The Festivals of Speed show at the Ritz Carlton Orlando is one of those shows we look forward to displaying at every year. In addition to taking place in the courtyards of the beautiful Ritz Orlando, the show always brings out the states heavy hitters and cars that may only leave their garage a few times a year. One such vehicle that stole the show was the all carbon Pagani Huayra that Pagani Miami brought to the show. We saw this beautiful car at Sema, however the Festivals of Speed offered a much more in depth look into all the details that go into making this rolling work of art. This year our display included a Ferrari 458, Titan Motorsports M5, McLaren SLR, Titan built Lamborghini Gallardo, Titan customized Plymouth Prowler, and one of a kind Mclaren MP4-12C High Sport. We want to thank Mac Racing for bringing out their great collection of cars, many of which we’ve had the pleasure of working on in our shop, as well as Akropavic USA for displaying their beautiful 458 titanium exhaust.
The Mac Racing team won 3 Best of Show awards for their SLR,Prowler and Lamborghin, the later 2 had both received major updates over the last year in our shop. We’re already looking forward to next years show and have a few builds in the works for the next year to help bring home some additional hardware.
Categories: Events akrapovic exhaust orlando, akropavic, exotic car show orlando, exotic car tuner, ferrari tuner, Festivals of Speed, lamborghini orlando, McLaren, mp4-12C, orlando dyno, Ritz Carlton Orlando, SLR, titan motorsports
This years Sema Show in Las Vegas was the biggest in history, and after walking the show for days and not feeling like we’d seen everything, we’d have to agree. After a long weekend of racing the countless aisles of show floor took its toll on our aching feet even with the most comfortable of shoes on. This was the year of Tra Kyoto as Rocket Bunny and over fenders seemed to be on every other car in the show. We could count no less than 25 FRS sporting their kit, and probably half as many E92 M3s. Their recently completed Ferrari 458 was one of the most talked about cars prior to the show on social media and a trip by the Nitto booth showed the car lived up to the hype in person. The FRS continues to be one of the most tuned current releases and the show was littered with companies showing their latest wares for the car, from forced induction, wide bodies, air suspension and wheels. The popularity of exterior wraps continues to grow with a number of new colors displayed at the show including many variations of chrome foils and even animal prints ( although it was odd to see 40-50 cars wearing the same matte blue or red colors from last year). Drifting continues to grow in popularity and the show was used as a launchpad for a number of new deals and news about the series. Interest in the 2JZ in FormulaD has grown and the interest for a Titan Motorsports program continues to grow, we’ll see. Rotiform, Forgeline and HRE Wheels adorned the vast majority of the cars in the performance hall with new finishes and designs for 2014. The trend in the wheel world seems to be going towards directional designs, which may be the “new concave” for 2014 in the stance world. Fabrication and minimalism also seems to be on the rise, a trend we can agree with as builds relied less on body kits and bling to stand out and focused more on one off parts and attention to detail. The quality of cars and innovation at Sema continues to blow our minds, we can’t wait to see whats on display next year.
The Import vs Domestics World Cup Finals at MIR in Budds Creek, Maryland is a fantasticly run event that typically marks the end of the racing season in the Northeast. This event was the second stop in a wild week of travel for the Titan team that had the crew racing on 2 continents in the same weekend before heading to Las Vegas to the Sema show. The first stop resulted in the E Kanoo Racing Supra bettering it’s previous Worlds Quickest and Fastest Import setting a new time of 6.15 @ 230mph. Immediately upon finishing the event in Bahrain the crew boarded a flight to Dulles and rushed to the track for what would end up being the only round qualifying after a number of event delays. With limited test data the car was set conservatively, allowing Victor Flores from Puerto Rico to wheel the car to a 6.60 @ 220, placing it solidly in 32 car field at Q10.
The late fall race brought brisk air temperatures which allowed our Titan 2JZ to make plenty of extra horsepower,combined with the equally cool track temperature, this made for a narrow tuning window to get the car to go down the track. Dialing the car to the track between rounds and having a bit of luck on our side allowed the car to go rounds finishing a solid runner up to it’s sister car the New Generation RX8. In addition to having both cars in the finals, the RX8 became the worlds quickest rotary with it’s 3 rotor engine powering it through the traps to 6.27 @ 218 time slip. The event capped of a fantastic year of record setting performances, we’ve already begun planning for a more impressive 2014.
Titan Motorsports has released it’s latest offering for the popular Nissan GTR, it’s chromoly front control arm upgrade kit which features quick camber barrel adjusters. These tubular chromoly control arms are a direct replacement over the factory units.
A single barrel camber adjuster allows for quick alignment changes by loosening the jam nut, inserting a standard 1/4 ratchet into the end of the barrel adjuster and turning to lengthen and shorten the upper rod end. The adjuster allows for changes from a factory setup to significant negative camber for those wanting to run wider tires and increase grip at the track. In addition to the benefits of camber adjustments, these control arms also replace all rubber bushings with durable race proven FK spherical bearings reducing play and increasing feedback for the driver when using tires with increased grip.
The control arm comes complete with all spacers and hardware required for installation.
