Vehicles of various models have always been popular in movies. For the interior space, the cabin feels ergonomic, with much easier ingress and egress as compared to other luxurious cars. Today's R35 Nissan GT-R might have dropped the Skyline nameplate, but its ancestry is easy to trace. Unlike the old Skylines, the GT-R is not based on a more sedate Nissan.
Of course, Nissan didn't build the GT-R just so a few deranged Japanese guys could embarrass the local 911 brigade. But what's amazing is that Nissan has managed to keep the GT-R basically at the peak of its game since its 2007 debut (not to mention the original concept car, which debuted some 15 years ago in 2001).
It's no longer the scalding supercar bargain it once was, but the GT-R still delivers an astonishing performance profile for $101,685 base. From GT3-spec turbo upgrades to colour choices, bespoke carbonfibre trim, special dampers and anything else a buyer's imagination can conjure, the GT-R50 is Nissan's answer to the apparently growing demand for ultra-exclusive supercars.
In addition to this, the 2018 Nissan GT-R also has an available Drive Mode selection. Displacing 2 liters and capable of revving to 10,000 RPM (virtually unbelievable in the era, when only Formula 1 engines could come close), the triple-carbureted engine produces 160 horsepower stock.
The R34 GT-R Z-Tune features extensive aero modifications including larger openings on the bumper, as well as a striking vented hood and vented front fenders. The Skyline series was replaced by the Nissan GT-R in 2002. AS Class drivers - the top development drivers at Nissan - help create a vehicle that would excel at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver.
Along with all of this performance-geared gadgetry, the 2012 GTR from Midway Nissan features an oil-cooling system controlled by a thermostat, an oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers and Nissan Skyline GT-R a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system.
Nissan's electronically controlled four-wheel drive system ATTESA-E-TS PRO” is specifically designed for both road and racetrack use. A 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) time of under three seconds puts more exotic supercars back in their place. This is the first and so far the only rear transaxle-based all-wheel drive system for a front engined car with the gearbox sitting at the back.