1999 saw the last incarnation of the Skyline GTR. This was the R34. Featuring an upgraded design the R34 had more down force and had much better handling than its predecessors.
This was the ultimate skyline. Featuring a fully upgraded dash with LCD displays to monitor and download all aspects of the performance.
In 2002 Nissan released the Z-Tune variant which had the engine tuned to reach over 9000rpm churning out over 500 HP making it a true supercar in
This however would be the last car to bear the name Skyline GTR and this was the end of an era.
The end of an era maybe but not the end of the GTR story. At the turn of the millennium Carlos Ghosn the CEO of Nissan planned a new GTR. This car
would no longer be in the guise of a roadster but would be a full fledged supercar.
It would no longer bear the skyline name but would still pay homage to its past with its design elements.
The Nissan GTR is powered by the VR38DETT 3.8L V6 engine churning out 480HP at 6400RPM.
One of the most innovative features in the GTR is a dual clutch system.
One clutch for even gears and one for odd gears. In effect ‘Pre-Loading’ the next gear before shifting
Giving it phenomenally low shifting times.
Its design is reminiscent of the previous skylines with its round tail lamps and intakes.
The designers took their inspiration for the design from the Giant robots of Japanese Manga comics which helped the original skyline reach its
The new GTR is highly customisable like its predecessors. Custom tuning packages can increase its power output to over 600HP.
The Nissan GTR is back in full force and its going to take on the world.
With its Gundam like air intakes and sharp lines this car was not engineered. It was sculpted and is truly a work of automotive art and Japanese
design at its best.
It was intended to outperform the Porsche 911 and it delivered. All of that at a fraction of the cost of the 911 placing Japan back on the supercar