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Nissan GT-R Gets One-Off NASCAR V8 Engine

This Skyline packs a NASCAR V8 engine.

Portray by Peter Lyon

This entirely over-the-top NASCAR V8 powered Nissan Skyline GT-R used to be no doubt the attention stealer of the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan’s ample car customizing conceal that wrapped a pair of weeks ago on the Makuhari Messe complicated pleasant east of Tokyo.

No folk, the GT-R you stare right here is no longer an iteration of the most up-to-date R35 model of Nissan’s legendary GT-R. What one customizer in Japan did used to be to utilize a first era 1970 Skyline GT-R and squeeze a NASCAR spec V8 into its engine bay.

This classic Skyline will most likely be owned by Osamu Hamanaka, nevertheless the apparently bonkers challenge used to be conceived and built by ex-champion D1GP drifting driver Daigo Saito at his workshop in Tokyo in conjunction with necessary customizer Dart Motor Apex Racing. The end product is the one-off ‘Pandem Widebody V8 Hakosuka’  (with ‘hako’ that intention boxy and ‘suka’ refers to Skyline) based on a first era Nissan Skyline GT-R. Now whereas the ultra-wide blacked out, flared fenders eye entirely insane, those fenders home over-sized tires that are better than compulsory for this orange beast.

This one-off Skyline GT-R used to be built by D1 drifter extraordinaire Daigo Saito.

Portray by Peter Lyon

Why? As if those 8 suspicious pipes poking out of the hood don’t give the game away. Fitted with a Rocket Bunny body equipment, this GT-R packs a thumping Dodge NASCAR-spec 5.7-liter V8 engine pumping out an improbable 1,145-hp. The high-revving V8 is married to an RTS G-Power four-tempo gearbox and is fitted with a Sikky/Winters rapid-alternate rear-end. Personalized obtain an eye on palms for the rear suspension were supplied by Kei Miura. While the car can’t be driven on public roads, TMAR command they will be doing somewhat testing in the shut to future with the diagram of ‘racing it.’ Nonetheless, exactly the place apart and when they will speed it’s miles soundless below wraps nevertheless it appears lovely to explain that Saito, the man who built the car, will in the end put it to use drifting.

Nissan most fascinating made 1,945 so-called ‘Hakosuka’ GT-Rs and note on the boulevard is that round one-third of them live on this day. Compared to the Pandem Widebody V8’s 1,145-hp, the brand new GT-R C10, which won multiple touring car races in Japan, used to be powered by a 2.0-liter straight-6 engine generating pleasant 160-hp, nevertheless soundless in actuality extensive energy for those days. Flee variations of those autos this day can procure upwards of $300,000 on account of their rarity and speed-a hit history. Appropriate how powerful this one-off V8-fitted GT-R would price is any individual’s guess.

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