Having dropped the GT-R during the '70s due to the global fuel crisis, the performance-centric trim returned in 1989 with all-wheel drive and rocking a twin-turbo inline-6 (engine code: RB26DETT) rated by the factory at 276 hp, well below its actual output. With this combination, the GT-R competed in the All-Japan Touring Car Championship, killing the competition, including Porsches, and winning all 29 races to seal the Championship. The GT-R accomplished similar feats in Australia, earning the reputation of "Godzilla" from local press.