1/64 IGNITION MODEL - Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO Z-TUNE - WHITE
Forget about the price tags for a moment and imagine what you’d end up with if you took all the best gear Nismo has to offer and put it into one car. Well, if that car happened to be the BNR34 Skyline GT-R you don’t need to dream, because Nismo Omori Factory have created it, and are calling it the Clubman Race Spec. Using parts from its expansive catalogue, including some previously reserved for the Z-tune edition, Nismo has reengineered a classic and tuned it with the trackday enthusiast in mind. The ultimate street BNR34 perhaps…
The GT-R Z-Tune was originally unveiled as a 600 horsepower prototype back in 2000, a road car created from Nismo's expertise and experiences from Le Mans and Japanese Grand Touring Championship (JGTC). With a bored and strengthened engine block, as well as upgraded turbochargers, the 2.8 litre inline-6 twin turbo engine was capable of producing 600 horsepower and clocking a terrifyingly quick time of 3.8 seconds from 0-60. To put things into perspective, it is far quicker than the high-end Porsche 911 GT3 RS of the same generation, which only had 400 horsepower, and a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds.
5 years on, the car was redesigned from the inside out. The engine was detuned to produce only 510 horsepower, in the name of durability. A new exhaust with a catalyst were installed, and new dry carbon body panels were fitted in for improved aerodynamics and weight reduction. Brembo and SACHS were brought in to design a new braking and suspension system respectively, so that the Z-Tune would be able to execute corners smoothly at hig