- The R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is highly sought after and valued at around $1.5 million.
- GT Ryuki Sports specializes in rare Japanese sports cars, including the Nissan GT-R.
- The R34 Skyline GT-R is the last of the Skyline GT-R models and is not available for sale in the US, although 1999 models will become legal for import in 2024.
The Nissan The GT-R is one of the most sought-after Japanese sports cars of any generation. Gearheads adore the so-called “Godzilla”, praising the incredible performance of its turbocharged powerplants.
Even the older generations of the GT-R are still in high demand. Interestingly, a dealer in Japan has several Nissan GT-Rs ripe for the taking. According to car enthusiast Dino Dalle Carbonare, one of them is the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R worth around $1.5 million.
A dyno who gets to know the world of cars through him Dino DC YouTube Channell, recently visited GT Ryuki Sports, a car dealer in Chiba, Japan. Ryuki specializes in selling rare and limited edition Japanese sports cars, including the Nissan GT-R. The store graciously allowed Dino to take a close look at his latest JDM collection – 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 M-Spec Nür Nismo R4 painted in Millennium Jade.
Creation of a brand new Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
The 2002 Skyline GT-R R34 M-Spec Nür is a technically new car
- The Nissan R34 is the latest Skyline GT-R and a true JDM
- GT Ryuki’s Skyline GT-R M-Spec Nür recently received a chassis upgrade
- The chassis upgrade was completed in September 2023
- This Skyline GT-R M-Spec Nür also features the new, more powerful RB26DETT engine
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a true JDM legend and icon, designed and built specifically for customers in Japan. Strictly speaking, the current Nissan GT-R – the 11th generation R35 – has inherited the spirit of its predecessors, but is not JDM as it is available for sale worldwide. Unfortunately, its predecessors never officially hit US shores as new models.
Interestingly, Dino described this Skyline GT-R M-Spec Nür as new. Technically, this Nissan car looks new as its chassis has been updated at the Nismo Omori factory. This process is essentially done to prevent further deterioration of the Skyline GT-R’s chassis, running gear and drivetrain. As this car’s maintenance plate shows, a chassis upgrade was completed by the Nismo Omori factory in September 2023.
Not only that, that The Skyline GT-R now features the Nismo R4 RB26DETT engine, essentially a bigger racing version of the vaunted RB26 engine. As such, this engine is more powerful, offering increased power and torque compared to those found in the typical R34 Skyline.
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- Nissan built the Skyline GT-R R34 from 1999 to 2002, but never for sale in the US
- The most notable example was the Skyline GT-R R34 in 2 Fast 2 February
- The last versions of the R34 were the V-Spec II Nür and the M-Spec Nür
- Nissan produced only 1,003 examples of these special versions
Nissan began production of the Skyline GT-R R34 (BNR34) in 1999 and ended production in 2002. Its successor, the R35, ceased to be the Skyline, and the GT-R became the next official nameplate. This made the R34 the last Skyline GT-R. However, the current GT-R has inherited the spirit of its Skyline GT-R ancestors.
One of the most notable examples of the Skyline GT-R R34 is the car driven by Brian O’Connor, portrayed in the film by the late Paul Walker. 2 Fast 2 February. The Skyline GT-R 34 was not available in the US at the time of production, as Nissan never intended to sell the Godzilla in the country. A law made the R34 illegal for import into the US this year, but R34s that are 25 years old will have to wait as they become exempt from the law.
The last versions of the R34 appeared in 2002 – V-Spec II Nür and M-Spec Nür. They received the designation Nür, because Nissan developed them on the famous German Nurburgring. According to gtr-registry.com, Nissan produced 1,003 R34 Nürs, 718 of which were V-Spec II Nürs, while 285 were M-Spec Nürs. The V-Spec II Nür is designed for sprint racing, while the M-Spec Nür is designed for endurance racing. Somehow GT Ryuki Sports managed to acquire one of the rare M-Spec Nürs.
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GT Ryuki’s updated GT-R has more power than new
Features of the R4 RB26DETT engine
R-tune concept Engine specification 4 (R4)
2771 cubic meters
R3 Turbo kit
Both the Skyline GT-R R34 V-Spec II Nür and M-Spec Nür are powered by the 2.6-litre RB26DETT in N1 spec. Thanks to a metal turbocharger with two ball bearings and exclusive N1 engine components, this engine produces 276 hp. of power and 289 lb-ft of torque. However, this particular R34 M-Spec Nür has a different, more formidable engine under the hood.
As it turns out, the Nismo Omori factory didn’t just give away the R34 M Spec Nür comprehensive renewal of the chassis. The factory also replaced the original N1 spec engine with an R4 spec RB26DETT unit. Based on the R3’s 2.6-liter engine, the R4 focuses on delivering more torque in the mid- and low-rpm range. Its displacement was increased to 2.8 liters by boring the block and replacing the piston, crank and connecting rod.
According to Nismo, the R4-tuned RB26DETT engine makes around 493 hp. of maximum power and 398 lb-ft of maximum torque. The R4’s specs differ from those of the 400R / Z-tune, although it uses the same GT crankshaft as its siblings.
It also uses the N1 engine block due to its durability in circuit use, ensuring safety and reliability under heavy duty conditions. The R4 engine has its own dedicated ECM when using the R3 engine turbo kit. This GT-R has driven less than a mile since the upgrade.
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A rare R34 M Spec Nür is valued at $1.5 million
Details GT Ryuki Skyline R34 M Spec Nür
2002 Nissan Skyline R34 M Spec Nür
#100/1003 R34 Nür #27/285 R34 M-Spec Nür
R4 Spec 2.8 liter RB26DETT
(Source: Dino DC on YouTube, gtr-registry.com)
According to Dino, this M-Spec Nür is one of the most complete GT-R R34s he has ever seen. With VIN BNR34-402997, this car was built in February 2002 and left the factory in Silica Brass, according to gtr-registry.com.
It was one of nine R34 Nür (and M-Spec Nür) cars built from the factory in Silica Brass. This is #100/1003 R34 Nür and, at the same time, #27/285 M-Spec Nür. It’s unclear what parts and elements have changed since the update, but the current M-Spec Nür also features a Robson leather interior and a few carbon fiber parts.
Due to the car’s rarity, heritage, build, various upgrades, and a new complete RB26 engine, the Dino estimates its value at around $1.5 million. This may sound outrageous, but it is different Sold M-Spec Nür in the more common Millenium Jade color at the Bring A Trailer auction for $455,000 in 2023.
But the R34 M-Spec Nür wasn’t the only GT-R at GT Ryuki Sports. The dealership also has an Italdesign GT-R50, several GT-R R35s in various specifications, and rare R33 and R34 models. The dealership also features exotic Mitsubishi, Honda, Toyota and Subaru JDM cars.
Source: Dino DC on YouTube, gtr-registry.com, Nismo, Report by Robb