2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R

2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Nissan’s Skyline GT-R has been one of the iconic cars of the late 20th century, marrying high technology with the ability to drive quicker than many exotic super cars. The GT-R was even christened ‘Godzilla’ in Australia when it demolished all competition in the Touring Car Championship during the early 1990′s.

But it has been four years since the last R34 Skyline GT-R ceased production, and obviously the wait for the new GT-R has been an excruciating one. But first there was the GT-R Proto, a concept unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. That car has been slowly developed into the GT-R we see in spy pictures today. So, what is so important in 2009 Nissan Skyline GTR that people are so interested in this future vehicle?

2009 Nissan Skyline GTRIn line with Nissan’s President and CEO Carlos Ghosn’s intentions, the car will simply be known as the GT-R, to distance it from the Skyline range. There was some controversy over what brand the car would fall under – Infinity dealers desperately wanted the car to be an Infinity GT-R, but it will officially be known as the Nissan GT-R.

The power plant is still a bit of a mystery. It is a V6 supposedly derived from the engine in the 350Z, displacing between 3.2 and 3.8 liters, with twin turbos. Power output is estimated to be in the 450-480 horsepower range with torque coming in at 370 ft-lb. With those sorts of figure a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds is likely, so it comes as no surprise that when the test mules are out they are often accompanied by 480 horsepower Porsche 911 turbo chase vehicles. At the Nurburgring the mules were reportedly lapping in around the seven minute range, which is really blasting along.

There were initial rumors that 2009 Nissan Skyline GTR car would be powered by a V8, called the VK45DETT, but that’s unlikely due to the ease of getting enough power from a lighter V6.

As with all other GT-Rs, 2009 Nissan Skyline has all wheel drive and an evolution of the ATTESA ET-S torque sensing system. Lotus has been contracted to help with suspension and handling development, and some spy pics indicate that the car will be available with a paddle shift automatic or sequential gearbox.

Demand for the car is so strong that Nissan is debating whether it should void warranties on any cars sold within a year, to curb speculators who would buy the car and then quickly sell it on for more than its sticker price.

The production GT-R will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, with Japanese sales beginning soon after. The GT-R will be launched in the US in spring 2008, with pricing in the $70,000 range. Interestingly, it will be the first time a GT-R is officially on sale in the US, as previously owners had to import the cars themselves.

19 Comments

  1. dan says:

    i believe this vehicle will revolutionize the way of racing completely..meaning that if all these stocked cars are coming out with 400 – 480 horsepower stocked…then i can’t imagine what their capabilities will be when people get the idea of supin ‘em up..makin these cars run low 9′s in a quarter mile

  2. Nikola says:

    The next GT-R will be configured with a rear-mounted transaxle. This fact raises a critical and as-yet-unconfirmed question about the GT-R: Will it employ rear- or four-wheel-drive? One company insider we spoke with puts the chances at 50:50 right now.

  3. Dannie says:

    Well, I really, really need to win the Lotto to get this car!

  4. alex says:

    3.5 0-60, beats all but 3 cars to ever go around nurburgring in germany. just needs to beat porsche carrera gt and it’ll be the king. i bet the cops will hate having to chase these things when people race them!

  5. Derek says:

    Will the GTR be available in Canada?!?!

  6. lou_supra98 says:

    skline is nice but not in speed

  7. david says:

    the skyline gt-r is the hottest car coming out when it comes out im gonna race it in my honda accord five speed with a 2.7l v-tech dual over head cams twin turbos with a 2 1/2 inch headers droping into a four inch exaust

  8. nathanael mills says:

    hey man the skylineGTR is the best car ever i will get one when in turn 16 bitch

  9. Cedric The Entertainer says:

    I want the creator of this to buy me this car or else!

  10. Berny says:

    I am so in love with the Skyline of all the Nissans my previous GTS was hot but this new looks and is definately me

  11. djdmarcl says:

    nice car but jus want to much for it plus its heavier then b4 better off gettin one shipped in from japan then u will have a fast skyline

  12. ethan says:

    around how much will it cost

  13. lil g says:

    I seen that car in Phoenix Arizona at the mall it was parked outside in the parking lot

  14. Anonymous says:

    Tjis is the Corvette killer.Look at the specs of this car.Yea its heavier then the other GT-Rs,but its got more power and tourqe to the wheels then the others,And the TT set up will boots more then them also.The suspension is set up better also.The other Skylines look better…..BUT looks dont win the eace in the 1/4 mile or the 23 turn track race.Look at the drag launch too.Now tell me “rice burners” are slower at everything then the “American” muscle.BTW The new GT-R will KKIILL Rustangs….(As well as all other Skylines will too!)

  15. drew says:

    the new skyline looks amazing but with it pushing that much horespower its crazy just for stock. It needs to be all wheel drive it makes it a whole lot of a difference. If your going to drag the all wheel drive as going to hook so much better on the track. And how much are they when they come out?

  16. anonymos says:

    hey other anonymos. you must be smoking crak cause you are crazy. Look at the Blue Devil vette. 625 supercharged horses. The covette will slaughter the gt-f

    Bitch

  17. Mario says:

    this cant be a stock lol wow. i csnt belive it and then also that now its a american car! :( but still amazing

  18. rhys says:

    this car is the dogs bollox it is so sick

  19. edelrock says:

    Iam really new to the skyline family but I am gona get this car. Its plain out sick how the sell that car like that …. Power!!!

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