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Old 27-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Driving Europe in a Skyline

Hi Iím Australian and coming to Europe in a month for 3 or 4 months travelling I want to buy a r32 gtr and drive all over Europe. Is this possible are there any countries in Europe that I cannot drive a gtr.
Also does anyone know a good site that has listings of all track days over Europe

Would appreciate any help or suggestions (tracks to go places/events to see)

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Old 27-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum mate, there are no laws against driving in certain types of cars, no skyline-free zones so shouldnt be a problem, biggest problem you will have is getting a decent 32 GTR, insuring it and taxing it depending on where u buy it from.

as for tracks there are loads, Spa, Nurburgring, Jerez, Catayunla, Le Mans, Silverstone, Monza, loads to choose from, just check out the F1 / Moto GP calendars and fixture lists and pick a track they are not on at the same time as u
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20074301/ - Best drives in Europe apparently
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Old 28-05-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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no problems as long as you realise they break a lot,nobody will tell you this before you buy one lol,but if your handy with a spanner or loaded its the way to go!
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Do you think a skyline r33 rb25det, can run for 6 hours straight at 130mph, with 10min intervals to fill up and let the engine cool down, every 150-200miles.

Im taking the skyline down to croatia, and want to get there fast.
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Do you think a skyline r33 rb25det, can run for 6 hours straight at 130mph, with 10min intervals to fill up and let the engine cool down, every 150-200miles.

Im taking the skyline down to croatia, and want to get there fast.
From where are you starting your journey?

130mph - only German autobahns will be legit for that speed, otherways
130km/h on freeways.

can't see any problem for any engine to do the job as long as it has been maintained ok...
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Old 28-05-2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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Im not 100% on this, but wouldnt you want a decent fmic? I can see intake temps getting quite high with driving like that! Just a though.... ?
Maybe the stock one can handle it but a fmic will definitely help
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Do you think a skyline r33 rb25det, can run for 6 hours straight at 130mph, with 10min intervals to fill up and let the engine cool down, every 150-200miles.

Im taking the skyline down to croatia, and want to get there fast.
Would'nt it be on boost at 130mph? Would a full tank last 6 hours of continuous driving at that speed?
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if you "want to get there fast".......get a plane.
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Old 28-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #10
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if you "want to get there fast".......get a plane.
Getting to a destination with friends is as good as being in the destination with friends.

Im starting from london, driving through germany, down to austria and then into croatia.
1100miles, almost half of that is in germany, so I should be able to do a bit there.
I have just raised the bonnet slightly using washers to let the engine keep cool, and brought AA european breakdown cover (just in case).

Cheers for the advice guys.
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9 of us did it for 4 hours recently at 180 kph most of the time yeah they do get hot all of us made it we had a gtr 32 ,gtr 33, gtt ,gtst , amongst us i personaly wouldnt do it mate just leave two hours earlier and travel at 120 kph for ever
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just got back from croatia, 3500miles in total.
some amazingly dangerous roads.

The skyline didnt give me any hassle, drove constantly for 150mile periods, with 15min break to fill up and rest engine.
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two pics of the skyline somewhere in europe.
Had to cross many countries.
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