After many years on the forbidden fruit list, the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is fair game in America. It was still a time of great optimism, and if you were a Nissan fan, there was no greater proof positive of a bright future than the return of the GT-R. 4) Vehicle Dynamic Control: The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is meant to send more power to the appropriate wheels in case of over-steer or under-steer.
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current GT-R has received some revisions, including a bit more power and an updated interior. Not only is the Skyline a central figure in Japanese tuner culture, it's as if Nissan intended every single one to be altered as soon as it left the factory.
It has changed up the segment with its scorching performance and lower-price tag compared to the competition, thus making it your everyday supercar. Generating more than four times the factory horsepower and torque led to the essential reinforcement of the driveline.
Sports cars generally require some contortions to get in and out of, but the GT-R is as easy to navigate as a typical coupe. Although many argue that the Nissan GT-R's acceleration figures are unachievable, we've managed 2.9sec in a MY12 car tested at Phillip Island, so 2.7sec claimed with the MY13 and MY14 models is by no means a far stretch.
As a result, although it costs about as much as a Porsche 911 , pound-for-pound, it'll annihilate the German car on a race track - not even the range-topping 911 Turbo can match the GT-R's performance. Relentless tuning of the GT-R's aerodynamics provides an incredibly clean Coefficient of Drag of 0.26 Cd. While you see a Nissan Skyline GT-R substantial, powerful supercar, to the wind, it punches through the air like a low-slung, mid-engine supercar.
The RB26DETT engine will be familiar to Skyline fans, but only the very fanatical will know offhand that the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system is actually the Pro” version, with an active limited-slip differential that splits torque laterally if necessary.
Any bad preconceptions I may have harboured against the GT-R before (it's not a drivers' car, yadda yadda…) are beaten off with a turbocharged kick in the guts by the 2017 car. What we can say is, despite its supercar performance, the GT-R can be one of the safer vehicles of its kind.