The Nissan Skyline GT-R was not born at the end of the 80’s, or much less. Although the generations R32, R33 and R34 have been the most famous, the truth is that the birth of the Nissan Skyline GT-R dates back to the late 60’s. He was born as it could not be otherwise, to approve a Skyline of competition in championships of passenger cars japanese. Known internally as PGC10, was released in 1969, and was one of the exclusive dealers of Nissan Prince Store of Japan, positioning more premium.
Lightened, footwear, tires and sports equipment braking AP Racing. This GT-R is a true missile analog.
His engine was a real gem, comparable to the fantastic six-cylinder engine of the Toyota 2000GT. Though lacking any link in common, they were two thrusters similar. He shared his architecture, six cylinders in line and air intake, also with a displacement of two liters, and again, with a maximum power of 160 HP at 7000 rpm. This engine cylinder head multiválvulas spent all its power to the rear-wheel drive through a manual gearbox five relationships. In 1971, it launched its version two door coupe.
In this video from Best Motoring, the king of the drift – Keiichi Tsuchiya – is spent testing at the circuit of Tsukuba Skyline GT-R in the year 1971, with a considerable mechanical preparation. I get lost with the japanese, but the car does have a roll cage, an interior fully lightened and various improvements in tires, suspensions, and other elements of the undercarriage. Possibly the engine has also been retuned. But their sharp sound is still as true as it was in the sixties, capable of putting the willies.
Few would dare to drive such a jewel as well as makes it Tsuchiya. Only 1.945 units of Skyline GT-R first generation were produced between 1969 and 1972, and all today have an astronomical value.