This Top Secret Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R VQ35 V32 is currently for sale on Ebay, and there’s not long left to pick up a bit of JDM history.
It was built by Top Secret founder Mr Nagata in 2005, appeared at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2006, and has been featured in magazines as a show and demo car for many years.
What’s surprising in some ways is that the bidding is under £20,000 with not long left. So you could pick it up for less than a modern hatchback.
The spec list is pretty lengthy, but it includes Aragosta air suspension, Brembo brakes, Nismo cams, a Cusco 2 way LSD, and obviously Top Secret G-Force aero. The interior even has gold Top Secret stitching to match the Recaro SR-3 seats and integrated Top Secret custom roll cage.
Here’s the spec list on the auction listing:
Original Piston 95.7mm
Nismo Step II Cams
Nismo Valve Spring
Original Cam Slide Sprocket
Original 6 Throttle
Titan 60-90mm Full Dual Exhaust
7mm Exhaust Manifold Pro
Normal Z33 Mission
ORC 709D Light Weight SPL Clutch
Cusco 2 Way LSD
Top Secret G-Force Aero
Original Tower Bar Pro
Original Bonnet Damper
Original Head Light LED
LED Tail Lamp
Belloff 6000KB Stinger Beam
Ganador Carbon Aero Mirrors
Recaro SR-III Top Gun
Original Steering Wheel and Boss
Defi Sports Cluster-03
Original Roll Cage
Top Secret Super Damper Pro
Aragosta Shocks with air compressor
Front Brembo Brake Calipers
Rear Normal Calipers
Rays GT-C F 8.0J 17″ +7 R 9.0J 18″ +1
Federal Super Street 595 Rear: 265/35 R18 Front: 245/40 R17
And obviously the most interesting part for petrol heads was replacing the usual RB26 engine with a VQ35DE and dumping the all-wheel drive in the process. While 349hp isn’t the largest number you’ll ever see, it’s unusual and has amazing attention to detail. For example, the air filters for the six anodised velocity stacks are hidden in carbon fibre air boxes at the corners of the engine bay, and the flow is guided via the underside of the carbon fibre bonnet to create a sealed-off induction system.
The fact that the Top Secret Nissan Skyline GT-R VQ35 V32 has mainly been a show and demo car means it has a low mileage – just 13,140 claimed miles since it was built in 1994. And it’s a practical choice for UK roads, being a right-hand drive model.
There are hours left in the auction, so we’ll be watching to see what the final price might be, considering there are plenty of modded Skylines from the late 1990s/early 2000s with asking prices between £20-30,000 and more…