Nissan Skyline GT-R History

Nissan Skyline History -

11 Generations of Skyline GT-R Performance.

The Nissan Skyline has been produced in many models for more than 40 years.



Skyline production started in 1955 with a car built by the Prince Motor Company, the Skyline ALSI-1.


The Prince Motor Company was established in 1952.  Prince used an engine designed by Fuji Precision Industries, a company which was established by Nakajima Aircraft Company. In 1954, the Prince Motor Company merged with Fuji Precision Industries.




Another important event in the Skyline’s history occurred in 1966, when Nissan merged with Prince, just as Toyota merged with Hino and Daihatsu. Thus, from 1967 on, Princes were sold as Nissans or Datsuns.

Even though, the Prince division is still alive within Nissan and responsible for the Skyline line-up today.