This One-Off Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Wagon Is Uniquely Attractive and Confusing at the Same Time
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of the most iconic cars coming from Japan. Actually, the GT-R has gained a global following since the 1980s, becoming popular in the U.S. as well. Like many imports, the Skyline GT-R was popular with tuners as well, and they usually upgraded the engine to insane amounts of power. Body modifications were common too, but they weren’t extreme. However, it seems that at least one owner had the idea to make the fourth-generation Skyline GT-R more practical and turned it into a wagon. And the result is somewhat puzzling.
British magazine AutoCar had the crazy idea of putting face to face a Nissan GT-R and an Audi RS6 Avant. While it may sound like a crazy idea, the two cars actually perform pretty closely with one another: they both have all-wheel drive, deliver more than 500 horsepower and in the UK are priced at £80,000 - around $120,000 at the current exchange rates.
Despite the on-paper similarities between the two, AutoCar took them on the road to see if the big, practical Audi RS6 can really outpace, or at least hang with, the breathtaking Nissan GT-R. Steve Sutcliffe had the pleasure of hosting the battle and this video will show you the result of the test.
Check it out to see if the RS6 Avant is really as cool as Audi claims and if it can stand in front of the powerful GT-R. Let us know which of the two models is your favorite!
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