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From the Editor…
For anyone with even a remote interest in cars, the mere mention of the triple letter moniker GT-R sends chills down your spine. First introduced back in 1969 when Nissan wanted to go racing with a suped up saloon, over the last half a century it has grown into a sub-brand in its own right, first through its attachment to the hottest Skyline models and more recently to stand tall on its own, ditching the Skyline name altogether. And that in itself proves the strength of the brand.
Now 50 years old, the GT-R name continues to inspire and awe, with the cars that it is attached to just getting faster and more brutal as the years go by. To celebrate this incredible milestone, we have dedicated this issue to Nissan’s naughtiest models with every one of its iconic generations covered in depth. From the Nissan fan with three Hakosukas, the carbon-bodied R32s built by Japan’s Garage Active, R33 buying and tuning guides, and the 900bhp wide arched R34 that started life in Tokyo but now resides in Port Talbot, to this month’s cover star…
Severn Valley Motorsport’s world record breaking R35…
Known as the Hulk, this 2500bhp beast topped 259mph to become the fastest on the planet. Japanese Performance was there to witness the spectacle and also bring you an under the skin look into the legendary machine itself.
But that’s not all! As we also have an historical look back over the evolution of the GT-R, and celebrate with thousands of fans at the annual R’s Meeting held at Fuji Speedway in Japan. It’s a total GT-R fest!
Throwing a spanner in the GT-R works, however, is the Sunburst Yellow RX-7 owned by Tom Cullen. As a rare RS-R model, he’s taken its OEM beauty and turned it up to eleven with some choice JDM upgrades that make us go weak at the kness.
In fact, it’s just so stunning we simply couldn’t wait another month to show you. After all, the GT-Rs couldn’t have it all their own way, could they?
Until next month, enjoy!