Nissan Skyline GTS-T Coupe R33 On 400R-Style NISMO LM GT1 Wheels

Nissan Skyline GTS-T R33 Coupe non wide body
Nissan Skyline GTS-T R33 on NISMO LM GT1
Nissan Skyline GTS-T Coupe R33 series 1
Burgundy Nissan Skyline GTS-T25 R33 pre restyling
Clean Nissan Skyline GTS-T Coupe R33 on black wheels +6
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Nissan Skyline GTS-T R33 on NISMO LM GT1

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.

Burgundy Nissan Skyline GTS-T25 R33 on Rays NISMO LM GT1 rims in black finish
If you’re familiar with the Skylines, you’ll notice that this GTS-T sits on a very very special set of Rays NISMO LM GT1 rims in black finish. They are special because the same style 3-piece forged wheels were installed on one of the most rare and expensive 400R R33 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.

Nissan Skyline GTS-T R33 Coupe Side view

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.

Nissan Skyline GTS-T R33 Coupe with GT-R spoiler

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

Nissan Skyline GTS-T Coupe R33 series 1

Find out more about this 1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-T and follow it’s build progress by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @cdemrs!

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Photography by Chris Demers Via Unsplash.

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