Hailed by many as one of the greatest sports cars ever to come from Japan, the Nissan GTR Skyline is truly in a class of its own. GTR stands for Gran-Turismo which is an American that was deemed necessary by the Japanese manufacturer to increase sales of their top-racer. Featuring a VR-series twin turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine it is capable of delivering 480 hp at 6,400 rpm. It has dual overhead camshafts with variable intake- valve timing. The car is a great car indeed jam loaded with Japanese innovation and features that is enough to give it a spot as one of the best sports cars in the world. It uses a carbon composite driveshaft between the engine and transaxle making it lighter thus taking more of the power to the tires than in propelling the vehicle itself. Also has a VDC-R or Vehicle Dynamics Control which has three user selectable modes for normal, R-mode which uses maximum control from the car’s many sensors in the engine and transmission and an off option to give the driver full control. This allows less guesswork from the driver as he drives allowing the car’s computer to run itself optimally as it sees fit.
The car comes from a long line of technology loaded cars (featured as a user-friendly car due to the car’s easy interface with a laptop and other add-ons that can allow customization of the engine’s performance handling and many other user-changeable controls) and was even banned in the US for being one of the most used cars in illegal racing etc. It has earned the respect of many Americans even with their Corvette’s and hefty V8’s, the skyline would continue to be in the category of great sports cars for many years to come.