Friday, 12 April 2013

R32 Skyline GT-R

You know what it's like when you're going through a set of photos that you've taken at a car show, and one car leaps out at you as something rather more special than you'd first realised? That's exactly what's happened here. I saw this Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R at the recent Sushi Sunday-themed Goodwood Breakfast Club - an event where it's easy to miss things due to the overwhelming spread of high-quality cars on show. I took a few snaps and moved on but, in hindsight, what I was looking at here was pretty much my dream GT-R.
Having grown up in the Gran Turismo era, I've always had a soft spot for the R32, and whenever I build one in GT it's always this same shade of gunmetal grey. If you enlarge the underbonnet shot below, you'll see a phenomenally clean and detailed engine bay, crammed with high-tech, high-quality parts. If the car had been wearing the standard 5-spoke rims rather than these white Work items, I'd even go so far as to say that it was the best R32 I'd ever seen.
I wish I'd been paying a bit more attention now. Look, the front three-quarter angle has a massive wooden pillar in the way...
(In my defence, It's hard to snap that angle in the Goodwood paddock!)

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