• Jan 30, 2007
What more really needs to be said about today's RR of the Day? Although not the first Skyline, the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R was the pinnacle of Japanese performance in its day and, in certain circles, the most desirable of all the GT-Rs ever produced. The rigid, lightweight coupe, coupled with the legendary 2.6-liter twin turbo inline-six (RB26DETT) and mated to the ATTESA-ETS all-wheel-drive system, allowed Nissan to dominate Group A racing in Japan. It's the dream vehicle of countless enthusiasts, and Mike Hutch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the lucky owner of this exemplary 1990 model.

Make the jump for more information, a couple pics, a listing of the mods and instructions on how to submit your own vehicle to become our Reader Ride of the Day. And next week, our themed RR of the Day will be back and we're looking for beaters. If you've got a decrepit ride that still manages to get your from point A to point B, we want to see it. Rusted, busted or smoking, submit it by following the directions after the jump.

Although it's appearance would suggest that he's kept the mods to a minimum, the list of upgrades shows that Mike has a keen eye for picking the right modifications that will enhance his experience behind the wheel, both on the road and during his regular trips to the track.

Thanks for allowing us to live vicariously through you, Mike and, needless to say, you picked one of the best colors that the Skyline was offered in.




Modifications/Upgrades


• Blitz Dual SBC R-Type Boost Controller
• Tomei Brake Master Cylinder Stopper
• APEXi Twin Intake Pods
• HKS FCON V Piggyback Engine Management
• APEXi Fuel Pressure Regulator
• Blitz 700CC Injectors
• R33 GT-R Rims
• Goodyear Eagle F1 Tires
• HKS Exhaust/Muffler
• Defi DIN Gauges Oil Pressure/Temp, Water Temp
• HKS Boost Gauge
• N1 Headlights
• APEXi Turbo Timer
• Recaro Reclinable Seat (Driver Side)
• Tein SE Coilovers
• Twin Plate Clutch
• NISMO 1.5Way Differential
• Greddy Oil Filter Relocation Kit

How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      There are quite a few Skylines here in Toronto. Occasionally I run into a large group of them, it's a pretty cool sight!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow!
      Now that's a RR of the week.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I live in Toronto and I've NEVER seen any Skyline. where can i find these?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is this going for RR of the Week or RR of the Year? First you have an M Coupe and now a Skyline. What's coming up tomorrow, a Cobra 427 S/C? I'm still going with the Bimmer, but this is one of the few cars that will make me second guess.
      • 8 Years Ago
      great ride... lucky man
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sooo hot...want to touch the turbos...
      • 8 Years Ago
      ROFL you said "lightweight".. the only reason they needed to be turbo is because of how heavy they were, and then the only reason they needed a way to put the power to the ground in a controllable fashion.

      love the car though.. it just has a couple shortcomings that everyone seems to forget about. I know I'd forget about them too if I could have that car.

      Gotta love the 15 year japanese importation rule in Canada. I'd have this and a Mazda AZ1 Autozam if I could :'(
      • 8 Years Ago
      too bad tey dont offer it in the USA
      • 8 Years Ago
      Kansei & Sean - The lightweight reference was directed at the R34 vs. R32. Neither vehicle was particularly light, but with all evolutions, additional weight is par for the course. Hence, the R32 still remains to be a highly sought after model, because of its comparative weight advantage over the later models.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The R34 ruined it how ? Just makes it easier to drive fast. The electronics from the R32 to R34 are very similar.

      The GT-R is not lightweight, but you can get the weight down a bit if you try.

      The R32 is a lot more of a raw car. Shorter, narrower. The chassis is not as stiff as the later cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Can't wait to the new one arrives on these shores!
      • 8 Years Ago
      THAT IS AWESOME.

      Only place i can drive that is in Gran Turismo...

      If you're ever selling it, sign me up.
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