If You Can Afford It, Paul Walker’s Skyline Up For Auction
Published January 19, 2016
What would you pay to drive Paul Walker’s real ride in “The Fast and the Furious 4?” No, we’re not talking about one of the eight other mules they used, but the real, pavement-ripping, fire-snorting, street-eating Nissan Skyline R34 GTR. Turbosociety.com said recently that Walker’s Skyline was reportedly heading to the auction queue an upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction. The Skyline is expected to rake in anywhere between $750,000 and $5 million, if the appraisals are right.
When they were shooting this installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, the filmmaker reportedly used nine identical vehicles. However, eight of them were stunt or mule models dummied up to look like the real thing. They used Volkswagen chassis. Number nine, though, was real, and it easily lives up to its billing.
Equipped with a 2.6-liter straight six, equipped with a twin-blower with a front-mounted Turbonetics intercooler, the potential output is tremendous. With the right software mods installed, this setup could easily top 1,000-horsepower. Those settings are what you can do with this pocket rocket if you are the winning bidder. Instead, it is set up as a 550-horsepower daily driver. A six-speed Getrag shifter gets all this power to the four driven wheels.
There’s more to this GTR than just raw power. There’s a lot of refinement there, too. For example, it is equipped with:
- Nismo lowering spring
- A custom-built roll cage,
- ARC titanium strut bar
- Volks racing wheels,
- Rotara brake conversion
- Nismo bumper and side skirts
- Momo racing steering wheel
- Nismo pedals
From the list, it is a finely balanced, tuned racing machine that anyone, with a huge wallet, of course, would like to have.
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