Nissan has finally launched the V36 Skyline Coupe 370GT to the Japanese market with 333ps under the hood, making it the most powerful V6 in its class.<b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b><b></b>
The V36 Skyline Coupe is powered by VQ37VHR ,also includes Nissan’s new ‘Pop-up Engine Hood Technology’ which cushions pedestrians head in the event of an impact. Safety is a recurring theme with the V36 Coupe, a ‘Blind Side Monitor’ system (in conjunction with the RearView Monitor System) is a feature offered as an option which allows the driver to see the blind areas around the front left of the vehicle.
The heart of the V36 Skyline Coupe is of course the VQ37VHR engine. With its aforementioned 333ps maximum power, it delivers 90% of maximum torque between 2,400 and 7,000rpm, with a 7,500rpm redline. The engine is very flexible while delivering high power, quick acceleration, low fuel consumption and cleaner emissions. There are two transmissions available, a close ratio 6-speed manual (with triple cone syncros on the first three gears) and a full range electronic 5-speed automatic. The 5-speed automatic employs ‘Adaptive Shift Control’ to automatically select the best gear for different situations such as cornering, downhill driving and other critical situations to not only suit the environmental conditions, but the driving style as well. All models are available with the 5-speed automatic transmission, with the 6-speed manual limited to the 370GT Type S and Type SP.
Nissan plans to sell 200 units per month. Four different models are available as follows:
370GT - VQ37VHR, 5-speed automatic only, 7 colors (Vibrant Red, Luna Mare Silver, Strafia Blue, White Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Fountain Blue), UV Cut Glass, Xenon Headlights, Black Jacquard cloth/Neo Sofeel interior trim, Active AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System), VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), Active Headrests (front seats), ‘Plasma Cluster Ion’ full-auto Air Conditioner, Skyline ‘Holographic Sound System’ (6 CD, Am/FM tuner, 6 speakers, MP3/WMA connectivity), 7 inch wide monitor, SRS Airbag System including front passenger/driver, curtain and side airbags, 18 inch wheel and tire package (225/50R18 front, 245/45R18 rear)
Price - 5M-ATx: 3,696,000 yen
370GT Type P - 370GT ‘base grade’ plus Leather interior, Adaptive Steering Wheel and Door Mirror position system (moves with the drivers seat position).
Price - 5M-ATx: 4,011,000 yen
370GT Type S - 370GT ‘base grade’ plus optional 6-speed manual transmission, Center console mounted Hand brake (6MT), Aluminum pedals (Accelerator, brake, footrest and clutch), Magnesium Shift Paddles (5M-ATx), 4WAS (4 Wheel Active Steer), Sports tuned suspension, 4-pot Aluminum Caliper Brake package, 19 inch wheel and tire package (225/45R19 front, 245/40R19 rear)
Price - 5M-ATx: 4,179,000 yen, 6MT: 4,116,000 yen
370GT Type SP - 370GT ‘Type S grade’ plus Leather interior, Adaptive Steering Wheel and Door Mirror position system (moves with the drivers seat position).
Price - 5M-ATx: 4,473,000 yen, 6MT: 4,410,000 yen