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Old 10-09-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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The enthusiast world has been waiting for the next Nissan Skyline for some time now, particularly American enthusiasts, who are set to get their first factory-sanctioned taste of the performance legend when it makes it into US showrooms for the first time.

Looking very close to the sensational GTR-Proto concept shown back in 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show, the 2008 Skyline appears to be in its final stages of development, as evidenced by these KGP Photography shots of the car caught testing at the Nürburgring.

While all previous Skylines were sedan-derived, the new model will reportedly gain its own two-door architecture, which bodes well for the car from a performance standpoint.

Prevailing rumors have the car taking on a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6, itself derived from the engine in the 350Z. Power bogeys put the mill in the range of 450 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of twist. In true Skyline fashion, the car will be all-wheel-drive, with a further evolution of the GT-R’s electronic ATTESA ET-S torque-sensing system, tied into a four-wheel steering system.

All of which should be good for a 0-60 miles-per-hour time of well under 4 seconds, and a top speed somewhere on the ambitious end of 180 mph.

Interested parties might want to start inquiring with their local Nissan dealers now
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

Ah **** I was just about to post this. Ah well, isn't it pretty badass?
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

That's actually a very interesting car....
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return



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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

The front fenders give it a RX8 feel, the rear is from a chevy cobalt ss, and the front looks almost like a civic if you look just right...still a very very sharp car, I love the roof line
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

I hope its a 2 seater...it would be pointless and added weight to put a back seat in there....
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

that's kinda nifty.
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Skylines use to be my dream car. I think that ***** is going to be bad ***. :leghump1:
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they sell skylines in LA.. did you guys know that? they're like $56k for like a hella used one.. with like 30k miles on em.. meet to they were my dream car.. still sorta are.. stupid grandturismo!
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

More information here: Winding Road » Archive » Caught - 2008 Nissan Skyline!!
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god its sweet
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

That's freakin' awesome.
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

I don't like that kink in the C-pillar, but otherwise it looks great.
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

is it just me, or is this really old news?

this has been on nissan's own website for the last year

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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

yes, but now they have a few test mules out and about, which means the car will most likely be a reality, instead of reality on a computer generated image only.
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

lol, i mean pictures of that same car
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

am I the only one who doesn't really like that car, i just think its waaaaay overrated but maybe thats just me


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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

they are all over rated in stock form.
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

but when fixed up.. i believe they are one of the most capable cars..
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any car can be capible when fixed up

only thing about a skyline is how it can launch in awd and slip into rwd as the speeds increse, so you dont get all that awd drivetrain lag after 120mph. i think thats because of their attessa traction system or whatever its called.
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i think its sexy and has the power to back it up. i dont like when people label it "the best car" and stuff, but it has my respect.
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Re: Looks Like The SKyline is Making a Return

There are three things great about the Skyline: #1) Style. #2) An engine that is capable of making ridiculous power on the stock bottom end. #3) The AWD/RWD system.

I think #3 is really the big one though. I'm really surprised we don't see that in use in a lot more vehicles. I guess it's just because it's a fairly expensive to produce set-up.

I'd love to have a Skyline personally.
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I think #3 is really the big one though. I'm really surprised we don't see that in use in a lot more vehicles. I guess it's just because it's a fairly expensive to produce set-up.
yup. basically sums up why its not used alot here. then again, todays AWD systems dont hurt performance in higher speeds like the ones of the early 90's.
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