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What’s An R334 Skyline GT-R?

7's Day 2017

What’s An R334 Skyline GT-R?


Before I start rolling out our 7’s Day coverage for 2017, there’s an interesting car I came across at Daikoku PA on Friday afternoon that I want to share with you guys first.

It’s not rotary-powered, which of course doesn’t make a difference – as you’ll see in the main event post there were some cool non-Mazda cars there that any Speedhunter couldn’t possibly ignore – but this is something I had never seen before…

And before you start going, ‘Oh it’s Dino, of course he would show you another R34 GT-R” (like that’s a bad thing!), I invite you to take a closer look. What do you see? A Nismo Z-tune bumper? A custom shade of metallic silver for the body color? A carbon vented bonnet of some sort?

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As is often the case, a change of perspective is all you need to really pick up on the differences. And when I noticed what I was looking at I was like, ‘What the… ?!’

It’s not like an R34 face swap hasn’t been attempted before – we’ve seen them done to Stageas and Bee-R even has a kit to convert an R32 into an R34 – but a BCNR33 with a BNR34 face is definitely new. Why do it? Well, possibly because the car was involved in an accident and the owner fancied doing something crazy. Or maybe just the latter.

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That said, it was all executed very cleanly, right down to the panel gaps (fender/bonnet one excluded, but that’s what you can expect when you don’t buy properly made carbon parts).

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Look at the Skyline from the back and it’s business as usual – R33 all the way, topped off with a clean de-badging and the GT-R emblem set in the very center of the trunk to replace the Nissan badge.

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It may not be for everyone, but you can bet the owner of this car is very proud of how much attention the R34 GT-R front end conversion brings his R33 GT-R. I mean, I had to way half an hour before I could grab some shots of it after he parked. Let’s just say there were a lot of confused people milling around the unique Skyline in order to get a closer look.

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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dino@speedhunters.com

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