Video: Hakosuka GT-R

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Back in February of 1969 the Prince Motor Car Company introduced a high performance racing version of their premium Skyline sedan for the streets, introducing the world to the first ever Nissan GT-R . The squared off Japanese super car immediately gained cult status by enthusiasts as the Hakosuka GT-R; hako coming from the word for box and the abbreviation for sukairain which stands for skyline. The Hakosuka GT-R was powered by a 2.0 Liter S20 inline six cylinder engine that produced a total of 160 HP. The cars were stripped of unnecessary equipment to be as light as possible for racing, which helped with the new sports car rack up over 50 race wins by 1972.


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Wow, that is a very cool video of the old school GodZilla or more known as the GT-R. I never actually pictured on how a great and awesome looking car right now would look way back. I wonder if it also kicks Porsche’s but back then the way that it did in the Nurbrugring track. Its awesome that the Godzilla is faster than the Porsche. What an experience.

this is the begining of the real legend of the GT-R. even the old models it’s engine does roar on track.

now that’s a legend.. I love to hear that high pitching of the Skyline’s engine. I’ve got nothing to say.. I’ll just let the Skyline’s engine do the talking.

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