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NISSAN GT-R Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 12
First production year: 1969
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2016 - Present

The iconic Nissan GT-R R35 was launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007 as a 2009 model and it received further updates. The 2017 version received a new interior and 20 hp more than before. The Japanese car-manufacturer Nissan built the GT-R name over the years and, in 2007, it showed the R35, which was offered for the first time with both left and right-hand drive. The car was so advanced, that it stole the crown of Nurburgring King from the Porsche 911 Turbo. But the evolution had to continue. The 2017 version was based on the same Nissan Midship Premium platform and its shape was al...

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  NISSAN GT-R 3.8L V6 6AT (565 HP)

 

2011 - 2016

When Nissan unveiled the car at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2007, the car enthusiast world was set on fire. The look of the car and the on-paper specs were in the super-cars league, but at half the price. The history of the GT-R badge goes back in time to the '60s, when it was used by Prince, a former Japanese name that merged with the Datsun-Nissan. Over time, the cars that wore the Skyline GT-R badges became more and more powerful and with the addition of the ATESSA E-TS all-wheel-drive system, it was even faster. The 2007 GT-R lost the “Skyline” name but it offered the expected perf...

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gasoline engines:

  NISSAN GT-R (R35) - Facelift 3.8L V6 6AT (530 HP)

  NISSAN GT-R (R35) - Facelift 3.8L V6 6AT (550 HP)

 

2007 - 2011

The GT-R badge was used for the first time in 1969 when Nissan released the 2.0-liter Nissan Skyline. The Nissan GT-R R35 was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007 and entered the European market one year later. The all new GT-R’s engine was hand-built by only 4 mechanics that were specially trained to do this. The engines were a 6-cylinder twin turbo V6 with 480 hp that rocketed the GT-R to 100 kph in just 3.6 seconds. And guess what, it only took 37 meters for the car to come to a full stop. The car had a top speed of 193 mph. The supercar had a dual-clutch transmission tha...

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  NISSAN GT-R (R35) 3.8L V6 TT 6AT (480 HP)

  NISSAN GT-R (R35) 3.8L V6 TT 6AT (485 HP)

 

1999 - 2002

It is a cult-car, the vehicle that made the European sports cars looks outdated. The history of Skyline goes back in time since 1957 under the brand Prince. Fast forward to 1999 and we found the R34. A car that wrote history in the Skyline R34. A coupe packed with the latest technology on the market and an advanced engine: the RB26DETT. It featured a twin-turbo, individual throttle body for all the six pistons, water-cooled ceramic turbochargers with ball-bearings and the list can go on. The Skyline R34 had an intelligent all-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip rear differential (L...

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1999 - 2002

There are not many cars built in Japan that gathered so much attention such as the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. And the 1999 V-Spec was even better. The Skyline GT-R started its career way back in the '60s. But the real evolution of the model started in 1989 with the introduction of the third-generation R32. That generation saw the introduction of the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system, which will define the future GT-R models in the future, including the R34. In 1999, Nissan launched the fifth generation of the Skyline GT-R. Right from the beginning, it also introduced the V-Spec ver...

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1995 - 1998

The fourth generation of the GT-R appeared in 1995, and even though it wasn't a major upgrade compared to its predecessor, it represented an essential step toward the GT-R R34. Part of the Skyline family, the GT-R R33 was the wild child. For starters, it was a coupe and got all the good things from its predecessor, the R32 Skyline GT-R. Yet, it was less brutal, and somehow it was tamed. It tried to be both a decent personal coupe and a sports car. In the bio-design trend, the exterior received organic lines with shaved corners, soft curves, and not a single wedged shape. Moreover...

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1995 - 1998

Nissan introduced the fourth generation of the Skyline GT-R nameplate in 1995, and it was available in two trim levels: the GT-R and the V-Spec. With the V-Spec version, the carmaker succeeded in an astonishing performance by lowering the Nurburgring lap time to under eight minutes. Dirk Shoysman, a professional racing driver, managed to get 7m59s887” around the famous German track, also known as the “Green Hell.” He did that in a GT-R V-Spec. The V-Spec came from its predecessor, the R32 when that name symbolized the “Victory-Specification,” which was applied to the upgraded cars that wo...

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1993 - 1994

After successfully introduced the R32 series, Nissan built a special version to get a homologation to race the vehicle in various championships. Nissan introduced the Skyline R32 in 1989 to compete in the Group A racing series in Japan and other countries where it dominated the race-tracks. In fact, it demolished its competitors in Australia until the race-rules were changed and banned all-wheel-drive vehicles from Group A. The same story was applied for Audi in the U.S. The GT-R V-Spec version was the one that brought more joy for the drivers. Nissan built only 2800 units of the V-Spec v...

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1989 - 1994

The Nissan Skyline R32 was part of a long-range of performance vehicles made in Japan. The GT-R was introduced in 1989 after a long break. In 1973, Nissan axed the Skyline GT-R performance model from its lineup. The times of oil crisis were on and the car manufacturers had to focus more on economy cars and the GT-R was not even close. But the Japanese car-manufacturer revived the GT-R name in 1989. It was designed to dominate the Group A class racing. But, to put the car on the starting grid, it had to build the series model. The bodywork was a sleek, two-door coupe. To fully comply wi...

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1972 - 1973

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 America...

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1971 - 1972

In 1966, Nissan bought the small Japanese company named Prince, that had a long history in motor racing. And together they developed a special, four-door sedan: it was the Skyline GT-R. The Prince company tried to win over the Porsche 904 but they failed in 1964. In 1965 Prince developed a special, mid-engine, race-car named Nissan R380 that won against the Porsche 906 in 1966 at the Japanese Grand Prix. The engine that propelled the R380 was installed in a four-door sedan: the Skyline. Its look was simple for those times. It was a three-box sedan with four round headlights. Nothing s...

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1969 - 1972

In 1966, Nissan bought the small Japanese company named Prince, that had a long history in motor racing. And together they developed a special, four-door sedan: it was the Skyline GT-R. The Prince company tried to win over the Porsche 904 but they failed in 1964. In 1965 Prince developed a special, mid-engine, race-car named Nissan R380 that won against the Porsche 906 in 1966 at the Japanese Grand Prix. The engine that propelled the R380 was installed in a four-door sedan: the Skyline. It was unusual for those days to have a performance car under a regular sedan body. But the recipe work...

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