A Supertuned RB26-Powered Lowdown GC210 Skyline! For Street and for Show!

2020/01/28 11:28

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

However, due to strict emissions regulations, this model was not produced in GT-R grade. The engine initally avaliable was an NA single cam. 

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

見ようによっては“ヤン車”の類ではあるが、内容はしっかりとチューニングカーだ。

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

L型エンジンを降ろして換装されたのはチューンドRB26。2.8L化+GT-RSツインターボ仕様のエンジンは600psを発生させている。ヘッドカバーが誇らしげにニュルカラーで染められているのも納得だ。

 

段違いにパワーアップしたエンジンに合わせ、ボディ各部もしっかりとスポット増しを敢行。フェンダー周辺部などを見れば、走りに適したボディに仕上げられていることがよく分かる。

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

Engine management comes from the popular HKS F-CON V Pro.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

GC210 Skyline mounted RB26DETT

 

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.