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1990 Nissan Skyline GTR

The Prince Motor Company introduced the Skyline in 1957. The small company located in Japan built the small and modestly powered car. In 1964, the S54 Skyline 2000GT powered by a six-cylinder engine was introduced. It was designed to compete in the GT-II class at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Prince Motor Company and Nissan merged in 1966. After the merger, the Skyline and its larger counterpart, the Nissan Gloria, were sold in Japan at dealership sales channels called Nissan Prince Shop.

The Skyline was largely designed and engineered by Shinichiro Sakurai from inception.

In 1968, the third-generation of the Skyline was introduced, the iconic 'Hakosuka.' Nissan further developed the car, resulting in the 2000GT-R. It was powered by a race-derived S20 inline six with dual overhead camshafts, a cross-flow head with four valves per cylinder, and a hemispherical combustion chamber fed by triple dual-throat Mikuni-Solex side-draft carburetors. A redesigned coupe appeared near the close of 1972, but with the emission restrictions and rising oil prices, sales were hindered.

16 years later, Nissan revived the Skyline name. In May of 1989, the eighth-generation (R32) was introduced, and the 'GT-R' badge would return in August that year. In a nod to his past, power was once again from a DOHC inline six. The twin turbocharged 2.6-liter engine, modestly rated at 280 horsepower. It came equipped with electronically controlled four-wheel drive, dubbed ATTESA E-TS, all-wheel steering, and multi-link independent suspension.

The GT-R was extremely competition, having never lost a single race in the All Japan Championship, along with claiming an overall victory at the Spa 24 Hours and consecutive wins at the Bathurst 1000.

The bone-stock GT-R models were fast, yet many owners modified their cars even further, thanks to an incredible aftermarket along with factory support from Nissan's motorsport division, Nismo.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2017

1990 Vehicle Profiles

1990 Nissan Skyline GTR vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: BNR32011869

This Nissan Skyline GTR is a right-hand drive car that is finished in blue paint with a black interior. It is powered by a twin turbocharged 2.6-liter inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and powered all four wheels. It has....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: BNR32011869 


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Nissan Monthly Sales Volume

September 2020
203,783
March 2020
232,048
December 2019
93,538
November 2019
83,562
October 2019
94,417
September 2019
94,213
August 2019
118,045
July 2019
90,220
June 2019
113,665
May 2019
121,570
April 2019
87,207
March 2019
137,362
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Nissan
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)461,642
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)485,778
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)431,810
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)405,147
1991Honda (659,659)Buick (544,325)Pontiac (518,598)405,147
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)405,147
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)405,147
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)1,803,924
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)

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