edition

Engine: V6 3.8L TT (VR38DETT)

Power: 545 hp/ 463 lb-ft

0-60: 2.9 sec

Top Speed: 196 mph


Already being an ultimate Japanese machine, Nissan decided to offer a special edition for markets outside Japan with this special Black Edition. The package deal moves the price tag of +$96,000 to $106,000. That extra $10,000 gets you a set of 20″ special black RAYS rims; which always look good on Nissan models, Recaro seats, and a Dry Carbon rear spoiler. All premium features for the GTR are also included in this package. I still can’t believe the GTR can reach 0-60 at the same time as the 599xx, such an incredible machine. Photos come from Motor Trend Magazine!