1993 Nissan Skyline R33 Coupe
We just got in our second R33 coupe and it definitely lives up to the hype. While the overall dimensions have increased with the next generation skyline, so has it's presence. This one comes to us with only 96K miles. When you walk up to to this Super Black (KH3) it commands your attention yet in a very subtle way. The looks certainly distinguish it from the previous generations but still has that instantly recognizable styling. The body on this one remains largely stock with a few nice enhancements. The front bumper has been fitted with a chin spoiler to give it a lower and more aggressive appearance. Keeping up the appearance are the factory Type M side skirts and rear spats. Up top is a R33 Spec 2 GTST rear wing giving it a unique, yet factory, appearance. The finishing touches come thanks to a set of period correct 17" Nismo LM GT2's. Overall the paint and body have been very well maintained. The paint shines nicely and the clear coat shows no signs of flaking. The body is free of any notable dents or dings. Unfortunately pictures really don't do this car justice.
The interior has been kept largely stock, because frankly it really doesn't need much. The original wheel has been replaced with a more proper Momo leather wrapped 3 spoke. The wheel is in overall good shape but does show some wear. The same can be said about the original shifter and boot. These came with many of the same accessories as the R32 did; power windows, door locks, mirrors, and automatic climate control. The A/C also functions as it should. The dash layout has been revised a bit from the 32's but still retains the driver forward design. The gauge cluster layout is very easy to read and everything is very well placed for longer cruises. The driver and passenger seats are quite comfortable and have been kept up very well. Both are free of any notable stains and the entire interior is free of any rips or tears. The carpeting and door panels have been kept up much the same with only minor wear to the driver side switches.
Under the hood is the legendary RB25DET which provides a nice jump from the R32's RB20. The 2.5 liter fires right up with a great tone at idle. The Fujitsubo catback sounds mean at idle without fear you're going to drive the neighbors crazy. Once you get on it and the turbo spools you know it, that's where the exhaust really starts to shine. While deep it's not overbearing at highway speeds like many exhaust have the tendency to do. The 5 speed feels great rowing through the gears. The clutch has a very progressive engagement making it a joy to cruise in. A K&N filter opens up the intake giving that great turbo chirp in between shifts. The massive front mounter intercooler looks menacing peering through the bumper and helps to drop the spool time on the turbo by a couple hundred RPM. To give a more aggressive stance and help body roll a set of HKS coilovers were installed. This GTS25T really is the whole package: killer good looks, great power, yet still practical enough to daily drive. What more could you ask for?