Although the R33 was an excellent car in its own right, some thought that the added weight and luxury touches detracted from the sporty character. Thus, the R34 that debuted in 1999 offered up better handling, more power and was shorter overall than the previous model. Various racing versions made more than 400 horsepower, and the car took the record for the fastest time for a production car around the famous Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. This was also the last time the GT-R would be part of the Skyline family. We know the Skyline sedan and coupe as the Infiniti G35, but destiny had other plans for the GT-R.