Super Street: The extremely aggressive lines you see before you belong to the Liberty Walk 1995 Nissan Skyline R34 Silhouette. And if you don't know about Liberty Walk by now, it might be time to upgrade your Nokia 3390. The Japanese tuning firm has marked their territory among the heavily populated widebody battle grounds, and in some eyes, are sitting high above the others. They consistently whip up girthy aero bits for high-dollar applications that include everything from Nissan R35s to Ferraris, often following along similar body lines and extremely wide wheel and tire applications.
With every new kit produced comes a mountain of negativity from one side and undying loyalty from the other. In this instance, it's the godly R34 that they've tackled, but the bulging, rounded flare treatment that often accompanies their styling is instead directed toward more angular language, with sharp angles both front and rear and a Darth Vader-esque front fascia. It's every Gran Turismo nerd's fantasy come to life and we can't get enough of it from just about any angle. We saw this car getting plenty of attention during Tokyo Auto Salon and for good reason.
What might surprise most is that it's not making over 1,000hp. In fact, it's not making 500hp. Or 400. Though we don't have the exact power numbers, the RB26 you expected was ripped from its home and replaced by an old-school L31 fitted with even "older school" Solex carburetors. :shrug:
MotorTrend: For many, the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is the purest form of JDM perfection. It was the last GT-R to be offered with a manual transmission, it had the sweet RB26DETT straight-six engine, and it was the last to be called "Skyline." So how do you take perfection to the next level? Well, you take it to Liberty Walk and mess with it.
The good people at Liberty Walk have taken wide-body kits and turned them into an art form unto themselves. And, like most art, sometimes it isn't always pleasing to the viewer. Some may say the outfit has even jumped the shark. However, sometimes Liberty Walk whips up an absolute masterpiece like this R34 GT-R "silhouette" body kit. Unlike Liberty Walk's more insane widebody kits that bolt-on fenders; widen vehicles' tracks; and add scoops, ducts, and wings absolutely everywhere, the so-called silhouette kits work to integrate LB aero into the existing design of the car.
This R34 is a perfect example of adding just enough madness while staying true to the original design, and to our eyes, it looks incredible. The front and rear fenders have been widened and now sport an aggressive, boxy look that only complements the R34 GT-R's already mostly square design. There is also a massive front splitter that looks like it adds an extra foot to the GT-R's overall length, and at the back, it is mirrored by an equally racy, Super GT-style rear wing and a diffuser combo.
The hood gets a more aggressive look to it and the side skirts now look more like side pods. This particular GT-R has also had everything but the essentials stripped from its cabin and, to be honest, that only makes it better. There's a bright yellow roll cage (because why not), two Bride racing seats that are finished in a shade of red that perfectly complement the car's exterior, and a suede wrapped Momo steering wheel (that is just the right size).
All in all, this is some of Liberty Walk's best work that we've seen so far—and yes, that includes its Porsche work. If we had an R34 GT-R, we know exactly what we'd be doing to it, assuming we had the money, which we assume is a lot—there is no word on price, but Liberty Walk's work typically isn't cheap. If its body kit for the new Toyota GR Supra rang in at $19,030, this kit for the rarer, more beloved Skyline surely will cost more.