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Nissan GT-R R32 puts 1,000 horsepower to work during highway race

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Nissan GT-R R32 puts 1,000 horsepower to work during highway race


This Nissan Skyline has so much power that the speedometer needle can wrap all the way around the dial and stop just before 0. GPS is the only way to know how fast the vehicle is going on the highway .

When it debuted in 1989, the R32-generation Skyline GT-R was the first vehicle to bear that model name in 16 years. Nissan made sure it comes back with a bang. Power came from the RB26DETT 2.6-liter twin-turbo straight-six. Official output was 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) due to a gentleman’s agreement among Japanese automakers not to release figures above that. The actual number was probably higher. The powertrain consisted of the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system and a five-speed manual gearbox.

The one in this video is far from in stock. It still has a 2.6-liter straight-six, but a massive single turbo replaces the stock pair. Claimed power is around 1,000 hp (746 hp) and 710 lb-ft (963 Newton-meters). The engine redline appears to be around 9000 rpm, judging by the timing of the driver shifting. A six-speed sequential gearbox replaces the original manual gearbox.

With four-digit horsepower, acceleration is effortless for this GT-R. The driver can shift gears and quickly gain speed. The speedometer needle spends a lot of time above 180 km/h (112 mph) where the dial is blank. During a run, the GPS briefly displays 302 km/h (188 mph).

The R33 generation Skyline GT-R replaced the R32 in 1995. It continued to use the RB26DETT but had slightly sleeker exterior styling compared to the previous model.

Since you can import vehicles that are 25 years old or older into the United States, the entire R32 Skylines range is available for import into the country. The GT-R is at the top of the range, but there are also lower grades with straight-six and even less powerful four-cylinder engines. A sedan body style is also available with some of these engines.

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