50th Anniversary Design Details
A legendary supercar deserves an epic celebration. From its unique competition-inspired exterior to a custom-crafted interior, the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition proves that 5 decades in, the Nissan GT-R will still leave you breathless.
The 50th Anniversary Edition graphics package has a rich history of its own, drawing inspiration from the 1969 4-door 2000GT-R that won the JAF Grand Prix in its debut race. Becoming a coupe in 1971, the car obliterated the competition in Japan’s domestic touring races, winning 52 races in its first three years of competition. The distinctive colors and markings that struck fear in the hearts of the competition then will bring smiles of recognition among GT-R enthusiasts today. []
Three exterior colors. New 20" RAYS forged alloy wheels. A race-inspired graphics package. Special anniversary badging. For the 50th Anniversary Edition, the iconic GT-R serves up even greater presence.
The GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition in Bayside Blue pays homage to one of the most famous of all models, the GT-R R34. To celebrate, a unique blue-toned wheel is exclusive to this exterior color.
GT-R 50th Anniversary models enjoy unique hand-stitched, semi-aniline leather-appointed front seats. Embossed with an Anniversary logo, they're a true work of performance art.
Giant-Killers Run In The Family
The first Skyline GT-R was released in 1969, and was exclusive to the Japanese Nissan dealership network called Nissan Prince Store. Power was supplied by a 2.0L, DOHC, S20 Inline-six producing approximately 160 hp fed through a 5-speed manual transmission.
The GT-R became available as a coupe starting in March 1971, and earned its place in the model's legendary competition history as the GT-R racked up its 50th overall racing victory.
Powered by a 1989-cc I6 S20 engine, this edition of the GT-R was also known as the "Kenmeri" Skyline, due to a popular ad featuring a young couple (Ken and Mary) enjoying the Hokkaido countryside. Stricter emissions standards and the international oil crisis resulted in a total of only 197 cars being built.
The precursor of today's GT-R was introduced In 1989. The R32 Skyline had all-wheel drive and the famed Nissan RB26DETT inline six that pumped out approximately 280 horsepower. This GT-R model also has an incredible competition record, with 29 victories and zero defeats during 4 seasons of the Japan Touring Car Championship from 1990 through 1993.
The R33 GT-R launched with base GT-R and V-Spec models. The V-Spec employed a lowered, more focused suspension, and included the newer ATTESA E-TS Pro all-wheel drive system. For ultimate performance, the R33 GT-R V-Spec N1 model was available, made lighter by removing the ABS, air conditioning, sound system, rear wiper and carpeting in the trunk.
The R34 Skyline GT-R was introduced in 1998, and its RB26DETT twin-turbo I6 engine produced an impressive 327 hp. A video game legend, many an enthusiast's first drive of a GT-R was a virtual one.