Watch This Onboard Footage from a Calsonic R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R at Fuji
The Calsonic R32 GT-R dominated all comers in the early 1990s.
Back in the early '90s, Nissan raced R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R's in Group A of the All Japan Touring Car Championship. These Group A R32 GT-Rs were powered by the same RB26DETT twin-turbo inline-six we all know and love. They were based on the road-going Skyline GT-R Nismo at the time—a car whose sole sole purpose was to adhere to homologation rules.
It was the Group A All Japan Touring Car Championship where the Skyline GT-R asserted its dominance. The Skyline GT-R won 29 of 29 races it completed between 1990 and 1993. It was the overall champion in 1990, as well as 1993.
The Calsonic livery is so iconic that Nissan has even attempted to bring the livery back to racing in the Supercars Championship (formerly known as the V8 Supercars Championship). They put the iconic livery on the #23 NISMO Altima Supercar driven by Michael Caruso and Dean Fiore.
Recently, at the Fuji Circuit in Japan, the classic Calsonic-liveried R32 Skyline GT-R was brought out to play with Kazuyoshi Hoshino—who actually raced the car in its glory days—behind the wheel. Enjoy the onboard footage and just imagine what it must have been like to pilot and dominate the competition with these monsters.
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