FAMOUS BADGE: It’s known globally as a sign of power and glorious driving. Image: Nissan
ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan customers says owners can enjoy driving their performance cars longer thanks to a new parts replacement programme available in Japan.
The parts went on sale in Japan on December 2018 as part of the newNismo Heritage programme – a joint activity of Nissan Motor, Nissan Motor Sports International, Autech Japan, and their suppliers.
South African customers can now order GT-R parts through Nissan SA dealers.
As a first step, Nismo Heritage will have parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R assembled from August 1989 to January 1995 and which earned top recognition in championship and prestige races around the globe.
In Europe in 1991 it won in the Spa 24; the same year a Skyline took the Australian Touring Car championship for the first time in 1991 – then did it again in 1992 by winning the Bathurst 1000 twice.
In Japan, Nissan recalled the R32 won every Japanese Touring Car race during through 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 and its inclusion in the Gran Turismo video game series cemented its status.
Nismo has for many years had a close relationship with Nissan Skyline GT-R owners. After studying the re-manufacturing and resupplying of discontinued R32 parts – especially those essential for the car to drive or to pass regular vehicle inspections in Japan – Nismo has decided to sell about 80 parts from the start of the programme.
SUBSTITUTE PARTS POSSIBLE
Among them are wiring harnesses and hoses as well as badges and other exterior components. ”Further consideration,” Nismo added, ”will be given to expanding the range of R32 parts on offer and broadening the scope to include R33 and R34 GT-R units.”
Nismo will, if certain parts can’t be produced by their original supplier, consider ways to replace them using substitute, re-built, or overhauled products alongside Nismo-tuned parts.
- The new Nismo Heritage parts were on display at a Nismo festival on November 26 2018 at the Fuji Speedway.