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Nissan Skyline GTR R33 (1995–1998)

Nissan Skyline GTR R33 Specifications

price $45,000 USD
engine WaterCooled RB26DETT Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2568 cc / 156.7 cu in
bore 86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 73.3 mm / 2.89 in
compression 8.5:1
power 208.8 kw/280.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 109.03 bhp per litre
redline 8000
driven wheels Full Time 4WD w/ATTESA E-TS PR
front tires Potenza RE0 10 245/45ZR tyres
rear tires Potenza RE0 10 245/45ZR tyres
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
rear brakes Vented Discs w/2-Pot Calipers
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Multi Link
r suspension Multi Link
weight 1530 kg / 3373 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1480 mm / 58.3 in
rear track 1490 mm / 58.7 in
length 4675 mm / 184.1 in
width 1780 mm / 70.1 in
height 1360 mm / 53.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual w Overdrive
top speed 250 km/h | 155.4 mph
0 - 60 mph 5 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile 13.60 @ 102.00 mph
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The R33 GTR Nissan Skyline was launched in January 1995 as the successor to the legendary R32 model. The new R33 used the same 2.6 Liter twin-turbo engine as the R32. And it shared the same 5 speed manual gearbox, although the syncros were made stronger. The weak oil pump drive collar in the R32 engine, which was likely to fail in higher power applications, was fixed with a wider collar. The intake camshaft on the R33 engine was also improved making torque slightly higher.

Although the Japanese law stopped the new GTR from exceeding the 280PS of its forefather, Nissan improved upon just about everything else that made the Nissan R32 GTR into such a legend.

The race car was given the nickname "Godzilla" in Australia, so crushing was its superiority over the Ford and Holden V8's. It was inevitable that the governing bodies of motorsport would soon find ways to legislate the formidable car out of competition. The Godzilla Skyline continued dominate racetracks around the world, claiming trophies wherever it went.

A proud moment in history for the R33 was when it took the production car lap record at the Nurburgring in Germany. The stock standard version blasted around the 13-miles and 172 corners of the circuit in 7 minutes 59 seconds. If you know the Nurburgring circuit you will understand how good that is.

The Nissan R33 created a large market for unofficial aftermarket performance parts, and an official one Nissan's own NISMO "Nissan Motorsport" division. Although the production model only came out with 280PS, Nissan's engineers designed the engine to cope with alot more power.




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