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This Nissan Skyline GT-R is built for off-roading

The sports car gets a suspension lift and all-terrain tires

Isn't it weird seeing a Skyline GT-R that rides this high? PHOTO FROM ADAM LZ

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.

This vehicle probably has more ground clearance than a typical rally car. PHOTO FROM ADAM LZ

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.

Some people might think the transformation is sacrilege, but we like it. PHOTOS FROM ADAM LZ

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.

The RB26DETT's valve cover looks good in olive green. PHOTO FROM ADAM LZ

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.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.