The Nissan Skyline has a rich heritage of representing Japan in the arena of world class motorsports. The legend began in the Japan Grand Prix of 1964. A 2.0 liter Prince (a small company later absorbed into Nissan) Skyline sedan piloted by Japanese drivers led the race for one lap ahead of the Porsche Carrera 904 GTS which eventually went on to win. That’s when Japanese motorsports was sparked into action because they knew that their drivers and the cars that they built could take on the best that the rest of the world had to offer. Almost 50 years later, Nissan is still making a distinctly Japanese style world class sports car in the GT-R.
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