Published on July 14th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


This Nissan Skyline, the start of a legend

The year was 1964 when for the very first time a modified Skyline arrived at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Skyline finished second behind a Porsche. The first GT-R was based on the Skyline Generation C10. It was a factory sports sedan, at a time when BMW still had not set up their ‘M’ GmbH. At that time AMG was still just two men with a strong will and facing their first race to win. Audi ‘Sport’ was still a concept. Meanwhile, Nissan had just laid the foundation for a legend.

In 1968, when the new model came on the market, it still wore the Nissan logo. The same was true from 1969 with the first Skyline GT-R.

The Prince engineers had designed the chassis from the design to the use of inline six-cylinder. Such an engine was used in the GT-R. Its 2.0-liter with the identification “S20” had two overhead camshafts with a peak output of 160hp at 7,000rpm working via a 5-speed gearbox.

With so much power and a curb weight of about 1.1 tons, this family car was really fast. This car sprinted to 100 in just 9.8 seconds and reached a 200km/h top speed. It was in Porsche 911 territory.

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