R34 GTR Nissan Skyline



After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. While most manufacturers are selling cars with more features and corresponding price hikes, Nissan is bringing out a less expensive GT-R trim, called Pure, to the lineup. For the Nissan GT-R safety features, it has safety kits included- front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera and proximity radar with obstacle detection.

Of course, Nissan didn't build the GT-R just so a few deranged Japanese guys could embarrass the local 911 brigade. But what's amazing is that Nissan has managed to keep the GT-R basically at the peak of its game since its 2007 debut (not to mention the original concept car, which debuted some 15 years ago in 2001).

It's no longer the scalding supercar bargain it once was, but the GT-R still delivers an astonishing performance profile for $101,685 base. From GT3-spec turbo upgrades to colour choices, bespoke carbonfibre trim, special dampers and anything else a buyer's imagination can conjure, the GT-R50 is Nissan's answer to the apparently growing demand for ultra-exclusive supercars.

It is a true supercar in every sense and a halo product in Nissan's product portfolio in India. For me, what cements the R34's claim to be a drivers' car is that the weighting and feel of all the major controls - the gearshift, pedals and steering - are in harmony.

Nissan's chassis engineers have succeeded where Mitsubishi's conspicuously failed in making Nissan Skyline GT-R a large car with a high level of techno-involvement fun to drive. The refreshed 2017 model features 20 additional horsepower and four more lb-ft. And you can pretty much thank its third generation - the turbocharged and all-wheel-drive and R32, R33 and R34 series released between 1989 and 2002 - for all of the kudos.

These cars should have a 180-kph speedometer from the factory, but there are swapped out often for a Nismo or aftermarket speedo that read 260 kph, 300 kph or 320 kph, and the original odometer goes with it. If the car has had this modification it's nearly impossible to verify its mileage unless it has complete records and other paperwork.

While most manufacturers are selling cars with more features and corresponding price hikes, Nissan is bringing out a less expensive GT-R trim, called Pure, to the lineup. For the Nissan GT-R safety features, it has safety kits included- front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera and proximity radar with obstacle detection.

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