The Nissan Skyline R35 is one of those rare pieces of machinery able to generate genuine admiration. The Nissan has a way of unashamedly announcing its presence courtesy of a very vocal deep, barrelled growl that emanates from a powerful in-line 6, Twin Turbo motor. When the Skyline GT-R R35 finally shows up in front of you, there is no doubt that it flaunts an appearance that mostly defies good taste. Huge scoops, deep ducts and one of the tallest road going rear spoilers that you are likely to see anywhere, warn you not to entertain any notion of entering into a traffic lights Grand Prix with it. When Nissan decided to build the Skyline GT-R R34 the word subtle never got included. Do not expect the Skyline GT-R R35 to be any different.
Nissan developed the Skyline GT-R series in order to achieve the best possible compromise between performance, accommodation and daily use possible for a very fast road car. Manufacturers that continue to strive towards achieving this ambition can be found in many major countries throughout the world, but few of them can claim as much success as Nissan.
The Skyline GT-R R35 is to be sold in more countries than its predecessor which is a good thing for the global community because ti will allow more of us to become acquainted with this superb machine. With performance uppermost in the minds of most would-be buyers it's worthy to note that the previous standard Skyline GT-R-R34 was capable of 155 mph and a 0-60 below 5.5 seconds. The Skyline GT-R R35 will likely do better. However, with dramatic acceleration and a high top speed. Competitors could argue that their machines can do the same or even better. If a fast car's performance related to just its straight line capabilities, the argument would be won by competitors. However, the Skyline GT-R R35 will, like its predecessors, be endowed with the ability to seemingly straighten bends or curves so that it will appear they were a figment of the drivers imagination as he speeds through, unless of course you're in a car behind that's not a Skyline GT-R R35.
Nissan hopes that by entering new markets with the Skyline GT-R R35 people who might ordinarily opt for famous sporting marques may actually be tempted by something new and individual. Although, Nissan does not possess a name commonly associated with performance machines the likes of Porsche or Ferrari, the GT-R R34 distinguished itself very well, and if the future Skyline GT-R R35 is able to mirror its predecessor, Nissan might yet become a name synonymous with fast road cars. As an aside the Nissan can accommodate four passengers, so the potential to thrill more than a single passenger my be yet another good enough reason to choose this superb car in favour of anything else?