1993 Nissan Skyline GTR R32. Godzilla love

Mohammed Al-Yassi gets to shoot a personal favourite. A 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR.

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A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a young man asking me to shoot his brother’s GTR R32 in Ras Al Khaimah. I was happy to shoot this car because I love GTR! When we arrived I met Saeed Al-Mansoori, the brother of the owner, who took us to meet Godzilla in a car wash station. When I saw Godzilla I started smiling without reason and I tried to stop but I couldn’t. It’s that same feeling as a child who gets a video game console for the first time!

Saeed took us to a random location to shoot the car far away from public and he told me that RAK Police have strict rules about modified import-cars. After a while we met the owner, Khalfan Al-Mansoori, who told me that he brought this Godzilla in early 2005 (9 years of owning this car) and he is a serious fan of all Godzilla, Skylines and Zs. “The major point in this Godzilla is keeping it simple to last as long as possible” Khalfan said.

So it’s all about keeping it forever and Khalfan mentioned they converted the steering wheel from right to left hand drive after spending a lot of time trying to find a reliable place to do it in a perfect way back in 2005.

Most of the major work on this Godzilla was done by Extreme Motors Garage in Ras Al Khaimah and the other stuff done in Khalfan home garage. This is the first time I have met a person who cares about his car this much and wants to make it last forever.

It’s a pleasure to see a ’93 Godzilla around here in good shape and without 2JZ engine swap!

– Major engine mods

RB26 N1 Block, JUN Head / Ported and polished, JUN Camshaft 272, JUN Valves and Shims, Tomei Connecting Rod, 87mm CP Pistons, Nismo Connecting Rod bearing, Tomei 1.5 Metal Head Gasket, HKS T51R SPL BB Turbocharger, Custom turbo piping, HKS GT2 Wastegate, HKS Manifold, GReddy Intercooler with HKS piping kit and Flex Radiator fan.

– Electronics and Fuel mods

Motec M800, 1000cc RC Fuel injectors, GTR RS Fuel Rail, 2 Bosch Fuel Pump, Customised NukePerformance fuel system and SX Performance fuel regulator.

– Transmission

5 speed gearbox with HKS Double Plate Clutch

– Shoes

18X10.5 RAYS Volk Racing TE37 Rims, Nitto INVO 18X245X35 Tyres, Brembo Brakes, Cusco Rear Strut Bar, Nismo Upper and Lower Control Arms, Cusco Coilover Suspension and ARC Sway bars front and rear.

– Interior

MOMO Steering wheel, JDM Nismo Cluster, Defi Tachometer 11000, Biltz gauges, Cusco Roll bar

You can check out more of Mohammed Al-Yassi’s photography on Mhyaay

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