The Nissan Skyline is the definitive street car; the R34 is arguably the definitive model. Refined from the consumer preference for the smaller and more nimble R32 over the R33, Nissan reduced the R34’s length by three inches. It offers superior performance in all departments over its predecessors. To many it was the dream street car of the 90s. Immortalised in the fast and furious films the Skyline remains a favourite among Japanese car Importers.
The stock 1998 skyline GT touted a limited 153 BHP, but the R34 saw the addition of twin turbos producing the beast we all know and love. The GTR 34 had an official 276hp output for the Japanese market but has been measured unofficially in the UK without the restrictor at 332 BHP.
The GTR’s all wheel drive system was world leading when it was first introduced in 1989 allowing Skylines to dominate the Japanese circuit. In a revolutionary move the car’s power could be shifted between the front and rear wheels in order to increase traction when required. This is now a feature in many top sports cars from the Audi R8 to the Lamborghini Huracán.
Nissan Skyline GTR 34 Costs
|CO2 Emissions (g/km)||385|
|Tax Band (pre 2001 registered)||£290|
Nissan Skyline GTR 34 Performance
|Engine:||2,568 cc (2.6-litre) Inline 6|
|Power (bhp) at 6,800 RPM:||276 (official) 332 (un-official)|
|Torque (ld/ft): at 4,400||293|
|0 – 60 (mph):||4.9 Seconds|
|Top Speed (mph):||155|
|Kerb Weight (kg):||1,540|