Before the Nissan GT-R began terrorizing roads the world over, Nissan’s original Godzilla was the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R.
The car isn’t being produced anymore, which adds a certain element of allure to it, particularly if a tuning company like SP Engineering has their hands on one. So here it is, a 2002 Skyline R34 GT-R that has been modified to insane numbers that even the GT-R has to bow to.
Aesthetically, SP Engineering took the time to add an aerodynamic kit to the Skyline R34 GT-R, which includes a new Nismo front bumper, a carbon-fiber lip, an under tray, an FRP aero hood, new side skirts, a rear wing, ARC rear under-diffuser, Nismo carbon-fiber door pillar covers, and a new set of 19" Volk Racing alloy wheels with a Brembo GT brake kit. The interior also gets its share of new goodies, including a Nismo gauge cluster, floor mats, a suede steering wheel, Works Bell quick release, and dry carbon panels.
Then, there’s the engine modification, which to say the least, is eye-popping. SP Engineering managed to put some insane juice on the Skyline’s 2.5-liter RB26DETT straight 6-cylinder bi-turbo engine to the tune of 982 horsepower and 660 lb/ft of torque with the use of a few choice elements. These include Garret twin GT35 turbos, an HKS exhaust manifold, DLI II Twin Power ignition amplifier, and a GReddy Type R three-row front-mount intercooler kit. Other features of the engine remodel are Type R blow-off valves, a Hypertune intake manifold, an SP Engineering intake, 8 Denso 1,000cc injectors, TITEK Innovations high-flow fuel pump, and an ARC radiator. Last, but not least, a Hollinger sequential transmission was fitted with an OS Giken triple-plate.
Just in case people have forgotten the Nissan Skyline, SP Engineering has reminded us once again just how unbelievably awesome this Japanese monster is.