This Reasonably-Priced Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Is Proof You Can Still Afford One
The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R is considered the peak of Japanese 1990s engineering. It’s also one of the main stars of one of the most influential movie franchises – Fast and Furious. The JDM legend has made a few appearances in the F&F movies, driven by Paul Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, and since has obtained legendary status. Unfortunately, the GT-R’s screen appearances and its glorious history have contributed to some limited-edition R34 GT-Rs reaching $500,000. However, while those numbers are eye-watering, you can still find a regular R34 GT-R like the one here, listed for “just” $58,000.
7 Secrets About the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
The Nissan GT-R boasts one of the biggest and most fanatic cult followings of any car, easily rivaling that of the Porsche 911. And just like Porsche 911 enthusiasts, the GT-R fan bae can be divided into people who enjoy the newer R35 GT-R that has nothing to do with the Skyline name and those who covet the older GT-Rs, based on the Nissan Skyline. When we talk about the latter, the ultimate embodiment of the Nissan Skyline is considered the GT-R R34, which was the final evolution of the R32 GT-R that earned the Godzilla nickname. Here are seven facts you may not know about the ultimate Skyline.
This Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo 400R Is Selling For Nearly $2.2 Million
When people think of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, it’s the R34 that often comes to mind and not the R33. Still, this generation of the Skyline GT-R offered breathtaking performance during its time. But if you want the ultimate R33, here’s your chance to own the final Nismo 400R ever built.
Best Cars Of 2021
With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.
Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7
Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.
Ultimate GT-R Showdown: R32 vs R33 vs R34
These Nissan Z Roadster Renderings Make Us Dream
Nissan still has to make a decision about offering a successor for the 370Z Roadster, but this doesn’t mean we can not dream about one. And when we see renderings like the ones coming from sugardesign_1, we really hope the new Nissan Z will also be offered as a roadster.
The R36 Nissan GT-R May Skip Electrification Altogether As the Twin-Turbo V-6 Lives On
Back in April 2020, the Nissan GT-R’s fate hung in the balance as it looked like it would live on as it is until it was inevitably put to rest with no successor on the table. Nissan said it wouldn’t update the GT-R because it wanted to keep it affordable – if that’s what you call a car that is priced between $110,000 and $210,00, but I digress. In May of 2020, it was even rumored that Nissan could kill of the GT-R and the Z altogether to keep itself afloat. The good news is that this obviously didn’t happen and the R35 GT-R is still alive. Now, however, we’ve learned from a new report on Autocar that the R36 Nissan GT-R is, in fact, happening, and it might not go the route of electrification at all, if you can believe that.
Toyo Tires Will Reveal 32 World-Debut Custom Cars at the 2021 SEMA show
Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!
Thomas and James from ‘Throttle House’ organized an all-wheel-drive drag race that had some big names racing against each other. The contenders included an Audi RS5, a BMW M4 xDrive, and a Nissan GT-R. On paper, the GT-R makes the most power, but will that translate to a clean sweep over its German counterparts?
Old-School vs Modern: Watch a Stock Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo Try To Show The Highly Customized R34 GT-R and Toyota Supra Who’s The Boss!
‘Officially Gassed – OG’ came up with an interesting series of races that involved three enthusiast cars – the Nissan R34 GT-R, the Toyota Supra, and the Nissan R35 GT-R Nismo. The R34 and the Supra are highly customized and make a lot more power than the stock output, but the R35 – the most modern of the lot – is bone stock and makes the least power. Which car do you think is going to come out of this with the bragging rights?
The Fast And Furious Tokyo Drift Nissan S15 Is Very Much Alive
As absurd as the Fast and Furious franchise has become, you have to admit it included some amazing vehicles. In fact, not long ago, we did a list with some awesome F&F cars that, in our opinion, didn’t get enough screen time. However, there’s another one that has a history and we deemed it interesting enough to get its own article. It’s Sean’sNissan S15 Silvia from Tokyo Drift. No, not “Mona Lisa”, the other one.
Drag Battle Of The Titans: 1570 HP Nissan GT-R Vs 1600 HP Porsche 911 Turbo S
Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed where some of the craziest modified cars (and sometimes bikes) go head to head, to see who’s the fastest. It’s always interesting to see what the car scene is like in different parts of the world and here we have the U.K.’s fastest Porsche 911 Turbo versus one of the U.K.’s fastest Nissan GT-Rs, both of which pushing around 1,600 horsepower.
2023 Nissan Z
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The New Nissan Z Was Kind Of Developed With Inspiration From the Toyota 86
For the longest time, fans have been begging Toyota to turbocharge the Toyota 86 and, ultimately, make it faster. But, Toyota has remained firm on its stance of remaining naturally aspirated, and it all boils down to the Toyota 86’s driving dynamics. What does that have to do with the Nissan Z? Well, the Nissan Z was built on the very same premise. It might feature a potent, 400-horsepower, turbocharged V-6, but at the end of the day, it’s not about numbers, it’s about the pleasure of driving; It’s about driver and car becoming one. And, if you don’t believe me, maybe taking it from Nissan’s Chief Engineer, Hiroshi Tamura, will help you see the light.