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Spark Silver Metallic | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 2.6 litre Twin Turbo | 64,532 kms | SOLD
Unveiled at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show and surrounded by huge hype, fans had to wait until January 1995 for the new 9th Generation Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R to hit dealerships.
Surpassing expectation, in Japan, Nissan ran a television commercial called the "Minus 21-second Dream". It showed the R33 GT-R running the Nürburgring 21 seconds faster than the previous R32. That made it the world’s first production car to crack the 8-minute barrier.
Road & Track Magazine July, 2019 on the R33 GT-R – “It isn't just better than you'd expect, it might well be the high point of GT-R heritage”.
Under the R33's bonnet, which was now made of aluminum along with the front fenders, sat the RB26DETT. The first engine to break Japan’s “gentleman’s agreement” limiting horsepower to 276hp, the R33 hit 330hp with potential for so much more.
The transmission offered was a 5-speed manual gearbox that sent power to all four wheels via Nissan's ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system, the HICAS four-wheel-steering was now equipped with a yaw sensor and if you selected the optional V-Spec package the car received an active rear LSD, front and rear strut-tower braces and bigger ABS-equipped, ventilated Brembo brakes.
A more polished version of the R32, the R33’s straight-six is famous for feasting on revs, screaming all the way to its 9000rpm redline, considerably improved aerodynamics, more power, better balance and improved tech. The R33 GT-R was easier and more exciting to take right to the limit than ever before, maybe even since.
Privately imported for a Nissan dealer principle in 1998 due to the R33’s unavailability in Australia, offered here is a 1995 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R V-Spec travelled just 64,500 kilometres.
Presented in its original Spark Silver Metallic and maintained in totally original condition, other than a neatly fitted JP Speed exhaust this low kilometre find is absolutely on the button both cosmetically and mechanically.
The subject of a major service earlier in 2020, power delivery is out of this world, feedback through the steering gives an incredible road feel and gear changes have that characteristic ‘click, click’ feel.
The interior is totally original and still features the correct GT-R checkered flag mats, Dolby stereo with Japanese Kanji characters and pristine “Skyline” chrome entry sills.
The exterior, also in totally original condition and features all of the original and impossible to source V-Spec decals and GT-R badges, factory stamped forged 17-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights and adjustable rear spoiler.
Spending so much time in Australia and with true enthusiast ownership this car has been preserved so exceptionally well, a testament to the previous owner and an asset to the next.
Accompanied by the original importing dealer’s key rings and all original GT-R keys this low kilometre R33 GT-R V-Spec isn’t just sensational to drive, it’s one of the best performance cars money can buy.