In the U.S., any Nissan Skyline variation is held to a higher standard than the R35 we’ve been granted. As the 25 Year law begins to allow 1989 Nissan Skylines past our borders, we’re sure more and more will be scooped up by those who just can’t wait to get their hands on the coveted RB engine.
In the rest of the world, it’s different. Skylines are more of a dime a dozen, and not forbidden fruit as they are here. Therefore, this bloke in Australia felt an LS powerplant would be more fun. And maybe it is.
We’d have to concur with LSXtv that there most likely won’t be too many LS swapped Skylines around our parts, since everyone and their brother wants a piece of the original engine, but let’s talk about what Australia decided was okay with this R32 Nissan Skyline.
Under the hood sits a 408 cubic-inch, GM LS V8 and a 3.3-liter Whipple supercharger for good measure. This R32 Skyline is reportedly running E85, and power is rocketed to the tires via a T56 gearbox, a twin-plate clutch and, presumably, a stock rear-end.
While the RB engine is no slouch, this LS swap is no easy-goer either. 670 hp in total is sent to the wheels. If someone decides to be this daring in the U.S., you’re starring at the ultimate drift machine. Check it out in the video right down below.