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The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) was released in January 1999 as the successor to the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33). It underwent a facelift in 2000 and ceased production in 2002.

In comparison with the R33, the R34 has a shorter wheelbase and smaller dimensions to improve handling. Like every other GT-R model that came after the R32 from 1989, the R34 is powered by a 'RB26DETT' 2.6 litre twin-turbo engine and sends its power to all wheels.[2]

The R34 was also equipped with a 5.8" LCD screen at the centre of the dashboard that displays live readings of engine and vehicle statistics including turbocharger pressure, as well as oil and coolant temperatures. The Nismo Multi-Function Display option (MFD) could be equipped at an extra cost, which included an additional lap timer and an increase in boost pressure measurement to 2 bar.

The V-Spec (Victory Specification) model was available with more performance enhancements including aerodynamic carbon-fibre extensions, an active limited-slip differential at the rear, and lower but also harder suspension. All V-Spec models carried a model-specific badge at the rear.

In 2007, Nissan introduced the Nissan GT-R which was developed on a new platform and no longer associated with the Skyline nameplate.

Games

Need for Speed: High Stakes

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in the Japanese release of Need for Speed: High Stakes - "Over Drivin' IV". It is featured in class AA and can be purchased for $150,000 in the PC release and in class B for $65,000 in the PlayStation release. It can be equipped with upgrades in both releases.

It is also available with a showcase. In all releases, the Skyline GT-R V-Spec cannot be driven in a Hot Pursuit.

The strongest performance traits of the Skyline GT-R include handling and acceleration, although it only has a mediocre top speed.

GT-R R34 Special

A bonus car in the PlayStation release that resembles the Japanese Grand Touring Championship Pennzoil Skyline can be unlocked after winning the Skyline Pro Cup.

Need for Speed: Underground

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Underground and is unlocked upon completing Underground Mode event 79.

Two Quick Race only special editions of the Skyline GT-R can be unlocked - Eddie's car, and a lostprophets promotional car. The lostprophets car is unlocked after accumulating 1,721,000 style points, and Eddie's car is unlocked after accumulating 3,000,000 style points.

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is unlocked upon completing URL event 16 during Stage 5 of the career mode.

The Skyline GT-R is featured with stellar acceleration and top speed, although its good straight-line performance comes with a few drawbacks in handling when compared to lighter and more nimble rear-wheel drive cars. The GT-R is generally very competitive in any race type, especially in Drag.

Unlock Complete URL Race 16 in Stage 5
0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power
Stock 5.22 seconds 12.98 seconds 155.0 mph (249 km/h) 220.4 ft-lb 276.6 bhp
Fully Upgraded 2.46 seconds 7.38 seconds 213.0 mph (343 km/h) 353.4 ft-lb 494.0 bhp

Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $70,000. The "GT King" boss car can be unlocked by defeating it in a trophy tier boss race using an American car.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Skyline GT-R appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 3 tuner class car.

It has a low top speed, but accelerates faster than most other tuners and comes with highly responsive steering that gives it a competitive edge in corners. Its heavy weight makes it useful in pursuits.

Stock

The stock Skyline GT-R is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:

Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 125,000 cash.

NFSC Nissan SkylineGTRVSpec Stock.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 3
Stock: 125,000 cash
Top Speed 4.2
Acceleration 6.4
Handling 9.2

Bonus

The bonus Skyline GT-R is included with the Collector's Edition release and is available for use in Quick Race from the beginning of the game.

NFSC Nissan SkylineGTRVSpec Bonus.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 3
Bonus
Requires the Collector's Edition
Top Speed 6.0
Acceleration 8.9
Handling 10.0

Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City

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The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) is unlocked in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City with a price tag of $70,000 after defeating Buddy.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 3 car with a price tag of $30,000. Players must dominate the Showdown: Chicago race day to unlock it for purchase.

It has a mediocre top speed but very responsive handling and strong acceleration. A fully tuned Skyline with a drag setup can clear quarter-mile events in 8 seconds.

Bonus Variants

For Challenge Weekend play, players may select an upgraded Super Promotion themed Skyline GT-R for Grip and Speed Challenge events. The game also features a Bonus lime green variant for Drag.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 car with a price tag of $135,000. It is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 9.5. In the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases, it can be bought for $52,000 and is unlocked through career mode progression.

The Skyline GT-R excels in the field of top speed because of being able to reach 208 mph (335 km/h). It is also featured with quick acceleration, which somehow becomes slower after players have installed transmission upgrades on the car. Its handling feels responsive and is suitable for fast cornering.

Need for Speed: World

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) was made available in Need for Speed: World on December 9, 2010 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it had been featured as a C class car.

