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Nissan Skyline R33 GTR

In 1995 the new model Nissan Skyline R33 GTR was born with big shoes to fill because the previous model the R32 GTR was a huge success. The first thing to notice about the new Skyline is shape it looks much more modern with a muscle car type stance rather than the boy racer look. Its bigger in all dimensions and looks that way with its rounded styling instead of the R32s hard edges. An aggressive front end and pumped guards still remain but an adjustable rear wing has been added to improve down-force.

The interior has improved from the previous Nissan Skyline and is much more spacious a big hit for taller drivers. Extra gauges have been added and include oil-temperature and torque distribution. Driver and passenger side air bags have also been added to improve safety.

The superb RB26DETT engine remains and so does the 206kw claimed power figure however torque has improved from 375nm at 4,400 revs. One can only assume that the overall power figure was improved due to the increased boost pressure, improved intercooler, and the extra torque produced. Due to the extra 100kg's the Nissan Skyline R33s straight line speed was decreased slightly, 0-100km in reached in 5 seconds and the 400m sprint is completed in 13.1 seconds. Track times however where improved due to improvements to suspension, anchor points have been stiffened and travel lengthened. The ATTESSA four wheel drive system, HICAS (now called Super HICAS) 4 wheel steering system where also improved and larger 17" inch wheels where fitted.

Driving the Nissan Sklyine R33 GTR has become more refined and comfortable. The softer suspension and the extra weight make it feel less like a race car than the R32. Steering does not feel as direct either but depending on what you are looking for this is either an advantage or disadvantage.

Overall the Nissan Skyline GTR has improved, its circuit times are quicker, and it is more comfortable than the old model. This is a hard feet to achieve and I think Nissan wanted this from the Nissan Skyline as it appeals to a bigger audience. But as mentioned before it has lost some of its race car like feel which in my opinion lets it down a little. If you want a hardcore race car go the R32. If you would like a little more luxury the Nissan Skyline R33 GTR is the car for you.

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Nissan Skyline R33 GTR Specs
Dimentions  
Length 4675mm
Width 1780mm
Height 1360mm
Wheelbase 2720mm
Turning Circle 11.4 m
Chassis & Body  
Curb Weight 1530kg
Body Type 2 door coupe
Layout Front engine / All wheel Drive (ATTESSA)
Tyres F&R 245/45ZR17
Brakes Front - 324mm ventilated, 4-piston calipers
Rear - 300mm ventilated, 2-piston calipers
Steering  Rack & Pinion speed sensitive (front) Super HICAS (rear)
Suspention F/R  Independent multilink
Engine  
Type RB26DETT- Inline 6, Twincam, Twin turbo intercoolered
Displacement 2568 cc
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Power 206kW @ 6800rpm
Torque 375Nm @ 4400rpm
Bore x Stroke 86mm × 73.7mm
Redline 8,000 RPM
Fuel Injection Nissan EGI (ECCS)
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 litres
Gearbox 5 Speed Manual
Performance  
0-100 5 seconds
0-400m 13.1 seconds
                       

 

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