A Supertuned RB26-Powered Lowdown GC210 Skyline! For Street and for Show!
Published : 2020/01/28 11:28 Modified : 2020/01/28 11:28
This “Nur-Spec Japan” Aims to be the Strongest on the Streets!
A modified 2.8L RB26 powered GC210 in lowdown form!
The Skyline is a car that gained popularity in Japan for its racing pedigree. The GC10 (Hakosuka) is the most famous example of this. In 1977, a new model appeared that was given the nickname “Skyline Japan”. That was the GC210.
However, due to strict emissions regulations, this model was not produced in GT-R grade. The engine initally avaliable was an NA single cam.
The situation changed in 1985. After releasing the Cedric/Gloria and Bluebird models, Nissan set up a turbo model for the Skyline which helped sales.
The turbo of that time was a peaky, high-revving type. However, this boost feeling was conversely perceived as a swift sense of acceleration and because a sense of excitment for Skyline owners.
It is from this GC210 base that the powerful machine you see before you was made. The one chosen is an early model sedan with quad round headlights.
The low-down tuning machine is painted in BNR34 Nur-spec color. From the agressive hood ducts to the fenders and GT-R emblem, this older car has a feeling comparable to newer tuning cars.
The low-down stance is made possible by an adjustable air cylinder in the strut in addition to the normal suspension. This “airmatic” function allows height adjustment at will. This is a function not often seen in older cars.
The car’s nickname given by the owner of this Skyline Japan is the M-Spec Nur.
The engine is a modified 2.8L RB26DETT putting out 600ps. The GT-RS Twin Turbo was chosen for its perfomance at lower speeds, matching the street specification intended for this car. Normal boost pressure is 1.4kg.
Engine management comes from the popular HKS F-CON V Pro.
As you can see from the welds on the strut tower, the body has had reinforcements throughout in accordance with the increase in engine output.
This car follows the “old school slammed” look and is lowered via a height adjustable suspension. “Airmatic” cylinders were installed to control the ride height. Brakes are Nissan MK63 calipers, a sports option from factory.
The steering is an optional “Datsun Competition” model which was available on vehicles such as the S30 Fairlady Z. Seats are crimson colored Recaro. Other updates include the audio and navigation systems, gauges and other comforts.