Fans Name Nissan R32 GTR the Top NISMO Racecar

by SPEED MERCHANT
1 month ago
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The fans have spoken & the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R has taken the victory in the #NISMOtop20 competition.

The car beat out three notable GT-R machines :

  • The Bathurst 12 Hour, Blancpain GT Series and GT300 championship-winning Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.
  • The 2003 JGTC championship-winning Nissan Skyline GT-R R34.
  • The Super GT 2014/15 championship-winning Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500.

Ultimately it was the R32’s racing pedigree and cult-favorite status that catapulted it to the top.

In production for just five years the Skyline R32 GT-R earned top honors in championships & prestigious races on three different continents. In Europe the R32 took the overall victory in the Spa 24 in 1991 & it won the Australian Touring Car Championship for the first time in 1991 – followed up with another championship in 1992 – taking Bathurst 1000 victories both years!

However, it was in Japanese touring cars where the R32 saw arguably its biggest successes. The Nissan R32 scored the victory in every Japanese Touring Car Championship race during the 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993 seasons, earning championships for the Hasemi & Impul teams along the way. In addition to its racing repertoire, the R32’s status as a fan favorite was cemented with its inclusion in the Gran Turismo video game series.

An enduring & endlessly popular option for gamers everywhere & a racing champion, the R32 proved its prowess on the track, on the screen & in the #NISMOtop20 competition to be named the greatest Nissan NISMO race car of all time.