Nissan Skyline R34 GTR
In 1999 the Nissan Skyline R34 GTR came to life, the latest model, and the best GTR yet. Styling is superb with a all new much more aggressive shape, it looks like a car to be reckoned with. The R34 GTR looks and feels like it got the best from the 2 previous skylines in one package.
The interior is simple, sporty, and luxurious with plenty of head and leg room for taller drivers. Seats are comfy for long trips yet still hold you in when cornering hard. Centre gauges have been replaced with a LCD screen this shows loads of information like, throttle position, boost pressure, torque split, has a built in G-meter, and it has a com-port so you can download your trips data onto a laptop.
In an effort to reproduce the handling feel of the much loved nissan skyline R32 GTR the wheel base was shortened by 75mm, chassis rigidity was improved by 50 percent, and the suspension was also greatly improved. Revised multi-link rear suspension featured at the rear with McPherson struts with an additional link up front. Ten years had passed since the R32 but the same techno wizardry (HICAS and ATTESSA) remains but these features where greatly improved.
The RB26DETT engine still remains but again improvements where made, and because of this the engine has become smoother and quieter. Torque has improved with a flatter curve and the maximum has improved to 400nm at 4,4000rpm which has made the nissan skyline more flexible. The turbo chargers where also revised featuring a dual ball bearing core which reduced lag and improved the power band. The gear box was replaced by a 6 speed get rag which features, shorter ratios, and a shorter throws.
These refinements make driving the nissan skyline GTR a pleasure with every aspect improved. Steering is responsive and grip is phenomenal making this GTR a true cornering machine. Ride quality is on the firm side but harsh bumps are absorbed well.Nissan certainly got it right with the R34 you get the extra space and luxury that the R33 provided, as well as the race like feel of the R32. Simply put this Nissan Skyline is well hell of a sports car.
Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Specs
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