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
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.