Top 10 Chassis Codes You Should Know

Top 10 Chassis Codes You Should Know

7. R34 Nissan Skyline

It’s hard to peg where the Nissan Skyline’s popularity stems from. Likely a result of the Playstation generation who had the opportunity to drive a number of realistic cars in Gran Turismo, the Skyline was one of the fastest cars in the game. And that out-of-reach car that could spank anything was known by two names – the R34 and Godzilla for the top-trim GT-R models. The R34 was in production between 1998 and 2002 and was known for the performance of the GT-R model.

Nissan paired an advanced all-wheel drive system with a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine in order to beat rival cars like the Toyota Supra and Mazda RX-7. To many, when you think Skyline, its the R34 model that springs to mind, and that’s the way it should be.

  • augie

    this is a fun, car-geeky list. i owned an e46 3-series, but strangely feel the e30 m3 is still bmw’s most iconic car. i think the audi b5 a4 was a great classic design and perhaps their first real mass market success.

    and am i the only person who thinks the car companies could be a little more creative in picking chassis codes that aren’t so close to the model names themselves, so as to not utterly confuse us all? how about porsche’s new 2023 911, chassis code: chameleon?

  • There’s also the P71 Panther Police Interceptor package for the Ford Crown Victoria, a mainstay of police forces (and of course, reconditioned as a mainstay of taxi and limo fleets) throughout most of the U.S.

  • sawyer

    It’s a little hard to read this list and not see the term “E30” pop up.

  • Jamal

    Agreed. E30 is THE BMW chassis code. Forget E46.

  • Killa

    I’ve always been an R32 GT-R fan.

  • Rickers

    Really? That car is an overrated POS.

  • Goldo1802

    Where is the MkIV Supra? -_-