2007 Nissan Skyline
Engine:3.5 liter V6
Horsepower @ RPM:315
Nissan introduced the 12th generation Skyline, a medium-size sedan with luxury aspirations.
All-new exterior and interior designs combined with the next generation FR-L platform and newly developed V6 engine should make this a desirable car.
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A Gorgeous 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Up For Sale
The Nissan Skyline GT-R of the R32 generation has been one of the JDM wet dreams of American petrolheads since its release back in 1989. Now, four years since it became legal to import one in the States, prices have started to level off, and this example could go for less than the market value.
The third generation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, known shortly as the R32, was Nissan’s answer to the Group A regulations that were in effect in touring car racing at the time. With boatloads of power and AWD, it dominated the Japanese Touring Car scene until the ruleset was changed for 1994. The Australians were even more annoyed at the Skyline’s utter domination, which is how the "Godzilla" nickname stuck, of their national championship that they eventually banned both the all-wheel-drive system and the practice of turbocharging in the ATCC.
The countless racing successes as well as appearances in movies, cartoons, and video games made the car highly popular, both in native Japan as well as abroad. The American market couldn’t enjoy the GT-R upon launch due to it not meeting the NHTSA safety requirements at the time. This meant that American fans had to wait 25 years to import an R32 legally under the "25-year" law which allows cars that weren’t meant for the American market to be imported 25 years after they were first put into production. This opened a "Pandora’s Box" in the summer of 2014 which saw prices sky-rocket for pristine examples as well as the rare Nismo models. However, high-mileage GT-Rs have started to level off in prices and this particular model on BaT is currently at a $9,100 bid with six days left of the auction.
Read on to find out more about why the GT-R is such a big thing
The Hoonigans Feature A Drifter Who Drives Using Just His Feet: Video
Motorsport is hard, no matter the level, no matter the series, no matter the car. All of it takes supreme dedication and effort, and if you don’t have the fires of passion to propel you, you’ll never get off the couch. Bartosz Ostalowski - well, he’s got the passion, that much is obvious. Despite the losing his arms in a motorcycle accident, Ostalowski managed to find a way to continue doing what he loves, namely getting sideways in a big cloud of tire smoke. Believe it or not, he does it all using his feet.
The Hoonigan crew went to Poland to check it out for themselves, linking up with Ostalowski during some shakedown practice runs prior to his stint in a recent Drift Masters event. His car is a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, which comes stuffed with a V-8 powerplant. The power hits the rear wheels through an eight-speed gearbox from ZF, with cog swaps executed via a custom paddle mounted near his right shoulder. Ostalowski steers using his left foot, and works the pedals with his right foot, plus there’s a third e-brake pedal to lock the rears during tandem battles.
Watching Ostalowski work his magic is nothing short of incredible. The man is obviously a killer drifter, but the fact he manages it all using just his feet takes it all to an entirely new level. Watching it all go down is an inspiration, and we’re convinced Ostalowski has a very bright career ahead of him.
1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec
The GT-R V-Spec was the range-topping model of the R32-generation Nissan Skyline. Designed for homologation purposes in order for the R32 to compete in Group A racing, the GT-R was upgraded to V-Spec features in 1993. Production ended in 1994 with only a handful of V-Spec models built. Due to its massive success in the Australian Touring Car Championship, the R32 GT-R was nicknamed "Godzilla."
Launched in 1957 by Prince, the Skyline nameplate started life as a rather common automobile. By 1969, it was sold as a Nissan and spawned a number of higher-performance versions, including the first GT-R model in 1969. The R32 arrived in 1989 when Nissan decided to drop every other body style save for the coupe and sedan. Nissan built almost 300,000 Skylines in five years, but only around 44,000 were GT-Rs. The V-Spec was produced in less than 2,800 units, making it one of the rarest GT-Rs ever. Beyond that, the V-Spec was one of the agilest productions cars on the race track back in its day. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec.
