This might be the cleanest R32 Skyline GT-R we’ve ever laid our eyes on

Agree?
by Drei Laurel | May 10, 2022
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When it comes to cars, the term ‘clean’ can be slapped onto anything from a used car with a pristine record to a bang-up job restoring an old classic. Not as common is its use to solely describe a car’s aesthetic.

This R32, though? It’s clean, all right. And we mean ‘clean’ as in its look might be clean enough to turn even Marie Kondo into a Godzilla fan.

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Say hello to the Mine’s R32 Skyline GT-R—completely torn down and painstakingly restored by Garage Yoshida and Mine’s to produce an uncompromising unit that “transcends the typical JDM tuner car mindset.”

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What that means, we aren’t entirely sure. But it’s a piece of work, beginning with the exterior that underwent wet blasting, five layers of paint, and powder coat restoration for an ultra-white look that will give even a clean sheet of bond paper a run for its money. Adding some contrast to the appearance is a blacked-out tailpipe and dark Rays TE037 18-inch wheels with Mine’s wheel caps.

Other bits worth noting are stock R32 seats finished with custom fabric and black suede, a carbon-fiber hood, bumper, and spoiler, a custom shift knob, and a steering wheel wrapped in kappa leather and alcantara with a thicker grip.

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This isn’t just about aesthetics, by the way. Mine’s promised more power and less weight, and it delivers. Under the hood is a 2.8-liter RB26 engine hand-built by the company’s master builder, Toshikazu Nakayama. It’s tuned to produce up to 641hp and 637Nm of torque with shifting duties handled by a five-speed manual transmission. The entire build is also 122kg lighter than the stock version.

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Honestly, do non-stock Godzillas come any more desirable than this? Let us know what you think of this build in the comments.

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