Most of us knows about the Baby Godzilla aka the Nissan GTR R35. But does anyone knows how the first generation GTR looks like? I bet that not a lot of people know. Luckily i’ve found one first generation Skyline on the net. And amazingly, the car look as if it just rolled out of the showroom.Lets visit the memory lane of the GTR to the first Gen GTR.
The silver coloured coupe you see in the pictures is actually the coupe Nissan Skyline GTR. But initially the GTR was originally introduced in japan as a four door sedan in 1969. And the stunningly beatiful car you see here is the coupe version, which comes out right after the four door version.
Like its sedan counterpart, at the heart of the 1970 Skyline GT-R is Nissan’s S20 2.0-liter straight-six DOHC 24-valve engine. It produces (or at least it did when it came out of the factory) a maximum output of 160PS at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 18.0 kgm or 130-lb/ft at 5,600 rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
There is no official details on the performance figures. But the 1969 Skyline GT-R Sedan with the same S20 engine manage to reach a top speed of 200km/h (125mph). And from Nissan Official data, the car sprint a 400m drag strip in only 16.1 seconds.
If you are interested in the legendary GTr, the 1970 Skyline GT-R Coupe S45 is on sale by a Japanese based dealer. But with only 89,000 kilometers (55,000 miles) on the odometer, dont expect the historic model to be offered for a low price.