R34 Nissan GT-R "Sad Skyline" Shows Pop-Up Headlights

R34 Nissan GT-R "Sad Skyline" rendering 7 photos
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How do you recognize a Nissan Skyline GT-R? Well, certainly not by its pop-up headlights, since the Japanese supercar hunter never featured such a solution. However, the rendering that now occupies our screens comes to change this, gifting an R34 incarnation of the GT-R with such eyes.
If you threw a glance at the pop-up hardware that now adorns the nose of the retired halo car and thought of the original BMW 8 Series, you should know you're not alone.

And while the "sad" look the R34 shows when the lights are erected is amusing, at least from where I'm standing, lowering the units brings a perspective that might just make certain aficionados fall in love.

Of course, many of us will continue to prefer the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R in its factory form, with this also being true for the previous incarnations of the machine. Heck, even Khyzyl Saleem, the digital artist behind this shenanigan, agrees, as he explains in the Instagram post portraying the machine.

"I'd say I'm sorry for this, but I'm not, I wanted to see what it would look like. I'm grateful it didn't come with pop-ups, though," the pixel magician states.

Nevertheless, while we're covering this topic, I have a confession to make: I'd love to see the 1973 KPGC110 GT-R  featuring the kind of headlight covers featured on the classic Dodge Chargers, for instance.

After all, this Nissan received its "Kenmeri" nickname after a popular commercial showing a young couple, Ken and Mary, having a jolly good time, so such a connection to American muscle cars wouldn't be all that strange. Then again, I'm the kind of guy who enjoys headlight covers on a Volkswagen Golf.

Of course, with the oil crisis forcing Nissan to restrict production of the KPGC110 to the said year (think: only 197 units were built), this isn't exactly the kind of car you want to use for experiments.

And while we can't have pop-up headlights anymore (European pedestrian crash safety regulations demanding deformable front ends are the culprit), you'll find that ad in the YouTube vid at the bottom of the page.

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