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NISSAN AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2005 – GT-R PROTO

speculation is a twin turbo 3.7-4.0 liter 6 cylinder producing 400-500hp.

I haven't totally decided on the looks, the back is nice, the front will take some getting used to....


At a glance:

Ultimate driving pleasure

Exterior design close to final

Official launch set for 2007

At the 35th Tokyo Motor Show in 2001, Nissan unveiled the GT-R Concept, confirming that the GT-R legend would be continued into the 21st century. Then, at the 37th Tokyo Motor Show in 2003, Nissan announced the next-generation GT-R would be rolled out in 2007. Now with the launch of the production model just two years away, the development of the new GT-R has moved ahead again with the reveal of the GT-R PROTO.

Ultimate driving pleasure

In essence, driving pleasure means that a car responds faithfully to the driver's wishes and performs precisely as expected. Successive generations of the GT-R have consistently pursued this vision of ultimate driving pleasure. Whether on the road or the racetrack, the GT-R has always represented ultimate performance combined with handling qualities that stay faithful to the driver’s wishes, in all conditions. As a result, the GT-R has built a reputation that extends far beyond just its loyal owner base.

Exterior design: pure performance

The design of the GT-R PROTO expresses pure GT-R heritage, coming from the first model PGC10 (1969) through R34 (1999), in a new and expressive form.

From its original roots as a pure-bred Japanese performance car, the new GT-R will now be a car sold globally, recognising its ability to compete with the very best in the world. For the first time in its history, the new GT-R will be designed as a specific body-style, and not derived from a sedan.

The design language of the GT-R PROTO is expressed by a distinctive body-style that communicates pure performance and functionality. The form of the GT-R PROTO instantly expresses its purpose and potential, but in a way that is unique to this iconic car.

At the front end, the single centre air intake is designed to optimise airflow and to strongly link the identity of the GT-R from R34 to GT-R Concept (2001). Front fenders are uniquely designed through intensive analysis of the airflow around the tyres and the air vent behind the front fender also optimises aerodynamics. The sides of the body are sculptured towards the rear fender, expressing the power and dynamic tension of the car.

The overall shape of the body combines solid and smooth surfaces to achieve the look of a well-trained athlete. The unique C-pillar crease is designed for optimum aerodynamics, reflecting the racing DNA of the GT-R.

The rear of the GT-R PROTO is strong and well defined. The signature four ring-shaped tail lamps provide an immediate visual link to previous GT-R models. Four large-bore exhaust pipes complete the purposeful look, which could only be that of a pure GT-R.

The GT-R PROTO provides for the first time a clear indication of the final design direction for the production model to be launched in 2007, the first all-new GT-R in eight years.


http://www.gtrproto.com/

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posted by  Ki2AY

Sexy as hellllllllllllllllllllll

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Too bad we won't get it :cry:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

yea we will. nissan wants to do everything possible to release the new skyline in the US.

posted by  Inygknok

That would be awesome. But im sure as usual with japan to us cars the hp will be cut quite a bit :ohcrap:

Why can't they release one car thats the same hp over here as there? We have more need for speedy cars then they do. They are a smaller coastal country with alot less open roads than we do. Why does the american government have to screw us like this? :banghead:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

we cant get the full power that japs have cuz they use higher octane at the pumps over there (somewhere near 100, or actually achieves 100 if im not mistaken).

so the cars get de-tuned a bit over here to compensate.

posted by  Inygknok

The American government could give two shits less about the power levels of cars. Afterall, they dont sell 505hp Z06's and 505hp Vipers in Japan. They have to get those imported.

posted by  thunderbird1100

i think its a little toooo different then the last one, they could have eased up on the styling, then gradually made it to that, if they did that, then i dont think there would be any difference in sales, because, who dosent want a gtr? but then again, this is the new age, and all the cars are looking like this! so blah..
i like it...

