Features And Specs
After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. A guttural six-cylinder howl overlaid with comical levels of turbo whistle and chatter announces the arrival of the fifth member of this tight-knit sect, as an R32 Skyline GT-R glides smoothly into view and wends its way down the sliproad towards the meeting point.
Officially sanctioned by Nissan but built by Autech in 1998, it was designed to celebrate the Skyline's 40th anniversary (not the GT-R's). The 2017 Nissan GT-R performance coupe gets a new hood, grille and bumper design that improve frontal downforce for better handling.
Before pulling away she shakes her head like she just can't believe she's seeing an Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, blows a few kisses, and is gone. Although the internals are still in standard trim, a Cobb AccessPort piggyback ECU, Fujitsubo titanium exhaust system, complete with Esprit mid Y-pipe joint and a BMC full carbon airbox have been added to bring power to a healthy 530bhp.
Equipment is generous: all GT-Rs are equipped with sat nav, climate control and all the technology a driver could possibly want. The driver criticized the GT-R's inferior handling, it finished the comparison test on the last place. So we brought together the AS Class drivers - the top development drivers at Nissan - to create a vehicle that would excel at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver.
The GT-R's rear fascia has been extended at the sides to accelerate air away from the back of the bumper, helping to pull hot gases away, to cool the exhaust. The Nissan Skyline GT-R is currently owned by Munich-based car restoration firm GT-A. Twin turbos strap to its engine, and that power spins out through a dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels through an exceptionally quick-acting all-wheel-drive system.
Get in a Porsche 911 or Audi R8 and there's nothing necessarily easy about a track day, yet they are both far more enjoyable to drive, even if your lap times are a few seconds behind the GT-R's. According to THE-LOWDOWN, this specific Z-Tune Silver” R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune build #001 has already received offers exceeding $750,000 AUD, or $575,000 USD.
This generation of the GT-R has many accolades, winning 29 races Nissan Skyline GT-R from 29 starts at the Japanese Touring Car Championship, taking the series title from 1989 to 1993. It's a flexible car that doesn't get upset in urban conditions like some supercars do. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more unique car reviews and features plus see the latest unique and classic cars for sale.