Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R32) 1989-1994 13 Photos
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The Nissan Skyline R32 was part of a long-range of performance vehicles made in Japan. The GT-R was introduced in 1989 after a long break.

In 1973, Nissan axed the Skyline GT-R performance model from its lineup. The times of oil crisis were on and the car manufacturers had to focus more on economy cars and the GT-R was not even close. But the Japanese car-manufacturer revived the GT-R name in 1989. It was designed to dominate the Group A class racing. But, to put the car on the starting grid, it had to build the series model.

The bodywork was a sleek, two-door coupe. To fully comply with the regulations, the car had to be fitted with wider tires. That was why the fenders were enlarged, giving the car a more aggressive stance. A short trunk lid and a spoiler on it completed the car's silhouette. For the headlights, Nissan chose to go wit square looking elements, that were easier to repair if any damage occurred on the racetrack. The rear taillights were rounded and carried over from the regular, 4-door Skyline.

Inside, the car featured four seats but only for insurance purposes. The rear legroom was not so important, especially for the race version that was fitted with only the driver's seat. A simple dash design with straight-forward lines and a 6-dials instrument cluster was adopted. A particular gauge was on the top right side of the instrument cluster showed the torque sent to the front wheels.

The engine was an inline-six unit with a 2.6-liter displacement and twin-turbo. The all-wheel-drive system was new and it was specially developed for racing.

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R32) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R32)
2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.6 TT 5MT (280 HP)
Displacement:2568 cm3
Power:209 KW @ 6800 RPM
280 HP @ 6800 RPM
280 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque:266 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
361 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Top Speed:155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):4.7 s
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:225/50 ZR16
Length:178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width:69.1 in (1755 mm)
Height:52.8 in (1341 mm)
Front/rear Track:58.3/58.3 in (1,481/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase:103 in (2616 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.3 in (135 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.4
Unladen Weight:3263 lbs (1480 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3638 lbs (1650 kg)
City:16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)
Highway:34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined:24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
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