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

type Racing Car
built at Japan
engine G7 Inline-6
displacement 1988 cc / 121.3 in³
power 123.0 kw / 165 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 83.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 166.67 bhp per tonne
torque 180 nm / 132.8 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
front tires 5.60-13-6PR
rear tires 5.60-13-6PR
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring
curb weight 990 kg / 2183 lbs
wheelbase 2590 mm / 102.0 in
front track 1265 mm / 49.8 in
rear track 1255 mm / 49.4 in
length 4300 mm / 169.3 in
width 1495 mm / 58.9 in
height 1410 mm / 55.5 in