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2015 Nissan GT-R [w/video]

Although the first Skyline GT-R from Nissan arrived in 1969, in the 46 years since, there have nearly been as many years without a GT-R as with. The first two generations were produced from 1969 to 1972, the next three generations stretched from 1989 to 2002, and the most recent (just plain GT-R in fact, not a Skyline GT-R) has so far run from 2009 to 2015. That's 25 years that the GT-R has been a member of the material world, and 21 that it has lived in purgatorio. Yet out of those 46 years, the birth of the legend and cult of the GT-R happened primarily in five: from 1989 to 1994,... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 3.8L V6
Power:
545 HP / 463 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed DCT
Base Price:
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