Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 JGTC Race Car

 Category : Nissan | Published by Editor 04 Feb 2006 6:00 PM (9545 reads)

After taking the title in its debut season in 1999, the R34 later came up against stiff competition from the likes of the Toyota Supra and Honda NSX.

The turn of the century brought us the R34 Calsonic Skyline GT-R. The younger of the Kageyama brothers, Masami, joined Hoshino in ‘99 before in 2000, Motoyama returned to the team for his second stint.

After three winless seasons, Hoshino and Motoyama won the penultimate round at Miné Circuit in 2000, which proved to be Hoshino’s final victory in his decorated driving career – he retired from driving in mid-2002 to focus solely on managing Team Impul.

2003 ushered in a completely new era for the Calsonic GT-R. Hoshino’s retirement and Motoyama moving to the works NISMO team meant driving duties fell to talented Frenchman Benoît Tréluyer and young Japanese driver Yuji Ide.

They won the July race at Fuji (moved from Sepang due to the SARS outbreak) and the season-finale at Suzuka in the swansong race for the Nissan Skyline GT-R.

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineRB26DETT Inline-6
displacement2708 cc / 165.25 in³
power368 kw / 493.5 bhp
specific output182.24 bhp per litre
bhp/weight411.25 bhp per tonne
torque706 nm / 520.7 ft lbs
driven wheelsRWD
front tires315/40R18
rear tires330/40R18
front brakesVentilated Discs
rear brakesVentilated Discs
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionDouble Wishbones
curb weight1200 kg / 2646 lbs
wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track1560 mm / 61.4 in
rear track1535 mm / 60.4 in
length4675 mm / 184.1 in
width1885 mm / 74.2 in
height1280 mm / 50.4 in
transmissionX-TRAC 6-Speed Sequential)

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