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Nissan Skyline GT-R Prototype Testing
by Brian Potter
As one of the most notorious supercars on the planet, the R34 Nissan Skyline ceased production in 1999. With massive dealer demand and Nissan enthusiasts around the globe calling for a successor, it was at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 where Nissan unveiled the GT-R Concept confirming that the GT-R legend would live on. Then after two years of silence and a growing restless public, Nissan announced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show that the GT-R would be released in 2007. Now with the launch of the production model getting closer, Nissan is set to unveil a near final production model called the GT-R PROTO in one week's time at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show. One week ago Nissan released some teaser design sketches of the Nissan GT-R PROTO Concept. Stunning!
Seen here testing at the Nurburgring test track in Germany is a Skyline GT-R test mule wearing a heavily modified body of an Infiniti G35 Coupe. To clarify, the G35 Coupe was named the Skyline in Japan since 2001 but never received an ultra-high-performance engine/drivetrain and therefore never lived up to it's predecessor's supercar status. But that's all going to change now with the new GT-R. Taking a closer look at these photos you'll notice the slightly more acute roofline, hood air-scoops, widened body with flared fenders, rolled out rear quarter panels and rocket launcher like dual exhaust pipes which is rumored to give way to 480hp from a 3.2 liter twin turbo V6 engine. Sources say that the purpose of this particular testing session was to evaluate the GT-R's suspension which is being tuned by Lotus at their development center in England. This GT-R will be exported globally and that includes US (under Infiniti brand) and Australia. Look for a price tag around $80,000 USD
0-186 mph in 19.55 seconds on street tires with the stock bottom end of the engine
As of right now he doesn't know what kinda power the cars putting out but for those kinda numbers and only having these mods done to the car is saying a lot.
JUN full counterweight stroker crankshaft
JUN connecting rods
JUN/Cosworth 87mm RB26 race pistons
HKS cams 264/264 duration with 10.8 mm lift
HKS valve springs with titanium retainers
HKS vernier cam gears
Kismo fully race-ported and flow matched head
Nismo N1 water pump
Nismo thermostat set at 62 degrees
Nismo 1.3 Kg/cm2 radiator cap
HKS Drag metal head gasket
HKS head bolts
Trust 50 mm dia. exhaust 6-1 manifold
Trust T88-34D turbo
Trust type C 60 mm wastegate
Trust 100 mm down pipe into exhaust
Blitz 100 mm NUR exhaust
Nismo 450 HP (90mm) airflow meters (x2)
Trust DRAG SPL 4 row intercooler with 100 mm piping
RC Engineering 1000 cc injectors (x6)
HKS fuel rail, dual feeds of -6 lines
RC Engineering fuel pressure regulator
Bosch motor sport fuel pumps - type 044 (x3)
Kismo design swirl pot (1 liter)
Apexi Power FC engine management system
Apexi FC commander
Blitz SBC boost controller
HKS triple plate sintered clutch
HKS SQV dump valves (x2)
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i know this is old ebcause they've released the real one and there's a thread on that, but the G35 was the US domestic spec of the nissan skyline 3.5gt sold in asia for the past couple of years. and you can see here that they hid the new GTR in the g35 body until they were ready to enveil.
and if you look closely at the new one, the GTR is still a G35 body with heavy manicuring....