Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo 400R – the ultimate Skyline

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The Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo 400R boasts 400hp and an extremely limited production run of just 44.

An icon thanks to the original Gran Turismo, see Jethro Bovingdon put the incredible car through its paces.

Launched in November 1997, the 400R was inspired by the Skyline GT-R LM which had raced at Le Mans in 1995 and 1996. An extensive re-working of the R33 GT-R, Nismo left no stone unturned in its quest to build the ultimate road-going Skyline.

Firstly, the car loses the RB26DETT engine found in most Skylines and replaces it with the Le Mans-proven RB-X GT2 unit engineered by Reinik, the motorsport department of Nissan’s own powertrain division. Featuring a reinforced block that was bored and stroked to make 2771cc, the twin-turbo straight-six RB-X GT2 makes 395bhp at 6800rpm and 347lb ft at 4400rpm.