Nissan Skyline R34 Review

The Japanese-made car that never faded its fame is Nissan’s Skyline’s. This is indeed one of the more popular cars ever produced by Nissan and without a doubt, this is the only Japanese car that has reached the silver screen with such power that it sends a trend wave around the planet that has not subsided completely. This can be attributed to Hollywood Blockbuster’s The Fast and the Furious franchise and every movie edition drives the ‘emotion of speed’ attached to R34.


The R34 trims were responsible for the ‘racing car concepts’ that dominated boy-racer video games for almost 2 decades. The R34’s chassis which was attached to a RB-26 D.E.T.T 2.6 litre, Double Overhead Cam, supported by a 24 valve straight six and force fed via a twin turbo mechanism provided the car with a staggering 280 HP officially. However, what made the car unique was how the R-34′s engine construct was set with a six-speed GETRAG gearbox that distributes power to the vehicles’ all-wheel drive coordination (ATTESA system) that was able to electronically vary torque splits, which gives the car the added punch. On top of that the R34 Skyline GT-R also has an electronic feedback control system (HICAS four-wheel steering) which en

NISSANsures optimal wheel positioning in punishing circumstances.

Elegant design and All factors coupled with rigid shells and a unique aerodynamic design make R34 not only different from the previous Skylines, but also make it more controllable and powerful. The superb suspe

nsion system and carbon fibber and rear diffusers provide unprecedented stability and fascination at high speed and according to some reports, the ‘Fast and Furious’ production crew has no other choice but to remove the front drive shaft and disable the ability of four-wheel steering R34

s to car ‘misbehave’ like most ordinary sports cars.

Another point to consider is that fact that although officially the car was rated at 280 HP, unofficial estimates place the HP for the R34 at 330 HP. This car was without a shred of doubt the Magnum Opus of Nissan from almost all perspectives so much so, that the car is often compared to Ferrari’s and Porsches despite the much lower price.