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.
[Prince Skyline KPGC10 Image]
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.
[Prince Skyline KPGC110 Image]
Even though, the Prince division is still alive within Nissan and responsible for the GT-R line-up today.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a Japanese sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range.
The first cars named "Skyline GT-R" were produced between 1969 and 1972 under the model code KPGC10, and enjoyed legendary success in local Japanese touring car racing. This model was followed by a brief production run of second-generation cars, under model code KPGC110, in 1973. After a 16-year hiatus, the GT-R name was revived in 1989 as the BNR32 ("R32") Skyline GT-R. This model GT-R proceeded to win the Japanese JTCC Group A series championship four years in a row.
[ Skyline BNR32 Image]