Sourcing Parts for Your Classic Nissan is About to Get Easier
Owning a classic car, regardless of make and model, can be a very rewarding thing. On the flip side, it can also be very frustrating if you happen to need a replacement part that’s not made anymore, or only available in the aftermarket. The latter of which can be pretty hit and miss, as oftentimes aftermarket parts for classic cars are far from OE standards and will either fail early on or potentially lead to damaging your baby. Well, if you own a classic Nissan, things are about to get a little easier, as it has just announced a new “Heritage Parts Program.” This new program will operate as a new division of Nismo and will kick things off by offering a whole host of OE spare parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R. Nissan has said the program will expand to other classic performance models but has yet to elaborate on what models will be next.
This move puts Nissan into a group of elite manufacturers like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and even BMW — all of which offer similar programs for their classic cars as well. It’s likely that the next cars added to this program will be the R33 and R34 skyline as well, and hopefully, we’ll see support for models like the Fairlady Z or 300zx, Pulsar GTi-R, and the Primera GT, among others. There’s no word on whether or not this program will be available to those in the U.S., but considering there’s a decent market for older imported skylines here in the U.S. (thanks to U.S. import laws that force us to wait what seems like a lifetime,) I would have to say that at least certain parts offered under this new program will eventually be available here. If not, you can always overnight parts from Japan, right?
Petrolicious Takes A Look At A Nissan Skyline DR30: Video
“We always want what we can’t have.” That’s how Jay Kho, owner of the above 1983 Skyline DR30, starts this video. It’s the kind of sentiment any diehard car fan knows all too well – whether it’s due to exclusivity, import laws, or financial barriers, we all have that one ride that sits just out of reach.
Of course, nowadays, if you’re a U.S. resident in love with the GT-R, any given dealership will provide an opportunity for ogling. Prior to 2008, however, Nissan’s top-spec sports car monster was forbidden fruit to stateside enthusiasts like Kho.
That all changed when he found this DR30 on Craigslist.
“It looked like it came from a container, went to the garage,” Kho recalls. As soon as he saw it in person, he knew he had to have it. “A Nissan Skyline in the States! This is something from a magazine, or this is something just from a PlayStation!”
Somehow, he got it registered, but understandably, spare parts were hard to come by.
“The right thing for me to do was transition to an SR20.” The new engine meant he could actually drive his ride without worrying about it breaking and leaving it to sit waiting for a repair.
Now, Kho can be found prowling the Las Vegas night enjoying his black and red import to the fullest. “Knowing that you have it in your garage, you can go and turn on the light and look at it in your garage… I’m like ‘Wow, it’s there.’”
A heavily modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is listed at Classic Trader, the auto classifieds that sells a lot of classic exotics. So what’s so special about this particular Skyline other than the fact that it’s blue, has 550 horsepower under its hood, and only 6,000 km (3,728 miles) on the odometer? Well, it’s a Hollywood car driven specifically by the late Paul Walker in Fast & Furious — the fourth installment in the franchise.
This Skyline is actually one of nine Skylines that were used in the making of the movie, but according to Top Gear, this one is the only real Skyline in the movie. The rest were apparently makeshift units created by using plastic bodies on Volkswagen Beetle chassis. We won’t blame you if become nauseous after reading that.
This one, though, is the real deal. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the GT-R R34, including a 2.6-liter, twin-turbo, straight-six engine that was fitted with a front-mounted intercooler from Turbonetics. That setup allows it to pump out an impressive 550 ponies with the power sent to all four wheels courtesy of a six-speed Getrag transmission.
It also has a loot bag of aftermarket options, which isn’t at all surprising considering the nature of the movie it appeared in. It has plenty of Nismo parts, including a bumper with side skirts, lowering springs, V-Spec NUR pedals, and an NE-1 exhaust, all of which are consistent with what a full-fledged drag Skyline should have at its disposal. A Momo Alcantara steering wheel was also installed, as well as a custom roll cage, a Sony head unit, a custom heads-up display for the dash-mounted PC, and an MFD Xenarc Display unit with all gauges programmed to the Skyline’s ECU.
As you can expect, this Skyline doesn’t come cheap, nor should it considering that it also comes with a “40-page appraisal from a well known accredited appraisal company documenting the build and movie car history.” For the privilege of owning Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from Fast & Furious, interested buyers need to have at least £600,000 at their disposal, which is about $940,740 as of 12/4/14.
