Nissan's most powerful car the Skyline GT-R. When the news was announced on our website, the love poured in. Our Google numbers spiked, hundreds of comments filled our social-media accounts, and the lucky guys who could afford the GT-R's P7.35-million asking price lined up at the dealers. It's no Veyron, no 911, but the GT-R's overall look outlines exactly what it intends to be: a sort of ultimate evolution of the tuner car, taken in-house.
As well as the V-Spec and M-Spec models the Japanese market also saw a V-Spec II with a carbon fibre bonnet, a stripped out GT-R N1 with a blueprinted engine, a V-Spec Nur, a V-Spec Nur II plus the NISMO variants: R-, S- and Z-Tune GT-Rs. Japanese-market M-Spec models provided a slightly more pliant ride, whilst retaining the car's impressive handling.
A special Blistein® DampTronic® driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations. The GT-R V-Spec model added two extra features, which were intake and exhaust gas temperatures.
The GT-R safety car leading a pack of cars at the Super GT race at Fuji Speedway in May 2008. Regardless of age, condition and the degree of (light) modification, the older Skyline GT-Rs didn't present any surprises in their pecking order, although we did expect the R32 to push the R33 a bit harder around the tight course.
It's the easiest, least-intimidating extreme performance car I've ever driven. Interestingly, this isn't just a design exercise; Nissan has tweaked the internals of the GT-R Nismo donor car, too. The fifth generation, known as the R34 kept the same 2.6 liter Twin Turbo engine from the previous models, Nissan Skyline GT-R but introduced a new chassis.
Hold on tight because the GT-R's combo of turbo power and all-wheel drive will stretch your neck in the corners. A stylish Black Edition model has been added to the lineup, the V6 pumps out even more horsepower and the GT-R's exterior design is more aerodynamic than ever.
For comparison, a 2014 Nissan GT-R featuring a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine making 545 horsepower has a base price of $99,590. Like some later generations of the Skyline GT-R, the GT-R has all-wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine. Most cars are stored outside and sunlight is not kind to an R32 Skyline's interior.