History of the Nissan Skyline GTR
Brand History

The Skyline name of Prince Automotive origin, which developed and sold the Skyline line of sedans before the merger with Nissan, Datsun. The GT-R stands for Gran Turismo Racer while the GT-B is for Gran Turismo berlinetta. The Japanese have chosen to use English at the description of the car – like most cars in Japan at that time used abbreviation American – to further enhance sales. The first predecessor of the GT-R, the S54 2000 GT-B, finished second in his first race in 1964 for construction purposes Porsche 904 GTS. The next evolution of the GT-R, four-door PGC10 2000 GT-R, achieved 33 victories in a year and half, he ran, and by the time it attempted its 50th consecutive victory, its circulation has been completed Savanna by a Mazda RX-3. The car took victories in 1000 when it was abandoned in 1972. The last of the first GT-R, the KPGC110 2000GT-R, used an unchanged S20 160 hp (120 kW) inline-6 engine earlier from the 2000 GT-R and sold only 197 units because of the crisis of energy in the world. This model is the only GT-R never participate in a big race despite the sole purpose of racing construction now resides in Nissan storage unit for historical cars Zama.

The Skyline continued in the 1990s when it became popular largely because it remained rear-wheel drive, while most other manufacturers focusing on the front wheel drive cars.

After 16 years after the interruption KPGC110 Skyline GT-R 1973, the GT-R version of the Skyline was reintroduced to the eighth generation of Skyline R32 in 1989. The GT-R has become the flagship of Nissan’s performance, which many advanced technologies including ATTESA-ETS 4WD system and the super HICAS four wheels guidelines. The GT-R is still cheap compared to its European competitors, with a list price of 4.5 million yen (about U.S. $ 31,000).

GT-R from the 1990s silhouette of the R32 (1989) through the R34 (1999). Production of the GT-R ceased in August 2002. Although the Nissan Skyline name continues, a new GT-R has not been developed as part of the range. However, it was announced that later, a new Nissan GT-R production would be like a car online, separating it from the plate Skyline. The new GT-R debuted in 2007.

Throughout his lifetime, various special editions containing additional performance modifications, were released by Nissan and its performance division Nismo (Nissan Motorsports).

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