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Know Your GT-R: 1969 Skyline 2000GT-R

This is the OG GT-R! This GT-R was based off the C10 Skyline which was launched in July 1968. The vehicle is powered by the S20 engine, which is a dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24-valve engine that could push the 2000GT-R to a top speed of 200 km/h. This car achieved its debut win at the 1969 JAF Grand Prix.

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Specifications

Overall length / width / height : 4,395/1,610/1,385mm
Wheelbase : 2,640mm
Tread (front/rear) : 1,370/1,365mm
Curb weight : 1,120kg
Engine : S20 (6-cyl. in line, DOHC), 1,989cc
Engine Max. power : 118kW (160PS)/7,000rpm
Engine Max. torque : 177Nm (18.0kgm)/5,600rpm
Suspension (front) : Strut
Suspension (rear) : Semi trailing-arm
Tires : 6.45H-14-4PR

 

Source: Nissan Heritage Collection

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