Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:36

Pullout poster: Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

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It's 25 years since the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R last graced Australian touring cars by completing a dominant season in 1992.

Nissan's mighty Skyline R32 GT-R featured a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine with a four-wheel drive/steer system that proved near unbeatable.

It debuted in the late stages of the 1990 season and helped Jim Richards secure the championship win, though the car proved unreliable at the Bathurst 1000.

The R32 GT-R hit its strides in 1991 with Richards and Mark Skaife winning all but two rounds throughout the season and recording a comfortable one-two in the championship with Richards ahead of Skaife. The duo combined for a dominant win in the Bathurst 1000, claiming pole position, the fastest race lap and victory by one lap.

Skaife prevailed over Richards in the 1992 championship in another one-two for the R32 GT-R, despite power restrictions and weight added to the Skylines. Skaife and Richards won a second consecutive Bathurst 1000 in controversial circumstances when Richards crashed in the rain, though the duo were awarded the win as the race was red flagged.

The R32 GT-R won its final competitive race in the non-championship 1992 Australian Grand Prix support race, in the final event run to the Group A regulations. The car was ineligible to run in the V8-powered Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore era that began in 1993.

To commemorate 25 years since the back-to-back championship and Bathurst 1000 success, V8X Supercar Magazine issue #101 includes a pullout poster featuring the R32 GT-R.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #101.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #101.

V8X Supercar Magazine's poster collection is also available uncreased, unfolded, unstapled and printed on high-quality photographic stock, delivered in protective mailing tube.

CLICK HERE to purchase the R32 GT-R poster.

 

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table