The Skyline name goes back to 1955, but it wasn't until the launch of the first GT-R in 1989, by then the eighth-generation model, that it was noticed. By 1994 the car had developed into a street racer and used many high-tech gadgets. It had Super HICAS four-wheel steering which detected steering input, turning rate, the car's speed, the YAW rate and lateral G-forces for the best grip. The four-wheel drive system was computer-controlled for optimum traction, with sensors and a multi-plate clutch at each wheel so no wheelspin occurred. The brakes consisted of 12.8-inch (325mm) and 11.8-inch (299mm) vented discs, all ABS assisted. The engine was equally high-tech with throttle bodies for each cylinder and twin turbos. It could put out far more than was advertised and held the Nurburgring production car lap record for years, taking 8 minutes to cover 14 miles (22 km).
Nissan Skyline GT-R Specifications
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