Before the Fast and the Furious franchise, many of those born in the early 80’s and 90’s would have grown up watching Hot Version and Best Motoring videos. Car content wasn’t as readily available on the internet as it is these days and most of us would have had to spend money in order to purchase DVDs or magazines to drool at content from countries like Japan or America.
Half the reason Skyline GTRs are getting so expensive to purchase is probably because many of the people that wished they could own the cars they see on Video Option are finally getting to that stage in their lives they can finally afford their childhood dream car. Add that onto the fact that Americans also buying them in advance before the 25 year ruling comes into effect means an R34 GTR that once cost 80,000Aud now costs over 200,000Aud.
Watching all the Best Motoring and Hot version videos, you undoubtedly would have come across the Mine’s R34 GTR. The white Godzilla was used as the benchmark in many Hot Version track and touge battles alike. Mine’s actually built 3 exact copies of that particular car, since it was largely used for track and performance purposes. They liked having the option of having spare cars should anything go wrong with one of them. One of the white GTR’s is also currently owned by VSpec Performance based in Melbourne Australia. We dropped into their shop some time ago so click on the link if you have not seen it yet.
This Millennium Jade example however was Mine’s actual demo car. As their demo car it had to be the top of the range model, hence going with the choice of a Vspec II NUR and with nothing but the best parts put into it. The car was used in various GTR events and exhibitions. Flip through the pages of Japanese magazines with a picture of the Mine’s booth at events and you would have seen this exact car on display.
Only 718 Vspec II Nurs were ever built out of an overall 11,577 R34 GTRs and had improved RB26 motors based off the racing N1 engine.
It’s probably important to emphasise the fact that while the much revered white R34 GTR built in the Japanese videos you watch had 3 exact copies built, Mine’s only built ONE millennium jade Vspec II Nur demo car.
The specification list on this car is quite extensive(you will find the specs list at the bottom of this article) but the power figures aren’t as high as you would imagine. The car was built with the best parts focused on reliability, response and torque. An overall 350Kw to the wheels and 550NM of torque which is considered to be rather tame by today’s standards but is also likely more power than you could ever use on the street.
On the interior sits a pair of Bride King Keiichi Tsuchiya edition bucket seats. What better way to pay homage to one of the drivers that helped make the entire Mine’s brand famous in the first place.
Sitting on all fours is also an ultra rare set of Nismo LMGT4 with the centre lock wheel caps.
This GTR is the only one of its kind from Mine’s and it is not very often that you get to admire your childhood heroes in the flesh. MK Motorsports would also like to give special thanks and is honoured to have the Vspec Performance Mine’s GTR on display at MK.
Mine’s RB26 2.6L Stage 2+
(Engine ks 20,000km since rebuilt)
Mine’s Cams IN 260deg / Lift 10.2mm, EX 252deg / Lift 9.5mm
Mine’s Lightweight Forged Pistons
Tomei Lightweight Forged Con Rods
Reimax Oil Pump
HKS Strengthened Kevlar Timing Belt
Mine’s Oil Pan Baffle
Strengthened Valve Springs
PBB (Cn-Sn-P) Valve Guides
Beryllium Copper (BeCu) Valve Seats
Re-cut Valve Seats
Inlet and Exhaust Port Honing
Metal Head Gasket
Strengthened Cylinder Head Bolts
Strengthened Crank Bolts
Lightened and Balanced Mine’s Crank
WPC Finished Pulley Journal
Balanced Crank Pulley
Block and Plateau Honing
NGK Spark Plugs
N1 Water Pump
R35 GT-R Airflow Meters and Injector Kit
Mine’s VX-Rom ECU
Mines Super Outlet Pro-II Downpipes
Midori Titanium Front Pipe
Mine’s VX2 Titanium Muffler System
HKS GT-SS Turbocharger x2
Mine’s Custom Radiator
Nismo Intercooler Piping Kit
Nismo Oil Cooler Kit
Nismo R-Tune Carbon Bonnet
Nismo Z-Tune front bumper
Nismo Side Skirt
Nismo Rear Skirt
Mine’s Aero Mirror Type-II
Mine’s Carbon Boot Lip Spoiler
Mine’s Carbon Wing Stand
Mine’s Carbon Wing Blade & Fin
Nismo Super Coppermix Twin Plate Clutch Kit
Nismo Gear Knob
MIne’s Leather/Alcantara Steering Wheel
Mine’s Titanium Strut Bar
Mine’s Carbon Radiator Panel
Wheels & Tyres:
ADVAN Yokohama AD08R 265/30/18
BRIDE X Tsuchiya Keiichi ZETA III King Full Bucket Seat x2
Endless Zeal Function X Coilovers
Brembo F50 Front Brake Kit
Nissan V36 OEM Rear Brake Kit