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Old 20th March 2019, 11:04 AM   #141 (permalink)
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Happy to oblige

First pic is of the engine bay on the M-Spec Nur. I will get some numbers and close up pics of the motor soon

second pic you can see the M-Spec Nur R1 on the right with the full dry carbon Z-Tune kit. This kit was later taken off the car and sold to someone else. The other Jade car on the left is fully built by Mine's The 400R in the front row is hard to miss. The white R34 GTR behind the 400R is a Mine's R34 GTR Vspec N1 Demo car Next to the Mine's car (on the left) is a Tommy Kaira based on a VspecII

third pic is a closer look at the Nismo 400R & Mine's Demo car

Fourth pic you can notice the 2 Mine's VspecII Nur's (left), a very clean VspecII Nur (centre), M-Spec Nur R1(right), Mines Demo car and another 2.8 Nur in the background

Last pic is of the only 2 S-Tunes in Aus. The blue one is #008 and the pearl white one is #005
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Thought id make a separate post about the Z-Tune

The car was purchased and sent straight to Omori Factory for a FULL overhaul.

A colour change to Midnight Purple 3 was not easy im told but the new owner managed to convince them. Some pics before and after the respray

Notice the car actually came with Vcam! The Z2 motor will be fully refreshed, although Nismo have no spares for the Z2 and will either have to re-use the parts or make new ones.
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Awesome. Thanks for that!
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Can anybody answer why the Z-Tune didn't have the rear VS1 carbon diffuser fitted ?

They developed a new front carbon spoiler with undertray and then left the rear one off ?

I have heard the rumors due to the radiators for the coolers.

But both my UK R34's run fine with the cooler radiators and the VS1 diffuser.

NISMO even sold a cooler kit to fit onto R34's with the diffuser.
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Can anybody answer why the Z-Tune didn't have the rear VS1 carbon diffuser fitted ?

They developed a new front carbon spoiler with undertray and then left the rear one off ?

I have heard the rumors due to the radiators for the coolers.

But both my UK R34's run fine with the cooler radiators and the VS1 diffuser.

NISMO even sold a cooler kit to fit onto R34's with the diffuser.
No Z-Tune's came with a rear diffuser. Ive spoken to 2 different Z-Tune owners and they both said its weird as their cars were based on Vspec models. So Nismo would have removed them. As you mentioned, It was stripped to accommodate the rear diff and transmission coolers.

I'll try get the owner of the purple one to test fit a rear diffuser and see if it would actually fit. The coolers could be larger due to the Z-Tune producing 500ps???
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All Z-Tune's had no spoiler as NISMO removed them, why ???

Now the fact that Nissan developed the diffuser for the VS1 to balance the aero with the front splitter, it would be odd for NISMO to remove it.

Especially in light of the fact that NISMO developed a new front splitter and undertray for the Z-Tune with increased downforce.

Mines did a similar thing on the front splitter and kept the rear VS1 diffuser on their demo car. This was running 600ps+ and had a rear mounted cooler as well.

Also the NISMO lower rear aero add ons have a template cut to allow for the VS1 difusser to fit into them, the same ones fitted to the Z-Tune.

Now Nissan already had experience with rear mounted coolers from the UK R33 and the UK R34 and they both cope with over 600ps quite easy and at high speed.

UK R33 coolers in free air and UK R34 coolers hidden behind the VS1 diffuser.

NISMO also made a retro fit rear mounted cooler kit which fitted with the VS1 Diffuser on the R34.

So with all that in mind why would they make the rear mounted coolers so big that the VS1 diffusier wouldn't fit ?

Or is it that the coolers needed extra air as the rumors go, but then the other examples as above didn't.

With all the bespoke suspension, brake and aero mods on the Z-Tune, it's a mystery ???

Would be great to find out if the VS1 diffuser fits on to your friends Z-Tune ***128402;

Any input or further information from you guys would be great.
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Sorry ment

" All Z-Tune's had no VS1 rear diffuser as NISMO removed them, why ??? "
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All Z-Tune's had no spoiler as NISMO removed them, why ???

Now the fact that Nissan developed the diffuser for the VS1 to balance the aero with the front splitter, it would be odd for NISMO to remove it.

Especially in light of the fact that NISMO developed a new front splitter and undertray for the Z-Tune with increased downforce.

Mines did a similar thing on the front splitter and kept the rear VS1 diffuser on their demo car. This was running 600ps+ and had a rear mounted cooler as well.

Also the NISMO lower rear aero add ons have a template cut to allow for the VS1 difusser to fit into them, the same ones fitted to the Z-Tune.

