While the first Skyline, built by the Prince Motor Company, made its debut in 1957, the first GT-R under the Nissan banner didn’t make its appearance until 1969, after Nissan had taken over Prince in 1966. The 2000GT-R was created to win the JAF Grand Prix, which it did, kick-starting Nissan’s long line of success in motorsports.
Since the original, the GT-R, also known as the Skyline, has had many hiatus’s. The first stop or production was done in 1973 due to a lack of demand of sports cars. The next generation of the GT-R came out in 1989 and lasted until 1994. This was the peak of Nissan in the motorsports world and super cars.
Finally, in 2002, Nissan had released a GT-R that was legal in the U.S and slowly customized and rebuilt the car from it’s original state to be the car we know and love today. From “Fast and the Furious” movies to your local race track; it is a popular car among all those who love a strong engine and smooth handling.
Model: GT-R Black Edition
Assembly: Yokohama, Japan
Class: Sports car
Body style: 2-door 2+2 coupé
Layout: Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6
Power: 547 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, 463 @ 3,200-5,800 rpm
Top Speed: 202 mph
Transmission: 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission
Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 183.9 in
Width: 74.6 in
Height: Coupe: 53.9in
Curb weight: 3,904 lb
Designer: Shiro Nakamura