7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery

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  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R is a captivating piece of Japanese engineering that hides many secrets behind its development
    From almost not having the legendary RB26 DETT engine to initially having to be a completely different car, here are 7 secrets, you probably didn't know about the R34 GT-R
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    Not all versions of the Skyline R34 GT-R had the RB26 DETT
    Hard to believe, given it's one of the GT-R's most important aspects. The GT500 race car, however, dropped the straight-six in 2002, for a VQ30 DETT, in order to be more competitive in the Super GT racing series
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    The R34 Skyline was initially meant to be a mid-engine sports car
    While the R34 shares the same basic architecture as the R33 and R32 before it, it was supposed to have a mid-engine layout and a newly-developed V-6. Nissan gave up on it, after realizing a special production plant had to be built for the mid-engine model
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    The GT-R is not the only R34 Skyline to have all-wheel drive
    The ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system is quite advanced even by today's standards, but another version of the R34 - the 25GT-Four also features AWD. This makes it a perfect platform for a GT-R clone, after swapping out the RB25 DE that is
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    Bayside Blue was supposed to be called Wangan Blue
    One of the most iconic GT-R colors was supposed to have another name. It was decided against it, in order to avoid affiliation with the Mid-Night Club - a street-racing club, which was disbanded after a massive accident, just after the R34's debut
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    One of the 20 Nissan NISMO R34 GT-R Z-Tune was even more exclusive than the others
    NISMO bought back and updated 20 of the best R34 GT-Rs it could find, in order to create the Z-Tune. They were all painted in Z-Tune Silver, except car No.10, which retained its original Midnight Purple III color
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    Not all R34 GT-Rs are illegal for US import
    While you would have to wait at least until 2024 to import an R34, two versions are excluded from the 25-year rule, under the show and display clause - the 1999 R34 GT-R V Spec and the 2002 R34 GT-R M Spec Nur, both of which are highly collectible
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    Bonus secret: the R34 GT-R's 6-speed manual has a 1st gear lockout
    Those who have owned or driven one would know, but if you want to engage 1st gear, you have to pull the same tab on the gear shifter, you pull in order to engage reverse
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
    Swipe up for more details on the Nissan Skyline GT-R
    The Nissan Syline GT-R has a glorious history, but it almost was a completely different car. If you want to know more about what the SKyline R34 could have been and why it became what it is, check out the full article
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
  • 7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - gallery
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