WTF: Exhaust pipe routed through Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31

January 11, 2015 in WTF

Being one of the early bloggers about kaido racers (aka bosozoku style) I don’t get a high brow often, but this JTTC Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31 race car replica in the shape of a kaido racer really gave me a WTF:
WTF Exhaust through NIssan Skyline R31
This video features a couple of Showa cars that are either kept (in mint) bone stock or modified to a great extend, including this Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R. Now the interesting part is why the owner chose to hacksaw a big hole in the floorpan where the passenger seat used to be and routed the exhaust to the side of the car (through the sill) and not chose to do it directly through the sill from the . Or even welded something around the exhaust pipes to keep the noise levels a bit down. On the other hand, this makes the modification more obvious for the eye…

Apart from this Skyline there are the following cars: Toyota Celica GT-R AA63 (unmodified), Dual-Factory green Toyota Publica Starlet KP40, Body-Make Nissan Bluebird 810 coupe kaido racer, kyusha kai pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130 on Hayashi Sakura rims, kyusha kai Nissan Skyline GT C110 on Racing Hart rims, Toyota Crown MS80 kaido racer, orange Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 and a white G-Nose Nissan Fairlady 240Z S30.

You can watch the whole video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: blue Nissan Skyline R33 GTST

January 10, 2014 in dots

There are occasions where I only spot a car once and there are occasions where I spot a car multiple times… This 1993 Nissan Skyline R33 GTST is, as of this Monday, one of the latter cases:

Basically one of my colleagues told me some people were making photos of a Ferrari in the parkinglot at work, but actually there was a tuned car parked next to it that I might be interested in. So I walked outside and found this (lightning) blue Nissan Skyline R33 GTST parked behind it. Yes that is a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta parked in front of the Skyline but who gives a fuck about Ferrari F12s? Skylines interest me much more… 😉

Actually I have to admit that I did not really realize how special the Ferrari was until I looked it up… Yes I’m completely in the dark regarding modern Italian cars…

Anyway, as I found out later on looking up the license plate the Skyline only got transferred to the current owner this Monday, the day I took these pictures: Read the rest of this entry →

JAF 2013: Last but not least, the Akina Speedstars Skyline R32

June 7, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

This is the last posting about the Japanese Autosport Festival and I saved the best for last: a black Nissan Skyline:
JAF2013: Nissan Skyline GT-S R32
I’m not too sure about which variant it is, but it certainly ain’t no BNR32 GT-R…
I suspect, based upon the bootlid spoiler, that it is a Skyline GTS-t (HCR32) where the RB20DET outputs a decent 212hp. Given the bigger intercooler on this one it surely will output a bit more than that.

This Skyline has been imported from Japan 9 years ago, but what surprised me is that it used to reside around Mount Haruna in the Gunma prefecture: Read the rest of this entry →

JAF 2013: Ebay tuned Skyline GTS-t

June 4, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

One of the people from AEU86 met Bruce Morris earlier and convinced us to hop over to the pitlane (yes it was accessible!) and meet him. Actually I met his car:
JAF 2013: Bruce's Skyline R33
A Nissan Skyline GTS-t R33 that has been tuned by sourcing (almost) all parts through ebay! Now that’s a totally new achievement! Ebay is, of course, a bit bigger in the UK than on the continental mainland but we surely have equivalents. However sourcing parts for about anything through Ebay is a whole different thing!

Bruce surely makes good use of the car: Read the rest of this entry →

Down on the Street: Nissan Skyline GTS-t ER33

December 4, 2011 in down on the street

Last week I posted up the first generation Honda Prelude I spotted and this week I won’t bother you with the Honda S2000 but rather with the Skyline GTS-t ER33:
Nissan Skyline GTS-t ER33
The presumable owner of this Skyline used to drive the USDM 240SX I spotted many times before when I still lived in that area. However he did own a Corolla GT AE86 before he owned the 240SX and it was the first time I saw an AE86 in real life. 😉

Nissan Skyline R32: all models together

May 13, 2010 in Nissan Skyline R32

I found a bunch of Nissan Skyline R32 catalogue scans and thought it would be a great idea to glue them together into one single image. So behold the whole Nissan Skyline R32 range:
Nissan Skyline R32 all models
Nissan Skyline R32 all models

I never knew there was so much variety in the Skyline R32 range! I thought it only consisted of the GTS25, GTS-T, GTS4, GT-R and (of course) the GT-R Vspec. So the GXi, GTE and GTS models were quite a surprise to me…
Also funny to see how they used the lights to accentuate all other cars in the range to have the same widened fenders as the GT-R.

BTW: reminds me I still have to copy-paste such an image of all Silvia Generations