Ultra-rare Nissan Skyline goes up on sale for $500,000+
Australia-based tuner V-Spec Perfomance is offering a unique, completely restored Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R ‘Z-Tune’ for what translates into more than a half million U.S. dollars.
The first Z-Tune sports car came out in 2003. Back then, Nissan intended to commission a large-scale batch of such cars with its Nismo subdivision, but never did due to various intervening circumstances. A while later, Nismo decided to take the matter into its own hands by buying out 12 used R34 GT-R V-Spec vehicles and upgrading them to the Z-Tune specification. In the years that followed, seven more such cars were produced.
All Nismo-tuned rides had their engines bored out to 2.8 liters of displacement and boosted to 500 hp (373 kW) due to larger, stronger turbochargers. Each one could run 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and max out at 327 km/h (203 mph).
The entire special series wore silvery paint, with the exception of one car, which was given an exclusive Midnight Purple III paintjob. The Skyline currently on sale had also originally been silver, but the tuner repainted it to Midnight Purple III for extra fame points.
Editor Andrew Raspopov