Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R reconstructed by JAPO Motorsport

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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.

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