JAPO Motorsport has built a "new" 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R NISMO Z-tune. It features original components, a modified engine, and an insane sticker price.
If you've always wanted a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R NISMO Z-tune, JAPO Motorsport is about to become your best friend.
The Essen-based tuner bought a run-of-the-mill 1999 GT-R and spent the next three and a half months tearing it apart and restoring it to "like new" condition. As part of the process, the company used original Z-tune components (front aprons, front mudguards and rear wheel housing) and silver "KY0" paint which was exclusive to the Z-tune (only 20 were made). They also added NISMO Z-tune five spoke wheels, Toyo semi-slick tires, leather / alcantara upholstery, an updated multifunctional display, and a revised speedometer which tops out at 320 km/h (199 mph).
While the exterior is completely stock, JAPO decided to spice things up in the engine compartment. They improved the twin-turbo 2.5-liter straight six engine by installing GT RS turbochargers, a new intercooler, a racing suction / chamber kit, enhanced fuel injectors, and high performance spark plugs. These tweaks enable it to produce 523 PS (385 kW / 516 hp) and 597 Nm (440 lb-ft) of torque. This compares to 332 PS (244 kW / 327 hp) and 392 Nm (289 lb-ft) of torque in the standard R34 Skyline GT-R and 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque in the original R34 Skyline NISMO Z-tune.
To ensure the added power is maximized to its fullest potential, JAPO also installed an HKS clutch, an ARC strut bar, and StopTech brakes.
The company declined to release the price of the restoration, but mentioned the restored GT-R (pictured) is for sale with an asking price of €89,900 ($116,960).