Skyline History

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Here's a quick thing I just threw together about the Skyline with the advent of the 12th generation about to come out.

1st generation (1957-1963) - http://history.jbskyline.net/#1stgen
Top model - 1.9L SOHC I4 90hp

2nd generation (1963-1968) - http://history.jbskyline.net/#2ndgen
Top model - 2.0L SOHC I6 125hp

3rd generation (1968-1972) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index2.php#3rdgen
Top model - 2.0L DOHC I6 160hp

4th generation (1972-1977) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index2.php#4thgen
Top model - 2.0L DOHC I6 160hp

5th generation (1977-1981) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index2.php#5thgen
Top model - 2.0L SOHC turbo I6 140hp

6th generation (1981-1985) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index3.php#6thgen
Top model - 2.0L DOHC turbo I4 205hp

7th generation (1985-1991) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index3.php#7thgen
Top model - 2.0L DOHC turbo I4 210hp

8th generation (1989-1994) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index4.php#8thgen
Top model - 2.6L DOHC twin turbo I6 (rated) 280hp

9th generation (1993-1999) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index4.php#9thgen
Top model - 2.6L DOHC twin turbo I6 400hp (Nismo 400R)

10th generation (1998-2002) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index5.php#10thgen
Top model - 2.6L DOHC twin turbo I6 (rated) 280hp

11th generation (2001-2006) - http://history.jbskyline.net/index5.php#11thgen
Top model - 3.5L DOHC V6 298hp

12th generation (2007-?) - http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=103431
Top model - 3.5L DOHC twin turbo V6 (or 4.5L DOHC V8) 450hp-500hp

Long history I'd say.

posted by  thunderbird1100

R32 and the new one are my favorite body styles.

posted by  PontiacFan27

i am an R33 fan myself. not sure why. the newer model is great, except for the rear window bulge... it should be smoother i think...

posted by  pik_d

The Skyline has laods of history behind it. Being almost as old as the Corvette and being OLDER than the Mustang.'

One thing I've been pondering to myself, is there a car with as many generations as it? I mean 11 generations is amazing. What's weird to me is the Corvette is 4 years older but has half as many generations (6). Even the Accord is only in it's 7th generation.

posted by  thunderbird1100

i'm with ya on the R32, but the newest skylines are damned fugly. don't look aggressive at all. a civic is more exciting than those damn things.

the concept's rear looks badass, but the front....not so much.

posted by  enron fever

Wow its hard to believe that something changed so much. Personally an R34 fan because its the top of the line and because the more agressive look appeals to my liking more. :2cents:

posted by  6000LE

I like the R34 version the best as well. It looks the most aggressive with the big intake in the front and the four rounded tail lights looked awesome. Although in performance wise- i like the R32, its lighter without many sacrifices.

posted by  aerith

i like the low weight of the R32 with the R33 body and the R34's easy ability to convert it to just RWD by just taking out a fuse (was it just a fuse?).

posted by  Inygknok

i think i already threw something like this togather before... but ohwell... its always fun to comeacross without having to dig for it

posted by  mazda6man

I like the R34 and the new generation looks kick ass :thumbs:

posted by  Sgt. Pepper

I like all of them, but my favourite is the GT-R, closely followed by the R34 :drool:

posted by  chris_knows

My dream car is an R32 much like this one :drool: ...
http://r32skyline.bufsiz.jp/original/77_1024.jpg
http://r32skyline.bufsiz.jp/original/55_1024.jpg

posted by  elchango36

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