Published on July 29th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Nissan GT-R Family at Art of Speed 2019
At the NoEqual-organised portion of Art of Speed 2019, we found what many car enthusiasts would be looking for – the Nissan GT-R family starting with the R32.
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)
After 16 years of absence, Nissan reintroduced the ‘GT-R’ name with the 1989 E-BNR32. The inline 6 RB engine was turbocharged, bored and stroked up for more power. Track-ready variants were made to produce between 500 and 650hp, but production cars tended to leave the factory with about 300hp.
Elsewhere in the hall was this other R31. Save for the rims, this car does an awesome job at replicating the paint and decal work on the Group A Touring Car Calsonic Skyline.
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)
The R33, sometimes looked at as the neglected middle child of the GT-R family is still every bit as legendary as the rest. The R33 carried forward many of the R32’s mechanical components, while improving on reliability.
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
Arguably the most recognisable of the Skyline GT-R’s, the R34 brought a 5.8″ multifunction display, a shorter overall length and more specifications than ever. Sadly, the R34’s run ended in 2002 and with it, the RB26DETT and other RB derivatives were taken out of production.
With the Skyline name reserved for more luxurious coupe and sedan models, Nissan continued the line of ‘GT-R’ models under an even more performance-focused machine. The GT-R arrived in 2007 with a 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V6, a dual clutch transmission and more supercar-like performance features.
Bonus: Nissan Skyline R31
The R31 was never made into a GT-R, but it did have an inline-6 RB engine, rear wheel drive, and GTS-R coupe variants which competed in Group A.
Which one of these GT-Rs is your favourite? Do you consider the current GT-R a part of the same family or a completely different animal. Let us know.