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See the timeline of the Skyline GT-R in pictures

Autocar has pitched the new GT-R against its ancestor, the R34 Skyline GT-R, and now we can bring you a hi-res gallery of the history of Nissan’s giant-killer.

The first Skyline arrived in the UK in 1997 but can trace its roots back to the first model in the fifties.

See hi-res picture gallery of the history of the Nissan GT-R

See the video of the latest GT-R versus the R34 Skyline GT-R

Skyline GT-Rs battled against Porsche 908s in 1964 but it was 1969 that the first GT-R, a four-door saloon, reached Japanese showrroms.

The most recent GT-R, the Spec V, was unveiled this year. Rivalling Porsche’s 911 Turbo, it has a 485bhp twin-turbo V6, with a boost control function, increasing the 434lb ft of torque by an extra 15lb ft at 3500-5000rpm.

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fuzzybear 10 October 2009

Re: Gallery: History of the GT-R

It's kinda fascinating seeing the model pics, there are so many Japanese models from the 60's and 70's ive just never seen, ok some of them are quirky to the point of being butt ugly, like the '69 model but kinda like the '77 model and the one after that has hints of an '80's maserati about it.

VDG.CZ 9 October 2009

Re: Gallery: History of the GT-R

69 model is the most beautiful

Zeddy 8 October 2009

Re: Gallery: History of the GT-R

Who said Nissan weren't cool?