Monday, April 30, 2012

JDM Legends

Some facts about the Skyline GTR 1969-1972 (PGC10).

The first generation of the legendary Japanese sports car based on Nissan Skyline - the GTR was released on February 4, 1969. At first the car was available only as a four-door sedan. The  2.0L DOHC S20 I6 producing 160 hp (120 kW) at 7000 rpm and 177 N·m (131 ft·lbf) of torque at 5600 rpm engine delivered the power by a 5-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. The first Skyline GT-R rode on a semi-trailing arm strut suspension. Its debut as a coupe was in March 1971 (KPGC10 chassis  code).

A popular name for the PGC and KPGC10 Skyline GT-R was "Hakosuka," which is a combination of the Japanese word for box ("hako" or ハコ) and the pronounced abbreviation of skyline ("Suka" or スカ as in スカイライン or "sukairain").

A total of 1,945 PGC and KPGC10 Skyline GT-Rs were produced.

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