This is a big one. Not just because the new September 2019 issue of MOTOR Magazine has a few more pages, but because it’s an homage to one of the most revered Japanese cars of all time. The Nissan Skyline GT-R.
From the 1969 Hakosuka GT-R to the brand new 2020 R35 GT-R, Nissan’s most famous badge has been through highs and lows, but it’s been a journey well worth celebrating.
And that’s what our new issue does.
If the GT-R isn’t your thing, fear not. This issue of our mag still features other cars, news, reviews, and features that aren’t even Nissan-adjacent. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
You can find MOTOR at retailers around Australia. Or you can subscribe and save yourself some cash, there’s even a digital subscription.
Subscribers often receive their mags earlier, so you’ll get to see what MOTOR has to offer before anyone else.
And this week, check out the #GTRweek tag on Instagram to see what we’ve been sharing!
GT-R: The Godzilla Story
Turning 50 is normally a somewhat glum affair, but in this case it’s cause for a full-throttle celebration.
ZERO TO 50: Fifty moments of GT-R over fifty years
The GT-R story is one of many chapters, so we list the few dozen moments that have made Nissan’s hero a legend.
BOX FRESH: Nissan KPGC10 Skyline GT-R, a.k.a Hakosuka
The start to the GT-R story is a far cry from the brutal AWD beasts of today, but it’s arguably more revered.
GOD COMPLEX: The Nissan R32 GT-R story retold
Beginning as Nissan’s unlikely poster child for global domination, the R32 became a road and track megastar.
Legend Series: Nissan R32 GT-R
SIX. POINT. NINE: JUN II R32 Skyline GT-R drag car
Hailing from Sydney, JUN II is the quickest street-legal, and registered, Nissan Skyline GT-R in the world.
SKY’S THE LIMIT: Nismo R33 Skyline 400R vs Mine’s R34 Skyline GT-R
The Skyline GT-R legend was built in the mad world of modification and there are no two better examples than the Nismo 400R and Mine’s ‘ultimate response’ R34.
MOTOR comparison: R33 Nismo 400R v R34 Nismo R-Tune
TOO FAST FOR THE RULES: The ATCC interview with Mark Skaife, Fred Gibson, and Paul Beranger
The R32 GT-R was the beast that ate Bathurst, yet it was far more Australian than it’s given credit for. We speak to those who built it and tamed it.
classic MOTOR: 1992 R32 Skyline GT-R Group A
CHASING MIDNIGHT: Hunting Tokyo’s Mid Night Club
The Mid Night Club was a secret society of high-speed Tokyo street racers. 20 years after it ended, we return to see what remains.
MOTOR feature: We explore Japan's car culture in a Rolls-Royce Wraith
R36, WHERE ARE YOU?
Will Nissan build another GT-R? We give it to you straight.
MACHINE LEARNING: 2020 AMG A45 driven
Moving away from the GT-Rverse, we have sampled AMG’s new super-hot hatch. Is it good? It sure has a lot of hype to fulfil.
MOTOR feature: Why the new A45 looks set to hold the hot hatch crown
AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: Chevrolet C8 Corvette details
Look out, Australia. This hot new mid-engined ‘Vette is headed our way.
FIRST FANGS: We’ve driven the new Renault Megane RS Trophy-R, the next Ford Focus ST, Porsche’s 718 Spyder, and plenty more!
PACE NOTES: The latest from the automotive world, MOTOR-style.
AND MORE: Hot Source is still here for all your car info needs, plus words from our regular ranters, Cool Kit, and the rest of the usual suspects!