Now Nissan already had experience with rear mounted coolers from the UK R33 and the UK R34 and they both cope with over 600ps quite easy and at high speed.

UK R33 coolers in free air and UK R34 coolers hidden behind the VS1 diffuser.

NISMO also made a retro fit rear mounted cooler kit which fitted with the VS1 Diffuser on the R34.

So with all that in mind why would they make the rear mounted coolers so big that the VS1 diffusier wouldn't fit ?

Or is it that the coolers needed extra air as the rumors go, but then the other examples as above didn't.

With all the bespoke suspension, brake and aero mods on the Z-Tune, it's a mystery ???

Would be great to find out if the VS1 diffuser fits on to your friends Z-Tune ***128402;

Any input or further information from you guys would be great.
You make some great points!

I'll defiantly ask the Z-Tune owner about this! His Mines car is the 'Street Version' Vspec N1 so it'll be a little different to the race car we all have come to love on Best Motoring etc. Would still be worth popping my head under the car for a look!

I might ask the owner to ask some Nismo engineers why they never fitted the diffuser back on, next time he's at the Omori Factory.

I have a feeling they are going to give us the 'Because of the coolers' answer Then leave us with that

I must admit those coolers do look MEAN. Pic below of Z-Tune #1
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A great vid of a Z-tune prototype vs an R-tune on track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsrRCedIGCE
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A great vid of a Z-tune prototype vs an R-tune on track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsrRCedIGCE

Thanks for posting the video bhp.....but I cannot open it for some reason.


As a matter of interested what where the lap times of the Z Tune and the R Tune?
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Thanks for posting the video bhp.....but I cannot open it for some reason.


As a matter of interested what where the lap times of the Z Tune and the R Tune?
Tsukuba Circuit:

R-Tune - 1:01.88
Z-Tune Prototype - 1:03.44

Must be that rear diffuser
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Back in the days Nismo raced a Z-tune prototype at Nismo Festival in a Tuners Battle against all the major names (including MCR and Top Secret) and scored a win in 2000 and a third place in 2001, demonstrating that they can be well at the top both on the road and track.

Until next time.
Does anyone know where I could view these videos? Ive seen the battle from 2005 (I think) where the Mines & MCR R34 GTR's cream the Nismo car and some Silvias. That video has been taken off YouTube though

I have yet to see these earlier battles though!
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3rd post in a row but who cares lol. I found out the serial numbers

Nismo 400R - #007
M-Spec Nur R1 - #036

Some pics of the cars. Notice the dry carbon Z-Tune front and the rear spats on the Nur are molded in Also notice the 19x10.5+15 Nismo LMGT4's
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I remembered 2 more R-Tune's here in Aus. I saw this Bayside Blue VspecII Nur with a R1 motor at GTR Festival in 2018. Another extremely rare gem is the Iron Chef Imports R34 GTR VspecII N1 which has the R1 motor. Apparently Nismo built 2 VspecII N1's to R1 Spec. Here are some pics from 7tune! Being one of only 18 VspecII N1's its pretty special!
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Did you manage to speak to the Z-Tune owner ??

Guys does anybody else have any input on this ???
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Does anyone know where I could view these videos? Ive seen the battle from 2005 (I think) where the Mines & MCR R34 GTR's cream the Nismo car and some Silvias. That video has been taken off YouTube though

I have yet to see these earlier battles though!
appreciate your input on this thread and thank you for the pics of the various cars out in Oz and keep them coming

Not sure of where else you can find the vids of these battles, YouTube is generally the go to place for such content.
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Did you manage to speak to the Z-Tune owner ??

Guys does anybody else have any input on this ???
Not yet but I will be seeing him 14 April at the shop. So if you guys have any photo requests dont be shy to ask. I will keep you up to date on what he says
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appreciate your input on this thread and thank you for the pics of the various cars out in Oz and keep them coming

Not sure of where else you can find the vids of these battles, YouTube is generally the go to place for such content.
No worries! If I manage to find any more R-Tune cars i'll post them up!

Seems like ill need to search eBay for all the Hot Version and Best Motoring DVD's
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Not yet but I will be seeing him 14 April at the shop. So if you guys have any photo requests dont be shy to ask. I will keep you up to date on what he says

great info RB28 - and many thanks for taking the effort to add info and take photos etc..... really appreciated


When you are next @ the shop - could you take a few engine bay photo's of the 400R - Always interested to see if I am missing any options or Nismo parts - many thanks.


and I assume it has a normal boot, rather than the carbon option? Can you confirm please.


Are the various cars you mention for sale, (Jade V & M Spec, 400R etc) or the owners toys?




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