Nissan Skyline R32 GTR 900hp Magnum Performance Cover Car

I imported this car direct from Japan as a near standard R32 GTR 1991 grade 4 in 2007. I took it for a quick test drive and then started the strip down ready for the massive build to begin.

The main plan with this build was to create a track / drag car to demonstrate what I could do, from outright performance to fit and finish, using what in my opinion were the best products available at the time. The build took me around 2 years to complete and was then featured on the front cover of Banzai magazine.

Originally I built the car with twin HKS 3037s turbo’s with the aim of producing 1100HP. However, having driven the car extensively while mapping and soon after the magazine front cover shoot, I decided to try for the quicker spool and space/weight saving option of the new garrett GT42RS single turbo kit aiming for 900hp

In this spec the car made 880BHP instead of the desired 1100bhp, but the car was now more responsive and ready to hit the race track and drag strip.

Banzai Magazine described the Magnum R32 GTR as

“One of the finest if not the FINEST SKYLINES IN THE WORLD”.

For me this was a great compliment and I considered it JOB DONE!

Engine

  • HKS 2.8L Step 3 stroker kit
  • HKS 86.5mm 22mm Gudgen Pin Coated Pistons
  • Nimso Main & Big End Bearings
  • Tomei Main Studs
  • Tomei Oil Pump
  • Custom Baffled/ Gate Sump 10 Litre Capacity
  • Tomei 1.2mm Head Gasket Kit
  • Tomei Head Studs
  • Tomei Cam Studs
  • Tomei Type B Springs + Spring Retainers
  • Tomei Valve Guides
  • Tomei Spring Lifters
  • Tomei 280 Deg 11.5mm Lift IN/EX
  • Tomei Timing Belt
  • HKS Durallium Cam Sprockets IN/EX
  • ATI Crank Damper
  • Aluminium Anodised Pulleys Crank, Alternator, Water Pump
  • Reimax Clear Pulley Cover
  • Nismo Alloy Oil Filler Cap
  • Nismo Low Temp Thermostat
  • Custom Water System With Alloy Collector Tank
  • Full Drag Spec head matched To IN/EX
  • Large Inlet Manifold With Venturi Trumpets
  • 115mm Throttle Body
  • HKS GT 3037S Turbos
  • HKS Tubular Stainless Steel Manifolds
  • HKS GT Wastegates 1.4 Bar Springs
  • Custom 80mm Downpipes into 95mm Y Section
  • Custom 95mm Decat Pipe
  • TRUST Full Titanium 95mm Race Exhaust System
  • Custom Alloy Power Steering Tank
  • Custom Electric Power Steering Pump Setup
  • Custom Greedy Oil Breather Tank
  • HURST Line Lock
  • Cusco Brake Master Stopper
  • HID Kit
  • TRUST Profec B Boost ControllerCoolmax 50mm Aluminium Radiator
  • Kenlowe Twin Ultra Thin 14” Fans
  • Samco Silicon Hoses Oil/Water
  • 6 New Nissan Coil Packs
  • NGK Iridium Racing Plugs
  • EARL’S Aluminium Fittings & Braided Oil, Water, Fuel hoses throughout
  • HKS Twin Power DLI
  • HKS + TRUST Aluminium Pipes 80mm + 100mm
  • TRUST Type R BOV
  • TRUST 16 Row Oil Cooler Kit
  • TRUST IC 700x300x115mm
  • Garage Defend Carbon Cooling Panel
  • AEM ECU
  • 5 Bar Map Sensor
  • NOS 50-75 Hp Shot
  • Nismo Engine Mount Set All engine bay wiring hidden as much as possible
  • RC 1000cc Injectors
  • Aeromotive Fuel Regulator
  • Goodridge fFittings
  • -6 Braided Hoses
  • Aluminium -6 Fuel Filters
  • Twin -6 Fuel Lines To Fuel Rail

 

Transmission

  • OS GIKEN Quad Plate Clutch Hollinger Type
  • OS GIKEN Uprated 5 Speed Close Ratio Gear Set
  • OS GIKEN Uprated Hollinger Input Shaft
  • OS GIKEN Uprated Centre Plate
  • HKS Kansi Solid Gearbox Mounts
  • Nismo Clutch Hose
  • Nismo Upreated Pivot Ball
  • Nismo Big Slave
  • Complete Gearbox Overhaul
  • MOTUL 90-140w Competition Oils
  • CARBING Front & Rear Strut Braces
  • CARBING Aluminium Roll Cage
  • KAD 6 Pots 356mm Grooved Discs
  • Goodridge Braided Brake Lines
  • Rear Grooved Discs
  • Porterfield R4 Brake Pads
  • HKS Hipermax Coilovers
  • Rear Steer Essential Cancel Bar
  • IKEYA FORMULA Rear Upper Camber Link Arms
  • IKEYA FORMULA Rear Toe Link Arms
  • IKEYA FORMULA Front Tie Rods
  • IKEYA FORMULA Steering Rack Ends
  • NAGISA AUTO Front Upper Camber Link Arms
  • One-Piece Propshaft
  • Compomotive Mo 18×10
  • Yokohama Advan A048 Cut Slick 265×35 R18
  • Ultra Light Wheel Nuts

Styling

  • Nismo Original Front Bumper Modified
  • Abflug Front Lower Diffuser
  • Abflug Rear Lower Diffuser
  • DSpeed Front Indicators
  • Std Rear Bumper Modified Flushed Boot Lid
  • Full Re-Spray In Custom Blue
  • Fully Under Sealed
  • New Window Seals
  • Corbeau Carbon Kevlar Front Seats
  • Bride Seat Rails
  • Luke 4 Point Harnesses
  • Momo Race Steering Wheel
  • Nismo Gear Knob
  • Nismo 25 % Quick Shift
  • Nismo Floor Mats
  • DEFI Gauges for Oil Temp, Oil Press, Water Temp, Fuel Press, Turbo Boost
  • AEM Wideband Gauge
  • SIGNAL Quick Release Steering Boss
  • Custom Gauge/Stereo/Heater Surround Covered In Alcantara
  • Pioneer DVD Player
  • Kenwood Speakers
  • Phoenix Gold Amp
  • Custom Amp & Sub Install
  • NOS Billet Bottle Holder
  • RED TOP 40 Racing Battery