RB26 S1


Production 1989-2002
Cylinder block alloy Cast-iron
Configuration Straight-6
Valvetrain DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
Piston stroke, mm (inch) 73.7 (2.90)
Cylinder bore, mm (inch) 86 (3.39)
Compression ratio 8.5
Displacement 2568 cc (156.7 cu in)
Fuel type Gasoline
Weight, kg (lbs) 260 (570)


The R32 GT-R was introduced in 1989 and continued the very successful racing heritage of its famous GT-R predecessors with several championship titles. This car was built to fit Japanese Group A racing specifications and only hit the road, because the rules demanded its street homologation. So in reality, this is a race-car for the street that comes powered by a 2.6-liter inline-6 engine capable of 500+ hp and mated to one of the most intelligent all-wheel-drive systems ever developed.


The R33 GT-R was introduced in 1995 as the successor to the legendary R32 Nissan Skyline GTR. The R33 shares most its important technical bits like the engine, all-wheel-drive, and all-wheel steering with its predecessor. It is a little larger than the R32 GT-R and weighs a little more, but mostly preserves the good traits of the older model or improves on them.


The R34 GT-R was introduced in January 1999 and bettered its predecessor’s performance in almost every department. Basically, the new car is built upon the improved technology of its predecessors. Since Nissan’s market research had found out that most people preferred the smaller R32’s nimbleness to the larger R33’s handling, the R34’s length was reduced by three inches to decrease its exterior dimensions and tune the R34’s handling more towards that of the R32. In correspondence with other technical improvements, the new R34 has thus become the best Skyline GT-R ever.