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Nissan Skyline R33 GTR built by RK Tuning

Car1982 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR V-Spec
Maximum Boost
Estimated ps 550-600bhp
Tuned by GT ART & RK Tuning

Detailed Specification

  • One U.K owner
  • Only 60,000km from new with fresh engine re-build Dec 2009
  • Engine run in mileage complete just been fully serviced, oil changed to Motul Fully Synthetic
  • 550-600bhp spec
  • Comments

    Originally built by Gary at GT Art - Engine refreshed in Dec 2009 by RK Tuning
    GT ART are builders of the worlds fastest Skyline GTS-T and Ron at RK Tuning is a renowned Track and Drag GTR specialist, 3 Times BDRA Drag Race Champion, TOTB Arabia and Time Attack Winner. So this GTR has been to all the right places and has been built & maintained by some of the top skyline tuners in the UK with no expense spared.

    Engine refresh less than 1,000miles ago
    The aim when building this car was to have a reliable 550bhp capable road going GTR, what better option than to choose the HKS 2.8 step 1 Stroker kit which includes HKS forged pistons, HKS fully forged & balanced counter crankshaft and HKS H section con rods, ACL race spec bearings were also installed for extra durability. HKS recommend safe power rating of around 600bhp for there 2.8 step 1 engine. The benefits of running 2.8 litre instead of the stock 2.6 litre is the extra torque you get low down and you can really feel this when driving in comparison to a stock displacement RB26 engine.

    To stop any oil issues it's also running a JUN oil pump which is known for being one of the best aftermarket oil pumps made for the RB26 providing this GTR with 6-8bar of oil pressure when cold and 3 bar at hot idle. Also a Trust sump extension has been installed for extra oil capacity and to stop any oil starvation issues when cornering hard. As this was primarily going to be used as a fast road car the turbos that were chosen are the very popular Garret 2860-5's these are known for excellent boost response and are suitable for up to 600bhp. Cooling has been taken care of by the Double capacity alloy radiator and Grex oil cooler, oil and water temps are always steady and float around 70- 75 degrees when cruising.

    Incredibly easy to drive for such a modified car, almost feels stock until you put your foot down! Thanks to the HKS 2.8 low down torque and response it instantly feels different to a 2.6. Acceleration is very strong and smooth throughout the rev range and keeps you pinned back in your seat till you let off. Thanks to the Granador Racing Titan GD 771R exhaust system the car sounds totally awesome when driving through the gears and even on idle.

    Brakes and Handling
    Aragosta Coilovers have been installed all round, known for being one of the best aftermarket suspensions available in Japan very expensive but the quality is second to none. The ride is very comfortable and it seems to absorb bumps in the road effortlessly and does not throw the car off like cheaper brands. Brakes well what I can say they are simply fantastic! GREX 6 pot fronts with 355mm grooved discs and GREX 4 pots for the rear with 330mm discs, braking power is simply phenomenal, this brake setup would have cost over 5,000 GBP installed.

    Very clean throughout, as this car has only had one owner in the U.K he has cherished and maintained to a very high standard including regular waxing to protect the paintwork. The body work is near on perfect, the wheels have some kerb marks but that's about all I can fault on the exterior. It also benefits from the 1997 model Xenon's headlights which don't only look awesome but also provide a great amount of light in comparison to stock lights. The brilliant white paintwork set off by the ever popular bronze 18inch CE28 alloys gives this GTR a subtle yet aggressive stance.

    As you would expect for a 60,000km GTR the interior is immaculate with no signs of wear and tear, still original seats, steering wheel and gear knob which are a testament to its low mileage. Also installed are DEFI exhaust and boost gauges which finish the interior off perfectly.

    Full Spec


    HKS Step 1 Stroker - 2.8 litre kit consists of:

    HKS forged pistons ( Nickel Plated)
    HKS H-Cross Section Connecting Rods
    HKS Fully Forged and Balanced Crankshaft
    HKS Drag head gasket
    ACL Race spec Bearings
    Apexi induction kit
    Apexi Power FC
    ATS Carbon twin plate clutch, standard flywheel
    Double capacity alloy radiator
    Granador Racing Titan GD 771R exhaust
    Greddy Profec B II boost controller
    Grex oil cooler & remote filter mount
    GTROC earthing kit
    Garrett 2860 -5 turbos with HKS strengthened actuators
    HKS turbo elbows
    Large bore stainless down-pipes
    NGK iridium racing plugs
    Nismo slave cylinder
    Nismo AFMs
    Nismo low temp thermostat
    Sard 700cc injectors
    Sard 280l/h fuel pump
    De cat pipe
    Splitfire coilpacks
    Tomei HICAS lock kit
    Jun oil pump
    Tomei poncams, type B 260 degree 9.15 lift
    Tomei strengthened head bolts
    Tomei metal gaskets all round
    skimmed & pressure tested head
    Tomei strengthened timing belt
    Torque split controller
    Trust sump extension
    Defi EGT Gauge
    Defi boost pressure gauge
    Defi duallink control system


    Aragosta coilovers
    Grex 355mm grooved discs, 6 pot callipers - front
    Grex 330mm grooved discs, 4 pot callipers - rear
    Nismo upper & lower suspension arms & bushes - rear
    Nismo upper suspension arms & links - front
    Top Secret anodised tie rods
    Toyo Proxes T1Rs 265/35 ZR18
    Volk Racing CE28 18" 9.5J +15 offset
    Kansai strut brace

    Bodywork/dress-up parts:

    1995 model front splitter (to avoid speed-bumps)
    1997 model Xenons
    Nismo carbon rear spoiler end caps
    Nismo clear indicators & side repeaters
    Nismo intercooler vents
    Nismo rear spats
    Painted cam covers
    Painted plenum
    Parrot bluetooth hands free kit
    Apline head unit with Ipod connector in glove box
    Cobra Q track tracker
    Clifford inteliguard 950 alarm