Tommykaira M20 and M30 based on the R32 Nissan Skyline GTST. The M20 used a tuned RB20DET with 250PS(factory Nissan is 215PS) and the M30 used Tommykaira’s own Frankenstein RB30DE based on an Aussie RB30 block with on these R32 versions an RB26DE head to make 280PS. The earlier R31 M30 used an RB20DE head and only made 240PS. But either of those power figures without a turbo is still pretty impressive. They also built a tuned R32 GTR but that was only tuned to 350PS and used a standard sized RB26DETT. To my knowledge they never released an RB30DETT powered car but I am sure they built some.


Tommykaira R brochure. This is for the R32 Skyline GTR version which had 350PS. The blue car is the cheaper L-spec version with only 300PS. What is interesting is that Tommykaira also sold the M30 in R32 spec which had a RB30DE with 280PS. Have done posts on both the R31 and R32 Tommykaira M30 skylines if you want more info but briefly they used an Australian spec RB30 block with an RB20DE head(R31 with 240PS) or an RB26DE head(R32 with 280PS). The question is did they ever make a car with an RB30DETT? I am sure they did but it was never sold or produced. Am still trying to get a brochure for either of the M30 cars so if anyone has one for sale or knows of one i be interested.


What you are looking at here is a very rare beast. Tommykaira M30 based on an R31 GTS-R but with the RB20DET replaced by their own in house special RB30DE. This 3 litre dohc NA 6 started with an Aus spec RB30E block filled with custom goodies before getting an RB20DE head and very nice looking headers fitted. These mods produced 240HP which is very respectable for an NA 3 Litre. Their RB20DET powered M20 only produced 220.

To put those M20 and M30 power figures into perspective a standard R31 RB20DET puts out about 180-190 HP, the GTS-R version 210 and the RB30ET only found in Australian VL Holden Commodores and Calais about 200. The Australian R31 Skyline GTS II with a worked over RB30E put out 190 HP and just fitting an RB25DE head, inlet and coil pack ignition to an RB30E bottom end will match this 190. So the M30 has another 50 HP of go goodies fitted. That exhaust manifold would account for a lot of that.