The RB26, the turbocharged straight-six engine that famously powered the previous three generations of Skyline GT-R, is going back into production, according to Nissan's Japanese Nismo division. It will join a growing list of available new parts being sold through the Nismo Heritage program, designed to offer factory-quality parts for the company's significant past performance models.
Nissan kicked off the program in November 2017, starting by only offering smaller parts such as trim pieces, hoses, and emblems for the R32-generation Skyline GT-R. It's since expanded to cover the R33- and R34 generation cars. New blocks and cylinder heads, as well as wipers, wiper motors, and window washer fluid tanks will be available for the R32, R33, and R34. Additionally, Nismo will begin to offer things like engine harnesses, fuel pumps, fenders, roof panels, air compressors, and bumpers for the R32.
According to , most of the new parts, including the engine pieces, will be available starting April 1st, 2019. reports that these parts will only be available through local dealers in Japan and other foreign markets, though we bet it wouldn't be too tough to get parts Stateside if you were really inclined to.
Though this is very much a marketing play for Nissan, it's one we can certainly get behind.