The car is an absolute BEAST, acceleration, handling, and breaks are ridiculous, and you can't stop anywhere without drawing a crowd. Everything you'd expect an R32 would be on American streets until... This
At freeway speed it threw a rod bearing that ate the crank and scattered shavings everywhere. Once the engine was torn down it was revealed the rod bolt was not torqued properly, one fell completely and the other was finger tight. It also revealed the cams were stock, and the ports had not been touched. Needless to say we brought everything we had to pursue a cash settlement and after a few "tense" email exchanges we got the importer to cover 50% of the cost to rebuild the engine to it's as advertised condition.
Instead of hobbling it back together, my brother decided to use this as an opportunity to build a serious Monster, but reliable enough to drive anywhere. Right now there are components scattered all over the country, The chassis is in Oregon getting buttoned up, the engine is in Seattle being built up with top end internals, the transmission is in Ohio getting all OS Giken gear and rod sets, and when it's all back together it will be tuned in Arizona.
The goal is a super reliable 600hp with all the proper running gear to handle it.