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Chicago Nissan Dealer Looks to the Future, While Honoring the Past

“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”- Harry S. Truman

History tends to repeat itself and it is from this history that we must learn and grow.  It is important to look back on this history, especially if you are not familiar with it.  Everything has a history. The Nissan Skyline is no exception to this rule.

Chicago Nissan history buffs know that the Skyline started out back in 1969 and has evolved into the present day Nissan R35.  Let’s take it back a couple of generations ago to 1995, when the R33 was born.

Chicago GT-R dealerThe V.spec model weighed heavier, had the newer ATTESA E-TS Pro all wheel drive system, obtained a four wheel independent channel anti-lock braking system,  and had a sportier suspension than the base model GT-R.  At the same time, the R33 GT-R V.spec N1 model was released.  It was made lighter, removing several features and was given the slightly revised R33 N1 engine.

In 1999, the R34 was born.  Two models, the Skyline GT-R and GT-R V.spec, were released in this year, along with a R34 N1 model.  Another special model was also released, called the M-spec, which added the “M” for the chief engineer of Nissan, Mizuno.   New features of the R34 included a shorter length from front to rear, a reduced front overhang, glossy red valve covers, and a 5.8” LCD multifunction display on the dashboard.

The V.spec ll appeared in 2000.  This model had stiffer suspension, larger rear brake rotors, a carbon fiber hood, an iridium center console, aluminum pedals, black cloth upholstered seats, and white turn lenses.

In 2002, the final production model of the R34 was made.  The two models were called the Skyline GT-R V.spec ll Nür and the Skyline GT-R M-spec Nür.  The Nür stood from the famous German Nürburgring racetrack where the Skyline was developed.  They included an improved engine, larger turbochargers, steel blades, a different color of stitching on the interior trim, gold valve covers, and the speedometer reaching 186m/h.

Chicago Can Come Experience The Future

Chicago Nissan specialsFast forward to present day and the model that Chicago GT-R fans have come to know and love has appeared on our lot. Today, the current model takes it to a new level.  It reaches new highs and has been updated for the modern Chicago Nissan driver.

We wanted to offer our customers the future, while still honoring the past.  Contact us today at 866-450-8110 to set up a test drive in the newest GT-R and be a part of the future!

 

 

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Chicago GT-R Fans Remember the Skylines of Old

Vintage Nisaan Skyline ChicagoFlashback to 1985, and your first thoughts are likely of Madonna, Phil Collins, big hair, Who’s The Boss, and a San Francisco 49ers victory. At our Chicago GT-R dealer, our first thoughts of 1985 are a bit different. Here, we recall the beginning of a generation of Skyline vehicles that broke the mold.

In 1985, the R31 series was born. This seventh-generation vehicle was the first of its kind to come equipped with the RB-series “Red Top” engines; it was also the only line of Skyline models to come with a 4-door hardtop option up until this time.

The best of the R31’s kind, the GTS-R Coupe, was a true innovation for its period, with a turbocharged engine that could deliver upwards of 430 hp! Chicago Nissan GT-R fans may remember this generation as simply, “Seven,” or, “Seventhsu.”

Not long after the R31, the R32 lineup was introduced, bringing about the first five-speed automatic transmission seen in Japanese production cars—an innovation that still is seen today in an array of rides.

Chicago Nissan Fans, The GT-R Is Far From PeakingNissan GT-R Chicago

Madonna, Phil Collins, Who’s the Boss and even the 49ers all had their moments in the limelight- but now, well into 2014, that limelight has pretty much faded. The GT-R, however, has only gotten better and better since the 80’s, warranting its unwavering spotlight for multiple decades.

The GT-R models of today would look at 431 horsepower as a shortcoming, as the most recent sports cars deliver the raw power of 545 horses and the pull of 463 lb-ft of torque.  Able to hit speeds of 196 mph, we have a feeling the GT-R will be a showstopper for many more years to come.

Whether you are fan of GT-R models past or present, contact our Chicago Nissan dealer today for more information on the best sports cars around; call 866-450-8110.

 

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