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Nissan Skyline GT-R 1998

54,374 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C ABS+ 6 more

Car price

US $76,703

Total price (C&F)

US $79,478

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1997

135,160 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C ABS+ 5 more

Car price

US $50,632

Total price (C&F)

US $53,257

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1995

7,812 milesManual4WD2,560 cc
A/C ABS+ 6 more

Car price

US $113,574

Total price (C&F)

US $116,199

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1994

58,280 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C ABS+ 3 more

Car price

US $46,750

Total price (C&F)

US $49,219

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1994

92,566 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C ABS+ 3 more

Car price

US $37,008

Total price (C&F)

US $39,504

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1994

66,092 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C ABS+ 4 more

Car price

US $39,596

Total price (C&F)

US $42,371

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1993

86,056 milesManual-2,600 cc
A/C Alloy Wheels+ 3 more

Car price

US $35,111

Total price (C&F)

US $37,598

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1993

23,684 milesManual4WD2,600 cc
A/C Alloy Wheels+ 3 more

Car price

US $64,469

Total price (C&F)

US $67,244

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1994

4,154 milesManual4WD2,560 cc
A/C ABS+ 5 more

Car price

US $189,341

Total price (C&F)

US $191,854
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The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a legendary car in the tuning and the drifting world, often referred to as the 'Godzilla' of automobiles. If you're a fan of Fast and Furious series, you're definitely impressed with the look and sound of an Skyline GT-R R34. This Skyline GT-R began production in 1969 and continued through various generations, evolving over the following decades.

With its iconic looks, powerful engine, and incredible performance, it's no wonder why the GT-R has captured the heart of many car enthusiasts over the years.

This review will explore all the aspects of this Japanese legend, especially detailing the specs and performance. Get ready to see what makes the Skyline GT-R the king of the streets.

Overview of the Skyline GT-R

There were two phases of the Skyline GT-R production. The first phase was from 1969 to 1973, and the second was from 1989 to 2002. They took a 16-year gap to be revived as GT-R R32 in 1989.

In 1993, Skyline GTR R34 came with more power, better handling, and comfort. The R34 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, which was the fastest at that time.

Initially, the car had a 1.5-liter engine. But the company introduced the first 2.0-liter engine in 1964. It has an inline 6-cylinder twin cam turbo that generates 123 hp.

Nissan Skyline GTR for sale in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other western countries are in big demand. These cars are only manufactured in Japan but so the only way to have this car in these contriess is to import it directly from Japan. 

Nissan Skyline GT-R: An In-Depth Review

The Skyline GT-R is one of the most iconic Japanese cars ever made, and for a good reason. It's the perfect balance between speed, ease of use, and dependability.

Let's take a look at some of the features of this car and why it’s so well-loved by people worldwide.

General Specifications

General specifications of Nissan Skyline GT-R
Manufacturer Nissan
Model Skyline GT-R
Body 2-door coupe / 4-door sedan
Class Sports car
Production 1969-1973; 1989–2002 (R32,R33,R34)
Riding capacity 4
Fuel tank capacity 65l-72l
Curb weight 1,480kg-1,540kg
Engine capacity 2,568cc
Maximum power 280ps
Transmission 5MT (1969–1998) / 6MT (1999–2002)
Drivetrain RWD / AWD
Fuel comsumption 16-22mpg
Top speed 165mph (~266 km/h)
Accelerate 0-60mph 4.8sec

Generations

Comparison chart of 5 generations of Nissan Skyline GT-R
Gen Chassis Model Year Engine Drive Type
1st PGC / KPGC10 1969-1972 2.0 L S20 I6 RWD
2st KPGC110 1973 2.0 L S20 I6 RWD
3st R32 1989-1994 2.6 L RB26DETT I6 AWD
4st R33 1995-1998 2.6 L RB26DETT I6
2.8 L RB-X GT2 I6
AWD
5st R34 1999-2002 2.6 L RB26DETT I6
2.8 L RB28DETT I6 (Z-Tune)
AWD

Engine & Transmission

This car is powered by a 3.8-litre aspirated 6-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission.

It has a double wishbone suspension than other Nissan cars, which adds to its sportiness and comfortability when driving on curvy roads.

Although the car may look small, the power output is colossal, with around 280 hp at 6400 rpm and 271 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. Actually there are some differences between models in terms of power specifications

The Skyline can reach a top speed of 250 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

Safety & Reliability

Although this car is one of the sleekest and prettiest road performers ever, it's also very safe. It was made with safety in mind, and there are many features packed into the car for that exact purpose.

This includes airbags deployed from the front seats, a rigid steel frame, central locking, and side impact beams in the doors to support your body during a severe collision.

The Skyline GT-R also comes with a three-point belt, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), and anti-theft alarm.

Fuel Economy

A car with a turbocharged engine is always going to be more fuel-friendly than a non-turbo engine.

The GT-R boasts 22 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg on the city. Its fuel tank capacity is 65 L on the previous generation and 72 L.

Interior Design

The design of the GT-R is what sets it apart from other cars and why it's so unique. Its vast body with five seats and hatchback allows easy entry and exit.

The car also has a rack and pinion tilt steering wheel, analogue, speedometer, tachometer, leather seats, and 180 to 423L trunk space.

Handling Characteristics

It was designed to be a racing car; therefore, its handling is exceptionally well. This is why it has an advanced 4WD, adaptive suspension, and torque vectoring, allowing a smooth ride, even at high speeds.

Exterior Design

The chassis is made of conventional steel with aluminum suspensions and subframes. The car is noticeably longer and more comprehensive, including off-road tires and a disc wheel for extreme driving.

Nissan Skyline GT-R Price

Compare the Nissan Skyline GT-R for sale at used car dealers around the country, and you'll find a wide price disparity. They're cheaper than Porsche Panamera and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. 

Newer models in a tip-top condition can be as expensive as $250K. However, it's possible to get an older model of a used Nissan Skyline GT-R at a reasonable price less than $40,000 if you import it directly from Japan. You can find those deals on our website JDM Export and have them imported to your country with ease!

The Verdict

Despite some issues reported by regular users, the Nissan Skyline GT-R is undeniably a powerful, reliable, and stylish car that will turn heads wherever it goes. Its combination of performance, style, and technology makes it an ideal choice for those looking for a fast and powerful sports car. Whether you're a fan of a classic or a modern sports car lover, the car is a great choice.

If you're living in the US and want to import an Skyline GT-R, you need to check the year regulation. Only more than 25 year old cars can be legally imported to the United States, which means at the moment Nissan Skyline GT-R manufactured after 1997 are illegal there!

FAQ about Nissan Skyline GT-R

How much does a used Nissan Skyline GT-R cost?
The price of Nissan Skyline GT-R ranges from $35,621 to $118,349. This doesn’t include the shipping cost to your port.
How to import Nissan Skyline GT-R from Japan to the USA?
You can follow these easy steps to purchase a Nissan Skyline GT-R from JDM Export and have it imported to your port in the USA.
What are the import taxes for used cars in the USA?
You should expect to pay 2.5% for a passenger car, and 25% for a truck as the tax of foreign-made vehicles imported to the U.S. This is calculated based on the vehicle price.

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