It was among the best accelerating C class cars and could hit a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). Its nitrous boost however provided a somewhat underwhelming amount of speed during usage.

The greatest weakness of the car was handling, which had a tendency to understeer; it could not turn into a corner smoothly as it was reliant on braking. On May 15, 2012, its handling was retuned to make it less dependant on excessive braking, although it was still outmatched by lighter cars such as the Mazda MX-5 in corners.

It was best suited for pursuit events, as its weight allowed it to handle collisions well and its acceleration was powerful enough to allow it to regain speed quickly. It was less suitable for racing and required extensive upgrading to become more useful.

Stock: 427 (C class) Maximum: 598 (B class)

Red

The Red style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2600. It was made available on August 22, 2012.

NFSW Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R34 Red.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 503
TopSpeedIcon2.png 542
AccelIcon2.png 649
HandlingIcon2.png 319
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost2600

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png562,500. It was initially released on March 2, 2011.

Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 27 or above and cost Dollar icon.png480,000. On May 14, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png750,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R34 Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 427
TopSpeedIcon2.png 401
AccelIcon2.png 577
HandlingIcon2.png 304
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png562,500

Underground

The Underground style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs SpeedBoost2900. It was initially released on December 9, 2010.

It was initially released as a rental car that could be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was later made available for purchase with SpeedBoost on January 12, 2011.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It is based on the box art variation of Eddie's Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 featured in Need for Speed: Underground.

NFSW Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R34 Underground.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceBeigeEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 538
TopSpeedIcon2.png 606
AccelIcon2.png 682
HandlingIcon2.png 326
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
NFS Classic
SpeedBoost2900

Raven

The Raven style is a art director car that costs SpeedBoost2900. It was initially released on August 30, 2011 as a top-up gift, and was later made available in the car dealer on July 3, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Raven.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceBeigeEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWBonnetIcon.png
NFSWManufacturer ADR.png
NFSWNeon Red.png
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWBlackLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 538
TopSpeedIcon2.png 606
AccelIcon2.png 682
HandlingIcon2.png 326
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Art Director
SpeedBoost2900

Need for Speed: Shift

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 2 car with a 6.00 car rating and a $70,000 purchase price.

It is unlocked upon collecting 30 stars and capable of a Works conversion.

Shift 2: Unleashed

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in Shift 2: Unleashed with a C 600 performance rating and 3.61 handling rating. It can be purchased for $65,000.

It is a fast, yet controllable car, due to an all-wheel drive system, which provides sufficient traction at any speed. It is also balanced in corners and manageable for most players even during extreme conditions.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) appears in the Need for Speed Heroes pack for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). It is featured with a slightly modified exterior and the paint job of Eddie's Skyline GT-R from Need for Speed: Underground.

Purchasing the Need for Speed Heroes Pack will immediately unlock the GT-R V-Spec within Singleplayer. It is unlocked in Multiplayer upon the player completing 6 SpeedList events in Sports cars.

Need for Speed (2015)

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec can be purchased for Credits49,100 in Need for Speed (2015).

Players can purchase Eddie's car for Credits0 after completing all fifteen of Eddie's Challenge events included in the Legends update.

0 - 60 mph 1/4 Mile Top Speed Power
Stock 04.79 seconds 13.26 seconds @ 110 mph (177 km/h) 155 mph (249 km/h) 327 hp
Fully Upgraded 02.06 seconds 09.20 seconds @ 160 mph (257 km/h) 234 mph (377 km/h) 1,026 hp

Need for Speed: Duel

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec (1999) appears in Need for Speed: Duel.

Need for Speed: Payback

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a teaser image released on May 31, 2017.

Stock

It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, off-road, and race class dealerships upon completing a questline in chapter 3 - City Lights.

NFSPB NissanSkylineR34 Garage.jpg Drag ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngOff-road ClassRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Unlocked in chapter 3 - City Lights.
LV144
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 88,700
144
399
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 327
Top Speed 157
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 5.03
1/4 Mile 13.50
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.2
Landing 3.3
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 3.4
Power 3.3

Eddie's

It is unlocked for purchase from the race class dealership for those that have purchased both Need for Speed (2015) and Need for Speed: Payback.

NFSPB NissanSkylineR34Eddie Garage.jpg NFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Loyalty reward.
Race LV319
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 0
144
399
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 814
Top Speed 201
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 2.67
1/4 Mile 10.00
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.2
Landing 3.3
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 3.4
Power 3.3

Need for Speed: Edge

The Skyline GT-R V.Spec (R34) 1999 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Need for Speed: Heat

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec '99 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following its brief appearance in the official reveal trailer, which was released on August 14, 2019,[3] and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 2, which was released on August 27, 2019.

