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Skyline GT-R V-Spec
97v
Nissan
Nissan logo
18,000 CR
Model year: 1997
Performance Index: B 484
Drive Type: AWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
5.8
HANDLING
5.3
ACCELERATION
6.5
LAUNCH
6.9
BRAKING
5.3
Advanced Performance
Power: 320 HP (238 kW)
Torque: 271 lb ft (367 N·m)
Weight: 3393 lbs (1539 Kg)
Front: 56%
Displ: 2.6 L
Power/weight: 207 HP per ton

155 kW per ton


As the second wave of the Skyline’s resurgent 1990s GT-Rs, the “R33” era was particularly good for Nissan. Many revisions were made to the older car that increase reliability and performance, and the V-Spec incorporated even further refinements with the addition of ATTESA ET-S Pro, an all-wheel drive system with a new active rear limited slip differential that was able to transfer torque from side to side, for even more precise traction control. In translation, this means that the V-Spec models are faster and grippier at the limits and in poor traction situations, like rain, snow, or gravel. The 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline six, the RB26DETT, carries over relatively unchanged, although certain parts were strengthened against failure. With the V-Spec package comes larger brakes and wheels, and as the highest-spec GT-R on offer (at least until the N1 version came out), Nissan used this model as the basis for their Group N racers.

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