This Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R has almost three times the power it left the factory with
If you’re a fan of Japanese performance cars, chances are you’re rather fond of the R34-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R. After all, it arguably represents the pinnacle of the Skyline lineage and despite being two decades old, still provides extraordinary levels of performance. It’s little surprise then that prices of R34 models have skyrocketed in recent years.
That brings us to this particular white Skyline GT-R, finished in white, and outfitted with a host of undisclosed modifications. A look at the badge reveals that it is a V-spec model, one of the more desirable variants that Nissan produced.
A dizzying array of variants of the R34 GT-R were built back in the day. These include the likes of the V-spec, V-spec N1, V-spec II, V-spec II N1, M-spec, V-spec II Nur, M-spec Nur, Nismo S-tune, Nismo R-tune and the ultimate R34 of them all, the Nismo Z-tune, limited to just 20 examples worldwide.
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Like the entry-level Skyline GT-R, the standard V-spec model has a 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six that was advertised as having 276 hp and 289 lb-ft (392 Nm). However, it is no secret that the car actually had quite a lot more power than that.
This particular GT-R V-spec was recently driven onto a dyno to see how much grunt it churns out. It ultimately delivered 690.9 PS, or 680 hp, at the flywheel, indicating that the engine itself is pumping out more than 800 hp. That’s a remarkable amount of power for a car that’s 20 years old and just proves how formidable the famed RB26 engine is.