Available Now on our Website : Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR Adjustable Front Control Arm
Categories: product releases gtr bushings, gtr front control arms, GTR performance, gtr road racing, gtr suspension, Nismo, Nissan GTR, nissan performance, orlando performance shop, Titan, titan motorsports
The Nissan GTR Roll bar has been a huge success for us as many sanctioned race tracks require such for cars going quicker than 11.50 in the quarter mile. Our standard bars options in a variety of colors fit most consumers requirements, however every now and then we get custom requests which we’re more than happy to produce (at an additional cost of course). This particular customer was interested in a 6pt Roll Bar for his Nissan GTR. In addition to wanting 2 extra points of contact over our standard 4pt bolt in unit, the customer wanted the door bars to be removable and the color matched to his cars deep blue pearl exterior. With our new computer assisted bender from Baileigh Industrial we’re able to take customers ideas like this one and make them a reality. Designs are first drawn in CAD software and then sent to the bender allowing precision fit and repeatability. All of our roll bars are produced from chromoly and Tig welded in house before being sent off for finishing. Custom colors can be produced using powder coat for most colors, however in the event an exact match is not available we can have the bar painted using the same high quality paint process used on the cars exterior.
Titan Motorsports has worked with its development partners to produce an upgraded ring & pinion designed to fit all Lamborghini Gallardo and LP models. This upgraded ring & pinion set features the Klingelnberg Palloid spiral bevel gear system and is machined from a solid billet of high grade steel. The Klingelnberg Palloid is designed to provide a beneficial rolling motion of the gear teeth as they mesh, although its method of production is generally more expensive than the typical Gleason and Oerlikon designs common in mass manufacturing. The Klingelnberg system maintains the tooth width along the crownwheel tooth unlike some other systems, this delivers an incredible increase in tooth strength. All manufacturing is carried out on state of the art CNC mills, lathes and gear cutting equipment. Once the initial machine work has been completed and all tolerances checked using a 5 Axis CNC co-ordinate measuring machine, the surfaces are then shot peened finished as an anti-fatigue treatment. The ring & pinion then are isotropically finished to deliver a superior working surface that reduces friction, drag, and heat preventing horsepower loss and delivering a quieter mesh that is more resistance to pitting and wear.
Available now on our website : Titan Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo Ring Pinion
Chris is no stranger to exotics, having owned a number of unique sport cars and even other Lamborghinis before his current purchase, this Sinister Gunmetal Gallardo. The car was delivered straight to our shop in great shape, already wearing a set of ADV1 wheels, it needed only minor maintenance and a check over. It didn’t take long for the customization bug to bite, and a list of upgrades were laid out to make this Gallardo a real head turner. The calipers were treated to a coat of super bright Chartreuse Neon before the Lamborghini logos got stenciled in black. The bright color makes the calipers stand out behind the battleship gray ADV1 Wheels and really give the car an aggressive look. With the exterior upgrades complete the car needed a bit more power and sound to match its loud persona on the outside. Not quite ready for one of our twin turbo kits, we opted for our Stage1 NA upgrade. The kit includes a custom exhaust manufactured in house here at Titan with a straight flow design and high flow cats, upgraded filters enclosed in a carbon fiber air box, and a custom ECU and E-Gear tune designed to not only increase power, but let the V10 sound be heard loud and clear for curious onlookers. I’m sure this won’t be the last we see of this beautiful Gallardo, as the next round of modifications area already in the works, but for now Chris wants to enjoy it in its current form.
Categories: customer cars ADV1, adv1wheels, caliper painting orlando, evo ms, EVOMSit, gallardo exhaust, gallardo tuning, lamborghini tuning, orlando lamborghini, Titan, titan motorsports
As we continue the build of our in house Copper development GTR, we continue to push the envelope with the hard parts that will encompass the engine and true heart of the build. With the success of our Titan Motorsports CNC head program and head and main studs, our attention has shifted to the lower end of the engine. Our development partners have already found great success with our Titan Motorsports stroker kit, and wanting to give them the tools to push further we began development of a full CNC block. The blocks have been designed to accommodate Darton MID sleeves that will have bores available to 100mm. The area surrounding the head studs has also been engineered to allow for additional material around the threads to beef up this crucial area.
Featuring a 2 piece design, the bottom girdle portion is machined from 7075-T6 Alloy that has been hard anodized black. The upper portion of the block will be machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum. The block has already been CAD rendered and the first raw materials have arrived and wait machining. We anticipate the completed product to be in our hands in the next 2-3 months for initial real world testing before being released to the general public.
Albert brought his beautiful 2009 Gunmetal GTR in for basic upgrades in hopes of a bit more reliable horsepower. The car arrived rolling on a set of Vossen VVS CV3 in 22″ fitment giving,a fitment we don’t see very often here at Titan but the bulky lines of the GTR helped give it a nice stance. For this car we opted for the new and improved Speed By Design exhaust which features a new revised muffler design to limit drone and carbon fiber exhaust tips. Speed By Design downpipes, mid pipes and intakes were also installed to allow the engine to process air more efficiently. A Cobb Accessport with Titan Motorsports tuning allows the engine to put this additional airflow to use, giving the car a nice increase in power in excess of 70-80hp. If you’ve got a GTR and are looking for an increase in power, we’ve got you covered at Titan Motorsports, from basic bolt ons to full blown race builds.
Categories: customer cars Accessport, carbon fiber exhaust, cobb, GTR exhaust, gtr tuner orlando, nissan gtr performance, sbd exhaust, speed by design, Titan, titan motorsports, vossen, vossen wheels