2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
Lot
203

2002 Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R M-Spec Nur Coupe

$378,500

Sydney

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-line 6-cylinder, 2568cc
Gearbox 6-speed manual
Body Work Coupe
Colour Pearl White
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

Auction
Notice (Form 11)

Description

This lot is no longer available

Nissan’s legendary GT-R Skyline badge can trace its heritage back to the mid-1960s, starting with the GT S54 six-cylinder version of the boxy second-generation Skyline.  Following the merger of Prince and Nissan in 1966, the former was retained to develop future high performance models and the first true GT-R was unveiled in 1969, either as a two-door KPGC10 or four-door PCG10 sedan.  Essentially a homologation special, the original GT-R’s successor was the fastback KPGC110 series of 1972 but the fuel crisis and lack of a serious competition program meant there was a significant gap before the first modern GT-R was born, based on the R32 Skyline, on August 21, 1989.  A technological Tour de Force, the R32 GT-R was conceived with one goal in mind - to dominate Group A racing category.  Nissan's engineers set about building the most sophisticated car ever made in Japan in the R32 model, combining all-wheel drive, a DOHC 2.6-litre in-line six with four valves per cylinder and twin turbos and Super HICAS all-wheel steering system.  Launched in 1995, the next generation GT-R - based on the R33 Skyline - proved a worthy successor but for many pundits the ultimate model remains the R34 GT-R that made its debut in January 1999.  With aggressive new styling, stiffer bodyshell and a reworked version of the classic RB26DETT twin-turbo six under the bonnet, the R34 employed an all-new Getrag six-speed gearbox and transfer case, while the electronically-controlled Super HICAS rear-wheel steering system was carried over.  Massive vented Brembo disc brakes slotted under new five-spoke 18-inch alloy rims, while the interior was designed to please the Playstation generation, with an abundance of gizmos backed by excellent seats.  The standard GT-R was supplemented by the high-tech V-spec featuring active LSD and ATTESA E-TS Pro system and, from May 2001, the more luxurious leather-clad M-spec version but the ultimate road-going R34 was the limited-edition Nür - named after the famous German racetrack - a hardcore model featuring the special N1 motor with bigger turbos.  Special equipment included a 300km/h speedo, gold-painted cam cover and unique badging.  Only 1,003 Nürs were built, of which 718 were V-spec IIs and the remaining 285 built to M-spec, making this the most collectible R34 GT-R outside the NISMO Z-tune.