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silly question time!


This one of these things that is not the most important thing in the world but ever since my friend pointed out that r33 is namned bcnr33 and bnr32 and bnr34 is just bnr, why isnt the r33 bnr33 aswell?

tried looking for an answer but i cant find it!
 

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Purely as the 33s were designed as the elite Gtr.
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@TREG : nice try :)

It seems that at the time Nissan produced the R33 the Japanese legislations required that any manufacturers indicated if the car was a four wheel drive. But it's been dropped for the R34 for some reasons ...
 

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@ treg: haha :chuckle:


well perhaps its that reason then or does someone have another theory or is wardiz correct? :)

So the C stands for 4wd?
 

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No....

The C stands for crap!
 

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Nope, C stands for Win. Simples.
 

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Yep the C stands for sedan, The 32, and 34 do not share the same frames with any other car.

The wider frame, and longer wheel base makes the 33 faster than the 32 and 34. If you have the same set up for all 3 platforms i.e engine suspension etc. the 33 will be faster on a circuit, the wider stance and longer wheel base gives it more stability.:chuckle:
 

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the C means four wheel drive but only for Nissan.
Other manufacturers may have use another letter to mean the car was 4wd.
This theory is taken from a book written by Andy Butler. A book dedicated to the Skyline R32/33/34 GTR.
It's pointless to say this book is the bible of any Skyline enthusiast :)
 

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the C means four wheel drive but only for Nissan.
Other manufacturers may have use another letter to mean the car was 4wd.
This theory is taken from a book written by Andy Butler. A book dedicated to the Skyline R32/33/34 GTR.
It's pointless to say this book is the bible of any Skyline enthusiast :)


Several cars from Nissan came with the ATTESA but do not carry the C code because the C code is for the platform being used. The C34 (Laurel), BCNR33 (GTR) and the WC34 (Stagea) were built on the C platform. The Pulsar GTi-R which is an RNN14 sometimes called the Baby GTR came with an ATTESA and HICAS system where is the C. The Nissan Bluebird has ATTESA the code for it is U12, no C there. The Infinity G35X is all wheel drive no C in that code. Oh and there is no C in the R35 Chassis code. C is the platform.
 

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The same question has been asked in Japan. The definitive answer can be found here:
GT-Rの車両形式が前回のBNR32からBCNR33へとアルファベットが変更された。前回はB=RB26DETT、N=アテーサ+HICAS、 R=スカイラインの意味を持たされていた。R33ではB=RB26DETT、N=アテーサ、C=HICAS、R=スカイラインの意味なのだが、このモデルにだけ"C"がつくのは、R32型・R34型共にアテーサ装着車にはHICASが自動的に装着されていたのに対し、R33型GT-R以外のモデルではアテーサ装着車でもHICASが装着されていないモデルも存在したことにより、差別化のためCが表記されている。

しかし、OptionではR34でまたC=HICASが社内記号での判断となり消滅した事と合わせ、「C=C34ローレルとのシャーシ共用を意味してるのではないか?」と書かれていた。しかし実体は上記の通りであり、単なる都市伝説と考えるのが正解である。
 

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Several cars from Nissan came with the ATTESA but do not carry the C code because the C code is for the platform being used. The C34 (Laurel), BCNR33 (GTR) and the WC34 (Stagea) were built on the C platform. The Pulsar GTi-R which is an RNN14 sometimes called the Baby GTR came with an ATTESA and HICAS system where is the C. The Nissan Bluebird has ATTESA the code for it is U12, no C there. The Infinity G35X is all wheel drive no C in that code. Oh and there is no C in the R35 Chassis code. C is the platform.
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Several cars from Nissan came with the ATTESA but do not carry the C code because the C code is for the platform being used. The C34 (Laurel), BCNR33 (GTR) and the WC34 (Stagea) were built on the C platform. The Pulsar GTi-R which is an RNN14 sometimes called the Baby GTR came with an ATTESA and HICAS system where is the C. The Nissan Bluebird has ATTESA the code for it is U12, no C there. The Infinity G35X is all wheel drive no C in that code. Oh and there is no C in the R35 Chassis code. C is the platform.
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Several cars from Nissan came with the ATTESA but do not carry the C code because the C code is for the platform being used. The C34 (Laurel), BCNR33 (GTR) and the WC34 (Stagea) were built on the C platform. The Pulsar GTi-R which is an RNN14 sometimes called the Baby GTR came with an ATTESA and HICAS system where is the C. The Nissan Bluebird has ATTESA the code for it is U12, no C there. The Infinity G35X is all wheel drive no C in that code. Oh and there is no C in the R35 Chassis code. C is the platform.
Asphalt, where did you get this info? It's not correct, the real reason is as Thrust posts. That is, C is the Nissan abbreviation for HICAS, which was NOT always included along with ATTESSA during this time frame. Hence, the need to differentiate. With the BNR32 and R34, all ATTESSA equipped cars came with HICAS, hence no need to differnetiate out.

If you believe that the C platform is the common link - are you saying that the BCNR33 is on the SAME platform as the 1968 C30 Laurel?
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BCNR??????

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I'm sure this has gone round a couple of times. Just have a look at other Nissan codes for the answer:

BNCR33 - R33 Skyline GTR
RNN14 - Pulsar GTiR
HCR32 - R32 Skyline GTS

The last three digits are the model type and version number i.e. R33, N14 and R32
Both of the 4WD cars have an N and the RWD doesn't
Both cars with HICAS have a C
The first letter is most likely the engine config. Though there could be more to it than that...
 
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