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Performance Review: Nissan Skyline R32 GTR - [1990]

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Nissan Skyline R32 GTR - [1990]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1990 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 2569 cc (156.7 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St6
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 156 mph (251.0 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.6 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.8 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 276 bhp (205 kW) @ 6800 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1430 kgs (3152 lbs)
  • Torque: 260 lb-ft (352.5 Nm) @ 4400 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 13.63 secs @ 100.3 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 193.0 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 181.8 lb-ft
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Nissan Skyline Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR is the 5 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1990. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1991 Jaguar XJ R-15 6.0 V12 and the 1991 Jaguar XJ 220.This particular Nissan Skyline has a 2569cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a St formation.

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Alternative Petrol St6's includes the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965

The Skyline shares its Petrol St6 engine configuration with the likes of the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965 and the . If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Skyline's All Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1430 kgs (3152 lbs) this makes the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR in the same weight category as the 2022 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 Turbo FL5 or the give or take 50kg.

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The Nissan Skyline shares the same bhp with the 2022 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0T (300 bhp)

In terms of power the 2569cc 24V St6 engine produces 276 bhp (205 kW) @ 6800 rpm similar to the 2022 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0T (300 bhp) or the 2022 Toyota Corolla GR 1.6 Turbo (300 bhp).

The Twin Turbo St6 throws out 260 lb-ft (352.5 Nm) @ 4400 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2022 Toyota Corolla GR 1.6 Turbo (273 lb-ft) or the 2020 Audi A3 S3 Saloon (280 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Nissan Skyline you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

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The 1998 Mercedes C Class 55 AMG (217.8 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Nissan Skyline.

The Nissan Skyline has a Power to weight ratio of 193.0 bhp per ton and 181.8 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1990 Skyline competing with the 1998 Mercedes C Class 55 AMG (217.8 bhp per ton) or the 2012 Bentley Continental GT V8 (217.8 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Nissan Skyline generating around 181.8 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2015 BMW 3 Series 340i F30 LCI (206.8 lb-ft per ton) or the 2012 Porsche Cayman S 3.4l (206.8 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.6 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.8 secs, this made the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR as fast as the 2022 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0T (5.6 secs) the 2022 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0T AWD (5.6 secs) the 2020 Maserati Ghibli GranSport Petrol Hybrid (5.6 secs) the or the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range (5.6 secs). This Nissan Skyline R32 GTR is also faster than the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost Wagon (5.7 secs) the 2016 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi 2.0 Turbo Clubsport (5.7 secs) the 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 265 DSG (5.7 secs) the and the 2014 Renault Megane RenaultSport 275 Trophy (5.7 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Skyline and the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 390 4 Speed

When talking about the performance of the Nissan Skyline on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 13.63 secs @ 100.3 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 390 4 Speed (13.57 secs), the 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR (13.59 secs), and the 2014 Audi A4 S4 3.0 V6 S-Tronic (13.59 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1990 version of the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR has a maximum speed of 156mph.

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Top Speed of the 1990 Skyline equals the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.4 V8 392 (167 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR then how about the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.4 V8 392 (167 mph), the 2001 TVR Chimaera 500 5.0L V8 (167 mph), or the 1993 TVR Griffith 500 (167 mph).

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