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Nissan Skyline GT-R


Nissan Skyline GT-R

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

Top speed:155 mph (248 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.6 sec
Engine type:In-line six
Displacement:157 ci (2,568 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:277 bhp (207 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Max torque:271 lb ft (367 Nm) @ 4,400 rpm
Weight:3,530 lb (1,604 kg)
Economy:15.7 mpg (5.6 km/I)
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