Nissan Skyline R32 GTR poster

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Side

The all wheel drive R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R’s new 2,569 cc (2.6 L) RB26DETT developed 206 kW (280 PS; 276 bhp) at 6,800 rpm and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) of torque at 4,400 rpm, it had a curb weight of 1,430 kg (3,150 lb). Nissan officially started its production run 21 August 1989 and began its Group A campaign in 1990.

To celebrate the success of the GT-R in both Group N and Group A racing, Nissan introduced the Skyline GT-R V·Spec (“Victory SPECification”) package in 1993. The V·Spec added Brembo brakes and a retuned ATTESA E-TS system. The V·Spec was available in both ‘plain’ and ‘N1’ variants, with all V·Spec cars using the lightweight aluminium bonnet and front bumpers from ‘Nismo’. The cars also replaced the standard 16″ wheels with 17″ BBS wheels with 225/45R17 tyres.

In 1994, the Skyline GT-R V·Spec II was released, with the only change being wider 245/45R17 tyres. The ‘plain’ V·Spec and V·Spec II had a curb weight of 1,480 kg (3,263 lb), weighing 50 kg (110 lb) more than the standard GT-R. Total production of the V·Spec and V·Spec II was 1,396 and 1,306 units respectively.

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