The history of Nissan’s iconic beast

The fifth generation series of Nissan Skyline, the legendary GT-R R34 was launched in 1999. This was the king of all of the predecessors and was unbeatable in its series.  The most Iconic appearances of R34 was in the American film ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise where one of the protagonist Brain O’Conner, played by Paul Walker in the second series 2 fast 2 furious film. This car gained a whopping wide range of exposure globally due to this film and created a huge fan base of the mighty R34!

If you are eager to know more about its technical specifications, read this article!

Technical features of Nissan GT-R R34

This car came in with 2.6 liter water cooled twin-turbocharged RB26DETT I6 and another version with 2.8 liter twin-turbocharged RB28DETT I6 (z-tune) engine, with Belt Driven DOHC 4 valves/ cyl. The power range came with 276.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm and 216.1 ft lbs of strong torque @ 4400 rpm and 6 speed manual transmission ready for screaming out its engine and pierce thorough the wind and turmoil! Top speed is somewhat around 250 kph/ 155 mph. 0 – 60 mph is 5.2 seconds. That was insanely fast within its own domain of vehicles.

The design of GT-R R34

This was sheer madness! Comes in with Rack and Pinion with a power assist technology. This is a two-door coupe. This version’s front part is made shorter than its predecessors. This is also a full time four wheel drive beast. The wheelbase of the car is 2,665 mm or 104.9 inch.

Although this is a full-time four-wheel drive vehicle, it has never been quite used for any off road rally or any off road purpose other than the test case of few highly enthusiasts. Seeing this bad boy dominating the off-road race or rally or wondering how it would do is, one of the long-time dreams of GT-R fans.

The interior of Nissan GT-R R34

Inside, the interior gives you the immediate feeling of ready to take off and in action!

The fully sport dashboard and gauge panel, gauging your excitement, in the middle there is large 5.8-inch LCD display shows seven different live readings of engine and vehicles as well as other statistics. GT-R-V spec on top of this added two extra gauge meters for intake and exhaust gas temperature. The birth of GT-R R34 was a response to the customers’ complains about the predecessors being too bulky and made a remark in the history of automobile and culture of the time.

Tuning for Nissan GT-R R34

Of course with the Nissan’s in house tuning centre, Nismo, could provide you with additional tuning if you needed as per your desire. You could also purchase a lot of additional features and accessories to give this extra edge!

With the version of V-spec, which stands for Victory, specification came in with more additional features to keep you ahead of the game! The V-spec subsequently released another version of it called V-spec II.  With stiffed suspension, larger rear brake rotors, comes fully equipped with carbon fibre bonnet with a NACA duct. This was lighter than other GT-R bonnets. V-spec II had an iridium centre console and aluminium gas, brake and clutch pedals.