R Safety Features



Nissan's most powerful car the Skyline GT-R. With just 6,000 miles, the GT-R stakes claim as the vehicle driven (and, of course, raced) by Paul Walker in the film. Out on the open road, the GT-R is an easy car to drive fast. As the penultimate edition of the R34” series Skyline GT-R, and in fact, as one of the last of the traditionally inline-six powered Skylines, the V-Spec II is destined to be a collectible.

The Nissan GT-R features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with new Display command control comes as standard fitment on the centre console. While you see a substantial, powerful supercar, to the wind, it punches through the air like a lo-slung, mid-engine supercar.

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is a bit of an enigma. In 1996 Nissan decided to build a road-going special edition based on its GT-R Le Mans car. Although the torch is now carried by the R35 GT-R, a car that has dispensed with the Skyline badge, the last of the Skyline GT-R models, the R34, remains the definitive Playstation generation car.

Thanks to its potent turbocharged V6 and all-wheel drive, the Nissan GT-R accelerates with uncommon ferocity. Other models featured in this experience include the NISMO GT3 and Nissan Z. Believe it or not, performance car fans should feel a little bit of hatred towards the R32 GT-R.

Where interiors of cars like the Porsche 911 are flamboyant and luxurious, the Nissan's dashboard looks more like a technological tour-de-force; it seems to have come straight out of a teenager's gaming console. Three switches allow for on-the-fly adjustment of specific performance parameters for the transmission, suspension, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.

Fondly known as the Hakosuka (box Skyline,” chassis code KPGC10), the 1971 Skyline was the first to wear the world-renowned GT-R badge—for gran turismo racer—signifying that this was no run-of-the-mill Skyline GT. Nissan Skyline GT-R The inspiration for the GT-R was an early race special based on a regular, previous-generation S50 Skyline 2000GT that credibly competed with a specially-constructed Porsche 904 GTS in the 1964 Japanese Grand Prix, finishing second, amazing everyone involved and giving Porsche a scare.

I spoke to The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah about the relatively stock 1990 GT-R he purchased recently, and he said he had success at Fontana Nissan in Eastern Los Angeles, who has two Skyline-specialist techs on staff and the ability to perform standard repair and maintenance.

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