Spotlight: Colourful R33 from the UK

When Rens and I visited the Skylimit event at the Zolder Circuit we photographed two unique Skylines. Like Rens said in the R32 feature, Bruce Morris brought a few friends with him from the UK. Lisa Diamond was there too with her impressive Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R.

When we arrived at the parking lot we looked around and had a little chat with Bruce Morris. When Bruce was busy with a tyrechange, our attention was attracted by Lisa’s Skyline. It basically invited us to go over there and take a closer look.

After we found out that there was a RB30 under the bonnet we invited her for a photoshoot. Lisa has been the owner for several years and many things have changed during that time. She told me that the car still has to be mapped with this engine.

As you can see the exterior has been through quite a change. The idea behind the stickers is pretty simple: to outshine more during time attack sessions and track days. Lisa was a little bored of the simple black collour and needed some variation.

Another exterior amendment is this Nismo with an ATTKD spoiler extension.

The owner tries to keep the R33 as light as possible. The proof of that are these ultralite A-tech wheels with toyo R888 tyres.

As you can see the interiour is far from stock. It’s fully stripped. Lisa has a FIA licenced six point rollcage, some fancy suede GTR stitched handbrake and gear gaitor covers, Blitz electronic turbo timer…

… and a set of comfy Sparco Pro2000 bucket seats.

The stock gauge cluster is almost the only thing that has been kept stock.

The power that keeps this thing rolling lays in the enginebay and the SARD external fuelling system with 3 external pumps has been installed the upgrade the former fuelsystem. The suspension has been upgraded with GAB fully adjustable coilovers.

Check out all the Tomei, RSP and HKS goodies in the added speclist.

Garret GT4088r single turbo set-up for some extra air. This fine piece of technique runs thanks to the VIPEC engine management systeem.

Make sure you check all the little details in the speclist below the article. I would like to tank Lisa for here time. See you again on the tracks some day!

– Vincent Roos & Rens Adams

Photos by Vincent Roos

Speclist:

Exterior
400r replica front splitter
LED front indicators in clear covers
smoked nismo side repeaters
bespoke venting in bonnet
Nismo carbon B pillar covers
Nismo carbon spoiler end caps
ATTKD spoiler extensions
Nismo rear side skirt spats
graphics, lots of them
ultralite atech alloy wheels with Toyo 888 semi slick tyres
Ganador wing mirrors

Brake system
Alcon 6 pots with very large discs and pagid race pads on the front
endless race pads and grooved discs on rear
braided lines all round with high temp fluid

Suspension
GAB fully adjustable coilovers
rear adjustable camber arms
front camber bushes
whiteline suspension bushes

Interior
totally stripped out
Sparco Pro2000 race seats
FIA race harness for both
fitted fire extinguisher (lifeline)
Nismo leather gearnob
suede GTR stitched handbrake
gear gaitor covers
Blitz electronic turbo timer
FIA welded6 point rollcage
Momo leather steering wheel
Greddy profec B boost controller

Engine
JIC full carbon strut brace
Garage Defend Carbon rad cover
HKS intercooler system with hard pipes
large Alloy radiator with Trust rad cap
SFS silicone hoses throughout
Trust oil cooler system
Sard adj fuel regulator
Tomei fuel rail
1000cc fuel injectors
Garret GT4088r single turbo
RSP induction kit
RSP special head work (lots of porting and polishing and other work)
RB30 block
Ross crank damper
Nitto oil pump
N1 water pump
RSP fusebox cover
RSP oil catchtank
Trust drag exhaust system from downpipe back
RSP downpipe
Trust manifold
Vipec engine system management

Fuelling
Sard external fuelling system with 3 external pumps