The 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 was the resurrection of old Skyline virtues, in that each of its many versions were very sporty and balanced in handling. The car came in sedan, coupe and finally also in GT-R form and for the first time in history, was available with rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
All versions – sedans and coupes, got the RB20DE engine, a normally aspirated 2.0l inline-6 with 155hp. Turbocharged models like the GTS-t came with the RB20DET engine, already known from the R31 GTS-R, but with an increased output of 212hp. Later Nissan Skyline R32 versions got the normally aspirated RB25DE engine, a 2.5l DOHC inline-6 with 180hp.
The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R did not only have excellent All Wheel Drive handling characteristics, but also featured one of the best production engines of all times. The RB26DETT, a 2.6 ltr. DOHC inline-6 twin turbo with 280hp makes the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds. The RB26DETT is a pure racing engine, derived directly from Group A racing. Tuned versions of this engine have been seen to reach up to 1300hp.