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Infographic: The History of the Nissan Skyline

MICKSIGARAGE.COM THE CAR PARTS EXPERTS NISSAN History of the Nissan Skyline 1st Generation: ALSID-1 1957-1963 Weight: 1300kg • Introduced in 1957 by the Prince Motor Company • Powered by a 59hp 1.5-litre 4 cylinder engine • Marketed as a luxury model rather than a sports car 1535 mm Available in saloon, coupé, convertible and pick-up truck (the Skyway) body styles • 33,759 produced 4280 mm 2nd Generation: S50/54 Weight: 1070kg 1963-1968 • Still sold as a Prince rather than Nissan, the 2nd Gen Skyline was available in saloon and estáte body styles 1435 mm • Prince created the first racing GT Skyline in 1964 • Success of the GT led to release of Skyline 2000GT road car with 125hp 2.0-litre straight-six engine, tripple Weber carbs and a limited slip diff • Merger with Nissan in 1966 led to the car being called Nissan Prince Skyline 4100 mm 3rd Generation: C10 Weight: 1100kg 1968-1972 • Prince dropped from name making the C10 generation the first Nissan Skyline 1405 mm • Known by fans as the Hakosuka (/ 7) Hako (/ \) means Box in Japanese, and suka (7) is short for Skyline (A117; Sukairain) • Skyline GT-R introduced in 1969 as a four-door saloon with two-door coupé joining in 1971 4330 mm • Power for GT-R provided by 160hp 2.0-litre inline-six • Race version of both cars proved popular, racking up 50 victories between them. 4th Generation: C110 Weight: 1145kg 1972-1977 • Available in saloon, coupé and estate variants 1395 mm • Introduction of signature round tail lights • GT-R introduced soon after launch • Oil crisis dampened demand for GT-R and less than 200 sold before Nissan discontinued the model in 1973 4460 mm • Next Skyline GT-R would not arrive for another 16 years 5th Generation: C210 1977 - 1981 Weight: 1185kg • GT-EX replaces the GT-R • GT-EX becomes one of the first Japanese cars with a turbocharged engine 1425 mm • 2.0-litre L20ET engine produces 182hp making it most powerful Skyline at that point • Also available with 4 and 6 cylinder diesel engines 4400m 6th Generation: R30 1981-1985 Weight: 1235kg • RS model introduced as a stripped-out, lightweight racer • RS-Turbo (introduced in 1983) packs 190hp ạt introduction, rising to 205hp before the arrival of R31 1385mm Flagship models separated from regular Skylines with uniğue bumpers and better equipměnt levels • Paul Newman limited edition model released in 1983 after actor/racer appeared in adverts for Nissan 4620mm • Successfully competes in the Japanese and Australian Touring Car Championships, eventually winning the manufăcturers title in 1986 7th Generation: R31 Weight: 1200kg 1985-1987 • First Skyline to be powered by RB-series of 'Red Top' engines 1385 mm. First Nissan to be fitted with HICAS (High Capacity Active Steering) four-wheel steering system TOMICA50 • R31 GTS-R fitted with turbocharged version of RB20 engine introduced to homologate Touring Car racer producing 210 bhp - only 80ờ manufactured 4650mm 8th Generation: R32 Weight: 1157kg 1988-1991 • The return of the GT-R, this time with RB26DETT engine • Twin-turbocharged engine capable of over 320hp, but rated at 276hp due to Japanese "Gentleman's Agreement" on power outputs 1460 mm Starring role in Gran Turismo in various race liveries • Wins 29 out of 29 races in Japanese Touring Car Championship 4249mm • Beats previously dominant Ford Sierra RS500 in Australian Touring Car Championship on way to Bathurst success in 1991 • Australian press dub the R32 GT-R 'Godzilla – The monster from Japan' • Limited editions include V-Spec (for victory), V-Spec-Il and Nismo GT-R 9th Generation: R33 Weight: 1530kg 1993-1998 • Continues dominance in Japanese Touring Car Championship finally leading to the race series demise 1530 mm • Electronically.controlled Super-HICAS introduced for four-wheel drive models • First mass produced car to lap Nürburgring in less than eight minutes 4720mm • Limited edition models include GT-R LM (built for Le Mans homologation) and Nismo 400R that uses a detuned versión of the Le Mans car's engine 10th Generation: R34 1999-2002 Weight: 1156kg • New R34 GT with revised RB20DE NEO engine becomes most fuel-efficient straight-six Skyline • GT-R model features revised chassis and new turbochargers but power still 'officially' rated at 276hp 1375 mm • G-Force metre and lap-timer part of GT-R standard equipment • Technological advancements also include hidden port to transfer driving data to a laptop 4705mm • Numerous special editions include V-Spec, V-Spec II, V-Spec II Nur and the Nismo S-Tune with 500hp from a 2.8-litre version of the standard RB 11th Generation: G35 Weight: 1530kg 2001-2006 1390mm • The final Nissan to bear the Skyline name • Mechanically similar to the Nissan 350Z, using a detuned version of the same 3.5-litre V6 engine • Sold as an Infiniti V35 in some markets • Skyline returned to luxury segment with 350Z taking ovér as performance offéring 4630mm 12th Generation: R35 GT-R HUSSA 2011 - Present Weight: 1740kg A Skyline in everything but name. The GT-R carries on the series designation from the R34 GT-R and hallmarks such as the four round tail lights 1372mm • Polyphony Digital - makers of Gran Turismo - involved in design of instrument display Powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine that produced 485hp at launch • Latest model has 530hp and a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds 4671mm • Special editions include SpecV, Black Edition and GT-R Nismo

Infographic: The History of the Nissan Skyline

shared by Micksgarage on Jul 24
Continuing our series of infographics based on the history of iconic car models, we bring you the History of the Nissan Skyline: The name Skyline will always be synonymous with performance cars from ...




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