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Introducing: The Meanest Looking Custom Built Skyline R34 GTR 1/7th Scale Remote Control RC Car

Passion, It's the thing that drives us to achieve. The push we feel to dare to dream something, ideal, and then manifest that vision into reality. For anyone who's ever fallen head over heels into an engine bay, or body work, or getting your car track ready, YOU KNOW that feeling that drives you to customize and make things as you feel they should be. Your intuition is second to none.  RC Car Skyline GTR R34 Custom Built Remote Control Car This GTR is no different from any of the other incredible cars featured on this site ( just look around; there's red ones , blue ones , silver ones , white ones , black ones ) - except for one, small, detail. - It's 1/7th the size! You wouldn't be able to fit inside it, but it still rips around like a GTR should, and is a whole lot of fun to drive I'm sure, and the customization on this build is phenomenal.  Nissan Skyline GTR RC Car Rear End Spotted on the RC sub, user XJuggernaut101 shared their build story with us of ho

The First Test : Ex-Fujitsubo R34 GT-R

The whole World Challenge R34 GT-R idea, came from a chance meeting, and a set of circumstances that put several people together at the right place at the right time. The Fujitsubo car was here in the US. It had been mentioned on a couple message boards, as an exotic car dealer in San Diego - Symbolic Motor Car Company had imported it. In December 2004, during a Super GT exhibition race that was held at California Speedway, Igor and myself noticed this R34 GT-R. The event was being sanctioned by SCCA Pro, so the tech guys from World Challenge were available.

At California Speedway in Fontana

We went over to the R34 to check it out, and talked with the SCCA guys about running the car in the series. They were open to it, so before I knew it, we were talking to Symbolic, and buying the car.
R34 GT-R at Willow Springs

Not wanting to screw anything up, we started communicating with
some friends from Nissan and Nismo. Igor is fluent in English, Russian, and Japanese, and managed to make a few friends.

Our contact at Nissan suggested we bring Tetsuo Suzuki from Shift to the US to help us out with the car. Suzuki is the crew chief for Shift. Shift built and raced the Falken GT-R's in Super Taikyu, and also built and maintained the R34 GT-R's that ran at Nurburgring. You can't argue with knowledge like that, so we were happy to have him come over.

A chilly day at Willow Springs
The first track day at Willow Springs, was just a shake down, get a little bit familiar with the car day.    After the track day, Suzuki showed us how to tear down and rebuild a Getrag transmission.  That all became a little moot later, as we ended up with a Holinger sequential transmission.
Super Taikyu spec

The 450 hp RB26
Igor and myself looking at some data

R34 Getrag Transmission

Suzuki from Shift and a Getrag

Oh No...so many...pieces
Going back together
The first plan was to have Suzuki be the crew chief for us in World Challenge. After that, we went though a couple different ideas for crew chief, and finally, I ended up being crew chief. No real race experience. A crew with no real race experience, and a driver with no real race experience. And we wanted to go Pro Racing.....


J L said…
Absolutely a phenomenal story, I love reading it!