In honor of Nissan unwrapping its revised 2012 GT-R on Monday, we've parsed through the company's archives and dug up some of our favorite Nissans from the past.
Think you know your Nissans from Altima to Z, or feel you're the superior Skyline expert? Send us your best guesses on the identity of the car above via the comments section below.
Did You Name Yesterday's Nissan?
Congratulations to those of you who identified our mystery car as a 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R -- the first Skyline to ever wear that vaulted emblem.
Although the Skyline was born in 1960 and was tied to Japanese motorsports since the mid-1960s, the GT-R model itself didn't launch until 1969 -- roughly a year after Nissan merged with the Skyline's manufacturer, Prince Motor Company. Interestingly, the Skyline 2000GT-R was first offered only as a sedan; a coupe model was added in 1970.
Power for the PGC10/KPGC10 GT-Rs came courtesy of Nissan's S20 engine, a DOHC, 2.0-liter inline-six cylinder that was essentially a detuned form of the straight-six used in the Nissan R380 racing prototype. Power was rated at 160 horsepower, 55 ponies more than the SOHC inline-six used in the 1968 Skyline 2000GT despite a 9-cc deficit in displacement.