After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. Over just three years it was transformed into one of the most potent performance cars of its era. Although this is not the next-generation GT-R, it is an exciting celebration of two anniversaries in a provocative and creative way - wrapping one of Nissan's best engineering platforms and Japanese design with Italian coachbuilding,” said Albaisa.
Finally, the limited-production GT-R Nismo comes with a stiffer body structure, a front fascia with more cooling area and downforce, side skirts and rear wing, Recaro seats, lightweight forged alloy wheels, a more aggressive suspension calibration, and an uprated version of the V6 engine good for 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.
This was followed by 554 NISMO GT-R's in 1990 and were all Gunmetal Grey in colour. The rear highlights the car's wide track with taut, muscular flares around the wheels, while the shoulder line tapers around the base of the rear window and draws toward the centre of the boot lid.
In addition to this, the 2018 Nissan GT-R also has an available Drive Mode selection. Displacing 2 liters and capable of revving to 10,000 RPM (virtually unbelievable in the era, when only Formula 1 engines could come close), the triple-carbureted engine produces 160 horsepower stock.
The big story was all-wheel drive, known to Nissan as Nissan Skyline GT-R ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain with Electronic Torque Split). In 1969, the Nissan Skyline GT-R was put into production and we follow this journey through the five generations of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, through to the latest incarnation of Nissan GT-R.
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.
Nissan is better known for affordable, reliable hatchbacks and its successful range of crossovers and SUVs than extreme, high-performance cars, but every now and then it breaks the mould. Both GT-Rs are great handlers, courtesy of Nissan's famed ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system.