Nissan Skyline GTR History – 10th Generation (1998 – 2002) R34's top version is basically an evolution of the old R33 GT-R, but with a much sharper design and a truly improved chassis, making this the best Skyline GT-R ever and, in comparison to other sports cars, one of the fastest cars in the world:

Skyline GTR

Nissan Skyline GT-R History – 10th Generation (1998 – 2002)

To some people the R33 series seemed a bit oversized and most of them considered the R32 to be the best Skyline ever.

So Nissan changed its approach when the new R34 series was due.

The new line-up was oriented more towards the R32 series than towards its direct predecessor, to result in a car that was even more sporty than the R33 series.

Nissan-Skyline-Bayside Blue BRN34 GT-R

 The standard R34 is available either with all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel drive.

Of the standard versions there are five now, all of which come in coupe and sedan form: the R34GT, powered by the RB20DE with 140hp, the R34 25GT-V with the RB25DE engine and 193hp; the R34 25GT and 25GT-X, which get optional AWD, and last but not least the top-of-the-line R34 25GT-t, powered by the RB25DET with 280hp. There are no Coupe-versions for the GT-X and 25GT RWD models, though.

Skyline GT-R 1999 : BNR34

This vehicle, entered in the 1999 Japan GT Championship series, is the “Pennzoil NISMO GT-R”, the NISMO works machine driven by the E. Comas/S. Motoyama team. Very stable at speed, it scored points in all 6 rounds of the series, and E. Comas took the Driver’s trophy two years in a row. The drive system was modified to 2WD (FR).

Nissan Skyline GT-R 1999 BNR34

Sport Car / Competition

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,600/1,885/_____mm
Wheelbase
2,665mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,565/1,540mm
Curb weight
Over 1,200kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,708cc
Engine Max. power
386kW (500PS) /6,000rpm
Engine Max. torque
Over 706Nm (72.0kgm)/4,400rpm
Transmission
X-TRAC 6-speed (sequential)
Suspension
Double wishbone (front & rear)
Brakes
Ventilated disc (front & rear)
Wheels (front, rear)
12.0Jx18, 12.75Jx18
Tires (front, rear)
315/40R18, 335/40R18
  • Note:1999 JGTC Champion Car (Pennzoil NISMO)
    Drive system: 2WD (FR)

Of course a GT-R may not be missing. Regarding the technology, the R34’s top version is basically an evolution of the old R33 GT-R, but with a much sharper design and a truly improved chassis, making this the best Skyline GT-R ever and, in comparison to other sports cars, one of the fastest cars in the world:

A Nissan GT-R held the Track Record for production cars at the Nürburgring Northloop, the most difficult racetrack of the world, until the Porsche 996 Turbo came along.

 

 

Skyline GT-R 2000 : BNR34

In the 2000 Japan GT Championship, GT-500 class, U. Katayama and M. Krumm competed in the series with this NISMO works machine (entry name: Castrol NISMO GT-R). That year, with the Comas/Kageyama team (Locktite NISMO GT-R) also performing well, NISMO achieved 2nd place in the Team category.

Nissan Skyline GT-R 2000 BNR34

Sport Car / Competition

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,675/1,880/1,280mm
Wheelbase
2,665mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,565/1,545mm
Curb weight
Over 1,100kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,708cc
Engine Max. power
Over 338kW (460PS) /6,000rpm
Engine Max. torque
Over 686Nm (70kgm)/4,400rpm
Clutch
5.5in. carbon plate
Transmission
X-TRAC 6-speed (sequential)
Suspension
Double wishbone (front & rear)
Brakes
Ventilated disc (front & rear)
Tires (front, rear)
335/40R18 (front & rear)
  • Note:2000 JGTC entry (Castrol NISMO)
    Drive system: 2WD (FR)

 

Skyline GT-R (2002 : BNR34

The GT-R version of the tenth-generation Skyline (R34) was launched in January 1999. As with the R32 and R33, it performed well on the circuit, and in the 2002 Japan GT Championships it provided much excitement for its fans. This vehicle is the replica used by NISMO in the pre-season press conference; the coloring is the same as that applied to the #23 Castrol Pitwork GT-R (Masami Kageyama/E. Comas).

Nissan Skyline GT-R 2002 BNR34

Sport Car / Competition

Specifications

Overall length / width / height
4,600/1,885/1,140mm
Wheelbase
2,665mm
Tread (front/rear)
1,560/1,535mm
Curb weight
Over 1,200kg
Engine
RB26DETT (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 2,708cc
Engine Max. power
338kW (460PS) /6,000rpm
Engine Max. torque
686Nm (70kgm)/4,400rpm
Transmission
6-speed (sequential)
Suspension
Multilink (front & rear)
Brakes
Ventilated disc (front & rear)
Tires (wheels)
335/40R18 (12J/13J)
  • Note:2002 JGTC Series entry (replica)
    Drive system: 2WD (FR)