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NewsNissan Unveils Skyline NISMO and NISMO Limited Models for Japan

Nissan Unveils Skyline NISMO and NISMO Limited Models for Japan

Limited-run performance variants of the legendary Nissan Skyline aimed to uphold the GT legacy


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the introduction of the Skyline (Infiniti Q50) NISMO and the more exclusive Skyline NISMO Limited to the Japanese market. While the Skyline NISMO, heralded as the zenith of the Skyline GT lineage, will have 1,000 units up for grabs this September, only 100 of the Skyline NISMO Limited will grace the roads, with a launch slated for the subsequent summer.

2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan

The Skyline, sporting the GT badge since the second-generation S5 series, has always been a symbol of grand touring excellence. The latest NISMO iteration infuses this legacy with a fusion of aerodynamic and chassis advancements rooted in NISMO’s racing tech, aiming to raise the bar further. Such enhancements aren’t just skin deep; under the hood lies an engine tuned by engineers who played a role in the GT500 racing class engine’s creation. With its power output boosted to 309 kW (420 ps) and torque ramped up to 550 Nm (406 lb-ft), the Skyline NISMO promises intense yet smooth acceleration.

Features that differentiate the NISMO models from the regular line-up include the NISMO-exclusive Enkei 19-inch aluminum wheels, enhanced suspension, and stabilizers, high-fade resistance brake pads, and a body that speaks the NISMO language with unique bumpers, side sills, and fog lamps adorned with the iconic red accents.

2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan

The Skyline NISMO Limited, however, takes exclusivity up a notch. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the S54A-1 model Skyline GT, it dons a race car-inspired design, matte gunmetal painted wheels, and the touch of a ‘takumi’ – a master craftsperson who assembles the engine at the Yokohama Plant. This signifies the vehicle’s unique status.

For Infiniti‘s brand recognition in Canada and the US, this type of vehicle over the years, could have changed many things including the premium brand’s standing among its German competitors. Infiniti’s Red Sport badge has never managed to spur interest as the NISMO sub-brand has for Nissan.

A car such as the 2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo shows us North Americans what could have been for Infiniti and, perhaps most disappointingly, what will never be.

2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan
2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo | Photo: Nissan

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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