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Chicago Nissan Fans Enjoy the Speed of GT-R–The Fast and the Furious Staple

Chicago Nissan DealerKelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, is pleased to announce that the 2015 GT-R is now available on our lot. For years, this vehicle has managed to hold its own weight among the most popular luxury brand sports cars like BMW and Audi, only proving that the GT-R is one of the finest sports cars of all time. With its exceptionally powerful engine and its unrivaled performance features, this car was manufactured to do nothing but please.


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The Nissan Skyline is a line of compact cars, sports cars, and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company in 1955 and then by Nissan after the two automobile companies merged in 1966. From this merger, the GT-R was born in 1969, being renovated and revived ever since, leading up to the 2015 Nissan GT-R that is now available on our Chicago lot.


When The Fast and the Furious franchise began its legacy in 2001, Chicago Nissan fans, along with fans everywhere, enjoyed these high volume films that were centered on illegal street racing and heists. Actor Paul Walker would star in each movie as Brian O’Conner. As every notable actor has his supporting actor, Walker certainly entered the film world with a bang with the 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33) loyally at his side. The Nissan GT-R has backed up Walker as his supporting actor or side kick ever since the franchise began.

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After co-starring in the biggest film franchise in America, the Skyline series gained more publicity than ever, becoming just as famous as the films themselves. Walker’s costars consisted of the 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33), the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33), the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34), the 1971 Nissan Skyline, along with various other Skyline models.


The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was Brian O’Conner’s signature vehicle throughout the movie franchise. In each film, he drove a Nissan Skyline GT-R, but as the films progressed, the cars varied between several years and different trims, expanding the car’s legacy over the course of the movies. As each film was released, fans would anticipate the new, improved, and decked out vehicles along with an even more thrilling storyline. The cars were personified as they collaborated with the film stars to escape enemies and opponents in style.


Visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to experience what all of the commotion is about in regards to the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Give us a call for a free test drive at (866) 450-8110.


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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.

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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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Chicago Nissan GT-R Dealer Details Skyline Early Days and Legacy

Nissan GT-R in ChicagoDoubtless you have learned that history is an important thing to keep documented. The beginnings of something are a good way to measure growth and to analyze what factors brought success and which ones spawned setbacks. In the automotive industry, history is forever growing as new models supplant old ones and innovative new methods and strategies begin to dominate more classic styles of thinking.


What heritage is more exciting than that of the sports car? Built to become the ultimate speed machines, these vehicles are steeped in a past that is worth analyzing. Our Chicago Nissan GT-R dealer wants to detail the early days of Nissan’s Skyline model line to show how dynamic this industry has become over the years.


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First introduced in April 1957, the Skyline was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company as a luxury vehicle. Original four-door sedans and five-door station wagons featured a 1.5L GA-30 engine that produced just 60 horsepower and could reach up to 87 mph.


Throughout the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Skyline received several updates including quad headlights in 1958, a facelift in 1960, and two stronger engines. Chicago Nissan showroomChicago Nissan GT-R enthusiasts will appreciate that around this time, the Skyline Sport arrived on markets in stylish coupe and convertible trims.


September 1963 saw the introduction of the second generation S50 Skyline Deluxe. Fashioned with a stronger engine and multiple trims, the S50 was designed with rounded brake lights, integrated taillights, and a centrally installed turn signal to adapt to the evolving designs of sedans and coupes.


In May 1964, Prince manufactured the racing GT Skyline that used a large six-cylinder G-7 engine. It entered the second Japanese Grand Prix and managed second through sixth places against the likes of the Porsche 904. Because of this success, the Prince Skyline 2000GT was released to Japanese markets.


In 1966, Prince Motor Company merged with Nissan and began developing new vehicles and updated models. This included the introduction of the S57 Skyline in 1967. The featured Overhead Camshaft 1.5L G15 engine was the most powerful engine in the Japanese 1500cc class at the time.


Eventually, the 11th generation of Skyline distanced itself from past models by leaving out some key features from the previous generation such as the straight-6 engine and turbocharging. Although it is no longer part of the Skyline range of vehicles, this became the Nissan GT-R, successor to the Nissan Skyline GT-R.


We are only scratching the surface on this vehicle’s great legacy. For more information or to speak with one of our representatives, contact our Chicago Nissan GT-R dealer today!


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