After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. Nissan is better known for affordable, reliable hatchbacks and its successful range of crossovers and SUVs than extreme, high-performance cars, but every now and then it breaks the mould. Both GT-Rs are great handlers, courtesy of Nissan's famed ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system.
But the four-wheel-steering HICAS system has been removed and the former straight-6 RB26DETT engine has been replaced with a new V6 VR38DETT 7 Because of the GT-R's heritage, the chassis code for the all-new version has been called CBA-R35, 8 or 'R35' for short (where CBA is the prefix for emission standard), carrying on the naming trend from previous Skyline GT-R generations.
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Instead of a large, heavy engine thirsty for fuel, the Nissan GT-R is powered by an ideally sized, twin-turbocharged 3.8-L V6 that produces a prodigious 565 hp and equally immense 467 lb-ft of torque. But it still is. Nissan Skyline GT-R It still bests other supercars that cost two, three, ten times as much.
The S20 gives the Z 432 nearly 50 per cent more power than the stock L20 engine, seriously increasing performance. Few have doubted the GT-R's prowess, but as the old breed sold almost exclusively in Japan new - bar the 100 that slipped into Aussie new-car obscurity in 1991 - very few petrolheads ever had a chance to form an unbiased appraisal of these cars.
It is a showcase of Nissan's phenomenal engineering know-how and it is difficult to put it in words just how special this car feels. On the plus side, the GT-R is a lot easier to live with than most high-end sports cars. The GT-R's aerodynamics are designed to provide an incredibly clean Coefficient of Drag of 0.26 Cd. With its pure aerodynamic alchemy, you would feel that the supercar just rushes you through the wind.
Nissan's electronically controlled four-wheel drive system ATTESA-E-TS PRO” is specifically designed for both road and racetrack use. A 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) time of under three seconds puts more exotic supercars back in their place. This is the first and so far the only rear transaxle-based all-wheel drive system for a front engined car with the gearbox sitting at the back.