Happy New Year friends!
Having seen some social media posts (and an advert in last month's GT-R Magazine) about a new product from LED specialist Veleno (working together with Nismo Super GT racing driver Tsugio Matsuda) - namely a completely new Series 3 (kohki) headlamp unit incorporating LEDs for both low and high beams, this year I decided to make the 90 minute train ride from Yokohama to Makuhari Messe in Chiba where Tokyo Auto Salon 2024 is being held this weekend.
I quickly made my way to the Veleno booth, and finally saw Matsuda-san's R33 GT-R in the flesh! I've seen this car in GT-R Magazine, as well as on YouTube (with Matsuda-san driving in it) so it was cool to finally see it in person.
But looking more closely, I was really surprised to see that IF this car had the new LED units, it did not look like it had LEDs in there at all.
|Low beam - incredibly bright, although I wish they had kept one side the original Xenon for comparison
|Blinding high beam! But low beams turn off just like the Series 3 OEM units
|Turns out this Autech is also one of Matsuda-san's cars...
|Models posing with the half cut. One way to draw a crowd I guess...
Stay tuned for more updates!