This Acura Integra Tries & Fails to Look Like a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
One of the unfortunate side effects of the US government’s ban on importing cars newer than 25 years old are Frankenstein projects such as this where an owner makes their vehicle look like something they can’t have. In this case, a poor 2001 Acura Integra had its butt replaced with that of a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R, which was never sold in the United States.
Unlike most inter-brand automotive love-children that have been stitched together by mad mechanics, this Integra’s paint is one solid color, and its engine puts down a claimed 323 horsepower at the front wheels thanks to a 66mm turbocharger and professional tune. That blue paint was actually offered on the R34 Skyline GT-R from the factory, apart from which literally everything on this car (besides the tail lights) has nothing to do with the Nissan.
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This strangely well-executed mashup is for sale on eBay as of this writing with a Buy It Now price of $15,000, and is located in Connecticut. Finding an oddity such as this in the state of Connecticut shouldn’t be a surprise considering the fact that, in 1754, the community of Willimantic was reduced to a state of hysteria and panic when the noise of local bullfrogs was mistaken as an attack, after which they constructed a 500-foot bridge to commemorate the misunderstanding. Why did we bring that up? Because the residents of that town will be the only ones fooled into thinking this is actually a Nissan Skyline GT-R.
Unfortunately, the R34 Skyline remains banned from American soil for at least nine more years assuming that the regulation doesn’t change before then. Until then, we’ll have to settle with this.