Gran Turismo opened European and American eyes to a whole, previously hidden, world of Japanese performance cars, but if one vehicle symbolizes the whole genre it’s the Nissan Skyline.

Gran Turismo introduced gamers to the huge range of variants and special editions, and the inherent tuneability that defines the real thing – and it’s no surprise the two cultures have overlapped. In real life as well as on screen, the Skyline’s ability to be boosted to high heaven and four-wheel drive to put it to the road have made it a performance hero, and the R32 GT-R is the classic gateway into the Skyline world. Real-world prices are rising, pushed by the fact that the R32 is now old enough for gaming-inspired American enthusiasts to import for real.