JDM enthusiasts are very familiar with a legendary Nissan Skyline. The Skyline ...
JDM enthusiasts are very familiar with a legendary Nissan Skyline. The Skyline used to be the vehicle that the GT-R was based on before Nissan split the two names apart with the R35. Well, now that the GT-R is no longer the Skyline, some people figured that Nissan just stopped building it all together.
Believe it or not, Nissan still builds the Skyline as the JDM-only model. The Skyline is actually the same vehicle that we know in the US as the Infiniti Q50.
It even uses Infiniti badge, which somehow means Skyline in Japan. Like its Infiniti counterpart, a Nissan Skyline is offered with the range-topping 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 with 400 horsepower.
For 2018, Nissan also added the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, a detuned V6 with 300 horsepower, and the 3.5-liter V6 hybrid. But the way that Nissan markets the Skyline in Japan is the bit odd. A group of Nissan engineers set out to recreate the work of art by drifting the lines into an empty parking lot.
The work of art was painted by the pig named Picasso. The whole thing is the bit silly, and it does show off the Skyline’s ability to drift. German race car driver Michael Krumm drifts the vehicle through the lines and proves that the Nissan Skyline is capable of some sideways fun.
It is the bit odd that Nissan still sells the Skyline as the Q50, and we think that this adds the little bit of pedigree to the Infiniti.
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