After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. With even more high-tech features than before, the R34 Skyline sold in modest numbers and was finally phased out in 2002, the 350Z sating the appetite of Nissan performance enthusiasts until the R35 GT-R arrived with its own stock of jaw-dropping feats performed on that snaking piece of tarmac through the Eifel mountains.
The All-Wheel Drive system in GT-R can provide around 100% of available torque to the rear wheels and 50% torque to the front wheels. The Japanese car maker has confirmed the production version and has opened the order books for the 50-vehicle limited run. The Skyline GT-R (R32) boasted all-wheel drive, ability to steer all four wheels, and a supercar-slaying pace thanks in part to turbocharging.
The RB26 2.6-liter straight-six is a very strong engine, capable of holding 5-600 hp, and the five-speed transmission can similarly hold big power from a modified car. For 2017, Nissan upgraded the GT-R interior with lovely nappa leather on the instrument panel, and installed a new touchscreen interface that helped it reduce the button count on the dash from 27 to 11.
The GT-R's interior impresses with a feature-laden cabin full of high-tech amenities. The GT-R LM NISMO was initially introduced to the world in a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX, which set an all-time TV audience viewing record in February 2015. GT-R features active sound enhancement system to monitor engine speed and vehicle dynamics.
When the IDx NISMO prototype debuted at the Tokyo Auto Show the overwhelming response was, Yes please!” It didn't take long for Nissan to state that the car would make it to production though the company has yet to announce a date or provide details on its final configuration.
Alongside there are old Pininfarina-designed Bluebird saloons, and every iteration of the Fairlady Roadster lined up — the models that preceded the Z cars — including a rare 1500 with a single transverse rear seat. The Skylines up to that point were all highly-tuned machines, but the new car dispensed with the Skyline name and featured custom designed chassis and engine.
Middlehurst Motors are the source of UK Skyline expertise, being sole importers for new cars and having an expert eye for used stock. Finally, the GT-R Nismo ups all performance qualities to the max, Nissan Skyline GT-R including an engine tuned for more power. On June 4, 2010, Nismo announced a Club Track Edition 96 GT-R available via its Nissan supported Omori aftermarket factory.