In celebration of the Nissan R35 GT-R spy shots that surfaced today, we wanted to take a look back at the king of the Skylines, the Nismo R34 GT-R Z-Tune. For the uninitiated, in 2005 Nissan wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their legendary coupe and decided to make 20 special edition versions of the R34. At that point, the R34 had been out of production since 2003, so Nissan went into the used car market, hand-picked 20 pristine examples of R34-goodness, all with less than 20k on the clock, stripped them down to bare metal and performed every manner of chassis, suspension and engine tweakery known to man.

The video above examines the results, as tested at the Nurburgring by our favorite eccentric Japanese racers at Best Motoring. A full article about the R34 Z-Tune can be found here, with a detailed technical analysis and lots of pretty pictures.

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