20 Years of Exotic Imports

Nissan Skyline GTR

The Nissan Skyline and Skyline GTR have long been legends of the racing world and the dream car of many Japanese car enthusiasts. Carizma imports a full range of Skyline models from the R32 to the V36.

 

Nissan Skyline V36

NAME Nissan Skyline V36
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER NISSAN
PRODUCTION 2006 – Current
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 2.5 L VQ25HR V6 3.5 L VQ35HR V6 3.7 L VQ37VHR V6
DESCRIPTION Also called Infiniti G35 Infiniti G37 Infiniti EX37 Assembly Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan Body style 4-door sedan 2-door coupe 2-door convertible 5-door crossover SUV Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / all-wheel drive Platform Nissan FM platform Engine 2.5 L VQ25HR V6 3.5 L VQ35HR V6 3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 Transmission 5-speed automatic 6-speed manual 7-speed automatic Wheelbase 112.2 in (2,850 mm) Length 183.1 in (4,651 mm) (coupe) 187.0 in (4,750 mm) (sedan) 183.3 in (4,656 mm) (convertible) Width 72.9 in (1,852 mm) (convertible) 71.8 in (1,824 mm) (coupe) 69.8 in (1,773 mm) (sedan) Height Convertible 55.1 in (1,400 mm) Coupe 54.8 in (1,392 mm) (AT) 54.9 in (1,394 mm) (MT) Sedan 57.2 in (1,453 mm) (RWD) 57.8 in (1,468 mm) (xAWD sedan) & 57.6 in (1,463 mm)

 

Nissan Skyline V35

NAME Nissan Skyline V35
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER NISSAN
PRODUCTION Sedan: 2001-2006 coupe: 2003-2007
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 2.5 L VQ25DD V6 3.0 L VQ30DD V6 3.5 L VQ35DE V6
DESCRIPTION Also called New Generation Skyline Infiniti G35 Assembly Tochigi, Tochigi, Japan Body style 4-door sedan 2-door coupe Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive Platform Nissan FM platform Transmission 5-speed automatic 6-speed manual CVT Continuously Variable Transmission Wheelbase 2850 mm (112.2 in) Length 4630 mm (182.2 in)(coupe) 4735 mm (186.5 in) (sedan) Width 1815 mm (71.5 in) (coupe) 1750 mm (69 in) (sedan) Height 1390 mm (54.8 in) (coupe) 1465 mm (57.7 in) (sedan)

 

Nissan Skyline R34

NAME Nissan Skyline R34
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER NISSAN
PRODUCTION 1999-2002 64,623 units sold
TRANSMISSION Manual
ENGINES four-wheel drive Engine 2.0 L RB20DE I6 (GT) 2.5 L RB25DE I6 (25 GT, GT-X, GT-V, GT-4) 2.5 L RB25DET I6 (GT-T) 2.6 L RB26DETT I6 (GT-R)
DESCRIPTION In May 1998, after sales of the Nissan Skyline plummeted from the release of the R33 chassis the EN34, HR34, ER34 and BNR34 addressed many of the concerns over the change from the R33, with more emphasis on sportiness, and marked the introduction of the more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly RB25DET NEO engine.Also the front end was re-arranged from the R33 unattractive front end and was aimed more towards the R32 style to draw people back into the “skyline world” . The RB20E engine was discontinued in the R34 base model (GT), and the RB20DE, after last being used in the R32 Skyline, was reintroduced in updated NEO guise. The R34 GT powered by the RB20DE NEO, coupled with a 5-speed gearbox, became the most fuel-efficient straight-6 Skyline to date (of any shape). Carlos Ghosn stated on the release date of the Nissan Skyline R34 that ” We hope to win people back with the old school design based around the R32 shell, due to the initial complaints corresponded with the R33 chasis and body” The 5-speed automatic transmission available on some models in the previous two shapes were discontinued. In its place, Nissan produced a 4-speed Tiptronic transmission for all of the automatic versions (Except the base 2.0L, which has a standard 5 speed gearbox). Only the GT-T coupe variant was sold in New Zealand from 2000 and it was the only country besides Japan that sold the R34 GT-T model Skylines new. The GT-T models were rebadged as Infiniti G25t for export markets. The Nissan Skyline rivals are the Toyota Supra and the Mazda RX-7. Models:

