This limited edition Nissan Skyline GT-R from 2002 is basically brand-new, but it also costs a small fortune

If you’re a fan of the Nissan GT-R, you can still purchase the current-generation model. It’s 13 years old as of 2020, but it can still hold its own against more modern sports cars and it’s a blast to drive at the track. But if you’re a Skyline GT-R enthusiast, you need to look back on cars built until 2002, when Nissan dropped this badge for the GT-R. Luckily, you can still find a few mint-condition examples out there. Like this R34-generation Skyline GT-R with only 225 miles on the odometer.

Car For Sale: BRAND-NEW R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur Exterior
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This specific model was showcased by JDM Expo back in November 2019. Although it’s almost a year since then, the Nissan is still available and it costs a whopping $485,000.

That’s a lot of cash for a car that’s not a full-fledged classic, but not exactly ludicrous given that it’s brand-new and it’s more than just a regular Skyline GT-R R34. You see, this specific model is the V-Spec II Nur, a limited-edition model that ended the production of the R34 in 2002.

Car For Sale: BRAND-NEW R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur Drivetrain
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Limited to only 718 units, it's features a 2.6-liter inline-six based on the N1 racing engine with larger turbochargers and a slight increase in boost.

Although it was advertised with 276 horsepower due to Japanese car industry norms at the time, the V-Spec II Nur is actually rated at 330 horsepower. It was the most powerful R34 save for the Nismo-designed Z-Tune with the bigger 2.8-liter six-cylinder. The Nur was named after the Nurburgring race track, where Nissan set several records with the Skyline GT-R over the years.

Car For Sale: BRAND-NEW R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur Exterior
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With just 225 miles on the odometer, this is probably the closest thing you can buy to a brand-new Skyline GT-R R34. The exterior paint looks spotless, while the seats and the floor are still wrapped in plastic covers. Would you pay almost $500,000 for this Nissan?

Source: JDM Expo

Ciprian Florea
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