We did say "at least" because given the car’s history and who drove it, the price for this Skyline GT-R R34 is expected to reach more than $1 million.
Click past the jump to read more about Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline.
$1.35 million is an extremely ridiculous price to pay for an ordinary Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, but truth be told, there’s nothing ordinary about his particular model.
For one, it’s actually a movie car and one that was heavily used in the film it was on. More importantly, that film was "Fast & Furious 4," and the man who drove this Skyline was none other than the late Paul Walker. So yeah, it’s a pretty special ride driven by one special dude.
But after Walker’s sudden and unexpected death late last year, the car now finds itself on the market and the attached price tag — €1 million, which is around $1.35 million at the current exchange rates — speaks not only to the uniqueness of this particular Skyline GT-R (fully souped up and all), but also to the man who once treated the ride like one of his own.
Normally, we’d be turned off by a sticker price like that. After all, there are a lot of things you can do with that much money. But not this time.
See, the car itself will probably gain value as the years go by and Walker’s legend grows. But that’s trivial and inconsequential to the more important reason as to why if we had the money to spare, we’d buy it in a heartbeat.
What’s more, this car is going to help a great cause. See, 50 percent of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to Walker’s Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity, one of the finest charitably organizations you’ll ever find.
Unlike other movie cars that have gone on sale in recent years, we’re pretty sure that this one will find a new owner soon enough.
Click past the jump to read about the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Some people tend to take little things like moving their fingers or holding hands with somebody else for granted, but what happens when those “little things” are taken away? What happens when you can no longer hold something with your hands because you no longer have them?
Some people may head into depression, but some people, like Bartek Ostalowski, continue living their lives like nothing ever happened.
Back in 2006, Ostalowski lost his arms in an accident, but didn’t stop him from continuing his dream to become a professional racecar driver. Not only did he become one, but he also became pretty good at it, having competed in the Polish Championship Rally Raceway Cross and the Polish Cup, not to mention, his apparent skill as a drifter.
In this video, you’ll see how Ostalowski manages to drift his Nissan Skyline GT-T R34 using his two feet and his shoulder. For people who can’t even drift with all their limbs intact, what Ostalowski is doing is amazing, dumbfounding, and downright inspirational.
Way to go, Bartek!
Long before the Nissan GT-R wreaked havoc on the roads and earned its nickname, Godzilla, its predecessor was considered one of the most important cars in Nissan’s history. It was one that paved the way for a generation of drivers to, in their own words, "chooses the path of racing.”
Ever since the Skyline and the GT-R names were split, which led to the complete disappearance of the former in favor of the latter, not a lot of people have given the Nissan Skyline its due credit as one of the fiercest cars in the 1960’s.
In this video, we take a stroll down memory lane to reacquaint ourselves with how the legend of the Skyline was born all the way back to the 1964 Suzuka Grand Prix. This is where the earliest models of the Skyline, then a relative unknown model built by Prince Motor Company, took the fight to the most supreme machine of them all, the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS.
No, the Skyline didn’t win that particular race, but what it did was serve notice to just about everyone that this was a car that meant serious business.
We’re not gonna spoil you any more info from the mini-documentary because no amount of words will do justice to seeing the video for yourself.
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.
Now that the clock has finally run out and just hours away from the first showing of Fast Five - the fifth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise - we felt like it’s the right time to give proper respect to the characters that have made this movie franchise as fun as it has been since the first movie came out in 2001.
And if you think that we’re talking about resident leading men, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, guess again. This list has very little to do with them, or their other co-stars for that matter, but more so about what they were driving during the first four movies. Yes, dear friends. This is a list to honor the Top 10 cars of the Fast and Furious franchise!
Do take note that we compiled this list based on our opinions so if you have any sort of reaction on the cars we chose and the number we gave them, you have the floor in the comments section to let us hear about it.
Hit the jump to check out our list.
JAPO Motorsport GmbH is bringing back some unique old school style with the release of their Skyline R34 GT-R JAPO edition. Taking a 1999 R34, JAPO spent three and a half months stripping it down to its base and rebuilding it bit by bit using the legendary “Z-Tune” as a base. Some may remember the Skyline R34 GT-R “Z-tune” created as the 20th Anniversary model for NISMO (NISsan MOtorsports International) in 2004. This model was put together as a special edition and offered in a limited number of 20 vehicles. The same will be said for the R34 GT-R JAPO edition which will also be limited to 20.
