The Nissan Stagea holds a special place in the hearts of many Japanese performance car enthusiasts, and this example currently for sale in Russia is particularly intriguing as its owner overhauled it to ape the looks of an R35 GT-R.
Most of the effort went into the front end of the car with the Stagea gaining headlights from an R35 GT-R along with a matching hood complete with a pair of black NACA ducts to feed the engine with cool air. We happen to think the fresh face of the R35 works well with the rest of the car’s design.
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Nissan first launched the Stagea estate in 1996 and went on to make three different generations with a plethora of different engines. The most desirable Stagea models came outfitted with the carmaker’s RB26DETT 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline-six cylinder engine made famous by the R32, R33, and R34-generation Skyline GT-Rs.
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The listing for the R35 GT-R wagon clone states that it is fitted with one of the available 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-six engines offered for some lower-spec models, but it still pumps out an impressive 280 HP despite only featuring a single turbocharger There are a total of 150,000 km (93,205 miles) on the odometer and we’ve got no doubt that the seller loved every mile behind the wheel of the car which is essentially a Skyline estate.
The car has an asking price of 1.1 million ruble on Auto.ru, which translates to a touch over $17,000 in the U.S. Not bad for a 280 HP wagon with a menacing GT-R face…