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Oct 26, 2007

Mines R34

This aint the same one in the videos. They gots a couple of them. This one is a later one, with a Nismo plenum.

Sound amplifies into a ubiquitous boom as we suddenly plunge into another tunnel and the speedometer sweeps relentlessly through 200 kilometers an hour. With my right hand clenched in a sweaty fist and left hand grasping the door handle hard enough to wonder if it will break clean off, doing the mph conversion right now is out of the question. We're canyon bound in the world's fastest street car at a couple ticks before midnight, Xenon ripping a hole through the empty blackness and exhaust ricocheting 9000rpm of tuned RB26DETT across towering rock walls.

Aerodynamic drag just isn't a factor at this speed, or any other speed, for that matter. The twin HKS GT2530 turbochargers aren't even thinking about running out of steam. With each new gear, the tachometer needle whips ever more violently to redline. The pull is ruthless to the point where you wonder if it could even be physically possible. But there's no need to pinch yourself when your head swings radically, zapping you to consciousness as the giant car digs into the asphalt for another hairpin right, before bombing down the next section of road.

This is the car that legends are made of. It is very possibly the most viewed Japanese car on YouTube and the no-brainer choice on Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport. It's a record holder in a country full of record breakers. It is the Mine's R34 Skyline GT-R.

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