Recently we brought you news that Nismo’s Heritage people are now offering up brand new cylinder blocks and cylinder heads for the RB26DETT. That’s the twin-turbo straight-six motor powering three generations of Nissan Skyline: the R32, R33 and R34. A fine, fine engine.
Which is great if you’ve got one of three generations of Skyline and fancy a proper nuts and bolts rebuild of the engine. Or indeed fancy a stronger base for the inevitable Big Horsepower conversion. Which if you have one you should definitely do.
But what if you want to have a little bit of fun?
For example, you could buy that straight-six and stick it into – if you wanted to stay within company boundaries – a 370Z. Or a Micra. Or an Elgrand. Be a right ol’ laugh, that.
You could make a few people unhappy and slot this engine inside a new Toyota Supra. You could make loads of people unhappy and slot it into a Bullitt Mustang. Yeeee-haaaaaw!
Hell, what about a MX-5? Or, pray tell, a Suzuki Jimny?