The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) was released in January 1999 as the successor to the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33). It underwent a facelift in 2000 and ceased production in 2002.
In comparison with the R33, the R34 has a shorter wheelbase and smaller dimensions to improve handling. Like every other GT-R model that came after the R32 from 1989, the R34 is powered by a 'RB26DETT' 2.6 litre twin-turbo engine and sends its power to all wheels.
The R34 was also equipped with a 5.8" LCD screen at the centre of the dashboard that displays live readings of engine and vehicle statistics including turbocharger pressure, as well as oil and coolant temperatures. The Nismo Multi-Function Display option (MFD) could be equipped at an extra cost, which included an additional lap timer and an increase in boost pressure measurement to 2 bar.
The V-Spec (Victory Specification) model was available with more performance enhancements including aerodynamic carbon-fibre extensions, an active limited-slip differential at the rear, and lower but also harder suspension. All V-Spec models carried a model-specific badge at the rear.
In 2007, Nissan introduced the Nissan GT-R which was developed on a new platform and no longer associated with the Skyline nameplate.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in the Japanese release of Need for Speed: High Stakes - "Over Drivin' IV". It is featured in class AA and can be purchased for $150,000 as well as be equipped with upgrades in career mode.
The Skyline GT-R is also available with a showcase and as a bonus car in the PlayStation release that resembles the Japanese Grand Touring Championship Pennzoil Skyline. In all releases, the Skyline GT-R V-Spec cannot be driven in a Hot Pursuit.
The strongest performance traits of the Skyline GT-R include handling and acceleration, although it only has a mediocre top speed.
Need for Speed: Underground
Two Quick Race only special editions of the Skyline GT-R can be unlocked - Eddie's car, and a lostprophets promotional car. The lostprophets car is unlocked after accumulating 1,721,000 style points, and Eddie's car is unlocked after accumulating 3,000,000 style points.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Skyline GT-R is featured with stellar acceleration and top speed, although its good straight-line performance comes with a few drawbacks in handling when compared to lighter and more nimble rear-wheel drive cars. The GT-R is generally very competitive in any race type, especially in Drag.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 5.22 s||0-100 mph: 12.98 s||Top Speed: 155.0 mph (249 km/h)||Torque: 220.4 ft-lbs||Power: 276.6 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 2.46 s||0-100 mph: 7.38 s||Top Speed: 213.0 mph (343 km/h)||Torque: 353.4 ft-lbs||Power: 494.0 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $70,000. The "GT King" boss car can be unlocked by defeating it in a trophy tier boss race using an American car.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Tier 3 tuner class vehicle with a price tag of $125,000, making it the most expensive tuner players can buy. Its unlock depends on the player's progression through the career mode:
- Exotic Career - Defeat Darius.
- Muscle Career - Defeat Darius.
- Tuner Career - Take over the Canmor Downs territory in Silverton.
Similar to other Japanese sports cars, the Skyline GT-R was given a reduced top speed as it is part of the tuner class. However, the GT-R accelerates faster than any other tuner, and comes with highly responsive steering that gives it a competitive edge in corners.
The Collector's Edition release of Need for Speed: Carbon includes a modified Skyline GT-R V-Spec. It is only playable in Quick Race mode and can be found within the Bonus car selection.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) is unlocked in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City after defeating Buddy.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
It has a mediocre top speed but very responsive handling and strong acceleration. A fully tuned Skyline with a drag setup can clear quarter-mile events in 8 seconds.
For Challenge Weekend play, players may select an upgraded Super Promotion themed Skyline GT-R for Grip and Speed Challenge events. The game also features a Bonus lime green variant for Drag.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 car with a price tag of $135,000. It is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 9.5. In the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases, it can be bought for $52,000 and is unlocked through career mode progression.
The Skyline GT-R excels in the field of top speed because of being able to reach 208 mph (335 km/h). It is also featured with quick acceleration, which somehow becomes slower after players have installed transmission upgrades on the car. Its handling feels responsive and is suitable for fast cornering.
Need for Speed: World
The Skyline GT-R was among the best accelerating C class cars and could hit a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). Its nitrous boost however provided a somewhat underwhelming amount of speed during usage.
