Denmark - Even if you visit a Mercedes dealer, blow your credit card balance for the next 30 years to buy an AMG GT S, you will still be short of 20hp and 50Nm of torque behind Nicolaj's Nissan Skyline R33 GTST.
For Nicolaj, the cult Japanese car has long been the dream. In fact, since the first Fast and Furious movie raked in millions of dollars from cinema goers worldwide 17 years ago, the man has been hooked onto the import scene.
After giving a Nissan 200SX S13 the big trip, Nicolaj had to find a replacement to satisfy his craving. He fell for one from Zealand, a 24-year-old Japanese missile that just had to be driven on public roads. That would have been enough at the beginning, but Nicolaj executed big plans for his car in 2017.
"Right now I’m only running half of what the engine can perform. The plan is to do something about it,” Nicolaj says with the big smile. However, 1,000 wild horses are not going through the rear wheels anytime soon, though 700hp would be a lot more realistic allowing the GTST to see asphalt again.
Nevertheless, it's not a coke-gray garage queen we are looking at. Last season, the car worked as a daily for the Japanese-southern southern jutland. 700hp will not change, on the contrary.
"I'm actually driving as soon as the weather is there - and until November," says Nicolaj.
In addition to the new drive, a GT-R spoiler has already been found on the tailgate. The rear bumper also needs replacement, but with what, Nicolaj has not decided yet. On the exterior are flared fenders that give the R33 a significantly amount of aggression, even though they are not Nicolaj's work, but he has chosen to keep them as it gives the car the exact expression he wants.