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Know Your GT-R: 1973 Skyline 2000GT-R KPGC110

This GT-R was launched in January 1973, based off the fourth generation C110 Skyline. This GT-R contains a 6-cylinder inline dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24-valve S20 engine that puts out 158 maximum horsepower at 7000 rpm and 130 ft-lb of torque at 5600 rpm. It’s one of the first Japanese cars that came equipped with both front and rear disc brakes, which was pretty advanced engineering for the time. As a result, this car became quite popular with the performance crowd.

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Source: Nissan Heritage Collection

About Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.

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