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Vehicles of various models have always been popular in movies. The Nissan Skyline GT-R was released with several limited editions, produced by NISMO. Picking up where the legendary Skylines of the past left off, the Nissan GT-R delivers straight-line performance that can't be beat by cars five times its price. The Nissan GT-R price in India is Rs. 1.99 Crore (Ex-Showroom) and needless to say, it would have extremely limited buyers.

There were Skylines (even one in a hot avatar), but it would take Nissan more than a decade and half to reintroduce the GT-R badge on a car. There may be time when you'd like to attract less attention to the GT-R®'s potent exhaust note. However, we're talking quarter-century old cars here, and that means all the usual Japanese-car red flags apply.

The mad, cartoonish silhouette racers of the early part of the following decade were confined to their homeland, and anyone who's driven a virtual Group 5 Tomica Skyline on Gran Turismo will attest to the ‘interesting' handling of that particular car.

Thanks to its potent turbocharged V6 and all-wheel drive, the Nissan GT-R accelerates with uncommon ferocity. Other models featured in this experience include the NISMO GT3 and Nissan Z. Believe it or not, performance car fans should feel a little bit of hatred towards the R32 GT-R.

When you sit behind the wheel of a stock GT-R R32, the austere interior doesn't deliver many clues about this car's racing heritage. While a Ferrari, Lamborghini and other exotic super cars survive our draconian speed limits and anti-car culture thanks to their looks, prestige and performance, the GT-R, arguably, only has the performance angle to go for.

It's heir to the Nissan Skyline GT-R Nissan Skyline GT-R dynasty, a motorsports legend that stretches back to the 1960s. The fit and finish of the R34 isn't bad, with brushed aluminium effect trim and, on UK cars at least, Connolly leather upholstery. The Skyline name dates back to Prince Motor Company times, and the GT-R moniker first appeared on the Hakosuka Skyline in 1969.

I spoke to The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah about the relatively stock 1990 GT-R he purchased recently, and he said he had success at Fontana Nissan in Eastern Los Angeles, who has two Skyline-specialist techs on staff and the ability to perform standard repair and maintenance.

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