Stock

The stock Skyline GT-R V-Spec '99 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png73,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 14NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of six and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Nissan SkylineGTRVspecR34 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Rep.png LVL 14
Infobox 2017White Car.png 139
NFSHE Icon Bank.png73,000
POWER 1.3
HIGH SPEED 1.8
ACCELERATION 2.0
NITROUS 2.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 327
0-60 MPH [s] 5.20
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 289
TOP SPEED [mph] 157
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 6/10)
Engine Swaps (9 Available)
327 hp 2.6L I6
65,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 327 / 712
350 hp 3.7L V6
119,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 350 / 955
345 hp 4.0L V8
131,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 345 / 1,009
456 hp 4.0L V8
191,000, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 456 / 1,014
503 hp 2.9L V6
192,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 503 / 905
591 hp 3.8L V6
288,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 591 / 1,068
570 hp 4.5L V8
289,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 570 / 1,118
591 hp 4.4L V8
324,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 591 / 1,120
592 hp Forged 2.6L I6
341,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 592 / 1,084

Legends Edition

The Skyline GT-R V-Spec Legends Edition '02 is added to the player's garage upon completing all Race story missions alongside being unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png73,000. The car's heritage as a Legends Edition stems from it being Eddie's car in Need for Speed: Underground.

It has a customisation rating of zero and can not be visually customised in any manner, but can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Nissan SkylineGTRVSpecR34 LE Dealership.jpg
Unlocked after completing the Race Story
Infobox 2017White Car.png 139
NFSHE Icon Bank.png73,000
POWER 1.3
HIGH SPEED 1.8
ACCELERATION 2.0
NITROUS 2.0
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 327
0-60 MPH [s] 5.20
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 289
TOP SPEED [mph] 157
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 6/10)
Engine Swaps (9 Available)
327 hp 2.6L I6
65,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 327 / 712
350 hp 3.7L V6
119,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 350 / 955
345 hp 4.0L V8
131,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 345 / 1,009
456 hp 4.0L V8
191,000, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 456 / 1,014
503 hp 2.9L V6
192,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 503 / 905
591 hp 3.8L V6
288,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 591 / 1,068
570 hp 4.5L V8
289,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 570 / 1,118
591 hp 4.4L V8
324,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 591 / 1,120
592 hp Forged 2.6L I6
341,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 592 / 1,084

Trivia

  • In the PC release of Need for Speed: Underground, players may enter the cheat code 111skyline after entering the Statistics menu and pressing the delete button. This will unlock the Skyline GT-R for Quick Race play.
    • The lostprophets variant can be unlocked by entering the code needmylostprophets.
  • During the opening cutscene of Need for Speed: Underground 2's career mode, the player can be seen driving a Skyline GT-R.
  • In Need for Speed: Carbon, players must use a red Skyline GT-R in the Gold Tier Pursuit Evasion Challenge Series event.
  • In Need for Speed Carbon: Own The City, applying body kits to the Skyline GT-R will change the interior silhouette from being right-hand drive to left-hand drive.
  • In the Need for Speed Heroes downloadable content pack for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), a paint job inspired by the Eastsiders from Need for Speed: Underground is featured.
  • Eddie's Nissan Skyline GT-R is featured on the box art of Need for Speed: Underground.
  • The Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) is featured with an Eastsiders inspired paint job in Need for Speed: The Run as part of the downloadable Heroes and Villains Pack.
  • The Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) has been depicted in the series with several model inaccuracies:
    • In the Underground series, the Skyline GT-R is fitted with white turn lenses from the 2000 model and is missing the V-Spec specific splitter.
    • In Carbon, ProStreet, Undercover, and World, the Skyline GT-R is missing the V-Spec specific splitter.
  • The Skyline GT-R featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is depicted with numerous exterior parts from various R34 GT-R models;
    • The white turn signal lights are fitted to the 2000 model.
    • The front bumper is fitted to the V-Spec II model.
    • The spoiler is based on the Voltex GT Wing.
    • The wheels fitted are the Volk TE37 Super Lap.
    • The hood, side skirts, rear spats, and single tip exhaust are derived from the Nismo Z-tune.
    • The rear-right white fog light is fitted to R34 trim levels below the GT-R.

Gallery

References

  1. Website: autoevolution.com (2020) NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) 1999 - 2002. Available at: https://www.autoevolution.com/cars/nissan-skyline-gt-r-v-spec-r34-1999.html#aeng_nissan-skyline-gt-r-v-spec-r34-1999-26-tt-280-hp
  2. Website: Autozine (2012) Nissan Skyline GT-R. Available at: http://www.autozine.org/Archive/Nissan/classic/Skyline.html
  3. Video: Need for Speed (2019) Need for Speed™ Heat Official Reveal Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ewiJJe_nYI


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