Sports Cars

Nissan Skyline

Nissan Skyline Buyer's Guide

The Nissan Skyline is one of those Japanese import cars seen on the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie. The Nissan Skyline GTR R34 is a street racing machine, well known for is speed and road handling capabilities. A favorite car for performance tuners.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the real Nissan Skyline versus the 1/10 scale Tamiya rc car model. Also links to where you can buy the remote control model of the Nissan Skyline for sale online.

Nissan Skyline Pictures, Specs and Accessories

Specs Nissan Skyline GTR R34 1/10 Nissan GT-R (R34)
Pictures Nissan Skyline Picture
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Nissan Skyline RC Car
Photo credit: Tamiya
Engine Power    
Type Inline-6 with twin turbo RS-540 electric motor
Displacement 2,568 cc  -
Power 276 bhp @ 6,800 rpm -
Chassis / Suspension    
Transmission 6-speed manual Single speed
Drive Full-time 4WD Shaft-driven 4WD
Brakes ABS, vented disc/vented disc Electronic
Tires 245/40 WR18 Super slick tires
Weight 3,672 lbs 1,566 g
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 5.2 seconds -
Top Speed 155 mph 15 mph (est. w/ stock motor)
35 mph (est. w/ modified)
Street Price (USD) $ 89,500 -

History of the Nissan Skyline

The Skyline was first produced in 1955 by the Prince Motor Company, then known for manufacturing electric cars. The premier generation Skylines (ALSI) were built from 1957-1963, available as a sedan or station wagon, and eventually, a coupe and convertible.

On home turf and in NISMO trim the R34 GT-R regained its crown as the 2003 JGTC champion, besting all other makes in what has become Japan's most intensely competitive series.

The 11th generation Skyline series is sold as the Infiniti G35 in the States. As of yet there is no word on a GT-R model, but Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has declared it will be revived. A styling concept was introduced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, showcasing a possible appearance for the car. He's also hinted at the specs of the much awaited 12th generation GT-R, which may include 400 horsepower from a V8 engine... the speculation, and legend, grows. - Source:

Model Car Review of the Nissan Skyline GTR R34

If you are a great fan of this popular Japan import sports car, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of remote control cars that replicate the real thing. You can also choose to have either electric or gas/nitro powered models.

Nissan Skyline Pic
Nissan Skyline RC Car Model. Photo credit: Tamiya Website

Pictured above is the 1/10 scale Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34). It is electric powered and has a full-time shaft driven 4WD transmission (just like the real Skyline GTR). Using a stock motor, speeds will be in the 15 mph range.

The exciting thing about rc cars is that there are many optional hop-up parts to improve the performance of your model (again just like real cars). You can drop in a modified motor to increase top speeds to over 30 mph. You can also change the springs, mag wheels and racing tires to improve handling and high speed cornering capabilities.

Skyline GTR
HPI Skyline GTR Body Kit. Photo credit: HPI

There are also Nissan Skyline bodies you can buy for gas/nitro powered rc cars. One good replica is the HPI Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Body (200mm wide). Buy the body kit, put it on a fast nitro rc car chassis, and get ready for 50+ mph actual speeds. In fact, speeds are now in the 60 - 70 mph range for the 1/10 scale nitro rc cars.

Nissan Skyline for Sale

Make your fantasy come true. Here is info on a recommended R/C hobby shop where you can buy the HPI Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Body (200mm wide) and nitro rc cars that can exceed 60 mph.

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