2024 Nissan Skyline Nismo: The 400 Horsepower Luxury Sedan You Can’t Have
There’s certainly no shortage of love for the Nissan Skyline in the car community. Some budding car fans, though, might not know that the Nissan Skyline is indeed still made to this day. Now, Nissan is making a Nismo variant of the current Skyline. It looks awesome, but unless you’re in Japan, you can’t buy it.
Rear-wheel drive, 400 horsepower, and performance suspension make the Nismo Skyline a killer ride
According to Nissan, the Nismo skyline offers a host of upgrades compared to the standard model. It is worth noting here that if the Skyline looks familiar to you, it’s because it’s effectively the same as the Infiniti Q50, which we do have stateside. However, as of now, there’s no word from Nissan about getting a Nismo version of the Q50 on our side of the pond.
Aside from the obvious red trim around the bumper lips, side skirts, and mirrors, the Nismo Nissan Skyline offers a host of performance upgrades, too. Inside, you’ll find a pair of suede Recaro bucket seats with red inserts and the Nismo logo to ensure you stay planted through turns. Further keeping you planted in the corners are the Nismo-tuned suspension and performance tires wrapped around lightweight Enkei wheels.
In addition, Nismo put a little tuning magic into the twin-turbocharged VR30DDTT engine. It’s the same engine found in the new Nissan Z, and Nismo’s tuning bumped it up to 420 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Power makes its way through a seven-speed paddle-shifting automatic transmission to the rear wheels.
How much is the Nismo Nissan Skyline?
Starting prices range from 7,880,400 yen for the standard Nismo model to 9,479,800 yen for the Nismo limited edition. At current exchange rates, that’s about $53,000 and $63,000 USD, respectively. That doesn’t really matter, though, because you can’t get them in the U.S.
While it would be awesome to see the equivalent Nismo version make its way to the U.S. in the form of a Nismo Infiniti Q50, it doesn’t seem like Nissan has any plans to make that come to fruition any time soon.
Let’s be honest here. For that price point, a lot of us car enthusiasts would rather cough up the money for an R32 or R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R. After all, they are now legal in the U.S. thanks to the 25-year import rule. The new one carries the namesake, sure, but the ’90s models carry the true legacy of the Skyline name!