R34 Skyline V8 turbo

In Drift, Video by fullboost

After three build evolutions over a decade, Kris’ R34 Skyline is a long way from where it first started. Original built as a show car with scissor style doors, the Nissan was then transformed into a track style drift car whilst still retaining the factory RB25 engine.

In 2012 Kris opted to rebuild the Skyline once again this time opting for a larger displacement LS1 V8 engine. Now turbocharged the combo is good for a moderate 600hp still on low boost. We recently ran into Kris at round 1 of ADGP drift series in Melbourne.


1998 Nissan Skyline R34 GTT
Owner: Kris Frome
GM LS1 V8 5.7L engine
Forged internals built by SP Automotive Engineering
GT45 turbocharger custom kit built by 999 Automotive
4in turbo back exhaust
Power: 600hp tuned by Vonny
Competition Cluch single plate 6 puck ceramic
Tremec T56, custom drive shaft
Suspension by 999 Automotive
TDP Track Day performance knuckles for 70deg of lock
Rota wheels
Goodride Sport RS 265/35/18 tyres