The R33 GTR Nissan Skyline was launched in January 1995 as the successor to the legendary R32 model. The new R33 used the same 2.6 Liter twin-turbo engine as the R32. And it shared the same 5 speed manual gearbox, although the syncros were made stronger. The weak oil pump drive collar in the R32 engine, which was likely to fail in higher power applications, was fixed with a wider collar. The intake camshaft on the R33 engine was also improved making torque slightly higher.
Although the Japanese law stopped the new GTR from exceeding the 280PS of its forefather, Nissan improved upon just about everything else that made the Nissan R32 GTR into such a legend