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NISMO 400R '96
Nissan-nismo-400r-96
Appears in Gran Turismo (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Nismo
Displacement 2771 cc
Drivetrain 4WD[4]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine Nismo RB-XGT2 with N1-spec turbochargers
Max Power 400 ps (395 hp)
Performance Points 487 PP
Max Torque 345.7 lb-ft
Top Speed 257 kilometres per hour (160 mph)
Weight 1,550 kilograms (3,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 3.92 kg (8.6 lb) per horsepower

The NISMO 400R '96 is a Tuned car produced by Nismo. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date except Gran Turismo Sport. It's a limited edition version of the R33 Skyline GT-R with a more powerful engine. Only 50 were ever built before the production of the R33 ceased.

ColorsEdit

Four colors are available for this car:

  • Lightning Yellow
  • Super Clear Red II
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Black

In-game descriptionEdit

"NISMO planned on releasing 100 units of this fastest street-spec GT-R of its generation, but it's said only 44 examples were ever made."


The "400" in the Nismo 400R name refers to the car's power. With 394 HP and coming at a price of about $100,000, this GT-R. based on the R33, could well be considered an exotic. Nismo, Nissan's motorsports division, set out to make the ultimate GT-R, partly because as a response to aftermarket tuners that were producing examples of the car, it wanted to show the world that it was still the worldwide experts when it came to tuning the GT-R.

The engine that was transplanted into the 400R was the RB-XGT2. It was based on the standard RB26DETT instilled with Nismo's GT and Group A technology. The stock turbochargers were replaced with overboosted N1-spec units.

A custom-built crankshaft and pistons, as well as displacement increased to 2.8 liters, gave the car a hefty dosage of low-end torque, while amazing performance at the high-end of the rpm spectrum. A twin-plate clutch was installed to interface with the engine to transfer this power to the drivetrain. The driveshaft was a very lightweight unit, custom-made out of carbon fiber. In addition, a titanium muffler was also fitted to help reduce weight.

Assisting the car's handling was Bilstein shocks and reinforced stabilizer bars and bushings. The 400R went on sale in 1996, limited to 99 total units, with Road & Track's Sam Mitani as the first U.S. journalist to sample its prowess and introduced it to the U.S public.

AcquisitionEdit

GT1Edit

This car can only be obtained by getting all gold in the International A License tests.

GT2Edit

It can only be obtained as a random prize car in the Tuned Turbo Car No.1 Cup, with a chance of 1/3 (33% of probability) to come as a prize car.

GT3Edit

It can only be obtained from winning the Race of Red Emblem in the Amateur League.

GT4Edit

The NISMO 400R '96 can only be won from the Japanese 90's Challenge.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 120,000 Credits. This game would mark the first time said car can be purchased.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the NISMO 400R '96 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 119,016 Credits. It is a Level 10 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 120,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Available to be Race Modified
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Four-Wheel Drive