Is This The Ultimate Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R?

We love the Nissan GT-R here at Garage Dreams and while we love a nice clean, stock model, we also love some of the insane custom jobs people have produced. Bobby’s Pandem Skyline GT-R R32 is one of the coolest custom jobs we’ve seen and we love the crazy wide stance. Check out the epic car in the video below!

The R32 GT-R might not have started the GT-R namesake but it was the first modern all-wheel-drive variant. Nissan canned the GT-R name in 1973, but brought it back when they needed a new car for Group A racing homologation rules.

The R32 GT-R was a wildly different beast to the previous GT-R. It featured a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, a powerful 2.6-litre twin-turbo engine that produced 276 hp, and a weight of just over 1,400kg. Nissan started the production run of the R32 GT-R on the 21 August 1989, and began its Group A campaign in 1990 .

A Nismo edition was launched in 1990 with a total production run of 560. This featured some aerodynamic changes, removal of the ABS system, and weight saving. It was also only available in a gun metal grey colour. The Nismo edition served to homologate a number of performance changes for Group A racing, which required Nissan to build 500 production units.

The R32 GT-R was branded with the Godzilla name when it dominated the Australian motoring scene. The car was so dominant in Australia it tore apart Group A racing in the country and got itself banned in the process.

Nissan ended the R32 GT-R’s production run in November 1994 after producing 43,937 units. The R32 GT-R gave birth to a new generation of performance cars from Nissan and changed the game for the Japanese motoring industry.

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    From his early days playing the original Gran Turismo and with his Hot Wheels car set, Ben has had a long interest in all things automotive. His first foray into the world of automotive journalism was way back in 2009 and since then he has only grown more interested in the industry. Ben also runs and heads up the video production side of Garage Dreams, focusing on small informative documentaries about some of the world's most legendary cars.

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