Nissan Skyline GTR History – 9th Generation (1996 – 1998)

GT-R R33

Nissan Skyline GT-R History – 9th Generation (1996 – 1998)

Skyline GT-R (1996 : BCNR33

NISMO and Nissan initiated their “Le Mans Challenge: 3-year Plan” in 1995. It the first year, out of the 2 cars that competed, the No. 22 car (Fukuyama/Kondo/Kasuya) was 10th overall and 5th in its class. The following year, the No. 23 car (Hoshino/Hasemi/T.Suzuki) was 15th overall and 10th in the class. This commemorative car is the 1996 machine, No.23, entered as the “NISMO GT-R LM”.

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1996 BCN R33

Sport Car / Competition

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,675/1,880/1,300mm
Wheelbase
2,720mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,560/1,535mm
Curb weight
1,250kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,795cc
Engine Max. power
Over 441kW (600PS)/7,000rpm
Engine Max. torque
Over 618Nm (63.0kgm)/5,500rpm
Transmission
Nissan 6-speed
Suspension
Double wishbone (front & rear)
Brakes
4-pod disc (front & rear)
Wheels (front, rear)
12Jx18, 12.75Jx18
Tires (front, rear)
315/40R18, 335/40R18 (BS)
  • Note:24 Hours of Le Mans ’96 entry
    Drive system: 2WD (FR)

Autech GT-R 4-door

Autech is a subsidiary of Nissan specialized in tuning cars. The Autech GT-R was a four-door version of the R33 GT-R, which was introduced as a limited edition for the 40th birthday of the Nissan Skyline. The Autech version got all of the GT-R’s standard technology, as well as the most vital parts of its interior like bucket seats etc. So it really was a GT-R in terms of performance – just a lot more practical.

NISMO also brought up a tuned version of the Autech GT-R, which featured the spoilers of the NISMO 400R and a 380hp engine. It is not difficult to imagine that this car was THE attraction on its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Skyline GT-R V  1997 : BCNR33

The GT-R V-Spec (launched: February 1993) is a high-spec model which appeared as an option pack for the R32 GT-R. With Brembo-made brakes and 17-inch BBS wheels as standard, it gained popularity. The R33 GT-R (launched: January 1995) became the official base for Group-N racing cars, and the drive system was enhanced with the addition of ATTESA PRO.

Nissan Skyline GT-R VSpec 1997 BCN R33

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,675/1,780/1,360mm
Wheelbase
2,720mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,480/1,490mm
Curb weight
1,540kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,568cc
Engine Max. power
206kW (280PS)/6,800rpm
Engine Max. torque
358Nm (36.5kgm)/4,400rpm
Transmission
5-speed, floor shift
Suspension
Multilink (front & rear)
Brakes
Ventilated disc (front & rear)
Tires (wheels)
245/45ZR17 (7JJx17)

 

 

Skyline GT-R (1998 : BCNR33

At the 1998 All Japan GT Championships, the E. Comas/Masami Kageyama team competed in a NISMO works machine (entry name: Pennzoil NISMO GT-R). Engine displacement was increased from 2,658cc to 2,708cc, and maximum output topped 500PS. In the 1998 season, Comas gained fame by taking the Driver’s trophy.

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1998 BCN R33

Sport Car / Competition

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,675/1,885/1,280mm
Wheelbase
2,720mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,560/1,535mm
Curb weight
Over 1,200kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,708cc
Engine Max. power
Over 368kW (500PS)
Engine Max. torque
Over 706Nm (72.0kgm)
Transmission
X-TRAC 6-speed (sequential)
Suspension
Double wishbone (front & rear)
Brakes
Ventilated disc (front & rear)
Tires (front, rear)
315/40R18, 330/40R18
  • Note:1998 JGTC Champion Car (Pennzoil NISMO)
    Drive system:2WD (FR)