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Description

The Nissan Skyline is a line of compact cars, sports cars and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company starting in 1957, and then by Nissan after the two companies merged in 1966. After the merger, the Skyline and its larger counterpart, the Nissan Gloria, were sold in Japan at dealership sales channels called Nissan Prince Shop.

Skylines are available in either coupé, or sedan body styles, plus station wagon, crossover, convertible and pickup/sedan delivery body styles. The later models are most commonly known by their trademark round brake and tail lights (as of 1972). While not distributed in the United States until its importation as the Infiniti G, the Skyline's prominence in video games, movies and magazines resulted in many such cars being imported there from 1989 to late 2005. The majority of Skyline models are rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive being available since the eighth-generation's debut.

In May 1998, the HR34, ER34, ENR34, and BNR34 marked the introduction of the more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly RB25DET NEO engine. The RB20E engine was discontinued in the R34 base model (GT), and the RB20DE, after last being used in the R32 Skyline, was reintroduced in updated NEO guise. The R34 GT powered by the RB20DE NEO, coupled with a five-speed gearbox, became the most fuel-efficient straight-six Skyline to date (of any shape). The 4-speed automatic transmission available on some models in the previous two shapes were discontinued. In its place, Nissan produced a 5-speed manumatic Tiptronic transmission for all of the automatic versions (except the 2L models, which featured a 4-speed automatic gearbox). The 25GT-T coupe variant (often abbreviated as GT-T) was sold in Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong from 1998 to 2000 respectively. They were the only three countries besides Japan that sold the R34 25GT-T model Skylines new. All Japanese Nissan Prince Store locations that sold the Skyline were renamed Nissan Red Stage.

In August of 2000, the R34 received a facelift which changed the front bumper to a new, sleek design and Xenon headlights were optional across the entire range. For the interior, pedals were changed from rubber to aluminium and the steering wheel and gearshift knob were now made of genuine leather. The center console and dials now had an iridium-silver appearance. Optional extras for the R34 included exterior aero which consists of redesigned front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a wrap-around spoiler on the rear which was only available for the coupe. Optional tuning Nismo parts for the R34 included shock absorbers, exhaust system, intercooler, sway bars, oil cooler, and limited slip differential.

Specifications

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Max Speed

The car's stock is pretty good, now it can only go 200 mph. (or 370 km)

Acceleration

The acceleration is pretty good. It can outrun someone with acceleration but will soon fall behind because of the others top speed. But be aware, since this car is so fast, you might cause the invisible speed to suddenly strike you. Also though top speed is considered high there are cars that could potentially overtake this car like the broken Tesla Roadster 2.0.

Braking

Its braking is better than you would expect

Handling

The car used to be very tail-happy, it just wants to drift everywhere no matter the surface or the weather, and it was absolutely amazing in the Highway Race, but after the winter update, it is much more stable than before.

Upgrades

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Max Speed

With Ludicrous Engine, the max speed of this car is 230 mph, which is pretty ok.

Acceleration

The stock acceleration is good but with Pro Short Gears, they get even better. Along with the high max speed, this car is capable of winning many races within the game.

Braking

Braking starts off ok. It does get better and players should feel a small increase in braking power and decreased braking distance.

Handling

The in-game description of the car is 100% accurate. With drift tires, turning on Highway is no problem (same apply for anything else). Racing slicks are an ok choice, but I wouldn't recommend it because racing slicks make it harder to drift and... Due to the high acceleration, you will spin flat on the offroad ground (grass, sand, etc).

Trivia/Tips

-The Nissan Skyline R34 is currently the only car ingame with implemented turn signals on its tail lights. Press B to activate both taillights, press N for left light signal, and press M for the right light signal.

-The Skyline is one of the few cars in the game that can't drift very well ingame, but is very stable when turning at high speeds (although in real life it can drift perfectly well). This makes it ideal for Highway races and Race Track races.

-The R32, R33, and R34 series of cars are one of the few cars that was capable of going up against some supercars, and is marked as one of Japan's only true contribution to supercars.

-The Skyline GT-R was sometimes nicknamed "Godzilla," due to its high performance on race tracks and its advanced technologies at the time of its debut.