Nissan Skyline GTR R32
The R32 Nissan Skyline GTR, a true dynamic force on the track, was initially put into production on May 22, 1989. This was to fulfill the necessity for 5,000 units to permit for racing homologation. However, due to favorable reviews from the motoring press and intense public demand, Nissan eventually decided on an unlimited production run which commenced in August 1989.
|Production Run||May 22, 1989 - August 1994|
|Total Units Produced||43,394|
|Engine||2.6 Liter twin-turbo all-wheel drive|
Unique Racing Heritage
The R32 Nissan Skyline GTR's feats in racing are rather remarkable. Highlights include:
- Five consecutive championship victories in the all Japanese Touring Car Championships.
- Over 200 race wins.
- An unofficial lap record for a production car at the world-renowned Nürburgring.
Most importantly, every component of the R32 was developed and refined on the race track, making it as close to a genuine racing car as a street-legal vehicle can get.
Advanced Engineering and Design
The R32 Nissan Skyline GTR surpassed new levels of automotive sophistication with the following features:
- Multi-link suspension in both the front and the rear.
- Electronically controlled intelligent four-wheel drive.
- "Hicas" four-wheel steering for superior handling.
- A robust 2.6-liter 24-valve straight-six engine, supercharged to 280PS by a pair of ceramic turbochargers.
This meticulous engineering and design truly propelled the R32 GTR to the forefront of the Japanese performance car market.
Please note: The R32 GTR is a powerful machine that requires a significant amount of skill to control. It is not as forgiving as the R34 and R35 models but offers a more rewarding and potentially faster ride in the hands of a skilled driver.
R32 GTR Specifications
|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|