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.
The V-spec model was introduced in 1993 to commemorate their racing successes in both Group A and Group N categories. V-spec is an abbreviation for “Victory SPECification”, which features improved Brembo brakes, the return of the ATTESA ET-S system and 17” aluminium wheels by BBS wrapped in 225/45/17 tyres.
Nissan produced a total of 245 examples of the three N1 models throughout its production run from 1991 to 1994, but just 64 V-spec N1 units were built, making it particularly rare.
The odometer of this example reads approximately 110,000 km, but at 79,918 km, the car underwent a major refresh at the dealership, with focus on the suspension, differential, and transmission, the engine was also replaced to a BCNR33 N1 engine, at the same it got a turbocharger from a BNR34. These modifications at close to 80,000km shows the owners dedication to drive the car. The transmission was then replaced at 80,125 km.
The car is also equipped with the optional air conditioning and audio system. As for the wheels, although the car is equipped with aftermarket wheels, the genuine BBS wheels are still with the car.
Mileage: 110,000 kilometers
Year/Make/Model: R32 Skyline GT-R V-SPEC N1
Exterior Color: Crystal White