posted by  behind_thewheel

Umm, the only car that comes to mind that looks like this is its American sister the G35 Coupe :screwy:

posted by  99integra

boner!!!!!!!.................I sure do wish that they would give us some specs on the damn thing, anybody know when they are going to release those?

posted by  Accord_Man

Err...thanks for sharing :screwy:
Not saying I didn't get one though :laughing:

It's going to cost like $50,000+ though :doh:

posted by  chris_knows

it kind of looks like a crossfire... :banghead: EW
edit: WHAT THE HELL AM I THINKING??? i just watched the video and that thing is BEAUTIFUL!

posted by  behind_thewheel

I was born an R32 fan and I'll die an R32 fan.

Though this is one of the best "new age" models that I've seen, well done nissan. :clap: :thumbs:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Oh my.

Speechless. So beautiful. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

posted by  C c C

can someone post the direct pic? freaking university pc's wont let me see the site. all i can do is click on the languages :(

posted by  Inygknok

I can't get the website to work at all...

posted by  jedimario

this is a quote from the other forum i got the info from.

2007 Nissan Skyline GT-R Proto

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Has anyone seen this yet? I found the official website, thing looks like it's going to be pretty mean... speculation is a twin turbo 3.7-4.0 liter 6 cylinder producing 400-500hp.

I haven't totally decided on the looks, the back is nice, the front will take some getting used to....

Check it out:
http://www.gtrproto.com/

posted by  Ki2AY

Am I the only one that sees the Hyundai Tiburon like side scoops? The front looks ok and thats about it.

posted by  Pythias

pics up.

posted by  Ki2AY

thx for the pics.

i love the rear. i would have problems choosing that rear over my gf's rear.... ehh.... ahem....


anyhow. i love the car except the front grill.

posted by  Inygknok

:laughing: oh shit thats funny lol good one

posted by  skyline7042

I am pretty sure it isn't going to be 3.7-4.0 liters. It will most likely be a twin turbo VQ with ~450 hp. 3.5 liters or less.

posted by  VG30DE

Wow, that thing is sexy. :mrgreen:

posted by  nsupra27

Yeah that is one good-looking ride. It'll be very exciting when it comes to the US. Has there ever been a Skyline sold in the States?

posted by  moostang104314

They say either the TT VQ35DE or the 4.5L DOHC V8 will makes its way into it. I honestly dont know which I'd rather, I think the V8 might weigh a little a less because a twin turbo setup adds quite a bit of weight.

They wont make it less than 3.5L because that's were the VQ starts in size (if you already have the displacement, keep it!) and im pretty sure they wont stroke it to the current Frontier 4.0L size of 95.5mm bore and 92mm stroke (size of the VQ35DE is 95.5mm bore and 81.4mm stroke). So it's better to keep the shorter stroke to get those revs up for them turbos :thumbs:

posted by  thunderbird1100

Quite like the cabin shape in profile...

posted by  windsonian

better to have a bit of extra weight over engine fuel economy though....

posted by  Inygknok

The TT systems are working well for the Z (~400whp), it definitely would be nice to have a TT GT-R with a built engine.

posted by  importluva

I guess I am.

posted by  Pythias

I already own 3.

posted by  PontiacFan27

3 of...?

posted by  Pythias

The new Skylines. Theyre my winter beaters.

posted by  PontiacFan27

when nissan first enterd the states as datsin they relised the first year i think :thumbs:

posted by  rstifle3000

Datsun :wink2:

posted by  99integra

No.

When Nissan arrived here as Datsun, they hasdn't even BOUGHT the company that made the Skyline yet (The Prince car company). By the time they bought Prince, they had already been in the US market for many years, and were sending over a number of models (like the 510, 2000 roadster, and the small trucks), but we never saw the Skylines. We also never got the larger Nissans like the President.

posted by  ChrisV

the rear is fine, the front needs some work (the black bits underneath the front lights) but other than that it deserves the title GODZILLA :2cents:

posted by  ahoo

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