A sports-tuned modern Nissan Skyline with the thunderous 243kW 'VQ37' powertrain.
Another one-owner special, this Nissan Skyline offers great performance and classic rear-wheel drive dynamics.
The Nissan Skyline badge is one that many of us hold close to our hearts.
Over in Japan, the Skyline badge continued on long-after the famed R32, R33 and R34 models. By 2013 – the year model of this car – the four-door Nissan Skyline was packing a fruity 243-kilowatt and 361 newton-metre 3.7-litre V6 as per the Nissan 370Z.
This wonderful ‘VR37VHR’ engine is something special. It’s topped with an incredibly-advanced version of variable valve timing, event and lift that helps get the most from its high-compression (11.0:1) 3.7-litre bottom end.
The engine is masterfully assembled as well, making it smooth and rev-happy for a V6. Coupled to a seven-speed auto (with paddle shifters) and surrounded by a lengthy wheelbase, the V37 Nissan Skyline is quite the Q-car.
Unassuming, fast, and likely to cause mischief on a damp road. This specific car was factory-optioned with a Nismo exhaust system too, so it also sounds bloody good.
The car pictured – 2013 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type-S (KV36)
Our Nissan Skyline was built in January 2013 and is a ‘Type S’ trim level.
That means it features the cracking ‘VR37DHR’ 3.7-litre V6 engine with 243kW/361Nm as per the Nissan 370Z sports car. It is rear-wheel drive and features a seven-speed auto with paddle shifters. It was also optioned with a Nismo sports exhaust.
Type-S models also featured a sportier suspension tune from factory. This example was a one-owner car and comes with paperwork. With just 109,000km on the clock, it remains in well-above average condition and presents well for its age.
Quick facts of the car pictured be found here:
- 2013 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type-S
- 3.7-litre ‘VR37VHR’ 3.7-litre V6 241kW/361Nm
- Seven-speed auto with paddle shifters / Rear-wheel drive
- Factory option equipment includes a Nismo exhaust system, Premium audio system, keyless entry and start, Bluetooth handsfree
- Factory specification includes sports suspension, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, sports seats, climate control, reverse camera
- Japanese de-registration paperwork
243-kilowatts, a six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive layout makes the modern-day Nissan Skyline faithful to the orignal formula – and one that made it great.