When Nissan ended production of the Skyline R34 in 2002, it was because they already had something even bigger and badder waiting on the start line: the Nissan GT-R. An early prototype was show at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2001, and a version even closer to the final production car was displayed in the same show in 2005. The GT-R is truly the spiritual successor to the R34 GT-R, and that's not just because it's full name is GT-R R35. It's 4WD system is an evolution of the one that originated as early as the R32, and so is a distinctive Skyline trademark: the 4 rounded taillights. It's 3.8 liter V6 however is brand new, and produces, in its original state, 485 horsepower, which has later increased to 545 horsepower, resulting in a 0-100 km/h time of less than 3 seconds - faster than most other sportscars. The R35 is also active as a race car all around the globe, and it has already become just as legendary as previous GT-Rs.
Wrote by Morten Pedersen