Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Forza Horizon 3: Why the R34 is the best Skyline of all

Ask anyone what is the best Skyline ever made for over 60 years and speedo boys have this response; an R34 Skyline GT-R, the last Skyline GT-R ever made before its millennial divorce where Skyline became Japan's answer the BMW's 3-Series and the GT-R became a bona fide supercar against the world's best.



Like you and me, the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is like a true shogunate to a whole clan of warriors during the feudal times. Or better yet, the ideal Nobunaga to a while clan of JDM cars where it rules with an iron fist. This is the last of its kind where Japanese cars are cooler than watching anime shows until the new millennium comes and Japanese cars got even more boring than having a road trip with your mom and dad and since it was launched in 1999, this JDM car knows how to party like it's 1999.

Let me give you a clear secret, boys and girls. If you live in SoCal, there was a 25-year rule where you can legally import a car that wasn't available on American soil in the first place under certain conditions. Of course, I know that you wanted to smuggle that R34 Skyline GT-R to drive on Cali roads but federal regulations prevented you to do so, but little did you know that since this car was launched in Japan since 1999, you have to wait until 2024 to get one. Not sure? Do the math.



Math aside, the R34 Skyline GT-R still has the bits and bobs from the previous R33 Skyline GT-R, a car Triads would love to mess around London Chinatown with it,  There's the 280HP RB26DETT petrol engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, sport-tuned dynamics, and ATTESA-ETS Pro, among many others. Without it, it wouldn't be the one that was favored by "God Foot" Hoshino from Initial D 4th Stage, Yamamoto from Wangan Midnight, and Brian O'Connor from Fast and Furious movies. This is the absolute epitome of the JDM car culture of the late 90's and when Japan heralded the age of boring cars, this R34 Skyline GT-R remains an all-time great.



Since the R34 Skyline GT-R is considered to be the best Skyline of them all after six decades, it's time to flex its muscles as Godzilla takes on the world over; from Australia to Thrilltopia. And would you look at that R34 that I have? It's someone's idea of artsy but never mind, let's take the R34 a spin round Horizon Australia, starting with the Australian outback against the other JDM bushidos.





Next up is Blizzard Mountain and it's the turning point where the R34 Skyline GT-R's four-wheel drive system is put to the test...





And lastly, Hot Wheels Thrilltopia, where I ramped up the R34's testosterone levels to the critical level...



So, with all of them taken care off, it's the ideal proof why the R34 is the best Skyline of all for six decades and you can't hardly blame the speedo boys who loved driving one or desperate enough to have one in their garages while not letting bureaucracy standing their way. Imagine life without the R34 Skyline GT-R...

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