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Godzilla at 50: a brief history of the Nissan Skyline GT-R

Motoring Research Logo By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 25: The iconic Nissan Skyline GT-R is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, but the story doesn’t begin with the ‘Hakosuka’ of 1969. Instead, the Skyline GT-R can trace its roots back to a saloon car of the 1950s, before the family tree branches off with the launch of the Nissan GT-R in 2007. Here, we take a brief look at the history of one of Japan’s most exhilarating performance cars.

50 years of the Nissan Skyline GT-R

The iconic Nissan Skyline GT-R is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, but the story doesn’t begin with the ‘Hakosuka’ of 1969. Instead, the Skyline GT-R can trace its roots back to a saloon car of the 1950s, before the family tree branches off with the launch of the Nissan GT-R in 2007. Here, we take a brief look at the history of one of Japan’s most exhilarating performance cars.
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