Just like in the ’90s, be­fore au­to­mo­tive vinyl had been in­vented — this GT-R wears red, white, and blue with pride, sprayed from the gun of Mike Schist. Stu went to great lengths to en­sure the liv­ery was scaled per­fectly — even pur­chas­ing 1990 race pro­gra

NZ Performance Car - - 1990 Nissan Skyline Gt-R (R32) -

While the purists might still be sit­ting there moan­ing that this is not the real deal, the short and the tall of it all is: this car is so close to the ma­chine that Skaife de­buted on June 8, 1990, at Mal­lala, that it’s more than de­serv­ing of the ti­tle ‘gen­uine replica’, and the team isn’t about to stop un­til it’s as close as pos­si­ble to the real thing. That orig­i­nal car is long gone — rest­ing in the great pit garage in the sky — but, luck­ily enough for us, this car calls New Zealand home, and we can all see it run­ning in anger against fel­low his­toric ma­chines. It’s as close as we will ever get to wit­ness­ing chas­sis No. 2 in the flesh, so we should en­joy it as much as Stu will be en­joy­ing it while strapped in that pe­riod-cor­rect seat, grip­ping that pe­ri­od­cor­rect wheel, glanc­ing at that pe­riod-cor­rect dash, and tam­ing that pe­riod-cor­rect grunt!

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