@dbn_auto had the opportunity to do a photo-shoot on 2 legendary cars.
The Nissan GTR R35 & Nissan Skyline GTR R34.
A little history about the GTR.
The Skyline name originated from Prince automobile company, which developed and sold the Skyline line of sedans before merging with Nissan–Datsun. The GT-R abbreviation stands for Gran Turismo Racer while the GT-B stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. The Japanese chose to use Italian when naming the car – as most cars that were made in Japan at that time used Western abbreviations – to further enhance sales. The earliest predecessor of the GT-R, the S54 2000 GT-B, came second in its first race in 1964 to the purpose-built Porsche 904 GTS. The next development of the GT-R, the four-door PGC10 2000 GT-R, scored 33 victories in the one and a half years it raced, and by the time it attempted its 50th consecutive win, its run was ended by a Mazda Savanna RX-3. The car took 1000 victories by the time it was discontinued in 1972. The last of the original GT-Rs, the KPGC110 2000GT-R, used an unchanged S20 119 kW (160 hp) inline-6 engine from the earlier 2000 GT-R and only sold 197 units due to the worldwide energy crisis. This model was the only GT-R to never participate in a major race despite the sole purpose-built racecar which now resides in Nissan‘s storage unit for historical cars in Zama.
The Skyline continued into the 1990s when it became popular largely because it remained rear wheel drive, while most other manufacturers were focusing on front wheel drive cars.
Throughout its lifetime, various special editions containing additional performance-enhancing modifications, were released by Nissan and its performance division Nismo (Nissan Motorsport).
Owner of both vehicles, Yougan Govender was kind enough to allow @dbn_auto to spend some time with his 2 beasts, which he refers to as Kaiju, Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū) is a Japanese word that means “strange creature,” but often translated in English as “monster” or “giant monster”. I personally think that term fits in quite well when it comes to Nissan’s iconic GTR collection.
His GTR R35 wrapped in Matte Candy Apple is definitely an eye catcher, as for the sound emanated from the HKS exhaust and downpipe is mind blowing. While waiting at the shoot location I actually heard the cars coming before seeing them.
Above is the Nissan Skyline GTR R34 V-SPEC
What is the V-SPEC all about?
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) was the fifth and last car in the Skyline-generation. Together with the standard base model, it was set into production in 1999.
The V-Spec is equipped with extra features such as the ATTESA E-TS Pro System, firm suspension, and a carbon fiber air diffuser which was designed to keep the air flowing smoothly beneath the car. It features a 2.6L Inline-6 engine. This car made an appearance in the Fast & Furious movie. Its successor is the Nissan GTR R35
I have no words for this car. Bayside Blue paintwork really makes the car stand out much more than it already does, sitting flush on a set of Rays Engineering Nismo Rims, sounds just as good as the R35 fitted with an HKS exhaust and down pipe.
Article and images by @dbn_auto