Nissan Skyline GT-R R32: ENEOS “We Love Cars” Series Two
The second installment of our “We Love Cars” series is now complete. Over the past weeks we highlighted the coveted Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 as the ultimate JDM dream car; one that enthusiasts have lusted over since it first rolled off the assembly line in Musashimurayama, Japan during the late ’80s. And like all of its contemporaries, the legendary sports car benefits greatly from the use of high-quality ENEOS performance lubricants because they were and continue to be developed with and used by the majority of Japanese vehicle manufacturers, such as Nissan.
ENEOS expertise allows us to engineer high-quality performance lubricants, utilizing advanced base oil technology and additives to provide vehicles with optimal protection against wear, even under the most extreme conditions, while also reducing friction for superior performance and fuel savings. ENEOS loves cars so much, we’ve dedicated ourselves to protecting them!
If you’re new to the ENEOS “We Love Cars” series, we are highlighting our favorite cars for two weeks on social media, showcasing some of the world’s best modified examples, while sharing industry knowledge with tips about buying, modifying and even restoring. Overall, we want to share how much fun you can have with our particular platform. Of course, we also want to see which of you have the best modified versions, and encourage you to share photos with us by posting to social media with the hashtag #ShowYourENEOS; our favorite photos receive a prize as a bonus!
Here are the highlights from the R32 GT-R series of “We Love Cars:”
It doesn’t matter where you are, your desire to go fast and have fun can always travel with you. For Aki Fuchigami, he took his love for drag racing from Hokkaido all the way to California: http://www.superstreetonline.com/features/1706-aki-fuchigamis-1991-nissan-skyline-gtr-r32-bomber/
The exclusive RH9 Club is strictly reserved for vehicles that can run a 9-second quarter-mile on street tires! The Endless R32 is one of its members: https://dsportmag.com/the-cars/endless-rh9-r32-gt-r/
Believe it or not, ENEOS ambassador Dai Yoshihara had never driven a R32 until he recorded this opportunity on US streets! Revisit Dai’s experience in the video above.
So, you’ve got the dream car, but what comes next? Why not consider a 2,800hp GReddy engine upgrade, like YouTuber Dustin Williams did with? Feast your eyes on his RB28 in the video above.
20 years is a long time to wait, but it was well worth it for Mark Hutchinson to finally own a R32. See more in Hagerty’s “Why I Drive” series above.
Finding an R32 Skyline GT-R to purchase is relatively easy, but making sure it’s legally imported into the US is a bigger challenge, especially if you live in California. See Hoonigans’ advice on how to do it properly in the video above.
Importing a R32 Skyline GT-R into the United States used to be a nightmare, but the process can be navigated. Hagerty’s extensive buyer’s guide highlights what to look out for (and what to avoid) if you want to park one in your garage: https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/definitive-nissan-r32-gt-r-buyers-guide/
Your R32 Skyline GT-R may need some restoration, and since you’ve come this far, why not go all the way? NISMO announced a comprehensive restoration program as part of Nissan’s Heritage Parts Program: https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a34874942/nissan-restore-skyline-for-430000/