Editor's Choice Winner: Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Editor's Choice Winner: Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Back in 2012, Robert Fragoso was living in Japan. Having grown up around all the tuner movies and video games you can imagine in the late 90s, the allure of a Skyline GT-R of his own was too much to resist. His first intentions with the car were to build a GT-R that could emulate the racecars of the GT-R’s past, so the engine and drivetrain were handled by the time attack specialists at ATTKD, giving him a 2.7L built RB as his powerplant. As new quality parts were added, and the style of the car began to take shape, Fragoso realized this car could do it all: show, track, and street - and that’s exactly where you’ll find it now. A true all-rounder, this Skyline GT-R was an easy favorite!

2020 PASMAG T365 St Louis Editors Choice Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT R 11

2020 TUNING 365 TOUR @ FORMULA DRIFT: ST LOUIS
Award: Editor's Choice
Coverage: Click Here
More info: https://tuning365.events

As featured in PASMAG Issue #166. Click Here to order.

Note: Robert Fragoso's 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R was previously featured as a Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE winner. Click Here for that feature.

Photography by Gabe Ellingsen, Jacob Owen (@jacob.owen_photography)

 

ESSENTIALS

Owner: Robert Fragoso
Vehicle: 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Location: Knob Noster, Missouri, USA
Horsepower: 380 whp
Club: Team DiVERSE

SOCIAL

Facebook: /robert.fragoso.73
Instagram: @yoshi_2.7

ENGINE

  • TTKD (RB2.7DETT complete engine build, oil catch can, chipped ECU)
  • AUTECH (pistons, rods, crankshaft)
  • R34 N1 Nismo (turbos, oil pump, water pump, fuel pump)
  • Calsonic (radiator, intercooler)
  • HKS gaskets
  • Optima Red Top battery relocated
  • GReddy (oil filter relocation, oil cooler, turbo timer, Profec II boost controller)
  • Splitfire coilpacks
  • NGK spark plugs
  • HKS SSQV BOV
  • Blue Chair Bay rum antifreeze overflow bottle
  • A’PEXi air filters

EXHAUST

  • HKS (downpipe extensions, flexible downpipe, catalytic converter, silent Hi-Power exhaust)

DRIVETRAIN

  • ATTKD rebuilt transmission
  • Nismo (Coppermix clutch, clutch slave cylinder)
  • Drift Works HICAS elimination kit

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • ADVAN Racing RS wheels - 17x10 (f/r)
  • Nitto 555 G2 tires - 255/40/17 (f/r)
  • ATTKD (brake pads, drilled rotors)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Blitz Damper ZZ-R coilovers
  • Cusco rear strut bar

EXTERIOR

  • Do Luck T2 HCR32 front bumper
  • Feast Auto R33 front grill
  • APR Performance (custom 2.5-inch front splitter, 2-inch carbon fiber side splitters)
  • Touge Force vented front fenders
  • N1 Nismo (side extensions, side spats)
  • Jsai Aero Side Extension
  • Top Secret Japan rear diffuser
  • STOUT Japan carob fiber hood
  • OEM R34 GT-R Emblem
  • Drift Works LED tail lights

INTERIOR

  • Takata (LE racing seats, 4-point harnesses)
  • Recaro rear child seat
  • Carbon fiber interior trim
  • Nismo (leather shift knob, floor mats)
  • Custom Wood floor trunk
  • APR Performance (custom carbon fiber seat bracket covers, custom carbon fiber rear deck delete)

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS:

  • Pioneer (head unit, 10-inch subwoofer, 6x9 speakers)

SPONSORS:

  • APR Performance
  • Tier Seven

PHOTO GALLERY

2020 PASMAG T365 St Louis Editors Choice Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT R 2

2020 PASMAG T365 St Louis Editors Choice Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT R 9

2020 PASMAG T365 St Louis Editors Choice Robert Fragoso 1989 Nissan Skyline GT R 8

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