Here is an article for probably the most desirable Japanese vehicle for tuning, a Nissan R33 Skyline GTS, owned by Christian Jæger from Unique Racing drift team. In the video below, recorded in the garage of FUBAR Racing, you are going to witness the first start of the newly swapped engine, originating from a BMW M70B50.
Amplified by two turbocharges, this powerplant is able to produce vertiginous 649 horsepower as well as 663 pound-feet of torque! Plus, in runs on water and methanol. Now, you are probably wondering what type of engine this vehicle had before the swap. We are glad to solve that enigma for you. It is a word of the R33`s original factory engine – a 2.6 liter RB26. However, the owner felt that it is time for a change and decided to swap the original engine.
Moreover, in order to give you a better image of how big the machine powering this Nissan R33 Skyline GTS actually is, we would tell you that the radiator has been transferred to the back! In addition, this raw power is sent to the wheels via Skyline dogbox tranny which is connected to the engine by an adapter, built by Christian and his team.