Vehicle In Game Background
The Nissan Skyline has appeared in many Need for Speed titles. The first time the Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 appeared was in a 1993 Japan-released Need for Speed game called Overdrivin GTR. It later appeared in many other titles including Shift, The Run, No Limits, Heat, and more.
Vehicle History For Petrol Heads
The Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 was a Japanese sports car designed by Nissan in the late 1960s. The car was based on the earlier C10 chassis and featured a 2.0L inline 6-cylinder engine with an output of 160 hp.
It also had a 5-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and 4-wheel disc brakes. This classic model has become one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars of all time and its production run only lasted for one year.
The 1971 Skyline GT-R KPGC10 was first introduced at the Japan Grand Prix in October 1969. At the race, it became clear that the new car was considerably faster than its competitors and it went on to win several races in various touring class events during its production run, including two consecutive wins at Fuji Speedway’s 1000km race in 1970 and 1971.
The 1971 Skyline GT-R KPGC10 was built in limited numbers and as such is now highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. With only 1197 units being produced in total, this makes it one of the rarest models ever released by Nissan.
Some would say that its rarity is part of what makes it so desirable. However, others would point to its performance capabilities as the main factor behind its popularity over time.
In terms of design, the 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 featured an aerodynamic front end with four headlights arranged like an “X” shape which helped to reduce drag around corners while providing better visibility at night.
The interior featured leather-trimmed sport bucket seats with adjustable head restraints along with an upgraded instrument panel for improved driver ergonomics for those long stints on track days or road trips alike.
The 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 remains a true classic among sports cars since its release nearly 50 years ago and continues to be highly regarded by those both within and outside of the automotive enthusiast community today.
Its high levels of performance combined with its rarity have made it into a truly iconic vehicle that stands out amongst other classic Japanese cars from that era, cementing itself as one of the most coveted vehicles still on roads today.
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1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 Best Build
This best build below for the 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 is an S Tier. However, the car also performs very well as an A Tier.
If you wish to make this build an A+ Tier, slap in the 4.0L Flat 6 Engine and change the Aspiration to Basic.
- Engine: 3.5L V6
- Induction: Pro
- ECU: Pro
- Fuel System: Pro
- Exhaust: Pro
- Aspiration: Elite Supercharger Roots
- NOS: Sport
- Suspension: Super Road
- Brakes: Basic
- Tires: Super Grip
- Clutch: Super
- Gearbox: 7 Speed
- Differential: Elite
- Auxiliary: Players Choice
- Handling: 70% Grip
- Steering Sensitivity: Max
- Downforce: Max
- Drift Entry: Default