An unprecedented six one—two finishes for Nissan Motorsport Australia would mark a season where the Nissan GT-R simply outclassed any of its Group A touring car rivals. The year of 1991 will go down in history as the most-successful season for Nissan Motorsport Australia, and at the centre of it all was the most-advanced touring car of the era. 

Following the ’91 season, the championship-winning GT-R was sold off to Malaysia where it was continued to be run by GMS — even contesting a round of the JTCC at Mt Fuji. It then sat dormant for 15 years until purchased and brought back to Australia for a full restoration by GMS to get it to race-ready condition. Check out the car in NZ Performance Car Issue No. 240 (in stores Monday, October 24, or you can order your copy online below) — but in the meantime here is some video proof of just how devastating the R32 was in the Australian Touring Car Championship. 


Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.