1997 NISMO 400R


1997 NISMO 400R

1997 NISMO 400R

On November 3, 1997, NISO released a racing version of the Skyline GT-R simply known as the 400R. It was comprehensively upgraded in every area. Many of these were inspired by the GT-R LM NISMO fielded in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

It use a larger version of the RB26DETT engine called the RBX-GT2. This had a larger bore and stoke which meant the block and cylinder head had to be reinforced. Other upgrades included forged connecting rods, a forged crank shaft, reshaped pistons, an N1-spec turbocharger. This produced around 400 bhp and was unique to the 400R.

To match the engine a new intake, exhaust and intercooler system was fitted.

The interior had a leather-wrapped SRS steering wheel, titanium shift knob, monoform bucket seats,

Body upgraded consisted of wider fenders, side skirts, rear bumper, front bumper with bigger air scoops, redesigned hood and rear spoiler made of carbon fiber. 18 x 10 inch wheels called NISMO Nismo LM-GT1 were fitted.

When R33 production ceased in 1998, NISMO had produced and sold 44 units for the Japanese domestic market.

Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo 400R

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production 44
price $ $ 100,000
engine RBX-GT2 Inline-6
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2771 cc / 169.1 in³
bore 87.0 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 77.7 mm / 3.06 in
compression 8.5:1
power 298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 144.35 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 258.06 bhp per tonne
torque 469 nm / 345.9 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
body / frame E-BCNR33 Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels 4WD w/Front, Rear & Side to Side Torque Controller
wheel type Nismo LM-GT1
front tires 275/35R-18
rear tires 275/35R-18
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/NISMO Pads
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/NISMO Pads
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
f suspension Multi Link w/Bilstein Gas Shocks
r suspension Multi Link w/Bilstein Gas Shocks
curb weight 1550 kg / 3417 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1500 mm / 59.1 in
rear track 1510 mm / 59.4 in
length 4675 mm / 184.1 in
width 1830 mm / 72.0 in
height 1330 mm / 52.4 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.214:1, 1.925:1, 1.302:1, 1.000:1, 0.752:1
final drive 4.111:1
top speed ~318.7 kph / 198.0 mph
0 – 100 kph ~4.0 seconds
fuel capacity 65 litres or 17.16 gal.