1998 Nissan Skyline 25GT Turbo In Black

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SKYLINE

The legendary Skyline, first introduced in 1957, was originally built by Japan’s Prince Motor Company. Production of the Prince Skyline lasted from 1957 until 1966, when Prince and Nissan merged. With humble origins as a rather modest 4-door luxury car, the Skyline began to evolve into a performance-bred sportscar following the merger. Today the Skyline is most recognized as the influential predecessor to the modern GT-R.

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2020 NISSAN GT-R 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Making its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition took the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago. To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car could be enjoyed by drivers at any level.

GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

2021 NISSAN GT-R T-Spec Special Edition

One year after its worldwide 50th anniversary celebration in 2020, the legendary Nissan GT-R returned for 2021 with its high performance and unparalleled refinement firmly on display.

The GT-R T-Spec stands apart as an instant collectible with exclusive colors first seen on the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. Also with gold-painted NISMO forged wheels and wider front fenders to accommodate forged 20-inch wheels, this special edition proves to be a rare sight.

GT-R T-Spec
2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Special Edition

GT-R NISMO Special Edition

In 2020, the car's engineers incorporated new turbochargers that now help the GT-R Nismo produce 600-horsepower. The change also helped increase the engine's low rpm response providing tighter clearances and a 5% increase in efficiency. The result was even sharper engine response in and out of corners, making the driving experience more rewarding and richer than ever before.

The GT-R NISMO Special Edition proves that beauty is more than skin deep with this unique carbon-fiber hood with clear paint. Inspired by the R34 Skyline GT-R V-spec II N1, it not only looks amazing, it saves precious grams of weight. [[165]]

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2021 Nissan GTR-NISMO Special Edition

From Skyline To GT-R: The Engine

The first Skyline engine, introduced by the Prince Motor Company in 1957, was a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder power plant that produced 60 horsepower. Yes, 60 horsepower.

Fast-forward to 1988, when Nissan introduced a new RB26DETT engine with the R32 Skyline GT-R. This powerful (at the time) 2.6-L twin-turbo was capable of producing 280 PS (162 kW; 276 hp) and had 271 ln-ft of torque. 

Things have continued to change. Today, the GT-R’s engine pumps out nearly 600 horsepower – about 10X as much as the original Prince engine. To understand what the modern Nissan GT-R is all about, you just have to lift the hood. The engine you’ll see is not a gas-guzzling behemoth, but a remarkable piece of advanced technology generating power from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6. When a GT-R is being built at our facility in Yokohama, Japan, we don’t let just anyone assemble the engine.

RB26DETT Engine with 2.6L Twin Turbo for R32 Skyline GTR

The Takumi

Just four men are trusted with the task of building the GT-R's engine, and they are called "The Takumi". Roughly translated, Takumi means "master craftsman" in English, and master craftsmen they most certainly are. Combined, they have more than a century of experience, and when they finish building, by hand, a GT-R engine, they literally put their name on their work. A special plaque is mounted on each engine, displaying the name of the man who built it.

Takumi: The Master Craftsmen behind Nissan GTR Engines
Tokumi: The Master Craftsmen behind the Nissan GT-R. On every GT-R engine, the seal of its master-craftsman builder is applied. This is the story of those craftsmen.