Dusted off my Nikon to take the GT500 out for some pictures. Showcasing a couple of recent additions to the GT500.
I know more than a few people are interested in a replica version of the Carbon Fiber Track Pack (CFTP) Wheel. Although we at Signature don’t have plans to replicate that wheel, this was a good opportunity to showcase our Precision Series SV703. This 6-spoke design has been part of our lineup and comes close to how the production CFTP wheel looks. More than a few people have asked if this was that wheel, and even I am surprised as how close they look. These are built in a 20x11.5 square, and tap in around 22-26 lbs depending on how we build them.
My good buddy Thom Demattei has become one of my go-to people for custom magnetic door numbers. He built some for my GT350R and Foxbody, so I also had him dream up something new for the 500. I wanted something that reflected my matching vin and chassis number of #68. End result was door numbers with a different color way for both sides. Super pleased with how they came out. On track days I just tape the leading edge and let the car eat. You can hit him up for a set by email: Demagraphics@mac.com
Lastly Racesng worked with me a bit on developing a new tow hook option for the GT500. As most know the OEM cover for the tow hook is removable, so no need to drill or cut to install one. My car will be geared more toward road-course use, and as such I don’t mind running a tow hook all the time. I cut a hole tight to the diameter of the Racesng shaft and will be using a rubber grommet around it to keep out air getting behind the bumper. Did some custom coloring to the Racesng logo in blue to match the car. Happy with the design of their piece and look forward to the forthcoming production pieces.