The R34 Skyline GT-R was the last traditional GT-R. It was the last to wear the “Skyline” name and the last to have a straight-six engine, signature traits that can be traced back to performance Skylines of the 1960s.
The V-Spec designation was introduced in 1993, after the R32 Skyline GT-R dominated the Japan Touring Car Championships and the badge has represented enhanced GT-Rs with added performance equipment ever since.
On the R34, the V-Spec badge brought along Nissan’s advanced ATTESA E-TS PRO system, which could split torque not only front-to-rear, but also left-to-right via an active rear LSD, and could use the ABS system to scrub speed off of each individual wheel. V-Spec cars also had an improved aero kit and boost gauge. In 2000, Nissan introduced a V-Spec II trim, which added a painted carbon fiber hood with NACA ducts.
In 2002, as the Skyline GT-R production was nearing its end with no immediate successor lined up, and Nissan in such dire financial straits that Renault had taken a majority stake, the company issued a final hurrah, the V-Spec II Nür.
The Nür was short for Nürburgring, where the Skyline GT-R was tested and held records long before the circuit became a hotbed of lap times and OEM bragging rights. Only 718 V-Spec II Nür models were built, and all of them included an upgraded engine, turbos, oil coolers and brakes built for Japan’s N1 endurance racing series. Finishing touches included a speedometer with an upper limit of 300 kph and a gold serial number (VIN) plate in the engine bay.
The car for sale is serial number BNR34-403129 can be found listed on Yahoo Japan Auctions, for $414,000 before taxes (which will run you an additional $41,400). The car is said to have never before been registered — even the floor mats remain unused — so whomever bought it was clearly a collector. The description doesn’t provide much in the way of history, but the same seller is also offering a 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 with 196km, a 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster with just 2km, and a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 98 miles. These likely did not originate from the same collection, but were sourced from various sellers.
In any case, it’s a rare opportunity to buy what is essentially a brand new example of a legendary car. Based on America’s 25-year rule, you can’t legally import it until 2027 but then again, if you can afford it you’ll probably figure something out.