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Nissan GT-R and Pivo 2 (2007): first official pictures
First Official Pictures
05 October 2007 12:52
So is this actually the new Skyline?
To answer truthfully, no. This is actually the new GT-R, because Nissan has dropped the Skyline tagline. However, this picture (above) is of the final production car, and it’ll be officially unveiled to the world on 24 October at the Tokyo Motor Show. We’ll bring you all the details from the Tokyo Motor Show as soon as the GT-R is unveiled, but if your appetite for more needs sating then check out www.gtrnissan.com where you can download a countdown clock to keep track of the launch date. That means the PR machine is ramping up. Not that it hasn’t been already with two previous GT-R prototypes in 2001 and 2005, plus the appearance of the GT-R under disguise at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
So just how good will the GT-R be?
Very good. The last Skyline was awesome and the limited edition run of 20 special-built NISMO GT-R Z-tune R34s in 2004 were stunning. The new car is supposed to be faster and more refined. How fast? Well, apparently it’s quicker than the 911 Turbo at the ‘Ring and Nissan is also aiming to break the Porsche Carrera GT’s time. Price-wise a 911 Turbo will set you back £99,920, but the GT-R is expected to come in at around £60,000. However, the 7.8 million yen price that Nissan has announced for Japan is less than £33k so it's the Europeans who will fulfill CEO Carlos Ghosn's wish that the GT-R makes money.