After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. This generation of the GT-R has many accolades, winning 29 races from 29 starts at the Japanese Touring Car Championship, taking the series title from 1989 to 1993. It's a flexible car that doesn't get upset in urban conditions like some supercars do. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more unique car reviews and features plus see the latest unique and classic cars for sale.
The GT-R is powered by a bespoke 3.8-litre twin-turbo hand-built engine that makes 542bhp of power. Back in the 1990s, some of the coolest cars on the street were Japanese-built sport compact cars like the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza WRX. And a radical belief that a real supercar delivers performance in real-world conditions.
The dials keep a track on the ongoing performance with some interesting data related to engine working displayed while on the go. It has the lower positioned AC vents and buttons for climate control that looks dated, but the use of carbon fiber on the transmission tunnel adds some drama to the cabin.
A 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shuttles power to all four wheels, providing the GT-R with astounding grip. Back in 1996, the company proudly trumpeted the fact that the Skyline R33 GT-R had claimed the production car record around Germany's fabled Nurburgring Nordschleife.
The GT-R is absolutely a supercar, only this incredible ride comes from Japan. The large disparity in initial marketing between these regional releases is due to Nissan having to build GT-R performance centers where the car is serviced. A tradition of craftsmanship makes the GT-R a supercar that will take your breath away - even when sitting still.
Hold on tight because the GT-R's combo of turbo power and all-wheel drive will stretch your neck in the corners. A stylish Black Nissan Skyline GT-R Edition model has been added to the lineup, the V6 pumps out even more horsepower and the GT-R's exterior design is more aerodynamic than ever.
A guttural six-cylinder howl overlaid with comical levels of turbo whistle and chatter announces the arrival of the fifth member of this tight-knit sect, as an R32 Skyline GT-R glides smoothly into view and wends its way down the sliproad towards the meeting point.