One of Nissan’s most famous cars (if not the most famous of all) is the Skyline GT-R. Immortalized by movies and video games, the GT-R has taken hold in our minds as one of the greatest cars Japan has ever produced.
However, we are usually used to seeing the GT-R as a two-door compartmentnot a sedan like this, sold in Japan.
At first glance, the car doesn’t seem too special, and basically looks like a regular four-door sedan. However, take your time to think a little longer and you will see that it has a rear frame that extends to the rear doors, a smaller front spoiler and this special little three-letter icon that makes all the difference: GT-R.
The first Skyline GT-R was four-door, not two-door, and that’s it R33 generation model It was the first time the GT-R name adorned a four-door car from the 1969 model.
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The car was built by Autech Japan Inc, which was part of Nissan’s tuning umbrella before it merged with Nismo, and was created in honor of 40th anniversary the first Nissan Skyline GT-R, the 2000 GT-R PGC10. Nissan exhibited the car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1997 and released the production model in 1998.
Under the hood is the venerable 2.6-liter Nissan turbocharged RB26 engine, which produces 276 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels via a five-speed manual transmission, and as a JDM car, you paddle these gears with your left hand instead of your right.
However, this example is a little more special than the standard model. According to the Japanese seller, the engine was completely overhauled last year and now produces 493 hp, making this GT-R without spoilers a real berth.
Finally, it is made in the same silver hue as the original GT-R was when it was released 40 years ago.
Skyline is marked on goo-net.com but does not indicate the price. Similar models for sale on the site cost from ¥ 12,000,000 to ¥ 14,000,000 or from $ 92,000 to $ 107,000 at the current exchange rate. In 2023, the car will be 25 years old legally imported in the United States, which may make it attractive to American buyers.
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