In May 1989, the eighth-generation Nissan Skyline was launched.
The GT-R model appeared reviving the “GT-R” name after a gap of 16 years.
Skyline GT-R 1989 : BNR32
It featured a 6-cylinder in line, DOHC, 2,6-litre (280PS) RB26DETT engine; an electronically controlled 4WD torque splitter with ATTESA E-TS; and a 4-wheel multilink suspension. It holds the honor of not losing a single race in the All Japan Championships.
The 1989 R32 was the resurrection of old Skyline virtues, in that each of its many versions were very sporty and balanced in handling. The car came in sedan, coupe and finally also in GT-R form and for the first time in history, was available with rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
The old engine line-up was mostly dropped, so all versions – sedans and coupes – at least got the RB20DE engine, a normally aspirated 2.0l inline-6 with 155hp. Stronger models like the GTS-t came with the RB20DET engine, already known from the R31 GTS-R, but with an increased output of 212hp. Later versions got the normally aspirated RB25DE engine, a 2.5l DOHC inline-6 with 180hp.
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