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With the aim of developing a car that could be enjoyed tearing around a race circuit and then driven home in comfort at the end of the day, NISMO (now Nissan Motorsports & Customizing) pursued the CRS (Clubman Race Spec) concept. The first R34 GT-R specification was slightly weighted more towards circuit performance, however the 2nd R32 GT-R in 2014 incorporated the S2 engine with low-medium speed torque, emphasizing accelerator response. Referred to as ‘Grand Touring’, the suspension used rubber mounts and provided a more ‘street-friendly’ ride. Times have changed since the R32 first appeared 25 years ago. When the R32 was reviewed against modern standards and the needs of owners, the GT path was selected for the CRS. Using Nissan’s testing facilities, body rigidity and dimensions were measured in the development of the R32 CRS to visualize deterioration. This process was later used in the NISMO heritage project. As a result, the body was restored in balance and finished in the R35 GT-R’s dark metal gray. A key feature in modern GT cars is the ability to run comfortably at speed with a degree of quietness on the street. The carbon-aluminum honeycomb covers behind the rear seats and sound-supressing floor sheeting not only reduce noise but also increase body rigidity without distorting appearance.