A rare 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nismo Edition is currently up for auction on Bring A Trailer and for die-hard Skyline enthusiasts in the U.S., is about as desirable as GT-R models come.
Nissan was required to build 500 road-going examples of the R32 GT-R Nismo Edition for Group A racing homologation and they did just that while also building 60 examples as dedicated race cars. This particular one is number 279 of the 500 street cars and was imported into the United States after the 25-year import ban had been lifted.
All GT-R Nismo Editions were painted in Gun Grey with a black interior. The front body panels are also made from lightweight aluminum compared to steel found across other R32s. Additionally, Nissan took out the ABS system to reduce weight by roughly 100 lbs.
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The car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.6-liter RB26 inline-six cylinder engine which incorporates larger turbochargers than lesser R32 models. No horsepower and torque figures have been included in the listing but we do know that it features an ECU tune and a new exhaust system with catalysts so it probably has a horsepower figure somewhere in the mid-300s. There are some other aftermarket modifications which have been made to the car, including the fitment of coilovers, Panasport wheels, Recaro seats, rear-wheel steering delete, and an aftermarket shifter.
Those interested in the car should probably note that it is right-hand drive because of its Japanese heritage. That’s certainly not an issue but something which we imagine takes a bit of getting used to on U.S. roads.