Nissan Skyline Guide
When you actually stop and think about it the word ‘Skyline’ is a pretty poor name for what is one of Japan’s finest ever creations. The Nissan KickYoAss has got a much tougher ring to it, but if you’re a true petrolhead and you hear the word Skyline brought u p in conversation it’s mighty difficult not to get a little twitch going on in the pant department.
Nissan has actually been churning out Skylines since 1957 (can you believe that! ), but things started to get really interesting with the R32, which debuted in 1989. While the rear-wheel drive models were fun it was the 4WD, twin-turbo’d GT-R that grabbed all the headlines and opened up a new chapter in performance and handling. Somehow Nissan managed to move the whole package on even further with the R33 in 1993 and the R34 in 1998, and even though the current 485bhp GT-R has dropped the Skyline name it still carries the family DNA with pride.
Power, noise, handling and massive road presence all come as standard with any Skyline, and while you do need plenty of pennies to keep them purring, the key to Skyline ownership is not as expensive as you would first imagine.