What’s more pleasing than seeing a fast sports car turned into something even faster and driven properly on track?There’s nothing that really comes close to it if you ask me, it’s a dream being lived, and something that many of us aspire to. But when the car in question is an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R, it’s even more satisfying.
An idlers Games event isn’t where you would normally expect to come across a GT-R, but this time around there were quite a few of them entered in the big boys class, Super SS-T, along with familiar machines like Nakai-san’s purple 993, AKA. Squeezed in between a Power House Amuse R35 GT-R and a R32 Calsonic replica were a pair of Auto Gallery Yokohama built san yon that visually had a lot in common.
They didn’t stick around too long after their 2nd outing, but I was lucky enough to check out some details of the Nm43 car which was running a pretty recognizable AGY set up under its lightweight carbon hood.
I say that because pretty much every R34 I’ve seen put together by the famed Yokohama based shop has sported a single turbo conversion, anything from a ‘smaller’ HKS T04Z through to the still popular Trust T78 and T88.This stroked and HKS V-Cam equipped RB however was packing an even larger HKS T51R which has enough capacity to flow 1000hp.
As you many have noticed in the engine bay shot, the blow by gasses are recirculated into the intake before the turbo which is a move necessary to get the car roadworthy in Japan and pass the shaken. So yes, this is a street-driven car with licence plates and all.
Apart from their timeless styling and build quality, another reason so many people in Japan run RAYS Volk Racing TE37s on their cars is because their internal diameter is one of the biggest around at the 18-inch size point. This of course means there’s enough clearance to run massive brake setups, like the AP Racing package this car was equipped with. It’s piece of mind you can’t afford to do without on such a fast track car.
Original published at "speedhunters" website.