very tough to customize to the point of rice.
Makes all Civic 'tuners' *cough*ricers*cough* with their 'mad tyte whips' shake in their shoes.
up until the current model, Skylines had to be grey-imported to the US and modified by Motorex to meet safety/emission standards. that company shut down when the head was indicted on kidnapping charges. any Skylines (Pre-R35) you see will be either kit cars or Motorex.
now the age old question.
WILL A SKYLINE BEAT A CORVETTE.
probably not. definately not in a straight drag race because, having FWD (or 4WD), they wont have as much momentum on the launch as the RWD Corvette.
also, the Vette probably handles/accelerates better. but until an expert compares them, we will never know.