2005 Nissan NISMO Skyline GT-R Z-tune review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 July 2006 , 16:07:34 byEmil

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Nissan NISMO Skyline GT-R Z-tune

The 2005 Nissan NISMO Skyline GT-R Z-tune had its world premiere in the form of a basic concept at the NISMO Festival in 2000, making its way to the victory of the competition called the "Tuners" Battle due to its 600 bhp, thus boasting the highest levels of performance and driving pleasure. Only 20 GT-R Z-tune Skylines will be made. The engineers faced a real challenge when adding comfort as a road-going model and changing the engine from Z1 to the RB 26DETT Modified Z2 engine, generating more than 500 bhp, besides the air-conditioning, leather interior and the catalyst. The vehicle has been matured through the Nurburgring tests, proving itself by winning the 2004 race with the overall 5th position. Furthermore, one of Nissan team's objectives was to find pre-owned GT-Rs as the last Skyline was produced in 2003 and their main interest was to find vehicles that had no body damage as well as a mileage under 18,000. The next step was to strip the cars to the bare metal and transform them into eye-catching road-going racers. The handling performance was significantly improved thanks to the Z-tune Suspension Made by SACHS Special tuning. The mounting S tires for high speed driving, support a wide range of driving conditions. The high performance brake system integrates a mono-block six-piston caliper, two-piece front brake rotor with a O365 rotor system, and O355 mm one-piece rear brake rotor jointly developed with KIRYU. Aiming to make the torque distribution to the front more suitable, the engine power increase was accompanied by the ATTESA ET-S and active L.S.D.