If you had told us a few years ago that people would be shoehorning GT-R engines into Nissan SUVs, we'd have told you you were nuts. But that was before the Juke-R came along. And before the Qashqai-R project followed a similar formula. Well, now there's a third example.

We don't know who made it or who it belongs to, but some our-kind-of-nuts character has shoehorned the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-six from a Skyline GT-R into a fourth-gen Nissan Patrol sport-ute. And from the sound of it, we gather the engine has also been heavily tuned beyond its 215-horsepower stock specification.

What's even better is that this Patrol-R isn't alone. Check out the second video below and you'll see a whole club of Patrol owners who've shoehorned in Nissan RB engines like the ones that powered generations of Skyline GT-Rs.





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      Mercennarius
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 2.5L is from a Skyline GTS NOT a GTR. All GTRs came with the 2.6L.
      PoMoMangler
      • 1 Year Ago
      The weirdest thing about this video for me is the GT-R sound with an old SUV bashing down a dirt road.
      Peter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Almost makes me want to get a supercharged 5.4 GT500 crate motor for my first gen Bronco. Haha yeah right...
      Cameron Huntsucker
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I admire the engine swap, I have two major criticisms: A: With that much power, why is it impossible to use the engines' range instead of constantly bouncing off the rev limiter? Sounds like an idiot B: If you're upgrading from a diesel 4 cylinder (low revs on transmission input shaft) to a fast-spinning turbo 6 cylinder (high revs) why on EARTH wouldn't you change the gearing? he'd be twice as fast with correct gearing. Even taller tires would help keep him off the rev limiter
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 1 Year Ago
      A few family members own Patrols back home outside the USA..... Rugged as the Land Cruiser and so damn awesome....... Also, the U.N. use Patrol as their Diplomat and Military vehicles quite a lot too from my personal observations back home
      Douglas Harry
      • 1 Year Ago
      That sound shouldn't be coming from the vehicle!
      Robert Fitch
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT-R powered this, GT-R powered that. It's getting old. Kinda like the whole pumpkin flavored everything. I acknowledge that the platform of the GT-R is powerful and fast, I am just tired of people treating it like it's the end all be all of automotive modification.
        Boost Retard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Fitch
        Not as old and played out as plopping an LSx into everything.
          wilkegm
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Boost Retard
          Y60 patrols came with four engines AFAIK- a big gas and diesel inline 6 (4.2-4.5 liters)- you probably wouldn't think about this swap if you had one of those.... or a small 2.8 diesel and an RB30S- the latter of which would be a direct bolt-in swap to the Skyline RB motor, and the RD28 diesel probably requires very little else. So there's method to this madness. Sure- revlimiter clutch-rops are a little rough on the hardware, but when you can get an unloved old Patrol for chump-change and pop in (no "shoehorn" required) a JDM turbo motor for reasonable money- perhaps that's the ticket. You go with what works- if you're in America, you can't argue with the fact that an LS swap is a cheap and reliable way to make as much power as you want- with an AL block, its not even that heavy.
      KO
      • 1 Year Ago
      The RB25DET woulda come out of a Skyline GTS-t, or a Stagea or a Laurel, never a GT-R.
        Semislicks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KO
        your post just points out the fact that this site is full of uninformed douchebags calling themselves car enthusiasts. Im glad there are still educated and informed people like you! thumbs up!
          denniskfc
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Semislicks
          many people are educated, but not everyone can remember the minute details of a specific car on a specific model's engine that we don't own in real life. we like to leave those info to the internet fan boys and trolls
        _M7_
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KO
        newbie RB engines have 2 Lt up to 2.6 Lt and all they were at the R32...this its just a smaller version of the mighty RB26
      voidaudio
      • 1 Year Ago
      There was never any GT-R powered by a 2.5L 215HP engine. The R32 GTS-t had an RB20DET rated at around 215PS, there was also an RB25DET in later non-GT-R models that output from 250~280PS depending on trim.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Next up... 2jz land cruiser !
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        Its been done already. Look for videos on YouTube from the Middle East.
        wilkegm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        Better candidates for that swap are R and L powered Hi-luxes or 4-Runners.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Japan's Chevy small block... in this application, waste of an engine.
      • 1 Year Ago
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