BEN CLASBY 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T Location: Auckland Occupation: Electrician
NZPC: Hey Ben, that’s a very clean Nissan Skyline R32 you have there. Have you always been a Nissan fan and have you owned any other performance Nissans?
Ben: Thanks guys. I have always loved Nissans for how much power you can get out of them so easily. My previous car was a Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25T sedan with a high-mounted T3/T4 turbo.
NZPC: What made you make the move to the older R32 chassis over the R33?
Ben: I loved my R33, I even kept it when I got my R32, but things changed and I needed money so I had to sell it. I always wanted an R32, so when the chance came to get one I jumped at the opportunity.
NZPC: This has got to be one of the angriest RB’s we have heard in a while, what motor is it now running and what has been done to it?
Ben: Cheers, I love the angry sound. It has a series two RB25DET engine with HKS cams and all of the usual bolt-ons. I went with all the branded stuff for reliability, utilizing a big Garrett turbo, Sinco manifold, TiAL wastegate and a three-inch straight-through exhaust exiting out the shotgun barrel tips. It sounds awesome on limiter.
NZPC: It looks extremely staunch coming down the street. What suspension, wheel and tyre package are you running?
Ben: It’s currently running OZ Racing adjustable coilovers and camber arms. The wheels are 18x9-inch Cosmis Racing VCP-S5R alloys on the front with 15mm spacers and 18x10.5-inch Cosmis wheels on the rear, all with Achilles tyres. I needed the rear camber arms to fit the big wheels under the guards.
NZPC: We understand you just recently had it tuned, do you have any future plans for the car or are you happy with it in its current state?
Ben: I’m really happy with the results from the tune. It made 376kW at the wheels on 15 psi of boost, which is the highest boost setting. I want to start taking it to some track days to see how it performs and give it some abuse.
NZPC: Thanks for your time Ben, we hope to see your car out being used and abused in the future.
MAKE/MODEL: 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T ENGINE: Nissan RB25DET, HKS camshafts, pod filter, Garrett TA3410 .83A/R exhaust housing, TiAL 44mm wastegate, Turbosmart
blow-off valve, Sinco manifold, 500hp fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, RB26DETT fuel rail, 440cc injectors, three-inch straightthrough exhaust, alloy radiator, Link ECU, front facing plenum,
custom oil catch can Pioneer head unit, oil temp and boost gauges
EXTERIOR: M-spec front bumper WHEELS/TYRES: (F) 18x9-inch Cosmis Racing VCP-S5R, 215/40R18 Achilles tyres (R) 18x10.5-inch Cosmis Racing VCP-S5R,
235/40R18 Achilles tyres SUSPENSION: OZ Racing adjustable coilovers, camber arms