Friday Video: Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 history

January 23, 2015 in video

There are many many many videos to be found on the Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 and I have seen most of them by now and most of them focus singularly on the racing history of the GT-R and/or coupe alone. That’s why I really like this particular video better than most of the others: it focuses on some of the developments done by Prince prior to the GT-R in the first part.
Friday Video Nissan Skyline GT-R
Mostly the development of the S20 engine contributed to the success of the Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10 and its engine was a development effort of the Prince 380

And in the second part it also focuses on the other mechanical parts that made the Nissan Skyline GT-R an awesome car: Read the rest of this entry →

Hayai! The new Nissan R380A-II!

November 19, 2012 in video

I posted a video of the Prince R380 breaking the landspeed record at the Yatabe test course over three years ago and now IKnowSkyline posted up another one of the Nissan R380A-II:
Nissan R380A-II
Not only did Nissan use this Prince developed race monster: Read the rest of this entry →

Video: 1966 Third Japanese Grandprix prequel

June 27, 2011 in video

This prequel to the 1966 third Japanese Grandprix held at Fuji International Speedway is a great rendering of the era back then: no fear, real men with big engined cars, the Prince r380 and, of course, the big rival Porsche!

I also found it a bit weird that the Jaguar E-Type got so much attention compared to the Honda S800 and Toyota Sports 800. Then again: the Nissan Skyline C10 still had to arrive…

Direct link to video: old fujispeedway旧富士スピードウェイ original 6km full course 30°bank1966open!

Video: Project-X Prince Motor R380

March 19, 2011 in video

I found this great video about the Prince R380 on AUTOnGRAPHIC. It features an interview with the late Shinichiro Sakurai taken back in 2004 on the Prince company, Prince Skyline and the Prince R380!


Video: Nissan Skyline C110 development

February 13, 2010 in video

I found an early 70s documentary about the development of the Nissan Skyline C110! It starts with the Prince R380 video I posted some time ago and continues with a C110 driving through Tokyo at 2:44:

The only touges we saw in the past were nicely paved mountain passes with screaming twin cams drifting in a downhill battle. Nice to see there were actually rough touges in the 70s!

The end of the first and second video continue on the design and testing of the C110:

The test track is, of course, the Oppama Grandrive. Funny to see they already covered the looks of the testcars/prototypes with black cloth as well back then!

The end of the second video and almost all of the third video concentrate on the Prince R380 and Skyline C10 racing history:

Some very famous races can be watched in these videos!

The end of the third video and the beginning of the fourth video show the crash testing of the C110:

The amount of vintage J-tin in that crash test wreck yard is heartbreaking! :(

I must say this is one of the nicest vintage videos I’ve seen in ages!