Have you ever lusted after Japanese sports cars? Only to be disappointed by the manufacturers not offering them for sale here in the U.S. Although a little unconventional, you can still get your hands on these high-performance machines. Thanks to companies like PicknBuy24 us Americans can take advantage of the Japanese government’s dislike for old cars (they tax the heck out of old cars to promote the sale of newer models) and pick them up at almost ridiculous discounts. For example: this R32 Skyline GT-R would look be perfect next to my turbocharged 240SX and at only $7200 plus shipping makes this early 90’s super car fit any budget.
In Europe and USA it is known as the Infiniti EX , but on the Japanese market it will be sold under the Nissan logo. Sales will begin later this summer.
The Nissan Skyline Crossover is powered by a VQ37VHR engine with VVEL technology mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode.
Press release after the jump.
Do you happen to be in the neighborhood for a fully built 1200 HP AWD Time Attack racecar? If so eBay has you covered. It appears that the online auctioneer is becoming a more common place to find these types of ultra high performance super cars.
The most notable feature of this 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R is its color. The yellow exterior of this ten year old racecar looks better than ever. The color is one of the signature touches that the Japanese tuners JUN applies to their Super Lemon vehicles, like the 1000 HP R-33 with a top speed of over 230 MPH. The modifications to this GT-R go far beyond paintwork. The vehicle features a Greddy T-78 turbocharger, a large unit capable of producing tremendous horsepower. The R-34 has 8 piston front brake calipers from Brembo, racecar hardware. The doors, trunk and hood are all made from lightweight composite material.
With the current economic situation and the limited application of the Hyper Powered Skyline it will be interesting to see how much a JUN built Time Attack GT-R is worth these days.
Video, features and photos after the jump.
Nissan Skyline celebrated its 50th anniversary today in grand style at an event held at Tokyo’s new Midtown development. Dating back to 1957, the Skyline is a legendary car in the Nissan line-up with a long heritage of style and performance, beloved by motoring fans all over the world.
The Nissan Skyline is an intermediate-size automobile range sold in Japan and other countries. It is available in either coupe or sedan body styles. The current Skyline is sold in North America, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Middle East as the Infiniti G35.