The greatest weakness of the car was handling, which had a tendency to understeer; it could not turn into a corner smoothly as it was reliant on braking. On May 15th, 2012, its handling was retuned to make it less dependant on excessive braking, although it was still outmatched by lighter cars such as the Mazda MX-5 in corners.
It was best suited for pursuit events, as its weight allowed it to handle collisions well and its acceleration was powerful enough to allow it to regain speed quickly. It was less suitable for racing and required extensive upgrading to become more useful.
|The Red style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 2600. It was made available on August 22nd, 2012.
|The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 562,500. It was initially released on March 2nd, 2011.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 27 or above and cost 480,000. On May 14th, 2015, its price was lowered from 750,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Underground style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs 2900. It was initially released on December 9th, 2010.
It was initially released as a rental car that could be leased for 150. It was later made available for purchase with SpeedBoost on January 12th, 2011.
It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It is based on the box art variation of Eddie's Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 featured in Need for Speed: Underground.
|The Raven style is a art director car that costs 2900. It was initially released on August 30th, 2011 as a top-up gift, and was later made available in the car dealer on July 3rd, 2012.
In Shift, the Skyline GT-R appears as a Tier 2 car with a 6.00 car rating and a $70,000 purchase price. It is unlocked upon collecting 30 stars and capable of a Works conversion. In Shift 2: Unleashed, it appears with a C 600 performance rating and 3.61 handling rating. It can be purchased for $65,000.
The Skyline GT-R appears in the Shift series as a fast, yet controllable car, due to an all-wheel drive system, which provides sufficient traction at any speed. It is also balanced in corners and manageable for most players even during extreme conditions.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in the Need for Speed Heroes Pack for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). It is featured with a slightly modified exterior and the paint job of Eddie's Skyline GT-R from Need for Speed: Underground.
Purchasing the Need for Speed Heroes Pack will immediately unlock the GT-R V-Spec within Singleplayer. It is unlocked in Multiplayer upon the player completing 6 SpeedList events in Sports cars.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec can be purchased for 49,100 in Need for Speed (2015).
|Stock||0-60 mph: 04.79 s||1/4 mile: 13.26 s @ 110 mph (177 km/h)||Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)||Power: 327 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 02.06 s||1/4 mile: 09.20 s @ 160 mph (257 km/h)||Top Speed: 234 mph (377 km/h)||Power: 1,026 hp|
- In the PC release of Need for Speed: Underground, players may enter the cheat code 111skyline after entering the Statistics menu and pressing the delete button. This will unlock the Skyline GT-R for Quick Race play.
- The lostprophets variant can be unlocked by entering the code needmylostprophets.
- During the opening cutscene of Need for Speed: Underground 2's career mode, the player can be seen driving a Skyline GT-R.
- In Need for Speed: Carbon, players must use a red Skyline GT-R in the Gold Tier Pursuit Evasion Challenge Series event.
- In the Need for Speed Heroes downloadable content pack for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), a paint job inspired by the Eastsiders from Need for Speed: Underground is featured.
- Eddie's Nissan Skyline GT-R is featured on the box art of Need for Speed: Underground.
- The Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) is featured with an Eastsiders inspired paint job in Need for Speed: The Run as part of the Heroes and Villains Pack downloadable content.
- The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) has been depicted in the series with several model inaccuracies:
- In the Underground series, the Skyline GT-R is fitted with white turn lenses from the 2000 model and is missing the V-Spec specific splitter.
- In Carbon, ProStreet, Undercover, and World, the Skyline GT-R is missing the V-Spec specific splitter.
- The Skyline GT-R featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is depicted with numerous exterior parts from various R34 GT-R models;
- The white turn signal lights are fitted to the 2000 model.
- The front bumper is fitted to the V-Spec II model.
- The spoiler is based on the Voltex GT Wing.
- The wheels fitted are the Volk TE37 Super Lap.
- The hood, side skirts, rear spats, and single tip exhaust are derived from the Nismo Z-tune.
- The rear-right white fog light is fitted to R34 trim levels below the GT-R.
|Need for Speed: Carbon|
- ↑ Press release: 2017 Nissan GT-R Global Press Kit
- ↑ Web link: Nissan Skyline GT-R
- ↑ Web link: NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R34) 1999 - 2002
- ↑ Web link: NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) 1999 - 2002
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