Hatching Godzilla Ep. 2 – Forgotten Speed

Shinichiro Sakurai’s Skyline engineering team at Nissan had been working on a secret weapon. A race car project that after the frustration and attrition brought on by the merger of Prince and Nissan, the team would finally introduce the world in 1969: The first Skyline GT-R. In this episode we follow the story of the earliest GT-R models, along with the R30 and R31 generations including the build up to the legendary R32 GT-R.

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Sources for this series include:

Nissan GT-R Supercar: Born To Race – By: Dennis Gorodji

Classic Japanese Performance Cars – Ben Hsu

Naganori Ito Developer History

Nissan Heritage Collection

1964 Japan GP – Start of the Skyline Legend – Sports Car Digest

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