Dagens JDM-Klassiker : DR30 Nissan Skyline R31











Skyline Chassis R30-V-36
R30 Production 1981-1985
406,432 units sold
1800TI – 1.8 L Z18S SOHC I4, 105 hp (77 kW), later models 1.8 L CA18S SOHC I4, 105 hp (77 kW)
2000TI – 2.0 L Z20E SOHC I4
280D GT – 2.8 L LD28 SOHC I6 Diesel
2000GT and Passage – 2.0 L L20E SOHC I6
2000GT Turbo, Passage and Paul Newman Version – 2.0 L L20ET turbo I6, 140 hp (103 kW, 206 Nm)
RS – 2.0 L FJ20E DOHC I4, 150 hp (112 kW, 181 Nm)
RS-X and RS-X Turbo C – 2.0 L FJ20ET DOHC turbo I4, 190 to 205 hp (140 to 151 kW, 225 to 245 Nm)

Paul Newman Version R30 was released to commemorate the association between Nissan and the actor Paul Newman, who used to appear in promotional material as well as race for the company in the late 1970s – early 1980s. The Newman Skyline was simply a top spec GT-ES turbo with signature embroidery and decals, and is still sought after today amongst collectors in Japan.
The R31 Production 1985-1992
309,716 units sold

Models: ‘Japan’

1800I – 1.8 L CA18(i) SOHC I4, 100 hp (75 kW)
Passage GT-D – 2.8 L Diesel RD28 SOHC I6, 92 hp (68 kW, 173 Nm)
Passage GT – 2.0 L RB20DE DOHC I6, 155 hp (114 kW)
Passage GT Turbo – 2.0 L RB20DET DOHC turbo I6, 180 hp (133 kW, 225 Nm)
GTS – 2.0 L RB20DE DOHC I6, 155 hp (114 kW)
GTS Turbo – 2.0 L RB20DET DOHC I6, 180 hp (133 kW, 225 Nm)
GTS-X – 2.0 L RB20DET DOHC turbo I6, 190 hp (141 kW, 240 Nm)
[B]GTS-R – 2.0 L RB20DET-R DOHC turbo I6, 210 hp (154 kW, 245 Nm)
GTS Autech[/b] – 2.0 L RB20DET-R DOHC turbo I6, 210 hp (154 kW, 245 Nm)
‘Australia’

Pintara – 2.0 L CA20E I4, 102 hp (78 kW, 160 Nm)
GX, Executive, GXE, Silhouette, Ti – 3.0 L RB30E SOHC I6, 155 hp (114 kW, 247 Nm)
GTS1 – 3.0 L RB30E SOHC I6, 176 hp (130 kW, 255 Nm)
GTS2 – 3.0 L RB30E SOHC I6, 190 hp (140 kW, 270 Nm)
‘South Africa’

2.0GL, 2.0GLE – 2.0 L CA20S I4, 106 hp (78 kW, 163 Nm)
2.0SGLi – 2.0 L RB20E SOHC I6, 115 hp (85 kW, 174 Nm)
3.0SGLi – 3.0 L RB30E SOHC I6, 171 hp (126 kW, 260 Nm)

The R31 RB engines are often referred to as “Red Top” engines because of the red cam covers.the R31 was the introduction of Nissan’s proprietary 4-wheel steering system, dubbed HICAS (High Capacity Active Steering).
The ultimate version of the R31 was the RB20DET-R powered HR31 GTS-R Coupe (800 units built). It had a reworked version of the normal RB20DET with a much larger turbocharger on a stainless steel exhaust manifold, as well as a much larger front mounted intercooler boosting power to 210 ps (154 kW), with racing versions making 460 hp in Group A trim