1994 Nissan R33 Skyline GTS - Reader Ride

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Matt Horton talks about his '94 Nissan ECR33 Skyline GTS-25T

 

"When I bought it, it was only five years old," says Matt of his lovingly crafted R33 show car. Since then, he’s fitted an RB30 ‘Aussie block’ onto which he bolted an RB25 DOHC head. The innards are a veritable shopping list of good bits; HKS cams, Supertech valves, 1000hp-rated rods and forged pistons; the list is endless.

Bolt-ons aren’t lacking either; a Plazmaman throttle body leads to a custom polished plenum chamber with CNC-machined, bell-mouthed runners inside for greater efficiency and flow.

Boosted by a Force Performance HTZ GT35-85-R turbo, Matt’s Skyline is now good for over 460kw and 800Nm at the treads. "I daily drove it for a year, then hit the drag strip and decided I needed to go a little bit quicker, then a little bit quicker again!"

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Matt now freely admits it’s gone a bit silly. "You can’t possibly use this much power on the street!" he warns. "I’ve recently installed a RaceLogic aftermarket traction control. Once this is set up with the integrated launch control, things overall will be a bit more controlled!"

Eight piston front brakes (yes, actually) pull the Skyline up well, but nothing was going to stop Matt from picking up "Best R33" at last year's Skyline Nationals held in Adelaide. Congrats!

 

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