R32 GTR Nissan Skyline (1989-1993)
The R32 Nissan Skyline GTR was initially put into production on May 22, 1989 to meet the required 5000 cars to allow for racing homologation. But with critical acclaim by the motoring press and with heavy demand by the public for the car, Nissan decided to allow an unlimited production run which went on sale in August 1989. With a new 2.6 Liter twin-turbo all wheel drive system designed by Nismo, it was put into production as the R32 Nissan Skyline GTR. The total production run was 43,394 units. White is the national racing color of Japan in international motorsport, which explains the above average number of white GTR’s.
The list of accomplishments it has acheived race track is quite impressive. It includes five consecutive championship wins in the all Japanese Touring Car Championships and over 200 race wins, plus the unofficial lap record for a production car at the world-famous Nurburgring. Just about every part of the R32 has been developed and refined on the race track.
It is basically a racing car for the road and is not quite as idiot-proof as the newer model’s which is both good and bad. In the right hands the R32 is extremely fast, but requires alot more skill than the aim and fire R34 and R35. It’s not quite as forgiving, but much more rewarding and potentially alot faster.
As a road car reached new heights of sophistication. With such developments as Multi-link suspension both front and rear, it also had an electronically controlled intelligent four-wheel drive and “Hicas” four-wheel steering. A 2.6-liter 24-valve straight-six engine boosted to 280PS by a pair of ceramic turbochargers. this car truly moved the bar higher in the japanese performance car market.
|engine||WaterCooled RB26DETT Inline-6|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2568 cc / 156.7 cu in|
|bore||86 mm / 3.39 in|
|stroke||73.7 mm / 2.9 in|
|power||208.8 kw/280.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm|
|specific output||109.03 bhp per litre|
|torque||353 nm / 260.4 ft lbs|
|driven wheels||Full Time 4WD|
|front tires||225 / 50R16 92V|
|rear tires||225 / 50R16 92V|
|front brakes||Vented Discs|
|rear brakes||Vented Discs|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Multi Link|
|r suspension||Multi Link|
|weight||1430 kg / 3153 lbs|
|wheelbase||2615 mm / 103.0 in|
|front track||1480 mm / 58.3 in|
|rear track||1480 mm / 58.3 in|
|length||4545 mm / 178.9 in|
|width||1755 mm / 69.1 in|
|height||1340 mm / 52.8 in|
|transmission||5-Speed Manual w Overdrive|
|180 kph / 111.8 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||5.6 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||13.9 seconds|