NISSAN Skyline GT-R (C110) 1972-1973 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 1972, 1973

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (C110) 1972-1973 14 Photos
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Nissan produced the second generation of the Skyline GT-R in 197 units before it cut it from the assembly lines due to newer emission standards.

Nissan unveiled the C110 Skyline at the 1972 Tokyo Motor Show, but the sales started next year. It was a big gamble with the Japanese rules and regulations, which the carmaker lost. It was the last GT-R until the 1989 model, the mighty R32.

Unlike its predecessor, the C110 featured a fastback coupe shape. Shinichiro Sakurai designed the car as a sport vehicle. It was no longer a two-door version of a sedan. He took his inspiration from American and European sports cars from those times. The front fascia sported a dual-headlights system, with four headlamps in individual clusters. Nissan didn't put its name on the mesh-grille and left only the black and red GT-R badge. From its side, the car resembled the fastback shape of the Mustang Mach 1, with a similar window line but scaled down. Its back panel sported only the Skyline nameplate but not the company's logo.

Inside, the carmaker installed two bucket seats at the front separated by a center console with a storage compartment. In the back, even though there was a bench, it was suitable only for children or small dogs. The instrument cluster featured an aluminum panel and seven clusters for the dials and gauges.

Under the hood, Nissan installed a masterpiece, inline-six engine. Its two-liter displacement provided 160 hp, and it was fed through three double-barrel horizontal carburetors. It was the exact solution adopted by some European racing cars from that era. A five-speed manual sent the power to the rear wheels. The GT-R featured disc brakes in all corners, which was unusual for a Japanese car.

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (C110) 1972, 1973
  1 gasoline engine
  • S20 5MT (160 HP)

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (C110)
S20 5MT (160 HP)

Displacement:1989 cm3
Power:120 KW @ 7000 RPM
160 HP @ 7000 RPM
161 BHP @ 7000 RPM
Torque:131 lb-ft @ 5600 RPM
178 Nm @ 5600 RPM
Fuel System:3 Carburetors
Top Speed:121 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):8.8 s
Drive Type:Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox:5-speed manual
Tire Size:175 HR 14
Length:175.6 in (4460 mm)
Width:66.7 in (1694 mm)
Height:54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track:54.9/54.1 in (1,394/1,374 mm)
Wheelbase:102.8 in (2611 mm)
Ground Clearance:6.5 in (165 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.4
Unladen Weight:2524 lbs (1145 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:3131 lbs (1420 kg)
City:18.1 mpg US (13 L/100Km)
Highway:27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Combined:20.3 mpg US (11.6 L/100Km)
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