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Nissan Skyline GT-R: The Prince!

Aug 17, 2007
The Nissan Skyline GT-R was originally called the Prince. GT-R stands for Grand Turismo Racer. The decision was made to separate the R to make it known this is a racing vehicle. Another version the GT-B was also introduced, the B standing for Berlinetta.

The Nissan Skyline GTR originally came out in the 1970's but it didn't do well. In 1973 production was halted until 1989. It came out in full force, with a reputation as being a powerful racing car to be reckoned with. This car has an edge in the racing sector because it offers hydraulic on demand four wheel drive and four wheel steering. The Nissan Skyline GT-R underwent many design changes in 1989 to be a top contender in the areas of speed and control. Production of this vehicle was halted again in 2002.

Owners of the Nissan Skyline GT-R take pride in owning such a vehicle. There are numerous clubs for owners of these vehicles. They have even made modifications to the cars to make them even faster. They have websites that advertise racing, vehicles for sale, repair information, and general discussions. Most of these cars have a high resell value because of the limited number of them manufactured in any given year.

These Nissan Skyline GTR enthusiasts take pride in the variations of their car from year to year because the production specifications kept changing. An evolution of the engine was done in 1990 and only 550 cars were produced. The engine was vamped again in 1991 with only 228 cars manufactured. A V-spec was added to the brake system for 1993. The 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R had a change to the width of the tires.

For 1995, the Nissan Skyline GT-R got a sportier look to the exterior. The suspension was also improved upon to give the car more ground clearance. The special edition was released in 1997 with an upgraded engine, suspension, and exhaust. This car handled unbelievably well at speeds of over 200 miles per hour! For 2000, the car got a face lift with the interior being changed from grey to black. The console area was also widened. The car remained the same except it was shortened some through 2002.

Part of the reason production was stopped for this vehicle is because it has never met the requirements of the US until now. Motorex has announced a street legal Nissan Skyline GT-R is ready for release. It is expected to roll out internationally later in 2007 with a 2008 model. This car comes with some body changes but it is still easy to maneuver and very fast.

Are you looking for a car that is incredibly fast and has an awesome design? The Nissan Skyline GT-R in the past has only been seen in the racing world, especially the underground street racing circuit. It became well known for speed and being easy to handle because of having rear wheel drive options.

This 2008 model will feature a V-6 twin turbo engine, to keep the overall weight of the vehicle low. This will help it maintain speed. It will have 450 horsepower and still meet all the emission regulations. The pistons and connecting rods are made of forged steel. You will also see an improved turbocharger layout and output. Models of the 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R will be available at various car shows during 2007. You can also start ordering them through dealerships around August of 2007. It is going to be a huge competitor to the Ford Mustang and the new Chevy Camaro that will be out in 2009.
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