 

Nissan Skyline R33

NAME Nissan Skyline R33
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER NISSAN
PRODUCTION 1993 – 1998
TRANSMISSION Manual
ENGINES
  • ECR33 GTS-25t: 2.5 L RB25DET DOHC turbo I6, 250 PS (184 kW, 294 N m)
  • GT-R: 2.6 L RB26DETT DOHC twin-turbo I6, 305 PS (224 kW, 375 N m) (advertised as 280 PS)
  • 4WD GT-R LM: 2.6 L RB26DETT DOHC twin-turbo I6, 305 PS (224 kW)
  • FR NISMO 400R: 2.8 L RBX-GT
DESCRIPTION The R33 Skyline was introduced in August 1993. Slightly heavier than the R32, it is available in coupe and sedan bodystyles. All models now used a 6-cylinder engine. Nissan took the unusual step of down-grading the GTS model to have only the RB20E, while the twin-cam of the R32 GTS was discontinued along with the 2.0 L turboRB20DET. Some models came equipped with a new version of the HICAS 4-wheel steering system called Super HICAS. This computer controlled system was first used on the R32 GT-R. Super HICAS used electric actuators to steer the rear, as opposed to the hydraulic HICAS. This generation was no longer considered a “compact” underJapanese legislation that determined the amount of tax liability based on exterior dimensions. As an option, an active limited slip differential was available instead of the standard viscous LSD. This new unit locked the rear differential if it detected that traction was lost by one of the wheels. A light on the dash also lit up if the LSD engaged. Active LSD came standard on all V-Spec R33 GT-R Skylines and was also available on some ECR33 GTS-25t models; these can be identified by the A-LSD and SLIP lights on the tachometer.

 

Nissan Skyline R32

NAME Nissan Skyline R32
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER NISSAN
PRODUCTION 1989 – 1994
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 2.0 L RB20DET I6 2.6 L RB26DETT I6 (GT-R)
DESCRIPTION The R32 Skyline debuted in May 1989. It was available as either a 2-door coupe or 4-door hardtop sedan, all other bodystyles were dropped. The R32 featured several versions of the RB-series straight-6 engines, which had improved heads (the twelve port inlet was gone) and used the ECCS (Electronically Concentrated Control System) injection system. Most models had HICAS four-wheel steering, with the rear wheels being hydraulically linked to the front steering. The 2.5 litre GTS-25 became one of the first Japanese production cars to feature a 5-speed automatic transmission. The GTS-t came in standard and Type M configurations, with the Type M having larger five-stud 16 inch wheels, four piston front callipers and twin piston rears plus other minor differences. ABS was optional (except for the GT-R and GTS-4), mechanical LSD was standard on the GTR and viscous LSD was standard on all turbo models and optional on all but the GXi. Nissan also produced 100 Australian models of the R32. There was also a 4WD version of the GTS-t Type M, called the GTS-4. Models: GXi Type-X 1.8 L CA18i I4, 91 hp (67 kW) GTE Type-X 2.0 L RB20E I6, 125 hp (93 kW, 152 N m) GTS Type-X, S, J 2.0 L RB20DE I6 155 hp (115 kW, 154 N m) GTS-25 Type-X, S, XG 2.5 L RB25DE I6, 180 hp (134 kW, 231 N m) GTS-t, Type-M 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m) GTS-4 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m) 4WD Autech GTS-4 2.6 L RB26DE I6, 217 hp (162 kW, Autech Version auto only) 4WD GT-R 2.6 L RB26DETT twin-turbo I6, 276 hp (280ps) (206 kW, 368 N m) 4WD also NISMO,N1, V-Spec, and V-Spec II variants. NISMO S-Tune