The Nissan SKYLINE GT-R R33 Touring Car is a race car based on the Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V • spec (R33) '97. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 as part of the Racing Car Pack, a downloadable content released on October 2011. It is normally available in Gran Turismo 6, without the necessity to download the car through game updates.

Description[edit | edit source]

"A touring car spec R33 GT-R with a sharp red/black body."

This is an original tuned model created by "Gran Turismo", based on the Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V・spec (R33) (1997).

The following is the description of the base model.

When the new ninth-generation Skyline sedan, the R33, was introduced in August 1993, one model was conspicuously missing from the lineup: the GT-R. The R32 GT-R was still being sold at dealerships (all the way through November 1994), and Nissan engineers were working overtime to create a car that surpassed the R32. The car was unveiled at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show, but fans still had to wait until January 1995 for it hit dealerships.

Many had their doubts whether the R33 could surpass the awesome performance standards set by the R32, but it not only met everyone's expectations, it surpassed them, proving this in a television commercial called "Minus 21-second Dream." It showed the R33 running the famed Nürburgring race course 21 seconds faster than the R32.

Under the R33's hood, which was now made of aluminum along with the front fenders, sat the RB26DETT, but this one was more refined. It pumped out a whopping 276 HP at 6800 rpm and 276.2 ft-lb of torque at 4400. Gear selection was performed through the 5-speed manual gearbox that sent power to all four wheels via Nissan's ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. Also included in the handling mix was an active LSD, strut-tower bar, and powerful ABS-equipped Brembo brakes.

To commemorate its entrance in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the LM Limited was introduced in 1996.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

GT5[edit | edit source]

This car can be downloaded as part of the Racing Car Pack for $7.99. Further copies of this car can be purchased for 234,000 Credits. It is a Level 6 car.

GT6[edit | edit source]

This car can be purchased for 234,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The car's bodywork appears to be based on the NISMO GT-R LM Race Car '95 and JGTC versions of the R33 GT-R.
    • However, the R33 TC's exhaust is located on the rear diffuser on the car, whereas the cars the R33 TC is based on have their exhausts on the left-hand side of the car.

Notes[edit | edit source]

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