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.

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  (517) posted on 03.5.2012

Wow, this is a good news for everyone who wanted it after it has been phased out. It’s even better with aerodynamics.

  (211) posted on 02.27.2012

It’s great to see that within the span of years, Nissan evolves from a simple coupe to modern-day sports car.

  (306) posted on 02.27.2012

Remodeling a new car after a wiped out version would be ideal for people who missed it. This is their chance to get what they missed and get an even better one because it doesn’t only has strong exterior design, it also runs on a dynamic engine.

  (459) posted on 02.27.2012

It looks stunning, but the sound effects of the video gives me creeps. In fairness it sounds like a roaring jet.

  (119) posted on 02.26.2012

The nissan skyline is one of the best cars to ever come out of japan. Its great to still see the oringal "godzilla" on the road. A bit curious to see the 0-60 time with 982 hp behind the AWD system.

  (1) posted on 02.24.2012

Hate to be "that guy", but the "original Godzilla" was the BNR32 GT-R as used in Austrailian Touring Car. It was actually dubbed Godzilla but the Austrailian motoring press. AWD was actually banned by that series in a bid to end the utter dominance of the Skyline GT-R (the previous GT-X was also highly successful, although with RWD and the RB20DET). The same thing happened in Japan with the Group A touring series, as the MA70 Supra and Sapphire Cosworth Escort could no longer stand a chance against the BNR32 GT-R. Also, the RB26DETT is not a 2.5 liter (that was the RB25DET). But great pics. Gotta love the history!

  (300) posted on 02.24.2012

I browse the gallery to look for some of the previous versions of this Nissan Skyline just for comparison, and I was amazed on the evolution of this car. The evolution of an ordinary coupe to being a nice sports car.

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