While the Nissan GT-R R32 was a full-fledged generation, it strengthened its place in the history books as a global sports car, and this philosophy remained more or less true in each subsequent generation. By the way, how do these generations compare to each other? To find out, the Carwow drag has been racing in the last video on every GT-R since R32.
The first three GT-Rs (R32, R33 and R34) all produced 276 horsepower (280 PS / 206 kW) from slightly modified versions of the six RB26DETT 2.6L twin-turbocharged engines. This number is quoted because it is an official figure for Nissan cars, but it was suspected that its price was too low to satisfy the consent of the national gentlemen, who limited the power of cars for safety reasons.
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The R32 actually has about 300 horsepower (304 PS / 224 kW), while the R33 has 320 hp. (324 PS / 239 kW) and R34 340 horsepower (345 PS / 254 kW). On the other hand, the RIS5, which is a NISMO model, is rated at 600 hp from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6. (608 PS / 447 kW). All four cars are fully driven, but each generation is heavier than before.
Thanks to its advantages in power, start-up control and transmission speed, the R35 rises instantly, leaving the rest of the dust. From now on it is a fierce battle between R32, R33 and R34. All three were close to crossing the line at vehicle length, but in the end R33 won, then R32, then R34. When repeating the drag race to equalize any launch errors, the finish result was again R35 in first place with a wide margin, followed by R34, R33 and R32. In both rounds of the 2nd and 3rd gears, the finish was the same.