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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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

1775

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

1614

 3

 David Reynolds

1448

 4

 Craig Lowndes

1362

 5

 Jamie Whincup

1342

 6

 Scott Pye

1279

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

1229

 8

 Rick Kelly

1216

 9

 Chaz Mostert

1109

 10

 James Courtney 

1104

 Full points table