Nissan Skyline GT



Vehicles of various models have always been popular in movies. The Nissan Skyline GT-R was released with several limited editions, produced by NISMO. Picking up where the legendary Skylines of the past left off, the Nissan GT-R delivers straight-line performance that can't be beat by cars five times its price. The Nissan GT-R price in India is Rs. 1.99 Crore (Ex-Showroom) and needless to say, it would have extremely limited buyers.

Buy an unmolested example and you'll pay around twice as much as you would for an early BMW E46 M3, a vehicle that, if anything, is a more satisfying and talented driver's car. And yet here is Gary Lamphear driving this 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R on the street as if anyone in America could.

Since the GT-R's debut, Nissan has cleaned up the interior and many switches and buttons have been replaced by a single knob on the center console that controls the infotainment system.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.

Nods to the car's performance pedigree include a driver-selectable three-mode suspension system, Recaro sport seats. Premium, high-octane fuel required like most supercars. Nissan rightly realized the brilliance of the Nissan Skyline GT-R Skyline concept, kept the Skyline” moniker around for successive cars, and continued to develop the engine—and that engine is magnificent.

The GT-R Track Edition is similar but receives 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.

432” stands for four valves per cylinder, three carburetors, and two camshafts — all features of the high-performance S20 motor yanked from the top-of-the-line Skyline GT-R. Thought to be powered by a Le Mans-derived twin-turbo V6 , rumours suggest it'll feature hybrid tech to offer improved efficiency and hypercar-quick 0-62mph sprint times.

The Nissan GT-R interiors can be availed in four shades: Red, Tan, Ivory and Black. The handcrafted Nissan GT-R supercar is priced at Rs 2.12 crore (ex-showroom Noida). For the GT-R diehards, the R34 GT-R Z-Tune represents the ultimate model of the greatest generation of the GT-R.

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