Paul Walker's Fast & Furious Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Sells for USD 1.35 Million

By Divyam Dubey | on May 11, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Fast and the Furious film series is, to put it mildly, controversial among auto aficionados. Most people either hate or love this car movie franchise because of the unbelievable nature of the driving scenes. However, the series' massive success critically and commercially cannot be ignored. The blue R34 GT-R driven by Paul Walker in "Fast and Furious" is the most recognisable example of the R34 GT-R. One of the many things that made Paul Walker, who portrayed Brian O'Conner in the Fast and Furious films, so popular was his passion for automobiles, both on and off-screen. His own Nissan R34 GT-R, which was featured in the fourth installment of the Fast and Furious series, is one of the most recognisable cars linked with him. Fast & Furious fans and automotive enthusiasts alike are feeling nostalgic after hearing that the vehicle just sold at auction for a record-breaking USD 1.35 million (Rs 13.5 crore). The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, sometimes known as "Godzilla," was manufactured by the Japanese carmaker from 1999 to 2002. 

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Nissan R34 GT-R: Modifications

Paul Walker S Fast Furious Nissan Skyline R34 GT R Front Shot

Many upgrades have been made to the vehicle to make it more race-ready, including a bespoke roll cage, a computer located in the dashboard, OMP custom racing bucket seats, and a Turbonetics intercooler for the 2.6-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine. It has a Nismo NE-1 exhaust system and Volk Racing RE30 wheels measuring 19x11. 

Nissan R34 GT-R: Engine & Performance

Paul Walker S Fast Furious Nissan Skyline R34 GT R Engine Shot

In the film, Paul Walker drove a Nissan R34 GT-R that had been enhanced with the kind of high-performance components that are all the rage in the subculture of vehicle customization. The RB26DETT engine, a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged in-line six-cylinder motor, has purportedly been improved with a new intercooler, an aftermarket exhaust system, and an increase in turbo boost pressure, increasing power to around 557bhp. 

The R34 has a peak speed of up to 250km/h in its factory configuration. The film's plot relied heavily on this vehicle, and it was important in establishing Brian as an accomplished driver and genuine car buff.

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Fast & Furious Nissan R34 GT-R: Legal Trouble

Paul Walker S Fast Furious Nissan Skyline R34 GT R Rear Shot

Due to legal concerns over its importation, US Customs and Border Protection impounded the car early in the production of Fast Five. The vehicle was eventually freed from impound and sent to Germany in 2012 after an extended court fight. 

The one-of-a-kind Skyline has never been road-legal in Europe and has instead been shown mostly as a museum piece, most recently at the Munich Motorworld. 


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