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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nissan Skyline GT-R

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a Japanese sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range.

The aboriginal GT-Rs were produced from 1969-1977. After a 16 year aperture back the KPGC110 in 1972, the GT-R name was active in 1989 with the Skyline R32. This car was nicknamed "Godzilla" by the Australian motoring advertisement "Wheels" in its July 1989 edition, a name that sticks to this day. The R32 GT-R bedeviled the motorsport in Japan, acceptable 29 beeline victories out of 29 races. The GT-R proceeded to win the JGTC Group A alternation championship 4 years in a row, and additionally had success in the Australian Touring Car Championship acceptable from 1990–1992, until the GT-R was banned in 1993.[1] The Skyline GT-R (R33) was additionally the aboriginal assembly car to lap the allegorical N├╝rburgring in beneath eight minutes.

The Skyline GT-R became the flagship of Nissan performance, showcasing abounding avant-garde technologies including the ATTESA-ETS 4WD arrangement and the Super-HICAS four-wheel steering. The GT-Rs remained bargain compared to its European rivals, with a list-price of ¥4,500,000 (US$31,000). Today, the car is accepted for acceptation Drag Racing, Circuit Track, Time Attack and contest hosted by affability magazines. The GT-R is the champ in the 2007 Tsukuba Time Attack captivated in Japan—the M-Speed GT-R (9 out of the top 15 cars consists of GT-Rs). Assembly of the Skyline GT-R concluded in August 2002. The car was replaced by the GT-R, an absolute agent not awash as a Skyline.

The Skyline GT-R was never bogus alfresco of Japan, and the sole consign markets were Hong Kong, Australia and the UK, in 1991, and New Zealand as acclimated Japanese imports. Despite this the car has become an iconic sports car, including in countries from the Western Apple (mainly the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada). It has become notable through pop ability such as cinema and video amateur like The Fast and the Furious series, Initial D, Wangan Midnight, and Gran Turismo.

The car was called by BBC's Top Gear as the alone accurate Japanese addition in the band of supercars.[6] The car was additionally called by the capital presenter of the show, Jeremy Clarkson, as one of the best cars in the world.

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