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|20th October 2005, 08:30||#1|
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Next Gen Skyline Revealed
At the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001, Nissan unveiled the GT-R Concept, confirming that the GT-R legend would be continued into the 21st century. Then, at the 37th Tokyo Motor Show in 2003, Nissan announced the next-generation GT-R would be rolled out in 2007. Now with the launch of the production model just two years away, the development of the new GT-R has moved ahead again with the reveal of the GT-R Proto.
The design of the GT-R Proto expresses pure GT-R heritage, coming from the first model PGC10 (1969) through R34 (1999), in a new and expressive form. From its original roots as a pure-bred Japanese performance car, the new GT-R will now be a car sold globally, recognizing its ability to compete with the very best in the world. For the first time in its history, the new GT-R will be designed as a specific body style, and not derived from a sedan.
The design language of the GT-R Proto is expressed by a distinctive body-style that communicates pure performance and functionality. The form of the GT-R Proto instantly expresses its purpose and potential, but in a way that is unique to this iconic car.
At the front end, the single center air intake is designed to optimize airflow and to strongly link the identity of the GT-R from R34 to GT-R Concept (2001). Front fenders are uniquely designed through intensive analysis of the airflow around the tires, and the air vent behind the front fender also optimizes aerodynamics. The sides of the body are sculptured towards the rear fender, expressing the power and dynamic tension of the car.
The overall shape of the body combines solid and smooth surfaces to achieve the look of a well-trained athlete. The unique c-pillar crease is designed for optimum aerodynamics, reflecting the racing DNA of the GT-R.
The rear of the GT-R Proto is strong and well defined. The signature four ring-shaped tail lamps provide an immediate visual link to previous GT-R models. Four large-bore exhaust pipes complete the purposeful look, which could only be that of a pure GT-R.
The GT-R Proto provides for the first time a clear indication of the final design direction for the production model to be launched in 2007, the first all-new GT-R in eight years.
Story by Nissan
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|23rd October 2005, 08:33||#2|
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Well firstly you are getting confused this is not Skyline, skyline is G35 in the US..this is GTR..skyline GTR that is..skyline is a sedan and coupe, GTR is the race version of the model..
also I had posted the link to the official GTR countdount coupe of days back..
but this car failed to impress me..I really like it..but i was expecting way more..the prcing of this car is going to be in or around 60-70k which will leave a lot to be desired for the price..firstly at this price..now you are compteting with 911s and corvettes and especially the Z06 which it wouldnt even come close too...anyhow it would be nice to see if it can comptete with the M6 and 997 911 Turbo..
I hope it does..atleast for the sake of my deposite on it at a dealer near me...
|16th October 2006, 17:47||#3|
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Skyline is an AT!
The 2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R will not have a V8 (4.5L, found on the M45,Q45) but a twin turbo 3.8L V6 putting out an estimated 450 horses. Whats more, its going to be a full automatic or atleast a SMG. Its performance its currently being benchmarked against the 997 911 turbo.
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