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Nissan GTR R34

Nissan GTR R34

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is an iconic sports car that was produced from 1999 to 2002. Here are some key details about the R34 GT-R:


1. Engine and Performance:

  • The R34 GT-R was powered by the RB26DETT, a 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine.
  • It produced around 276 horsepower (officially stated, but it's widely believed to be underrated) and 293 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GT-R featured Nissan's ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system and a sophisticated electronically controlled torque-split system.

2. Performance Features:

  • It had advanced performance features like the ATTESA E-TS Pro system, which adjusted power distribution based on road conditions and driving style.
  • The GT-R also featured the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering system for improved handling.

3. Aesthetics:

  • The R34 GT-R had a distinctive and aggressive appearance with its angular lines, wide fenders, and prominent rear wing.
  • It was available in various colors, including the famous "Bayside Blue."

4. Limited Production:

  • Production was limited, and it was primarily available in Japan. However, many have been exported and are highly sought after by enthusiasts worldwide.

5. Nürburgring Record:

  • The R34 GT-R famously set a lap time of 7:59.3 at the Nürburgring in 2000, which was a significant achievement at the time.

6. Popularity and Legacy:

  • The R34 GT-R gained a cult following due to its exceptional performance, advanced technology, and appearances in various media, including video games and movies.

7. Legal Restrictions:

  • In some countries, particularly the United States, the R34 GT-R is subject to certain import restrictions due to its age and non-compliance with emissions and safety regulations.

8. Collector's Item:

  • Due to its limited production and iconic status, well-maintained R34 GT-Rs have become highly sought-after collector's items, and prices for well-preserved examples have risen significantly.

How much does a GTR R34 cost?

The price of a Nissan GT-R R34 can vary widely depending on factors such as the condition of the car, its mileage, any modifications, rarity, and the specific market it is being sold in. Here are some general price ranges you might expect:

  1. Used Models (in good condition):

    • In markets where the R34 is legal for import, prices for well-maintained, lower-mileage R34 GT-Rs can start at around $80,000 to $100,000 USD. Rare, special edition models or those in exceptional condition can command much higher prices.
  2. Collector's and Special Editions:

    • Limited-production models, special editions, or those with unique features can be significantly more expensive, potentially reaching well over $150,000 USD or more.
  3. Rarity and Modifications:

    • Rare versions or those with extensive aftermarket modifications can command premium prices. These could be significantly more expensive than stock models.
  4. Legal and Import Costs:

    • In some countries, particularly the United States, the R34 GT-R is subject to certain import restrictions and may require extensive modifications to comply with safety and emissions standards. This can add to the overall cost.
  5. Auction Prices:

    • At specialized auctions, particularly those focusing on rare and collectible cars, prices for R34 GT-Rs can vary widely based on factors such as condition, provenance, and demand at the time of sale.

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What year will the R34 be legal?


Please note that prices can change and they can vary based on the specific circumstances of the sale. Additionally, for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, I recommend consulting reputable automotive marketplaces or contacting specialized dealers who deal with imported or collectible vehicles.

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is gradually becoming eligible for legal import into the United States under the federal "25-year rule." This rule allows vehicles that are at least 25 years old to be imported into the country without having to meet certain emissions and safety standards.

The R34 GT-R was produced from 1999 to 2002, which means that the earliest models became eligible for legal import into the U.S. in 2024, starting with the 1999 models. The later models in the production run will become eligible in subsequent years.

Please note that import regulations and rules may vary by country, so if you're in a different country, it's important to check your local laws and regulations regarding the importation of vehicles. Additionally, rules and regulations can always change, so I recommend consulting official sources or legal experts for the most current information.