1994 Nissan R33 Drift Coupe
Stock Number: 4161
Nissan was no slouch back in the day when it came to performance cars. The R32 was already a legend both on and off the track sets the bar high for its latest evolution of the Skyline family. With a strong aftermarket backing the R33, it can be one of the best driving platforms out there. Our latest 1994 GTS25-t certainly lives up to that hype. With a bit of massaging done both mechanically and aesthetically, this car is a serious performer. While the bodywork has been kept mostly all stock a few subtle additions really change the look of the car. A lightweight vented hood helps to cut down on engine bay temps and looks pretty slick from behind the wheel. To help with that airflow the stock grille was replaced with a Nismo style mesh one and give the front end an even more flowing look. Keeping with that streamline appeal is a Do-Luck styled rear drag wing which is a different approach from most of the wings we see come through here. Originally leaving the factory in Super Clear Red Metallic (AN0) it has since been swapped to the more desirable Super White (326.) The paint looks great which leads us to believe that it was done not too long before leaving Japan. It appears that the rear quarter panels have been repaired which would make sense as to why they chose to do the color change. Overall the color swap was well done with very minimal blemishes to report. Despite being built for performance, the body has been well preserved and is largely dent and ding free. Since the stock ride height on just about any car is too high in our book, HKS coilovers get the wheel gap taken care of. Of course, they have the upgraded stability that you’re looking for when the road gets twisty. Rolling on a set of 18" x 9" bronze Stage Knight wheels really rounds out the look
The interior, on the other hand, has had quite a few changes made to it. It’s near impossible to miss the fact the rear half of the cabin has been gutted for weight savings. While the car is plenty good on the street, it may not be the best option for a daily driver. The same theory applies to the fixed back Ciena bucket that keeps the driver firmly planted. Mounted clearly insight is an HKS boost gauge and Greddy Profec B Spec II to give you control on the fly. Peering behind the deep dish wheel you'll note that the odometer only shows 102K verified miles. While being purpose-built normal conveniences haven't been completely sacrificed, everything from the front seats forward has been retained. The carpets, dash, and door cards are all in surprisingly good shape with very minimal blemishes to report. While the Ciena driver's bucket does have the typical wear on the leading edge we see with most buckets, the stock passenger seat has been kept in great condition. We also still have our typical powered accessories like the power windows and door locks. The digital climate control kicks in and operates as expected.
The real difference from the R32 to the R33 sits under the hood. This isn’t your normal RB25DET either, this one has had a helping hand from the fine folks at Greddy. The full Greddy TD06SH 25G replaces most of the stock items making a real bump in power. This replaces the exhaust manifold, wastegate, intake, and obviously the turbo. Additional supporting modifications include plenty of cooling capacity to feed the turbo. A Trust front mount intercooler, Koyo radiator, and the Z32 MAF upgrade. With so much air means we need some additional fuel to compensate so Nismo 550cc injectors give a fair bump over the factory. To ensure that all the power can be put down it has an upgraded clutch and differential outback. While the clutch is a bit stiffer, it’s not unbearable. Naturally to ensure it breathes better a full custom exhaust lets the RB really howl. To make sure that it's ready to go we've done a full-service overhaul on the car. A new battery, slave cylinder, four new tires, a trans flush, a new A/C belt, and pulley, along with a routine oil change has this one back in the game. With everything that has been done to it, this car is a real screamer that’s not for the faint of heart. As soon as you hit boost it takes off, so be cautious when it's wet since this one has no issue with breaking the back end free on a dry day. For those of us looking for a turn-key car that you can hop in and absolutley rip then look no further. Not all of us have the time or space to build a car from the ground up, so why not jump into one with a strong head start. Leave it as it is or use it as a starting point for a more intense build, either way, it's hard not to have a smile on your face every time you twist the key.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.