The most exciting piece of information for the R34 GT-R is the modifications that were made under the hood. The standard 2.5-liter RB26DETT straight 6-cylinder bi-turbo engine has been worked over with an HKS treatment. Two GT RS turbo chargers have been added as well as an intercooler, elbows, half pipe, racing suction and chamber kit, injectors, ignition plugs, and cylinder head gaskets, all made by HKS. The JAPO Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R also comes with Stoptech brakes with 355/35 millimeter discs and four-piston callipers in front as well as 355/32 millimeter discs and two-piston callipers on the rear. This brings the R34 GT-R’s numbers to 516hp and 597 Nm of torque. The beautiful sound from the engine will be heard through the ARC-4 inch titanium exhaust system.
Hit the jump for the full story plus the official press release.
You have to check out this video! Mark Berry with Hi Octane Racing was out testing the Advan/HiOctane Racing Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R on the Eastern Creek International Raceway in preparation for the World Time Attack Challenge. This challenge, the first ever of its kind, will test the speed of not only Australia’s World Time Attack teams, but also teams from the U.S. and Japan. The race will be held at the Eastern Creek International Raceway on Friday, May 21, 2010 and Saturday, May 22, 2010.
A representative from SuperLap caught up with Mark Berry and when asked if he was not chasing speed due to the corners on the tracks, Mark Berry replied,
“We’re chasing speed everywhere. It’s ALL about speed, we’ll be up against the top teams in the WORLD, these guys are incredibly fast and we can’t afford to lose a second anywhere.”
That’s the kind of response we here at TopSpeed like to hear.
The Nissan GT-R is by all means a bona fide super car and , however for anyone who is too old to have used a Playstation has been left in the dark about the cars that made those three letters so significant over the past two decades. That is because the most contact most people in the U.S. had with a Nissan Skyline GT-R was when playing Gran Turismo, or at an auto extravaganza like SEMA, and there were two fine examples on display this year in the Las Vegas Convetion Center. These were ultra exotic all wheel drive sports cars powered by a revolutionary low displacement high revving twin turbocharged straight six that pushed the Japanese Government’s limits with a reasonably priced package that was able to trump quite a few super cars of its day. Adding to the lore of the old Skyline GT-R; the ones that did make it to America with a DOT approval all came from the same import company, and they were found out to be crooked.
In 1989 the Japanese automaker revived the GT-R nameplate from the 1970s with the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R. At the time the GT-R was a two door version of Nissan’s popular Skyline luxury sedan, something we were introduced to in America as the Infiniti G35 some years later. Back in the ’90s Nissan had to advertise their budget super car at 280 PS (275 HP) but Godzilla has been dyno’d to reveal closer to 350 HP coming from the RB26DETT under the hood. What was even better is that these car’s could easily be boosted to produce closer to 500 HP and there are even a few recorded 1000 HP runs by tuners who never had to crack the head gasket. In the U.S. the baddest car you could buy and then modify was a Toyota Supra, there are even models that can race against a Suzuki Hyabusa and win at 150 MPH, in Japan they said that when you got over your Supra you bought a GT-R.
This year’s SEMA Show featured two of the latter examples, one white on gold R33, a model that was made from 1995-1998 and got more curves and a bigger turbo. The other jaw dropping piece of high performance machinery was the highly coveted six speed R34, although Nissan ended production of the car in 2001 they came back with a rare proposition for 2004. Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Nissan Motorsport International, the manufacturer offered to buy back 20 low mileage models which were stripped down and rebuilt to be Z tune GT-Rs. Making 600 PS from a race engine and shod with a set of beautiful black GT500 style Volk racing TE-37s, simply exquisite. Although the late model Rotora car is wearing a different set of wheels, it does have the Z tune style fenders with the vents at the top. It’s tuners cars like these that gave the GT-R its super car credibility; so now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Nissan completely redesigned the Skyline model when they introduced the GT350 back in 2001. Gone was the classic boxy shape of the 1990s models which gave way to a 350Z inspired curvilinear Infiniti G35. The luxury car was well appointed and like all of Nissan’s VQ35 powered vehicles, the new Skyline had an exhaust note to die for. The next update for the R35 Skyline came in 2006 when Nissan’s engineers sharpened up the design and bumped displacement up to 3.7 Liters for the world renowned V6 engine. Although the current Infiniti G37 is still a very attractive sports car, the now classic two swoop shape is due for a major update in preparation for the 2012 model year.
