One of the most conspicuous opponents at the Tuning Trophy Germany is this 600 hp Nissan Skyline R33. Graffiti and the R34 front attract attention.
As part of the “Tuning Trophy Germany”, Sidney Hoffmann and his co-jurors are looking for the best tuning car in Germany. The field of participants in the DMAX and AUTO BILD TV show is as colorful as possible. The 1994 Nissan Skyline R33 from Lars Schemeinda takes this particularly seriously. The Japanese sports coupe has much more to offer than just an extroverted vinyl dress.
Bonnet of the Nismo Z-Tune
A popular tuning measure for smaller Skyline models is the conversion to the look of the larger GT-R, V-Spec, or Z-Tune versions. Schemeinda takes it one step further and installs the front of the successor generation R34. On top of that, there was a hood in the style of the legendary Nismo Z-Tune. Further back, Rocket Bunny fenders, rear apron approaches from the R33 GT-R, and a June spoiler moved in. 19-inch Advance R230 rims rotate in the wheel arches.
Pokémon and Co. cavort on the lacquer dress
The body modifications are not the most noticeable. This honor goes to the vinyl dress. The 22-year-old owner applied various graffiti to the bright turquoise paint himself. Now Pokémon, Digimon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and other characters cavort there. The eye-catching war paint is also the absolute highlight for the 22-year-old. Additional displays, a Momo steering wheel, a new gear lever, and an Alcantara cover for the dashboard have found their way into the interior.
Nissan Skyline R33 Concrete in the engine block for rigidity
Technically, Schemeinda didn’t stop at the series either. The engine has been optimized particularly extensively. The block from the RB30 was used, combined with the RB25 cylinder head and forged connecting rods and pistons with improved floor cooling. In addition, the oil flow rate was increased and an open-air filter from Apexi was installed. A GTX3076R turbocharger provides the right pressure. Now the in-line six-cylinder is good for no less than 600 hp instead of 250 hp.
Because the RB26 series six with its open-deck construction has problems with rigidity, Schemeinda came up with something very special: it dumped concrete into the block, which means that water only flows around the upper part of the liners. Problems with the thermal? There hasn’t been one for 40,000 kilometers. With all these ingredients, the Skyline meets the BMW E92 M3 and Opel Ascona C in the Tuning Trophy Germany.