The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 is Officially NISMO Fans’ Favorite Race Car

The R32 beats out other fan favorites like the Datsun 510, GT-R R34, and R390 GT1.

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The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 is Officially NISMO Fans’ Favorite Race Car © The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 is Officially NISMO Fans’ Favorite Race Car

Last week, Nissan took to Twitter to ask fans one simple question: "What is the best NISMO racecar ever made?" The NISMO Top 20 poll came about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the annual NISMO Festival, which will take place at Fuji International Speedway on November 26. After a bloody, week-long battle between JDM fans, the Skyline GT-R R32 has been crowned king.


Nissan announced Wednesday that the R32 took the most votes, beating out 19 other Nissans, including a number of hardcore, high-performance NISMO race cars. The brand attributes the R32's victory to its successes at Spa 24, Bathurst 1000, and Australian Touring championships in the early 1990s, as well as its popularity in the Gran Turismo video game series.

The R32's competition was far from light, as it was almost beat out by the Skyline GT-R R34 and GT-R NISMO GT3, which took second and third places respectively. Other notable competitors included the 300ZX, GT-R Super GT, GT-R GT500, and Datsun 510. The GT-R R34's position surprised us the most, as it was leading by a wide margin when the contest was announced and maintains its own massive cult following.

The R32 is the generation that arguably brought the legendary Skyline GT-R into the modern era. After a 16-year hiatus, Nissan did away with the C10 and C110's (first and second generation Skylines') classic lines to create a high-performance, all-wheel-drive coupe with the iconic RB26DETT engine. The R33 and R34 would continue to build on the R32's design and powertrain, making way for the R35 supercar on sale today.

Below are the rest of the contenders:

  • <p class="caption-title">1971 Datsun BRE 510</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">2003 Nissan GT-R Super GT</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">2011 Nissan GT1</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan Altima Supercar</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Datsun Bluebird 1300SS</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan 300ZX Turbo</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan Primera GT</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan R90CK</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan R91CP</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan R390 GT1</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan GT-R R34 2003</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan Skyline GT-R R32</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Pennzoil Skyline GT-R</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette </p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan DPi IMSA 2017</p>, <i>Nissan</i>
  • <p class="caption-title">Nissan R381/82</p>, <i>Nissan </i>
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