After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. Granted, the rear seats are very cramped, but at least they're there, and they also make a welcome addition to the car's luggage space, which itself is generous compared to most rival cars. Helps drivers see what's behind them when backing up through the use of a camera mounted to the rear of the car.
The R32 was so ahead of its time that improving it was going to be a difficult task, although Nissan ensured that the succeeding R33 was as stellar a job. The 2nd generation BNR32 was the first car in 16 years to bear the GT-R name and had debuted in May of the previous year.
The 2012 GTR's MSRP is $84,060 , but industry experts will tell you that it can match the performance of cars with price tags near the half million dollar mark. Most examples were manufactured for the Japanese market, but the Skyline GT-R was officially imported into the UK from August 1999 onwards.
You'll need to have deep pockets too - Glass's see R34s making anything from £40,000 to over £100,000 today, but if you can afford Nissan Skyline GT-R it the R34 is the most desirable GT-R to buy: "The ultimate in RB26DETT engine technology, electronic controls and 10 years of refining all went into this model," Dave Warrener emphasizes.
Mills are purely handmade from start till end and comes engraved with the name of the engineer and lineman who assembled it. The engine might be smaller than most European supercars, but thanks to twin turbocharging, the engine offers mind-boggling performance and produces a maximum power output of 570 PS and peak torque output of 633 Nm. The engine has a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Nissan GT-R comes with several first-grade safety features, such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), 6 airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, etc., to name a few.
And the poster child for the whole JDM scene became the Nissan Skyline GT-R , a grown-up, turbocharged all-wheel-drive coupe that was available pretty much only in Japan—kind of like Godzilla, for which it would eventually be nicknamed. Once you've bought your R34 we recommend you leave it in a hermetically-sealed garage and never take it on track: "Only 80 official UK cars were ever imported and the R34 is expensive to repair and heavy on consumables," confirms Andy Middlehurst.