When the Japanese automaker unveiled the Infiniti Essence concept car at the Geneva motor Show, they were laying out the floor plan for their future model lineup both aesthetically and mechanically. So with no better inspiration for the future Skyline in sight, it would appear that the new Nissan Skyline could be the first production model to speak the Essence concept’s design language. However it is not expected to adopt the working show car’s hybrid drive train. Instead the 2012 Skyline will feature a 3.7 literV6 to produce a total of around 450 HP. However we won’t find out any time soon because Nissan is rumored to be preparing a Skyline Coupe prototype for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with a production version slated to go on sale in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
Lately we have been showing you what the Japanese tuner Top Secret can do when they want to build a signature one off automobile that changes the way enthusiasts think about cars. Well this is a perfect example of Nagata-san working his magic on a car that changes the way we think about the tuning industry. This is the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R based Competizione R built for a private customer. Originally the owner wanted a daily driver that could still tear up a drag strip or embarrass the competition on the wangan, but after many years of being a GT-R owner was infected with the track day bug, and the Competizione R once again underwent a complete transformation.
It has taken seven years for the Competizione R to become the dark gray blue pearl vehicle you see before you. While it used to wear a Top Secret body kit, the front end has been replaced with a full Nismo front end. This is made up of a Nismo Z-tune front bumper and flared fenders as well as a Nismo R-tune dry carbon hood while the wet carbon front lip from Top Secret has remained. The side skirts are from Do-Luck and have been molded into the new wings. Out back there is a Nismo dry carbon adjustable lip made to work with the Top Secret diffuser and vortex generator. and the stock GT-R spoiler has been lowered out of the slipstream using a set of custom Top Secret mounts.
The heart of the beast, Nissan’s iron block RB26DETT has been increased in size thanks to an HKS 2.8 Liter stroker kit and in an interesting move, the engine original had a pair of reasonably large GT3037S turbochargers while now it makes use of smaller GT2835Rs for their quicker spool up and ability to make more power down low where the owner wanted it for the track. The little black box in front of the engine is an HKS V-Cam Pro; this system gives the RB26 variable cam control on the intake side, which makes more power at every RPM. The compressed air is fed into the engine through a Nismo GT plenum, the same item that was used on the old R34 JGTC racecars. The package has been tuned to make a much more track friendly 700 HP. Keeping the Competizione R going in a straight line down the front stretch at Fuji Speedway is an adjustable Nitron Pro racing suspension from the U.K. combined with a host of highly adjustable Ikeya Formula suspension links that allow the suspension to be fine tuned.
Continued after the jump.
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.
Even I can’t understand the reason why someone will convert a BMW into a Nissan, I have to admit that the result is impressive. For some reasons, known only by the guy who did that, a BMW E36 was transformed into a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34.
The entire body was changed and you have to admit that the front illusion is perfect. The back of the car is not so well done, but as an overall result we can say that the car is a real (...)
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.
You may never heard of Jun, a japanese tuner that has a tradition of tuning Nissan, Honda and Mazda. Now they upgraded the engine of a Nissan Skyline GT-R and took the power up to 1033 hp. The GT-R has the same RB26DETT engine that the BNR32 was equipped with, although torque had been improved, due to changes in the turbo compressor aerodynamics, turbo dump pipe, and intercooler.
The 0 to 60 mph sprint in made in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 236 (...)
The new Nissan Skyline debuted a few days ago, but on a second look at the car’s images a question comes to your mind: "where did I see this design before?" On the german cars of course!
More exactly the Mercedes CLS-Class. The Skyline has similar headlights shape, similar radiator grill, similar hood and also the sider remeber of the CLS.
Is Nissan out of inspiration?