A Nissan GT-R public sale worth document has been set.
An R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R pushed by Paul Walker in 2009’s “Quick & Livid,” the fourth installment of the franchise, went below the hammer final week at a Bonhams public sale in Brussels, Belgium, and the ultimate sale worth together with the client’s premium was a staggering $1.357 million.
Though costs of traditional GT-Rs have soared in recent times, significantly within the case of the R34 era, the value paid for this GT-R is on one other stage. The value is nearly 10 occasions what R34 Skyline GT-Rs at present begin at in markets the place the automobile is on the market.
R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R from “Quick and Livid 4” – Photograph credit score: Bonhams
R34 Skyline GT-Rs had been constructed from 1999 to 2022, and this one is a 2000 mannequin initially introduced into the U.S. in 2008 for filming by the previous firm Kaizo Industries, which bought round import restrictions by classifying the automobile as a package automobile and attaching its personal VIN. It wanted to be imported with out an engine for this specific import loophole, so the turbocharged 2.6-liter inline-6 right here is not a numbers-matching engine.
A number of R34 Nissan Skylines had been used for filming, although this automobile was the one real GT-R. The others had been lesser GT and GT-T fashions modified to resemble the hero automobile. A kind of automobiles had its physique grafted onto an off-road dune buggy to make use of when filming leap scenes.
In response to the itemizing, this GT-R was personalized by Kaizo Industries’ Daryl Alison to satisfy Walker’s private specification, and the automobile stays in that state. Key modifications embrace a customized roll cage, OMP racing buckets (allegedly nonetheless in Walker’s seating place), 19-inch Volk Racing RE30 wheels, a Turbonetics intercooler, a Nismo NE-1 exhaust, and a Home windows PC linked to an MFD Xenarc show, used to generate the digital gauge readouts seen within the movie. The automobile can also be completed within the R34’s Bayside Blue hero coloration.