Nissan GT-R: Then and Now
Click through our slideshow to see the history of the GT-R from the 1960s to now.
Generation 1 (KPGC10-Sedan)
The first Nissan Skyline GT-R was initially available only as a four-door sedan from 1969 to 1971.
Generation 1 (KPGC10-Coupe)
The two-door coupe joined the lineup in 1971, and the car has remained a coupe ever since.
Generation 2 (KPGC110)
The fuel crisis of 1973 made this muscular GT-R somewhat dead on arrival. Fewer than 200 of this generation of cars were built before the program was canceled.
Generation 3 (R32)
The GT-R returned with a vengeance in the late 1980s, with this aggressive two-door, sporting twin turbochargers and all-wheel drive. These two features became GT-R hallmarks and remain so. Its run lasted from 1989 to 1994.
Generation 4 (R33)
The R33 was a solid update on the previous generation, with fixes for some troubling weak spots and the addition of safety features like antilock brakes. This model was produced from 1995 to 1998.
Generation 5 (R34)
Shorter and more tightly packaged, this generation of GT-R featured an electronic LCD display module integrated into the dash, which could provide a crazy array of relevant vehicular information. This feature continues in the current car.
The latest and greatest Nissan GT-R awaits its turn devouring the tarmac at Tokyo's Sodegaura Forest Raceway.