|Nissan Skyline R34 History - Buying Guide|
|A profile of the Nissan Skyline R34 including its
history and development as well as checkpoints for prospective buyers. To many, the Nissan Skyline R34 is the pinnacle of the
Skyline dynasty up to this point and the pinnacle of Japanese Supercars
in general. The Skyline established its reputation with a crushing
history in motorsport, dominating every race series in was ever entered
in. The R34 Skyline is the ultimate evolution built on the knowledge
gained from these championship wins.
Launch and Evolution
The Skyline used a developed version of the HICAS 4 wheel steer system. Braking was taken care of by Brembo with aerodynamics consisting of carbon fibre underbody fins and a large rear spoiler. 60mph was reached in 4.6seconds and 100mph in 10.8seconds.
The R34 Skyline was imported into the UK from August 1999 all of which were the top of the range V-Spec versions which were equipped with 3 additional oil coolers, revised ECU map, full Connelly leather interior, underbody diffusers, stiffer suspension, active rear limited slip differential, extra display feature on the in car display and were available solely from Middlehurst Nissan in Lancashire.
|The Japanese market JDM had a variety of specifications
to choose from. V Spec II with carbon fibre bonnet, a stripped out GT-R
N1 with blueprinted engine, V Spec Nur and V-Spec Nur II, GT-R Z Tune,
NISMO S-Tune and NISMO R-Tune and M-Spec which was slightly more
civilised suspension with any handling compromises and different colour
options. Production of the R34 ceased in 2002.
Australian Review of
the R34 Nissan Skyline
R34 Skyline Buying Tips
In general the Skyline R34 GTR is such a specialist and complicated car it is well worth having it checked by a specialist but I've listed below some basic things which can be looked at to determine whether it is worth paying a specialist to check the car more thoroughly. As a side note its well worth buying a car which has already been SVA approved, unless of course you are experienced in this process.
Checkpoints on the engine:
The car has a dual mass flywheel which can be noisy at idle but this is not a problem. Also check for high oil pressures above 4000rpm.
V-Spec models should have a lower front lip spoiler and a carbon fibre rear diffuser. For a small fee you can request Nissan put it on their FAST system to confirm whether or not the car is a genuine V-Spec.
R34 Lifting Off Dyno
Wheels and Tyres
Skyline GT-R V-Spec Specs
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