The Nissan Skyline GTS-T coupe R33 body style is a rare and highly sought after vehicle. It was first released in 1993 as part of the 9th generation of the iconic Skyline series. With its sleek lines, powerful engine, it didn’t become world-wide famous on the automotive scene right after the initial release in mid 90s and remained remained an underdog outshined by the R32 and R34 models.
The R33 was bigger than the previous generation and no longer fit in the Japanese compact car category, making it subject to higher taxes. This may be one of the reasons that there were fewer of these cars made and sold on the market compared to its predecessors. It had a slightly wider stance for better grip and improved aerodynamic properties, which gave it a more aggressive look.
The GTS-T was equipped with l 2.5L RB25DET turbocharged engine and the Hicas all-wheel steering system (except Type G). It provided lower performance compared to the GT-R twin-turbocharged engines, but still offered enough power to remain one of the fastest cars in the segment.
In 1996, the GTS-T coupe underwent a minor restyling. The exterior upgrades included a slightly redesigned front bumper and grille, as well as new tail lights. Inside the car was upgraded with additional trim panels and seats were also improved in terms of design and comfort levels.
The R33 GTS-T coupe was eventually discontinued in 1998 and its production run was relatively short, making it a rare collector’s item. It is praised by fans of the Skyline series as an excellent balance between power, performance and comfort. With its great design and performance capabilities, the GTS-T Coupe R33 will continue to be remembered as one of the best cars to ever come from Nissan.
1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-R Coupe R33 Key Specs
Engine – RB25DET 2.5L Turbocharged l6
Layout – RWD with HICAS rear wheel steering system
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