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The Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech – the family version of the Nissan GT-R

What happens if you own one of those amazing Nissan GT-R supercars and you meet your significant other? Initially, not much I would imagine, two people can ride comfortably in a Nissan GT-R, but things start to change considerably if kids come into play, in that case, you’ll need some more space, especially in terms of rear seats and luggage, having a two-door supercar and putting kids in the back seat isn’t as easy as you might imagine, it can be done, but wouldn’t it be easier if you could have the looks and the performance of your GT-R, but in a station wagon?

And that is exactly what the Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech is all about, in total 1,734 were built (series 1.5 and series 2 models) between 1997 and 2001, and they came with 276hp at 6800 rpm from a 2.5-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, top speed for this family wagon was 150 mph in the Nineties, and get this, that’s the same engine Nissan used for the R33 Skyline GT-R, and no Autech might be a subsidiary of Nissan, it is not the same as Nismo, and while these days we have the Audi RS6, the BMW M3 Touring and a series of AMG wagons, this Nissan is something different, or as Doug DeMuro would call it ‘quirky’, let’s see what Doug has to say about this classic superwagon: