This Nissan Skyline R34 could be the most expensive GT-R ever sold! And we’re not just saying that, because the model fetched an incredible sum of 1,357,000 dollars (1,236,000 euros at the current exchange rate) during the auction of Bonhams. But this Japanese sports car also has a unique background…
This 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was driven by Paul Walker during the 4th movie in the Fast & Furious saga, and is truly a unique example. 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 intake from Turbonetics, Nismo lowering springs, rims from Volk Racing, a special roll cage, improved brakes with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear, and new. front bumper and exhaust from 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 with a head-up display at the actor’s request, and finally OMP bucket seats. The driver is still “in the same position used by Paul Walker during the recording”. Considering 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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Written by the author: Vanhouche Sebastien
Sébastien has always been interested in the world of the car in the broadest sense of the word. He is very interested in everything, from small vintage cars and combustion engines to modern electric mastodons. However, he has a soft spot for fast but smart cars. There’s nothing like a station wagon that’s bursting with power for intelligent driving pleasure.
Photo ©: Bonhams.