1999 Mine's Skyline GT-R V-Spec N1

1999 Mine’s Skyline GT-R V-Spec N1

1999 Mine’s Skyline GT-R V-Spec N1

Of Japan’s best tuned Skylines is this Mine’s V-Spec N1. It’s been tuned, not so much for show, as much as to lap Japan’s tracks as fast as possible. It was made famous after an appearance on Best Motoring where ‘drift king’ Keiichi Tsuchiya and Manabu Orido did some hot laps in the car and where surprised by its raw power and responsive handling.

Before the test, Michizo Niikura from Mine’s compared this Skyline to the subtle tuning they’ve performed in the past and explained, unlike before, that the engine had been extensively tuned. But despite the huge increase in power – nearly double – Niikura said that the main focus of the car, like earlier ones, was on ”balance and response”.

In the almost stock looking bay, the engine retains its factory pistons, but uses new high-lift camshafts and two HKS GT2530 Turbos to produce over 600 bhp. Accordingly, the whole intake and exhaust systems are revamped, as is the engine electronics.

To keep all this power in check a ‘Mine’s Force’ suspension is installed which includes a 3-way adjustable damping system and Mine’s anti-roll bar. Braking is by enhanced with larger discs that sit behind Mine’s 18 inch magnesium wheels.

Outwardy the Mine’s Skyline is different, with many pieces crafted in carbon fiber such as a rear wing, front diffuser, side skirts and radiator shroud that all make this car distinct.

During their tests, Tsuchiya and Orido were taken with the performance of this Skyline, and if the rpm gauge was any indication, this is one of the fastest ever made for the road. They said ”it’s so fast that even a dead man will scream.”

Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

tags r34, nissan, gtr
submitted by Richard Owen
type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Japan
engine Water Cooled RB26DETT Inline 6 w/Mines Intake, Exhuast, High-Life Camshafts
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin HKS GT2530 Turbos
valvetrain Belt Driven DOHC 4 valves / cyl
displacement 2568 cc / 156.7 in³
bore 86.0 mm / 3.39 in
stroke 73.3 mm / 2.89 in
power 469.8 kw / 630 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 245.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 378.15 bhp per tonne
torque 587.07 nm / 433 ft lbs @ 5400 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Full Time 4WD
wheel type Mine’s Evolution (Magnesium)
front tires 265/35R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
rear tires 265/35R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
front brakes Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.9 cm / 18 x 10.2 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.9 cm / 18 x 10.2 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Addional Link, Lower A-Arms, Coil Springs, Mine’s Dampers & Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Mulitlink w/Coil Springs, Mine’s Dampers & Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1666 kg / 3673 lbs
wheelbase 2665 mm / 104.9 in
front track 1480 mm / 58.3 in
rear track 1490 mm / 58.7 in
length 4600 mm / 181.1 in
width 1785 mm / 70.3 in
height 1360 mm / 53.5 in
transmission Getrag 6-Speed Manual w/Carbon Twin-Plate Clutch
gear ratios 3.827:1, 2.360:1, 1.685:1, 1.312:1, 1.000:1, 0.793:1
final drive 3.545:1