Everything You Need To Know About The Nissan Skyline



Vehicles of various models have always been popular in movies. In terms of features, the Nissan GT-R packs six airbags, 20-inch alloys, Bose audio system with 11 speakers and black, red, ivory or tan leather seats & interior, among others. Nissan introduced the GT-R in 2009, making it one of the oldest cars in this quickly changing segment.

In August 2008, Nissan's official motorsport and tuning arm Nismo announced the "Club Sport" tuning package for the GT-R The package, which is also fitted to the SpecV, 109 includes Bilstein Damptronic compatible dampers, 20" forged aluminum wheels from RAYS Engineering , Bridgestone run-flat tires , Recaro carbon fiber-shelled bucket seats, a titanium exhaust, and a revised rear diffuser with an added cooling duct.

Since the GT-R's debut, Nissan has cleaned up the interior and many switches and buttons have been replaced by a single knob on the center console that controls the infotainment system. At the rear, has the iconic quad circular LED tail lamps and make the supercar look recognizable even from a far distance.

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was prominently showcased in the fourth film, Fast & Furious. Known as Hakosuka among enthusiasts — it wasn't ‘Godzilla' always — the first-generation car was rear-wheel drive, had a high-revving inline six engine, and was, later in its life, offered as a two-door coupe as well.

The GT-R Track Edition is similar but receives Nissan Skyline GT-R the Nismo's suspension, chassis and interior upgrades (see below). It's the first Datsun sportscar imported to the US (the L means left-hand drive) and even the Japanese couldn't buy them. Over the past 10 years the GT-R went from about 485 horsepower to the 565bhp model today, honed continuously to become the far evolved car it is now.

Get in a Porsche 911 or Audi R8 and there's nothing necessarily easy about a track day, yet they are both far more enjoyable to drive, even if your lap times are a few seconds behind the GT-R's. According to THE-LOWDOWN, this specific Z-Tune Silver” R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune build #001 has already received offers exceeding $750,000 AUD, or $575,000 USD.

This generation of the GT-R has many accolades, winning 29 races from 29 starts at the Japanese Touring Car Championship, taking the series title from 1989 to 1993. It's a flexible car that doesn't get upset in urban conditions like some supercars do. Sign up to our free weekly newsletter for more unique car reviews and features plus see the latest unique and classic cars for sale.

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