The N1 version of the R32 Skyline GT-R was first introduced in 1991 for FIA Group N endurance racing homologation, it was based on the R32 Skyline GT-R NISMO variant from 1990, with a few different features.
Like the NISMO version, the N1 version has the distinct ducts on the front bumper and the hood lips. However, in an effort to reduce weight, the radiator grill and rear wiper were removed, while the ‘projector’ headlights were replaced with the simpler halogen lights. The ABS is absent, while air conditioning and audio system were optional. The N1 version was only available in Crystal White (326).
One of the main highlights of the N1 variant is the engine, which was upgraded to N1 racing specification, and it was believed to be hand-built and balanced.
The engine block of the N1 variant received reinforcement over the standard engine, with the turbocharger turbine being swapped from ceramic-type to a larger steel Garrett T25 turbo chargers for improved durability.
Weighing at about 1,380kg, the Group A cars racing in N1 endurance categories required brakes that could withstand more demanding circumstances . To address this, the brake discs were not perforated to avoid cracking and air deflectors were installed on the front suspension rods to help cool the brakes better.
Nissan produced a total of 245 examples of the three N1 models throughout its production run from 1991 to 1994, with just 118 units of the Skyline GT-R N1 (non V-spec) produced.
This is probably one of the finest examples, with around 850km on the odometer. Unlike the V-Spec and V-Spec N1s, this example features a set of 5-spoke aluminium wheels found on the standard model. This particular N1 has had a roll-cage fitted.
Mileage: 850 kilometers
Year/Make/Model: R32 Skyline GT-R N1
Exterior Color: Crystal White