Nissan entered the select group of high-performance manufacturers back in 1969, when the first-generation Skyline GT-R was introduced. Initially available only as a four-door sedan, the Skyline GT-R quickly made a name for itself on the street and the track, evolving into a coupe that went on to dominate the local motorsport scene. The R32 was the first to make an impact in other markets, with the R33 and R34 models enhancing the GT-R’s aura abroad. The sports car we all know today was launched in 2007, five years after Nissan decided to separate the GT-R line from the Skyline name. Already eight years old, the current GT-R is quietly awaiting for its hybrid successor to arrive, while receiving mild updates to keep it fresh for a few more years. For 2016, Nissan has introduced yet another update, which is already available for the Japanese market as a 2015 model year before traveling across the Pacific and into U.S. dealerships.