Nissan GT-R Fires – What we know

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 in GT-R, Nissan

Firstly, it is NOT common for a Nissan GT-R to catch fire .  However, in the rare occasions that this has happened it has become an understandable talking point within the GT-R community.  We see more GT-Rs than anyone in the UK and we take the responsibility of looking after our customer cars very serious […]

Ecutek Nissan GT-R software – Now with Live tuning!

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 in Dyno Tuning, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan

 The work that ECUTEK has put into improving their already market leading software is nothing sort of astonishing!  We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with Ecutek from their start back in 2002 and since then the two companies have worked incredibly closely with Litchfield often suppling their development cars and help with […]

Autosport International Show 2019

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in Alpine, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection

January saw us once again exhibit at the Autosport International Show in the NEC. This large show gives us an ideal starting point to the year where we are able to catch up with many of our suppliers and customers over the four days and discuss the year ahead. This year we displayed our Nissan GT-R […]

Head Games

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Monday, December 24th, 2018 in GT-R, Nissan

We’re always looking for ways to improve. With our latest delivery of CNC cylinder heads for our Nissan GT-R builds we transform how quickly we can produce our engines.We have been building expectational GT-R engines for years but these take a long time to produce to the standard we expect.  The cylinder heads in particular […]

2018 Nurburgring trip – Anthony’s LM1 RS

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 in Chassis Setup, Dyno Tuning, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Nurburgring, Paint Protection, Suspension

 Our 2018 Nurburgring trip marked the second time that Anthony Gaylard’s LM1 RS has been to this famous circuit.  To give a bit of background on this project the freshly built car was first driven at Spa and the ‘Ring in autumn 2017.  This epic 5 day test came after a successful shakedown at Silverstone […]

Litchfield GT-R Track Edition

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Chassis Setup, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection, Suspension

 The Litchfield Track Edition is a GT-R you can buy from us right now and we believe this Track Edition is the sweet spot in the Nissan GT-R range. The car is built on the same production line as the full GT-R Nismo so receives the stiffer bodyshell, Nismo chassis components, Nismo wheel hubs, Nismo […]

2018 Nürburgring Trip

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Alpine, Chassis Setup, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection, Porsche, Suspension

For this year’s Nurburgring trip we had a number of cars we wanted to test; our brand new 2018 Litchfield Track Edition GT-R and our long term LM1 RS track car, which featured our billet 4.6 litre engine ready for cooling and lubrication checks.  We also treated this car with a full colour change to Nissan Storm […]

Litchfield Clubsport Suspension & Handling kit

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Chassis Setup, GT-R, Nissan, Suspension

Developing new products is one of the most satisfying parts of our business, there is always something new to learn, we get to work with some incredible experts, testing usually involves nice cars at high speed and we end up with a solution that make are real improvement.  A case in point is the testing […]

Testing Times! Litchfield GT-R V.6 Traction Control

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Chassis Setup, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan

We are always looking to push the limits of what we can offer our customers and with the launch of our Version 6 software and unique Ecutek Bluetooth interface we took the opportunity to revisit our already successful Nissan GT-R calibrations. What better way to do that than a couple of days at the famous […]

A Detailed Look At A GT-R Engine Build

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in GT-R, Nissan

We thought it might be of use to explain what goes into one of our GT-R engine builds as many customers are looking for either repair, take preventative measures or simply would like to have more power than the standard engine will take.This article will hopefully explain in more detail some of what we have […]

Mike Newman & Litchfield Break Blind Land Speed Record and Top 200mph

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 in GT-R, Nissan

Elvington, York, UK; Multiple Guinness World Record holder Mike Newman added another incredible achievement to his tally of blind speed records yesterday – by achieving his 11 year dream to drive solo at over 200 mph.In a highly-tuned Nissan GT-R, prepared by technical partners Litchfield, Mike blasted over the 1.8 mile runway at Elvington airfield to […]


Posted by David on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 in Akrapovic, Alcon, BMW, BRZ, GT-R, M3, Nissan, Nurburgring, Subaru, Suspension

2013 has seen plenty of trips for team Litchfield to the fabled Nordschleife in order to test yet more new products. It’s an integral part of our development programme and every bit as vital as the road or dyno testing that we do, or the stress analysis and CAD work. Because of its unique set of […]

Rob Huff’s LM700 GT-R

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Akrapovic, Alcon, Engine, Exhaust, GT-R, Nissan, Stage Upgrade, Suspension

In 2013, Rob Huff approached Litchfield with the desire to improve his own Nissan GTR.  Rob found his way to Litchfield through recommendations from friends in motorsport.  We are fortunate to have built a great reputation over the years within the motorsport community with a host of team bosses and top flight Formula 1, Touring […]

World and British Touring Car Driver Tom Chilton’s Stage 4 upgrade

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Alcon, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Stage Upgrade, Suspension

World Touring Car driver Tom Chilton first came to us at the end of 2012 seeking improvements on his own Nissan GTR. As Tom uses the car for his ‘Hot Laps’ passenger rides a key requirement was performance and reliability.The standard Nissan GTR brakes perform well under normal road conditions but can fade and wilt […]

Liam Doran GT-R Nurburgring 2012

Posted by David on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 in GT-R, Nissan, Nurburgring

During the 2012 Autosport Show Litchfield were approached by Liam Doran to build a Monster Energy Drink Nissan GTR which he planned to use on various events throughout the year.Liam Doran is Britain’s leading Rallycross driver, aged just 25, and is now one of the hottest new athletes in World Motorsport. Doran signed with Monster […]