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What is it like on the inside?

Back in the day, the multi-function display in the middle of the R34’s dash - showing all sorts of things like turbo and oil temperatures, G-meter, laptimes and the like - was the stuff of tiny marvels. Nowadays, it looks like a cheap computer game, but it’s no less charming for that.

The rest of the interior tries hard to be leathery, but still feels like there’s hard plastic under that fragrant slick of added skin, and there’s the comedic throwback of a face-off radio with more LEDs than a crap disco. But to be honest, no one ever bought a GT-R for the interior - it’s more functional than pretty, more useful than designer.

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Saying that, there’s plenty of space up front, less so in the back, vision is good (even though the rear view is bisected by spoiler) and the boot is pretty big. The seats also look uncomfortable, but genuinely aren’t, and in this standard format it’s a capable and easy cruiser if you want it to be.

Just don’t opt for one of the ‘N1’ variants that came without the rear wiper, air con or radio - they were homologation specials prepped for racing, though a few did leak out into the real world. You may want the interior to feel a bit more special, but the general opinion seems to be that you buy a GT-R for the bits you can’t see, rather than a handcrafted Nappa-leather dash top.

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