For the third generation Skyline R32, do you know the difference between the GTS-t and GT-R?

The Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R, which was first sold over 30 years ago, remains incredibly popular in the United States today. This is largely due to the influence of the Hollywood movie franchise, “The Fast and the Furious.” Popular vehicles from the “Fast and Furious” series, such as the Skyline GT-R, Supra, and Lancer Evolution, are enjoying a second life across the Pacific in the United States. Today, let’s take a closer look at the Nissan Skyline GT-R, which sparked this trend.

What is the R32 Skyline GT-R?

The R32 Skyline GT-R was designed to win the All Japan Touring Car Championship, and it was created in 1989 by combining cutting-edge Japanese technologies of that era. Despite being introduced over 30 years ago, it remains an iconic car.

Featuring an inline 6-cylinder 2.6L twin-turbo engine with a maximum output of 280ps and full-time 4WD, the R32 Skyline GT-R was equipped with the latest devices of its time, such as the ATTESA E-TS and Super HICAS, which enabled high-speed running and high-speed turning.

Do you know that the displacement is 2.6L?

The reason was that we matched the race regulations.

What is thr Skyline GTS-t?

The GTS-t is a rear-wheel drive car with a more compact body than the GT-R, powered by a 2.0L inline 6-cylinder turbo engine with a maximum output of 215 ps. The GTS-t is available in two grades: the standard GTS-t and the GTS-t Type M. The GTS-t comes with 15-inch wheels and brake calipers, while the Type M is equipped with a combination of 16-inch wheels and brake calipers.

Is there a difference in appearance?

From a distance, it may be difficult to spot the difference between the GT-R and the GTS-t, but the GT-R has a larger body size due to its racing specification with a reinforced body, featuring overhanging and rugged front and rear fender parts. On the other hand, the GTS-t has a slim and sporty city car feel that focuses on reducing body weight.

The easiest way to tell them apart is by looking for the GT-R name badge. However, customizing the GTS-t to have GT-R specifications was popular at that time, resulting in the appearance of a GT-R with the contents sometimes being from the GTS-t, such as the front grille, bumper, and rear spoiler.

Another way to distinguish them is by sound. Since the displacements of the engines are 2.0L and 2.6L, the GT-R produces a more powerful engine and exhaust sound than the GTS-t.

Which one is better to drive?

The GT-R, with its ability to efficiently transfer the power of the twin-turbo engine to the road surface via all four wheels, is well-suited for grip driving on the circuit. In contrast, the GTS-t is a lightweight rear-wheel drive vehicle that is ideal for enjoying drifting.

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