Converted: Jim Goritsas’ 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Converted: Jim Goritsas’ 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Up until his son convinced him to look at imported JDM cars, Jim Goritsas had spent the majority of his life as an American muscle car builder. After years of building blown Camaros, he decided to venture into unknown waters, and jumped head first into imports. First up was a 1995 Eclipse GSX, followed by a 1995 Nissan 240sx. He loved the Nissan so much that he set his sights on a GT-R. Not long after that, Goritsas brought home a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

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By this time, Goritsas had developed tremendous respect for Japanese car culture, and noted that “Godzilla” was the Japanese car that stood out above the rest for him. After driving the car for a while, and keeping it stock, the temptation to build his GT-R into a monster became too strong to resist. It wasn’t long before Goritsas was shopping for quality parts to transform the car’s driveability, style, and comfort.

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Today, that once stock GT-R Goritsas brought home is a 1,000-plus horsepower monster, converted to a single Precision 75/76 dual BB Sportsman series turbocharger. With an aggressive style complemented by his Motul USA livery, it’s clear upon first glance that this GT-R is all business, and embraces its racing heritage to the fullest.

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Photography by Alec Paris (@alecparisphotography)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Jim Goritsas
Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Location: Sarasota, FL
Engine: Nissan RB26DETT 2.6L Twin-turbocharged I6
Horsepower: 1,022 whp

SOCIAL

Facebook: /jim.goritsas.1
Instagram: @_rbpower

ENGINE

  • N1 engine block
  • Platinum Racing brace
  • Nitto (crankshaft, pistons, rods, rings)
  • Hypertune (intake manifold, exhaust manifold, fuel rail)
  • Kelford Cams 280-degree cams
  • Tomei (oversized valves, springs, retainers, guides)
  • Precision Turbo 75/76 dual ball bearing Sportsman series turbocharger
  • ATI fluid damper
  • 90mm drive-by-wire throttle body
  • Tial (44mm wastegates (2), BOV)
  • Nissan R35 GT-R coil packs
  • ECU Masters EMU Black Edition ECU
  • Tuned by RS Enthalpy
  • Nitrous Express 100-shot setup

EXHAUST

  • Custom (titanium downpipe, 4-inch straight pipe exhaust)

DRIVETRAIN

  • Stage 3 twin-disc carbon clutch
  • Driveshaft Shop one-piece aluminum driveshaft

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Nismo LMGT4 wheels - 18x10.5 (f/r)
  • Toyo R888R tires - 275/35/18 (f/r)
  • HiRev (6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • HiRev 32-way adjustable coilovers
  • Whiteline (front and rear sway bars, end links)
  • GKTech suspension arms
  • Driveshaft Shop Pro front and rear axles

EXTERIOR

  • DoLuck body kit
  • Spoiler gurney flap
  • Motive DVD headlight delete
  • Viper Red paint
  • Motul USA livery

INTERIOR

  • Racepak IQ3 dash
  • AutoMeter gauges
  • Full Race torque splitter
  • NRG quick-release
  • Sparco (steering wheel, 5-point harness)
  • 6-point roll cage

SPONSORS

  • Motul USA
  • RS Enthalpy
  • RBpower Garage


PHOTO GALLERY

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