「A Versatile BCNR33 By a Well-Established Tuner!」550HP That Extends Into High RPM Range!
Published : 2020/12/10 13:25 Modified : 2020/12/10 13:25
Equipped with a GTIII-SS turbo that rotates steadily up to 8000rpm!
A solid 550hp car that matches the owners driving style
This BCNR33 was tuned by the well-known Pit Road M with the concept of comfortable spirited street driving and the occasional track day. Rather than aiming for ultimate power, focus has been given to arrive at a spec that feels easy to drive and control.
The engine remains genuine factory except for the N1 block. An HKS GTIII-SS turbo is installed producing 550ps/60kgm output at max boost pressure of 1.2kg. This turbo choice emphasizes ease of control and the owner tells us it is easier to handle than the NISMO R1 turbo that was installed previously. Engine managment is supported by rewriting the genuine factory ECU.
The exhaust system is a layout that can pass usual vehicle inspections. It is a Tomei Powered exhaust manifold to catalyzer with a Super Turbo muffler via an HKS front pipe. The slit tail improves exhaust efficiency.
The suspension is an HKS Hipermax MAX-IV GT setup. A NISMO underfloor reinforcement bar was also installed. The wheels are 18 x 10.5J Weds Sport SA10R. Tires are Direzza ZII (265/35-18).
The brakes are a D2 Japan kit with 6-pot caliper and 356mm 2-piece slit rotor at the front. 4-pot calipers and 356mm 2-piece slit rotors are at the rear.
The interior retains a mostly factory stock atmosphere. The instrument panel has been upgraded to NISMO’s 320km/h one. A TRUST boost gauge and AEM air-fuel radio gauge are installed on the column. The steering wheel is a MOMO JEF320 model and the seat is a Recaro SR-6.
The transmission is a genuine getrag unit and the clutch was upgraded to an ATX copper mix to match the increase in power.
Driver Yasushi Kikuchi gave us his impression. He says, “The car feels great because power goes smoothly all the way to 8000rpm. To be honest, it needs a bit more power to be a pure circuit spec car, but when you consider that it gets street driven, this is really the best balance.”
This well known tuning shop has brought out the best in this BCNR33.
●Special Thanks：Pit Road M 912 Yasutomicho Anji, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture TEL：0790-66-3359
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