As far as tuner cars are concerned, the Nissan Skyline GT-R needs no introduction. With its powerful turbocharged engine hooked up to a tongue twister of an all-wheel drive system, this machine is a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack. But for some people, the same advanced drivetrain can do so much more than just eat corners for breakfast.
YouTuber Adam LZ has taken an R32 and transformed it into something that can do stupid things when the tarmac runs out. Dubbed the Safari GTR, it can drive over any speed bump courtesy of a bespoke long-travel suspension system from BC Racing. To further increase ground clearance and improve traction on loose surfaces, the Nismo LMGT2 wheels have been wrapped in chunky Nitto Nomad Grappler rubber.
Because this is a GT-R, the engine doesn’t stay stock for very long. The RB26DETT has been treated to a Garrett turbo, an upgraded intercooler, and all the necessary electronics and fueling hardware to keep the motor running happily. The content creator claims his Skyline puts out 500hp at the wheels, which should be more than enough power to play with on rough terrain.
Even hooning in the dark won’t be a problem thanks to numerous driving lamps bolted on to a custom bull bar and a Nismo roof rack. And while the Safari GTR’s olive-green wrap is guaranteed to turn heads, it certainly looks better when it’s flying through sand and mud as shown in Adam LZ’s latest video of the car’s shakedown run.