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Nissan Skyline GT-R

Nissan Skyline GT-R


  • The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a Japanese sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range

Nissan Skyline GT-R facts

  • The first GT-Rs were produced from 1969 to 1973
  • After a 16-year hiatus since the KPGC110 in 1972, the GT-R name was revived in 1989 with the Skyline R32 due to its popularity
  • This car was nicknamed "Godzilla" by the Australian motoring publication Wheels in its July 1989 edition
  • The GT-R proceeded to win the JTCC Group A series championship 4 years in a row, and also had success in the Australian Touring Car Championship winning from 1990 to 1992, until a regulation change excluded the GT-R in 1993
  • The Skyline GT-R became the flagship of Nissan performance, showcasing many advanced technologies including the ATTESA E-TS AWD system and the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering
  • The GT-Rs remained inexpensive compared to its European rivals, with a list-price of ¥4,500,000 (US$31,000)
  • Today, the car is popular for import drag racing, circuit track, time attack and events hosted by tuning magazines
  • Production of the Skyline GT-R ended in August 2002
  • The car was replaced by the Nissan GT-R, an independent vehicle not sold as a Skyline
  • The Skyline GT-R was never manufactured outside Japan, and the sole export markets were Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, in 1991, and the UK (in 1997, thanks to the Single Vehicle Approval scheme) as used Japanese imports

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