Nissan Skyline History
The skyline history at Nissan dates back to the late 1950s and was originally designed and built by Japanese manufacturer Prince. About every 4 years, Nissan introduced a new variant, starting with the ALSI-1 on the S50 in 1963 and the successful Datsun Skyline 2000GT with its remarkable performance at that time in the amount of 160hp in the GT-R version. Even more successful was the sales of the type C110 variant, which found a total of 670,000 customers in the 1972-1977 production period. However, in the exclusive GT-R version only a few 197 pieces were produced, which today are coveted collector items. The C210 replaced the C110 and was the first Nissan skyline with a turbo engine. As a Datsun skyline, the classic in the late ’70s was not only technically better equipped than an Opel Monza, but also priced a real alternative in the premium segment. The sixth generation of the Nissan Skyline debuted in 1981 with the designation R30 and was the first model with electronic shock absorbers. Again, the model was only produced for 4 years. The type R31 ran between 1985-1989 altogether 309,000 times from the tape and was produced among other things also in South Africa. With engine power between 130 and 180PS, the model in the German car market moved rather in the niche segment. His visual appearance also took some getting used to compared to the body shapes at that time. The name Nismo appears with the production of the GTS Turbo for the first time in connection with Nissan.
1989 appeared the Skyline R32, which was available as the first model after 1973 again as GT-R. In the four-wheel drive top version makes the less sedentary model a maximum of 280hp and was in turn tuned by Nismo.
Another 4 years later, the R33 series replaced the R32. The top performance of the all-wheel-drive 2.6l turbo engine was initially maintained at 280hp and found its climax in the exclusive Nismo version with its unbelievable 400hp. Of the limited 99 units, however, only 44 units were sold due to the high price. Nowadays, such limited special series of sports car manufacturers are already sold to exquisite buyers before production is even produced.
Gray mouse at the time, today sought-after tuning objects – Skyline GT-R33 and R34
Tuning-ICON – Skyline GT-R33 and R34
The enhanced version of the R32 entered the Motorsport stage with limited 280PS horsepower and electronically enhanced HICAS four-wheel steering for smoother, smoother response. Despite improved technology, the sales figures of the inline six-cylinder Bi-Turbo sank. 2002 was the end of production of the GT-R. In 2003, the Japanese government introduced new exhaust emissions limits that were no longer met by the 1980s RB26DETT engine. To celebrate the demise of this popular engine, the anniversary models GT-R V-spec II Nür and GT-R M-spec Nür were introduced. The “Nür” in the name was a tribute to the Nürburgring dar. The special feature of the Nür models was the RB26DETT engine in the N1 motorsport version. The edition was limited to a total of 1000 copies, of which 250 were the more luxurious M-spec models with leather trim and softer suspension tuning and 750 V-spec II models. Different model variants and equipment concepts were offered. The coronation is synonymous with the GT-R34, the tuned Nismo version with 400hp.
R35 – Skyline turns into Nissan GT-R
From 2008 Nissan renounced the naming Skyline and produced with ever-increasing top performances to this day the R35 all-wheel monster with the special torque distribution and the ATTESA system.
Nissan GT-R – The often underestimated weapon from the Far East
Nissan GT-R – The underrated supercar and the CrankZilla tuning project by Wheelsandmore with 740hp
Since almost 10 years Nissan drives the renowned sports car manufacturers from Zuffenhausen, Maranello and Affalterbach with their R35 GT-R in terms of longitudinal acceleration to insanity. The all-wheel-driven monster with its V6 bi-turbo engine passes the 100 km/h border in less than 3 seconds. A dream car for the players on their gaming consoles and for acceleration junkies anyway. You can buy it like that and indulge in the mix of adrenaline and endorphins without restraint… Or are you looking for the absolute extra ordinary, an optic to melt away, mouth lock and “ear”- gasm included. Then luxury refiner Wheelsandmore from Baesweiler in Germany with their tuning program for the Nissan GTR is exactly the right expert to provide more “Wows” and “Ahhs” by riding out through the climes.
The standard engine power of 570hp and 637Nm is upgraded at Wheelsandmore in 5 different power levels as follows:
Stage I: Through optimized software and a F1 air filter kit Wheelsandmore generates 605hp and 700nm out of the 2017 GTR engine
Stage 2: In combination with sports catalysts, the tuner achieves 630hp and 800Nm of torque
Stage 3: Combined with modified exhaust system and catalyst replacement pipes the tuner measured 650hp and tight 830Nm of torque
Stage 4: In addition to Stage3, the turbochargers are replaced, other wastegate cans and more powerful gasoline pumps were installed. With sports catalysts and adaptation of the transmission control approximately 700hp and 850Nm were measured
Stage 5 – CrankZilla – As in Stage 4 but with catalyst replacement tubes and with the appropriate software finally 740hp and 900nm were gained.
Of course Wheelsandmore recognized and respects the internet clips of GT-R conversions with over 1000 hp but with 740hp the GTR driving machine is tuned up to the maximum to be handled safe on the track.
The valve flap exhaust system can optionally be ordered without catalytic converters, but handle the gas pedal very carefully when the damper is open, as the system otherwise sounds infernally loud to attract attention …
With the F.I.W.E. wheels the unique german manufacturer of multipart forged rims presents a provocative striking symbiosis of noble, wide and yet consistent. The 3-piece rims turn on the steering axle measuring 9.5×21 inches and on the rear in proud 11.0×21 inches. 255/35/21 and 295/30/21 tires from Continental ensure the contact with the roadway. Wheelsandmore adapted the wheel center finish analogous to the advertising lettering and the brake system in a color mixture of bronze and copper and finalized the rim outer beds with a discreet noble carbon look surface. The optical appearance is rounded off by height-adjustable lowering springs from KW, which reduce the center of gravity of the racer about 30mm.