「Do you know about ZERO-R？」The best street legal performance car build challenge by HKS【HKS ZERO-R】
Developed the car over the sea to make cruise in 270km/h possible.
HKS changed the definition of “tuning” with this car.
BNR32 Skyline had overwhelmingly high potential and advanced technology. At the time, tuning culture in Japan was still an underground culture, but HKS tried to lead it to society.
Their goal was to compete with European tuner such as RUF and Koenig. ZERO-R project was started in 1989.
Now it’s not a special thing to drive around a tuned car in Japan, but at the time it was something you would be criticized from the society. It was a difficult project at the time.
They thought passing legal inspection was not enough. It has to have durability and reliability as a complete car. HKS took ZERO-R to Yatabe(test course in Ibaraki prefecture) for high speed cruise test for again and again, then took it to Autobahn and Nürburgring for tests. After 2 years of development and test. ZERO-R was debut in 1991.
They put not only special designed body kit, but also flat bottomed for over 300km/h use.
Fuel tank is moved under the rear seat space, and that make a space for rear diffuser and dual muffler layout which helps reducing exhaust sound and passing emission test.
Since gas tank is sitting in the backseat space ZERO-R is a 2 seater car and that made weight balance optimized too. Speed gauge is 360km/h scale and tachometer is 10,000rpm scale. Steering wheel and side skirts has ZERO-R logos.
It got Brembo brakes with RAYS forged wheels combination plus Michelin Pilotsport. Tire size is 245/40-18 all around.
As you see, HKS looked over the BNR32 package from 0 and rebuilt their own GT-R and that’s ZERO-R.
Note: First edition was 2.7L+TO4E twin sequential turbo makes 450ps, This car in the pictures is called “edition 3” updated by HKS technical factory. It got HKS V cam system and GT2530 twin turbo makes 600ps.
RB26DETT 2688cc (423ps／39.7kgm) Polished ports/HKS high lift cam(272°).Slide cam pulley. Reinforced valve springs, forged pistons, reinforced pistonrings, forged connecting rods, full counter crank shaft, dual converter catalyzer, stainless muffler, TO4E high flow turbo x2(sequential controlled), racing inter cooler, Aero oil cooler, PFC・F-CON,GCG,VPC,550cc injectors. Bosh fuel pum x2, racing gas tank(150L)
HKS・TILTON twin plates clutch, light weight flywheel, Diff oil coole, 4.111final gear, torque spread controller
HKS springs, shocks, stabilizers, full metal brake pads
HKS mag wheels(9J-17)
YOKOHAMA AVS (225/45Ｒ17)
HKS ZERO-R monocoque bodykit
※speck is from original ZERO-R
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