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2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T - Four Doors are for Real Men

A Unique Take on the Nissan Skyline GT-T

Aug 17, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, the streets of Japan aren't overflowing with Nissan Skylines. You'll see one just about as much as you'll see an RX-7 or Supra here in the States—not out of the question but not an everyday sight. Even more rare in Japan is a four-door Skyline, like the one we encountered at our Tokyo Fresh Car Meet and also in the parking lot of Nikko Circuit during Car Modify Wonder's drift event.

2000 nissan skyline gt t altrack equal length exhaust manifold Photo 2/8   |   The Altrack equal-length headers help provide a sound that’s synonymous with the GT-R.

Turns out the beautiful R34 GT-T is owned by Junya Nakata, who lives in Tochigiken prefecture in the Kanto region. We hunted him down at Nikko Circuit just before he had to drive home. "I like the Skyline GT-R appearance and I like sedan-type cars," he began telling us, "but the R34 Skyline GT-R doesn't have a sedan body. So I combined the GT-R appearance together with the sedan body." His reasoning was pure genius if you like the GT-R styling but want the functionality of a sedan. The retrofitted parts were all original BNR34 pieces, including the front bumper, front fenders, and hood. The side skirts, rear fenders, rear bumper, and spoiler were made by URAS (inverted for "saru," translated to "monkey"). And to complement the R34-esque look, the paint was also borrowed from an R34 GT-R-only color—Millennium Jade Metallic.

2000 nissan skyline gt t uras rear half bumper Photo 3/8   |   2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T - Four Doors are for Real Men

"I like stance style, too," Junya continued, "so I lowered vehicle height lower than an orthodox GT-R owner would." The sedan is slammed using Trust coilovers, which nicely tuck a set of 19-inch Advan GT wheels.

Besides the exterior, the GT-T has a number of differences from its GT-R big bro such as having an FR layout. Under the bonnet is a slightly less powerful RB25DET motor also, but that didn't stop Junya from letting it perform better. Simple JDM bolt-ons such as an HKS filter, Blitz intercooler, and upgraded radiator allowed the 2.5L to breathe better and stay cooler. Junya added, "I wanted the exhaust sound of the RB26DETT that the RB25DET doesn't have. So I installed an Altrack equal-length stainless exhaust manifold." Along with a custom exhaust built by Strange, it's pretty hard to tell this inline-six from a regular GT-R by its sound.

2000 nissan skyline gt t rb25 engine Photo 4/8   |   The four-door Skyline GT-T isn’t all-wheel drive and doesn’t come with the divine RB26 like the GT-R, but we don’t mind its rear-wheel drive configuration or the potent RB25, either!

There's a saying in Japan, "Otoko no Yonmai." Translated, it means "A man's four-door" but is interpreted as "four doors are for real men." Junya's unorthodox GT-R-themed Skyline definitely lives up to that saying and is another excellent example of what makes the Japanese car scene such an extraordinary place.

2000 nissan skyline gt t yokohama advan gt wheel Photo 5/8   |   2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T - Four Doors are for Real Men
2000 nissan skyline gt t bride brix seats Photo 6/8   |   Bride reclinables with plenty of room in the back!
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2000 nissan skyline gt t uras side skirts Photo 8/8   |   2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T - Four Doors are for Real Men
Jofel Tolosa
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2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T - Four Doors are for Real Men
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Owner: Junya Nakata
Hometown: Tochigiken, Japan
Occupation: Company Worker
Engine: HKS intake; Blitz front-mount intercooler; Ohsumi radiator; Altrack equal-length exhaust manifold; custom Strange exhaust with Kakimoto muffler
Footwork & Chassis: Trust coilovers with 326 Power springs
Brakes: BNR34 GT-R Brembo brakes
Wheels & Tires: 19x10.5" +15 Yokohama Advan GT wheels; 245/35R19 Nitto NT555 tires
Exterior: BNR34 GT-R front bumper, hood, front fenders; URAS side skirts, rear fenders, rear half bumper, and roof spoiler; BNR34 GT-R Nur Millennium Jade Metallic paint
Interior: Bride Brix seats; Nardi Classic steering wheel; Defi gauges; Nismo combination meter; HKS turbo timer; Clarion head unit

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