Nissan Skyline GT-R family tree

One of the best-loved performance cars to emerge from Japan, we chart the history of the Skyline GT-R in this image gallery.

It could be argued that Nissan changed the face of the performance car world forever when it launched the high-tech GT-R in 1989. Those early cars dominated JTCC (Japanese Touring Cars) and international Group A racing, and the ease of tuning to in excess of 400bhp without substantial modifications, became legendary within tuning circles.

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The GT-R made a name for itself in Europe when a standard road car apparently embarrassed Porsche’s lap record at the Nurburgring – sparking an unofficial rivalry between the two companies for over 20 years.

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