Nissan has just unveiled its new limited edition Nissan Skyline Nismo and the Skyline Nismo Limited sports sedan for the Japanese market. Described by the carmaker as the pinnacle of the Skyline GT marque, the Nissan Skyline Nismo will be limited to 1,000 units, while the Skyline Nismo Limited will be only available at a total of 100 units.
On the outside, the Nissan Skyline Nismo features elements shared by the brand’s new generation of Nismo road vehicles. This includes specially developed Nismo front and rear bumpers, alongside side sill covers with red accents, Nismo-exclusive fog lamps, and a series of Nismo branding.
The mouldings surrounding the front bumper, lower grille, and the surf lines that run along the sides are not purely just for aesthetic purposes though. High-speed stability is also improved thanks to enhanced downforce and reduced aerodynamic drag. The Enkei 19-inch aluminium wheels fitted onto the sports sedan are now lighter, wider and also more rigid.
Powering the Nissan Skyline Nismo is the same 3.0-litre town-turbo V6 petrol engine found in the 400R variant, and is also paired with the same 7-speed automatic transmission, with power sent to the rear wheels only. However, unlike the 400R, this V6 engine in the Skyline Nismo makes more power at 420 hp (metric) and 550 Nm, compared to the 400R’s 300 hp and 475 Nm.
The Skyline Nismo’s 7-speed gearbox also gains the Nismo-dedicated AT shift schedule tuning which helps delivers a sharper response when the vehicle is in its Sport and Sport+ modes. Underpinning the limited edition Skyline is specially tuned suspension and stabilisers to aid with reducing roll when going through corners.
The limited edition sports sedan’s adhesives used on the front and rear windshields are adopted from the Nissan GT-R Nismo. As a result, the car’s body rigidity is improved without increasing the vehicle’s overall weight.
Inside, the Nissan Skyline Nismo essentially sports a similar interior to its 400R counterpart. Enhancements gained here include a red centre mark on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 280 km/h speedometer, a red-ringed tachometer with Nismo branding, alongside Recaro sports seats with a red centrepiece.
Created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the brand’s S54A-1 model Skyline GT, the Nissan Skyline Nismo features exclusive matte gunmetal-painted wheels, a label that displays the details of the engine builder, and a serial plate with the production number.
A total of five body colours, including the exclusive Nismo Stealth Grey are available for the Nissan Skyline Nismo, while the Skyline Nismo Limited is available in White Pearl, Nismo Stealth Grey, and Dark Metal Grey.
Pricing for the Nissan Skyline Nismo starts from ¥7,880,400 (approx. RM252,054), while the Limited version is available at ¥9,479,800 (approx. RM303,211). Nissan Skyline fans can expect the Skyline Nismo to make its official launch around early September this year, while the Skyline Nismo Limited’s official launch is scheduled for Q3 next year.