In depth look at the Nissan Skyline Seriesby Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast
History of Skyline
The Skyline series is a popular model line from one the most famous automakers in the world Nissan. The first Skyline model debuted in 1957 with continuing iterations to the present day, some of the most iconic year releases of the Skyline are the R32, R33 and R34 iterations that were produced during 1989 – 2002 also known as the Skyline GT-R. The 3rd generation to the 6th generation of the Skyline series are the ones that contributed the most as some of the fastest racing cars of their time, which we’ll be discussing here.
The 3rd Generation Skyline C10
Debuting in 1968, the 3rd generation of the Skyline series C10 was the first to be marketed exclusively by Nissan, whereas previous generations were a collaboration with Prince Automaker. This iteration featured a 4 cylinder engine that produced up to 46 horsepower, as beast at the time.
The 4th Generation Skyline C110
The next inline predecessor to the C10 and like the C10 came in 2, 4 and 5 door variants with engine sizes ranging from 1.6 liter to 2.4 liters. Just to give an image of the power boost of the 4th gen, the 4 cylinder 1.6 liter engine produced 100 horsepower.
The 5th Generation Skyline C110
The fifth generation Skyline debuted in 1977 as the Skyline C210, a forerunner to the now-defunct GT-R. The C210 was only in production for a year before receiving updates that changed the model code to C211. With a turbocharged 6 cylinder 2.0 liter these engines used a 3 speed automatic or 4/5 speed manual transmission to send power to the wheels.
The 6th Generation Skyline R30
With a new model name, the sixth generation Skyline was announced. In 1981, the R30 Skyline made its debut. The R30, like the previous releases, was available in three body styles: wagon, coupe, and sedan. But, unlike the C210 and previous models, which had an elongated front end on the 6 cylinder model, the R30 had the same length front end on both the 4 and 6 cylinder models. The R30 was available in 26 different configurations with a variety of 4 and 6 cylinder engines, the most popular of which were the turbocharged 6 cylinder 2.0 liter engine with 140 horsepower.
To sum it off
The Nissan Skyline series remains one of the most popular and iconic 2, 4, and 5 door compact types of cars to date. There are many reasons and a long history of the popularity behind the Nissan Skyline, browse here for the best prices straight from Japan of this stunning series today!
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