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Chicago Nissan Dealer Sells GT-R Straight from Silver Screen

Chicago Nissan GT-R comparisonThings seen in action movies are not easily forgotten, which is something that the movie buffs at our Chicago Nissan dealer knows very well.  The Nissan R35 has been in so many movies lately that you won’t forget it anytime soon.  Green Hornet? The R35 was there.  Elysium? It was there.  Fast 5 and Fast and Furious 6? You bet.

These are all movies where action is the main focus, leaving no room for boring shots.  Why waste that film time on something that will never pop out at the audience?  Every part of these films are carefully thought out down to the make, model, and style of a car.  Did they put the R35 in because they needed an extra vehicle to stand in for them? No, that’s simply not true.

It is no coincidence that the Nissan R35 was chosen to be showcased in these movies.  It screams Hollywood: sporty, and exciting.  With its hand-polished finish, hybrid body structure, built precision, and multi-LED headlight with adaptive front lighting system, R35 makes its mark on the viewer’s radar.

The Silver Screen Comes Alive at Our Chicago Nissan Dealer

2015 Nissan GT-R ChicagoAt our Chicago Nissan Dealer, we took note of this movie star.  The R35 is available and ready for you to use in the movie of your life.  You are the star and this car can be your stallion, your get away car, your vigilante vehicle.

At your Chicago GT-R dealer, we have new 2015 models for you to cast in your film.  Which one you cast is up to you.

Why should you consider our Kelly Nissan Dealership for your casting call?  Well, we have positive Nissan customer reviews, hassle-free purchasing process, Nissan finance specialists, Nissan-Certified sales consultants, and a dedicated service department.  However, by visiting our site, you’ll find more reasons to check us out.  Give us a call at 866-450-8110 and we can set up a test-drive.  Start being the director of your own film!


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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 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.


Vehicles of the Big Screen

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 Nissan GT-R dealerAt our Chicago Nissan dealer, we idolize the Skyline’s history, noting its distinct qualities and achievements that continue to reveal themselves throughout the line.

Skyline, a unique line of Japanese compact cars, sports cars, and compact executive cars, was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company in 1955 and later by Nissan in 1966 when both companies merged. The Skylines were available in coupe or sedan body styles; however, today, they are also available in station wagons, convertibles, crossovers, and pickup delivery vans. The later models are mostly known for their trademark round brake tail lights.


Let’s rewind to the C210. The C210 of 1977 split the Skyline range into basic and six-cylinder models. The six-cylinders had a longer wheelbase and front end. This line was continued through 1981. The wagon version of this model would be a rare deviation due to the unique styling treatment behind the rear doors. In 1978, the Skyline received an internal and external facelift which led from the C210 to the C211. After this renovation, the Skyline appeared in various European export markets—namely Germany.

In this same year, the GT-EX replaced the discontinued GT-R with a turbocharged engine—the L20ET. This had been the firs turbo engine to power a Japanese production vehicle. Along with most Japanese vehicles of this time period, there were four or five-speed manuals and a three speed automatic with a column-shifted three-speed manual available on the lower end models.


Chicago Nissan dealerLaunched in August of ’81, the R3 series was launched into markets worldwide. Differing from previous generations, both the four and six-cylinder versions shared the same front end length. The R30 was available as a two-door hardtop coupe, a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback, or a four-door station wagon. There were 26 variations of the R30 Skyline in total.

All versions, except the wagon, were usually fitted with the four round tail lights which had become a regular feature to the Skyline’s design. These are appointments that Chicago GT-R fans surely must remember!

Along with new additions, the R30 was face lifted in August of 1983 with a variety of changes. Four-wheel disc brakes became a standard feature. Trim specifications were revised and the four-cylinder Z18S engine was replaced with the newer CA18E. New features included upgraded interior trim, new front and rear bumpers, door-mounted wing mirrors, and smoked tail lights.

Let’s fast forward to today. Along with its history, the GT-R has continually been enhanced and upgraded to hold its own amongst heavy weight sports luxury brands. Visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to test drive the 2015 GT-R and experience the power behind the wheel. Call us at (866) 450-8110.

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Chicago Nissan Dealer Continues the Legend of the GT-R Legacy

Chicago Nissan showroomThe continuing story of the Nissan Skyline is one that has weaved itself through the decades. From its humble beginnings to its modern day incarnation as a no-holds speed machine, the Skyline played an important part in shaping a modern day vehicle renowned for its power, performance, and razor sharp style. Every stage of its development is important to observe as it became what we know now as the Nissan GT-R sports car.


Whereas we previously learned about the Skyline’s early days as a fledgling vehicle of the Prince Motor Company, we pick up in the late 1960s, after Prince had merged with Nissan and began manufacturing newer vehicles. Our Chicago Nissan dealer has the details on the decade where the world was finally introduced to the GT-R and how that came to be.


The Emergence of the Skyline GT-R


The C10 Skyline series was released in 1968 and was marketed with a Nissan badge that had replaced all Skyline nameplates on cars and trucks. Like the S57Nissan GT-R in Chicago model, the C10 Skyline had a 1.5-liter overhead camshaft G15 I4 engine, but an additional model housed a 1.8-liter G18 engine. It was during this time that the vehicle began to define itself as a sport-oriented sedan and coupe.


The first GT-R emerged in 1969 and was internationally known as the “Hakosuka,” which when translated means “Boxy Skyline.” It was equipped with a 2.0-liter 160-horsepower S20 direct overhead camshaft I6 engine, the first of its kind designed by former Prince engineers. Although it began as a sedan model, a coupe version hit markets in 1970 and 1971.


Chicago Nissan GT-R enthusiasts will appreciate that, after ridding themselves of all unnecessary equipment to make them lighter and more fit for racing, the Skyline GT-R sedan and coupe won over 50 victories by 1972. By this time, the vehicle’s next series was ready for manufacture and release.


Produced between 1972 and 1977, the Skyline C110 generation put out a four-door sedan, two-door hardtop coupe, and a five-door station wagon. This series of Skyline was known as the “Kenmeri” or “Ken and Mary,” taking its unofficial namesake from its advertising campaign featuring a young couple that went by the two names.


In September 1972, the Skyline GT-R arrived but ceased production by March 1973 as the oil crisis swept the nation. As people began gravitating towards more fuel-efficient and economy cars, sport and racing cars were shunned. Unfortunately, this was the last time a GT-R model was released until 1989.


Interested in how the Skyline’s story continues? For more information or to speak with one of our representatives, contact our Chicago Nissan GT-R dealer today!


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