Photo credit: Contempo Concept
NISMO came up with the concept of the Z-tune back in 2002 when Nissan was planning to end R34 Skyline production. The first model was built in 2003, using a used 2002 Skyline GT-R V·Spec II chassis, and came equipped with a concept RB26DETT ‘Z1’ engine, which was based on Nissan’s Le Mans GT2 and GT500 racing experiences. This 2.8L engine boasted upgraded turbochargers proudcing 493 hp at 6800 rpm 398 lb⋅ft of torque at 5200 rpm, enabling it to hit 62 mph in just 3.8-seconds, while topping out at over 203 mph. Read more for a video of the briefcase that came with this rare vehicle.
Each Z-Tune came with a unique carbon fiber briefcase with its chassis number etched onto a plate. Inside, there’s a NISMO software disc, a diagnostic cable, and a special edition Z-Tune hardcover catalog with images of the track monster. One collector managed to snag this copy, and the owner of the Z-Tune in the video above gladly shelled out the $10,000 for it.
- Opening hood, doors, trunk
- Exterior styling directly from the movie
- Detailed interior