Which ‘90s Skyline GT-R livery is your favorite?

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 2, 2021 | Nissan, GT-R, Skyline

Photography Courtesy Nissan

The only thing potentially more rad than the sports cars coming out of Japan in the '90s might be the liveries run on track. Case in point: the numerous flashy designs found on racing versions of the R32-chassis Nissan Skyline GT-R.

[See how race teams are reusing vintage liveries on modern race cars.]

Which one is your favorite? HKS oil slick, Calsonic blue, black and red Advan stripes, or maybe something not mentioned on this list?

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j_tso
j_tso Reader
6/1/21 12:22 p.m.

Calsonic or Advan for me

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/1/21 12:41 p.m.

Unisia JECS for me. Blame Gran Turismo. 

hunter47
hunter47 New Reader
6/1/21 1:05 p.m.

Gotta be that HKS Graffiti(?) livery. I don't recall the official name, but it's my favorite.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/1/21 2:14 p.m.

Calsonic please.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/1/21 3:00 p.m.

I've always considered myself an HKS guy, but that Axia livery might be my new favorite.

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Reader
6/1/21 3:34 p.m.

HKS is always a winner

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/1/21 3:34 p.m.

This thread also shows how number panels are the answer. 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/1/21 3:46 p.m.

Calsonic but with the Impul Silhouette wheels 

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
6/1/21 3:54 p.m.

end thread. 

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
6/1/21 5:15 p.m.

x however many for HKS

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
6/1/21 5:39 p.m.

HKS with Axia in close second. Very fitting for the Rad Era.

racerfink
racerfink UltraDork
6/1/21 5:58 p.m.
cdeutsch
cdeutsch
6/1/21 5:59 p.m.

HKS fits the time period perfect ❤️

kevinatfms
kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/2/21 8:01 a.m.

UNISIA JECS  was the go-to in Gran Turismo.

Tyler H (Forum Supporter)
Tyler H (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/2/21 11:46 a.m.

Calsonic all day.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
6/2/21 3:18 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Unisia JECS for me. Blame Gran Turismo. 

I started with GT3 and I believe the Unisia car was gone from that version.  I'll take the Calsonic R34:

GT4 Nissan CALSONIC SKYLINE (JGTC) '00

I remember hating this car because in the AI hands this one in particular was a brainless battering ram with no brakes (plus black wheels suck):

Nissan SKYLINE PENNZOIL Nismo GT-R (JGTC) '1999 p02.jpg

cmcgregor (Forum Supporter)
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
6/2/21 5:18 p.m.

I've been wearing this very nice mask from Blipshift everywhere. HKS all the way.

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/2/21 5:27 p.m.

HKS. True early 90's style. I still have a similar cover on my futon...

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/3/21 7:19 a.m.

I'd go with the Calsonic, but mostly just because I love the font of the 'calsonic'.

As far as overall coloring/design, I've always liked the red/black only Taisan.

Never been a fan of the HKS livery, even back in the 90's.

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
6/3/21 8:52 a.m.

HKS, or Advan for me please.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/3/21 9:34 a.m.
fatallightning said:

HKS, or Advan for me please.

The Advan is kind of the sleeper in the set. 

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
6/3/21 9:43 a.m.
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) said:

I've been wearing this very nice mask from Blipshift everywhere. HKS all the way.

wearing literally at this moment. Disregard the cranky face. Oppressed by the heat of WDW. 

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
6/3/21 10:29 a.m.

HKS with Calsonic a close second.

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
6/3/21 11:16 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:
fatallightning said:

HKS, or Advan for me please.

The Advan is kind of the sleeper in the set. 

The one in the original post is actually a little different than the one I'm used to.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/4/21 4:16 p.m.

Circa 1998.  Maybe I just loved because Pennzoil paid my BS degree.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/8/21 9:30 p.m.
fatallightning said:
David S. Wallens said:
fatallightning said:

HKS, or Advan for me please.

The Advan is kind of the sleeper in the set. 

The one in the original post is actually a little different than the one I'm used to.

Is it weird seeing an STP logo on a car that's not Petty Blue? Also, Keiichi Tsuchiya drove that Skyline, so that is pretty cool. 

thashane
thashane GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/8/21 9:50 p.m.

Calsonic also blame GT, but I guess that was an R34?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/9/21 6:29 p.m.

First time I was in an R32, I remember thinking that interior very much reminded me of my '92 Sentra SE-R. (Maybe file that under "never meet your heroes.")

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
6/9/21 8:06 p.m.

HKS for me

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