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Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
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Nissan
Nissan logo
52,000 CR
Model year: 2002
Performance Index: A 503
Drive Type: AWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
6.1
HANDLING
5.3
ACCELERATION
6.8
LAUNCH
7.4
BRAKING
5.2
Advanced Performance
Power: 327 HP (243 kW)
Torque: 293 lb ft (397 N·m)
Weight: 3439. lbs (1559 Kg)
Front: 57%
Displ: 2.6 L
Power/weight: 209 HP per ton

156 kW per ton


As the penultimate edition of the “R34” series Skyline GT-R, and in fact, as one of the last of the traditionally inline-six powered Skylines, the V-Spec II is destined to be a collectible. Let’s hope that this doesn’t mean that existing models are parked in garages and never driven, because driving is exactly what Nissan intended this GT-R to do. The V-Spec II (the “V” stands for “victory,” by the way) comes with all of the goodies that the original V-Spec had, but it’s even harder-edged thanks to increased stiffness and lighter weight (primarily due to a special carbon fiber hood, spotted at a distance by the small NACA duct). The RB26DETT engine will be familiar to Skyline fans, but only the very fanatical will know offhand that the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system is actually the “Pro” version, with an active limited-slip differential that splits torque laterally if necessary. Externally, small “V-Spec II” badges and a large “bi-plane” rear wing differentiate this Skyline from lesser models. With well over 300 horsepower (advertised as 280 due to Japan horsepower limitations), the GT-R is not only quick, it’s very much so—particularly in poor traction situations where the all-wheel drive system comes into the fore.

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