Skyline Hakosuka HistoryThe C10 Skyline was released in 1968 under Prince Motor Company, a subsidiary of Nissan. Although released by Prince, the vehicle was badged as a Nissan. Prince was soon after phased out by Nissan but remained as a select dealer network.
Initially, the Prince/Nissan Skyline C10 came equipped with a 1.5L OHC engine from Prince. This engine was replaced one year later with an I6 2.0L from Nissan (L20). Because the chassis was designed to fit a straight 6 engine, the L20 was a natural fit for the blooming sports car.
1970 saw the release of a 2 door coupe along with a GTR variant. This was not the first GTR hakosuka though as a 4 door version (PCG-10) was released in february 1969. The KPCG-10 though is heralded as one of Japan’s most iconic sports cars ever produced. The GTR coupe is often thought of as the Hakosuka even though the name applies to the entire C10 generation of Skyline’s. The GTR Hakosuka uses the S20 I6 engine that is similar to Princes GR8 engine used in their race cars. The S20 produced 160 hp, a noticeable increase from the 105hp produced by the L20.
Hakosuka translates to Box Skyline – Hako (ハコ) meaning box and suka （スカ） meaning Skyline.
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