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.

Find used Nissan Skyline's for sale on the Classic and Performance Car site here.

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.

Read the full story of the Calsonic GT-R in the current issue of evo, on sale now.

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