This Nissan Skyline R34 could be the most expensive GT-R ever sold! And we don’t say that lightly, because the model has reached the incredible sum of $ 1,357,000 (1,236,000 euros at the current exchange rate) during the auction of Bonhams. But this Japanese sports car also has a unique background…
In fact, this 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was driven by Paul Walker during the 4th movie in the Fast & Furious saga, and is truly one of a kind. It was changed specifically at the request of the now deceased American actor. And the list of modifications is very long…
In addition to its Bayside Blue color, the Japanese also received a new Turbonetics intercooler, Nismo lowering springs, Volk Racing rims, a special cage, 6-piston front brakes and 4-piston rear brakes, and a new bumper in front of Nismo. . Thanks to these improvements, this ‘Godzilla’ RB26 now produces 550 hp instead of its original 280 hp! And those are external and mechanical modifications.
On board, this GT-R received a new Momo and Alcantara steering wheel, a custom-made dashboard and head-up display at the actor’s request, and finally also OMP bucket seats. The driver is still “in the same position used by Paul Walker during the recording”. Due to the hype surrounding this generation of Skyline GT-R, the popularity of the Fast & Furious movie saga and that of the American actor who died in 2013, it should not be surprising that this Nissan has broken all records.
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About the author: Vanhouche Sebastien
Sébastien has always been passionate about the world of cars in the broadest sense of the word. He is very interested in everything from old small people and internal combustion engines to modern electric mastodons. However, he has a soft spot for fast but smart cars. There’s nothing like a station wagon bursting with power for smart driving.
Image ©: Bonhams.