This Nissan Skyline has so much power that the speedometer needle can wrap all the way around the dial and comes to a stop just before the 0 mark. The GPS is the only way to know how fast the vehicle is going on the Autobahn.
When it debuted in 1989, the R32-generation Skyline GT-R was the first vehicle to wear this model name in 16 years. Nissan made sure it came back with a bang. Power came from the RB26DETT 2.6-litre twin-turbo inline-six. The official output was 276 bhp (206 kilowatts) because of a gentleman's agreement among Japanese automakers not to publish figures higher than this figure. The actual number was likely higher. The drivetrain consisted of the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system and a five-speed manual gearbox.
Gallery: Nissan Skyline Generations
The one in this video is far from stock. It still has a 2.6-litre inline-six but a single, massive turbo replaces the original pair. The alleged output is around 1,000 bhp (746 kW) and 710 pound-feet (963 Newton-metres). The engine's redline appears to be around 9,000 rpm, judging by when the driver shifts gears. A six-speed sequential gearbox replaces the original manual transmission.
With a four-figure power output, acceleration is effortless for this GT-R. The driver can bang through the gears and quickly gain speed. The speedometer needle spends a lot of time past 180 kph (112 mph) where the dial is blank. During one run, the GPS briefly shows 302 kph (188 mph).
The R33-generation Skyline GT-R replaced the R32 in 1995. It continued to use the RB26DETT but had slightly sleeker exterior styling in comparison to the previous model.