Trade-in RB30 turbocharged Nissan Skyline GT-R is gloriously nasty
It looks incredibly fierce thanks to the RB30 engine swap.
When we talk about JDM Japanese cars and cars in general, we will usually always come. And it’s usually the Nissan Skyline GTR. The Skyline and GTR variants are probably one of the most endearing of all JDM machines, perhaps overshadowed only by Honda NSXs. And they’re great for editing. David Patterson of ThatDudeInBlue was fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of an RB30 Skyline GTR recently with an insane big single turbo.
Turbocharged Skyline looks amazing
This car is owned by Nick, who is a co-owner of Clean Culture. The RB setup produces a very unique sound, which is strangely louder with a single turbo as opposed to a dual turbo setup. The car has a Keys Racing steering wheel and is finished in an interesting cream color, which could be quite polarizing. But it certainly makes this GTR stand out. It is however ready to be repainted soon, but that is for another time. It’s a pretty wild car, something that many are perhaps too afraid to do these days.
This Skyline GTR can handle more than 1200 HP
The car is built for over 1,200 horsepower. It was initially running at 800 horsepower, but that seemed a bit too much, so it’s now around the 650 horsepower mark, but it can handle about double that. It’s also the third engine that’s been in this Skyline since Nick owned the car, and it’s an engine he built himself, and the sound it makes is amazing and Patterson’s reaction and Nick shows that the car can really pull. You also have to love the pops, which are all part of the character.
Loud noises and turbo sounds add to the character of the car
The video features a lot of loud pops and turbo coils from the car, as well as a little fire-breathing from the car. Nick hasn’t driven the car very much, but it clearly runs exceptionally well. In addition, with the TiAL Wastegate that the car has, the sound is further improved. Color may not be to everyone’s liking, but this Skyline is sure to grab your attention.
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