Watch A Nissan Skyline GT-R 400R Being Lovingly Detailed

A tuning shop by the name of V-Spec Performance in Melbourne, Australia is home to one of the rarest and most desirable Nissan Skyline GT-R models on earth: an R33 GT-R 400R.

To some, the R33-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R isn’t quite as desirable as the earlier R32 and later R34 models. However, anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Japanese performance cars can admit that the 400R is something pretty special.

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Nissan took inspiration from the GT-R LM race car that competed twice in the Le Mans 24 Hours when designing the 400R. Nissan’s Kohki Motor Sports Division, better known as REINIK, worked comprehensively on the RB26DETT engine, stroking and boring it out to 2.8-liters and making other modifications so it pumped out no less than 395 hp and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. These figures allow the car to rocket to 60 mph (97 km/h) in approximately 4.0-seconds and hit a top speed exceeding 186 mph (300 km/h).

It’s not just the engine that makes the 400R so special, but also the fact that just 44 units were ever built. This particular example is chassis #7 and painted Midnight purple. To get it ready for a recent event, it benefited from a comprehensive detail, both inside and out, to make it look and feel like it had just been driven off the factory floor.

V-Spec Performance also owns another rare Skyline, namely an R34 GT-R Z-Tune, thought to be the most valuable R34 on earth and one of just 19 in existence worldwide.

 

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