Nissan GT-R R32 Puts 1,000 HP To Work During Autobahn Run

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This Nissan Skyline has so much power that the speedometer needle can circle the dial and stop just before the 0 mark. GPS is the only way to tell how fast a vehicle is going on the autobahn.

When it debuted in 1989, the R32 generation Skyline GT-R was the first vehicle to bear this model name in 16 years. Nissan made sure it came back with a bang. Power comes from the RB26DETT 2.6 liter twin-turbo inline-six. The official output is 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) due to a gentleman’s agreement among Japanese automakers not to publish any higher than this figure. The actual number is likely higher. The drivetrain consists of an ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system and a five-speed manual gearbox.

The ones in this video are far from stock. It still has the 2.6 liter inline-six but one big turbo replaces the original pair. Expected output is around 1,000 hp (746 hp) and 710 pound-feet (963 Newton-meters). The red line of the engine appears to be around 9,000 rpm, judging by the time the driver shifts gears. The six-speed sequential gearbox replaces the original manual transmission.

With a four figure power output, acceleration is a breeze for this GT-R. Drivers can grind gears and quickly pick up speed. The speedometer needle spends a lot of time past 180 kph (112 mph) when the dial is blank. During one lap, the GPS briefly indicated 302 kph (188 mph).

The Skyline GT-R generation R33 replaced the R32 in 1995. It continued the RB26DETT but had slightly more streamlined exterior styling compared to the earlier model.

Because you can import vehicles 25 years of age or older into the United States, the entire range of R32 Skylines is available for delivery into the country. The GT-R tops the list, but there are also lesser classes with less powerful inline-sixes and even four-pot powerplants. Sedan body style is also available with some of these engines.

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