David Clavero ( @ClaveroD )
live from the living Room in New York city. All generations of the Nissan GT-R to the foot of the exhibitor.
By David Clavero
Nissan has come up to the Auto show New York to present you a new update of the Nissan GT-R R35, the latest iteration of Godzilla. The matagigantes japanese has made the americas to present there the biggest overhaul of its current generation, and it is that in New York, has presented a Nissan GT-R is fully up to date with important improvements in aspects such as their technical section, the comfort, the quality of their materials or the criticised design of your interior.
But although it may seem crazy, in the exposure of Nissan and the largest protagonist was not the new Nissan GT-R, 2017, but all generations of the saga GT-R that Nissan has been up there couple delight of fans of the brand. My colleague Sergio Alvarez have already offered us this review of the history of the Nissan GT-R R35 in images, is now the time to look at the past and enjoy these jewels of the history of the car live and direct.
The first generation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R was on sale from 1969 to 1972, under the designation PGC10. Its engine was a 2.0 DOHC with no less than 160 HP at 5.600 rpm and linked to a manual gearbox of 5-speed… we talked of the late ’60s.
Curiously, it would not be until 1971 when know body coupe designed by Shinichiro Sakurai. A total of 1945 Nissan Skyline were produced, models which are now very, very desirable.
The second generation of the Nissan GT-R would be on sale in the year of 1973, being presented in the Lounge of Tokyo a year before. We speak of an evolution rather than a model itself.
Nissan introduced novelties in its technical section, yet it maintained its propellant S20 160 HP. Only 197 cars were manufactured, and it is that the great oil crisis of the ’70s did a lot of damage to the car manufacturers and their most ambitious projects.
Had to wait until 1989 to meet the third generation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32). A completely new model that premiered engine 2.6 Twin-Turbo with 260 HP and 361 Nm.
In February 1990 Nissan will astonish the world, by selling 560 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 under the label NISMO. We speak of the first great preparation of the saga GT-R for use in competition. 60 units were used by Nissan to compete, while the other 500 were sold as forced the approval. With the passage of time would be placed on the market versions even more improved under the seals, V-Spec and V-Spec II
From 1995 to 1998 was for sale the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33). This fourth generation was the true responsible for creating the legend of the Nissan GT-R outside of Japan, betting on the launch of versions almost racing for on-road use in countries as petrolhead in the United Kingdom.
Although the saga R33 kept the block L6 of the R32 with 260 HP, to the end of his generation would discover the L6 2.8 liters with 400 HP and whose variant is known with the inscription NISMO 400R. With this engine, the Nissan Skyline GT-R 400R was able to reach the 300 Km/h and dropping to 4 seconds in the 0-100 Km/h.
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) the legend unveiled Godzilla. From 1999 to 2002 was produced in the fifth generation of the series Skyline GT-R. then the sporty Nissan was a car of worship, even more so when it became in seal iconography of the culture of the engine. Speaking of cars japos was synonymous with talking about the Toyota Supra, the Nissan Skyline GT-R and Mazda RX-7.
The generation R34 was the most prolific of all in terms of variations, highlighting the editions M-Spec Nür V-Spec II Nür developed by NISMO in the Green Hell (Nürburgring). These editions reach up to 450 HP in the evolutions of the propellant RB26DETT derived from competition. To close the generation R34 was sold the edition Z-Tune tuning by NISMO with 500 HP engine, more than 325 Km/h and a 0-100 Km/h 3.8 seconds.
Sixth generation. The Nissan GT-R becomes global, it loses the name Skyline and amazes the entire world with a price/performance ratio unbeatable. The Nissan GT-R (R35) came to market in 2007 with an engine 3.8 V6 Twin-Turbo 485 HP and 588 Nm. His enemy was the Porsche 911 Turbo, declaring a time of 7:29.02 Nüburgring and with a price of 87.700€ in Spain.
But we would have to wait until 2015 to truly know the “coconut”, the Nissan GT-R NISMO with its strong tune and 600 HP would mark a time of 7:08.69 going to leave you startled the world and frightened all the manufacturers of sport. This unit camouflaged was the one that got the fastest time on the Green Hell.
2016. The Nissan GT-R R35 receives its biggest update to date, with more power for your mechanical VR38ETT growing up to 570 HP, new exterior design, more concern for the comfort of its occupants, and a well-deserved redesign of its interior to adapt to the new times and qualities.