The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is considered by many to be one of the greatest GT-Rs of all time. Released in 1999, the R34 was the latest iteration of Nissan’s legendary Skyline GT-R series, which had been in production since 1969.
The popularity of the R34 GT-R has only grown since its discontinuation in 2002, with many enthusiasts and collectors now looking for examples in good condition. His status as a true icon of the Japanese sports car regime is further enhanced by his many appearances in popular video games, movies and cartoons. It was the last of its kind, before Nissan separated the Skyline from the GT-R nameplate, bringing us the long-running but current GT-R R35.
The R34 GT-R was famous for its versatility, as it was equally at home on the road as it was on the track. Its relatively upscale interior, comfortable seats and advanced infotainment system made it a pleasure to drive on long journeys, while its high-performance capabilities made it a thrilling experience when pushed to its limits.
The R34 GT-R was also known for its handling and stability, thanks to its advanced all-wheel drive and advanced suspension setup. The car’s aerodynamic design and weight distribution also made it very capable on the track.
However, the R34 GT-R was very popular for its adjustability, which made it a top choice among performance enthusiasts. In stock, it was powered by a twin-turbo 2.6-liter inline-six engine that produced 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) and 289 pound-feet (392 Newton-meters) of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0 60 miles away. per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in just 4.5 seconds.
The modified GT-R in the embedded video above was much more powerful, however. During dyno testing, its best pull was recorded at just a hair’s breadth over 800 metric horsepower or about 789 hp (588 kW).
It’s a huge leap, and we’re curious to see the extent of the modifications employed. We expect upgraded turbochargers, intercoolers, exhaust systems and air intake systems, but who knows? Then again, it wasn’t the most powerful R34 GT-R we’ve ever seen, with one example even making up to 1,000bhp, so we’re not entirely surprised.