NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R33) 1995-1998 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R33) 1995-1998 11 Photos
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The fourth generation of the GT-R appeared in 1995, and even though it wasn't a major upgrade compared to its predecessor, it represented an essential step toward the GT-R R34.

Part of the Skyline family, the GT-R R33 was the wild child. For starters, it was a coupe and got all the good things from its predecessor, the R32 Skyline GT-R. Yet, it was less brutal, and somehow it was tamed. It tried to be both a decent personal coupe and a sports car.

In the bio-design trend, the exterior received organic lines with shaved corners, soft curves, and not a single wedged shape. Moreover, even the front bumper that featured a broad center grille in the apron didn't look too aggressive. Yet, one of the most essential statements made by the carmaker was replacing the Nissan logo from the main grille with a GT-R badge. The profile revealed a simple, clean design of a coupe with a decently sized window behind the doors and a raked-forward C-pillar. Out back, the GT-R got a big wing on the trunk's lid. In the back, the quad, round taillights were already emblematic.

Inside, the automaker kept almost the same interior as in a regular Skyline sedan or wagon, although it made a few modifications. For instance, the sports seats were high-bolstered. On the center stack, Nissan placed three additional gauges for front torque distribution, turbo pressure, and oil temperature. Moreover, besides the regular information, the GT-R got an oil-pressure gauge in the instrument cluster. Still, the standard steering wheel looked like it was carried over from a Maxima. The GT-R also offered a pair of seats in the back, and these were also bolstered on the sides, which was unusual.

Under the hood, it was still the same RB26 engine that sent the power in all corners via a five-speed manual. Likewise, it was the same drivetrain used by the GT-R R32.

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R33) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R33)
2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)
Displacement:2568 cm3
Power:209 KW @ 6800 RPM
280 HP @ 6800 RPM
280 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque:271 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
367 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Top Speed:155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):4.9 s
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:245/45 ZR17
Length:184.1 in (4676 mm)
Width:70.1 in (1781 mm)
Height:53.5 in (1359 mm)
Front/rear Track:58.3/58.7 in (1,481/1,491 mm)
Wheelbase:107.1 in (2720 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.7 in (145 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.35
Unladen Weight:3373 lbs (1530 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3858 lbs (1750 kg)
City:19.1 mpg US (12.3 L/100Km)
Highway:34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined:29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
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