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.

Key Specifications

Production RunMay 22, 1989 - August 1994
Total Units Produced43,394
Engine2.6 Liter twin-turbo all-wheel drive
Power280 PS

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

price$45,000 USD
engineWaterCooled RB26DETT Inline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement2568 cc / 156.7 cu in
bore86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke73.7 mm / 2.9 in
power208.8 kw/280.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output109.03 bhp per litre
torque353 nm / 260.4 ft lbs
driven wheelsFull Time 4WD
front tires225 / 50R16 92V
rear tires225 / 50R16 92V
front brakesVented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionMulti Link
r suspensionMulti Link
weight1430 kg / 3153 lbs
wheelbase2615 mm / 103.0 in
front track1480 mm / 58.3 in
rear track1480 mm / 58.3 in
length4545 mm / 178.9 in
width1755 mm / 69.1 in
height1340 mm / 52.8 in
transmission5-Speed Manual w Overdrive
180 kph / 111.8 mph
0 - 60 mph5.6 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile13.9 seconds