1964 Nissan Skyline 2000GT


1964 Nissan Skyline 2000GT

1964 Nissan Skyline 2000GT

Thinking that victories on the racing circuit would spur sales, Prince mounted the G7 engine from the Gloria into the Skyline and produced the required 100 units to gain official approval. The car (launched on the 1st May 1964) was entered in the 2nd Japan GP in 1964. A Porsche 904 won the race, but Skylines monopolized the 2nd to 6th places. It soon became famous for its performance and development continued, producing the GT-B, launched in February 1965.

 

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atJapan
engineG7 Inline-6
displacement1988 cc / 121.3 in³
power123.0 kw / 165 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output83.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight166.67 bhp per tonne
torque180 nm / 132.8 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
front tires5.60-13-6PR
rear tires5.60-13-6PR
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring
curb weight990 kg / 2183 lbs
wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in
front track1265 mm / 49.8 in
rear track1255 mm / 49.4 in
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width1495 mm / 58.9 in
height1410 mm / 55.5 in