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Nissan FALKEN GT-R '04
Nissan FALKEN☆GT-R Race Car '04
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 2771 cc
Drivetrain 4WD
Engine custom-tuned RB26DETT by Nismo
Max Power 493 HP
Performance Points 560 PP
Max Torque 433.97 ft-lb
Top Speed 191 miles per hour (307 km/h)
Length 4,600 millimetres (180 in)
Width 1,875 millimetres (73.8 in)
Height 1,270 millimetres (50 in)
Weight 1,360 kilograms (3,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.76 kg (6.1 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan FALKEN☆GT-R '04 is a car produced by Nissan. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #44, driven by Roland Asch, Dirk Schoysman, Takayuki Kinoshita and Tetsuya Tanaka, who finished the 2004 24 Hours of Nürburgring in 5th place overall.

DescriptionEdit

"The Falken GT-R achieved the highest position for Japanese car at the Nürburgring."

Falken Motors introduced a Skyline GT-R in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring from 2001 through 2005. The Falken GT-R was based on an R34 prepared for the Japanese domestic Super Taikyu Endurance Series.[1] The car was powered by a custom-tuned RB26DETT developed by Nismo. Displacement was increased to 2771 cc, with power peaking around 493 HP. But what was impressive about this powerplant wasn't output, but its overall responsive nature.

Fatter tires were installed to ensure maximum grip through the Ring's many high-speed sweepers. Wider fenders were incorporated to house these tires. The stock hood and doors and trunk lid were swapped for ones made from lightweight carbon fiber. The all-wheel drive system from the Super Taikyu setup was retained, enabling the car to respond to changing road-surface conditions.

The car was driven by nearly the same four-man team for each of the five races at the Ring: Roland Asch, a veteran German race driver who specializes in races at the Nürburgring; Dirk Schoysman, a Nissan test driver with extensive Nürburgring experience; Tetsuya Tanaka, who drove the GT-R in the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship and Super Taikyu; and Takayuki Kinoshita, a race driver turned automotive journalist (Masahiro Hasemi drove in place of Tanaka in 2001. The GT-R made a strong showing every year, placing 5th overall, the highest ever for a Japanese car, in 2002 and 2004.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Nissan dealerships for 550,000 Credits.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 195,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 17 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 200,000 Credits. It has a simple interior. The car's name is listed as simply Nissan FALKEN GT-R '04 in this game.

TriviaEdit

  • Even if this car is marked as a Nissan GT-R in the games, this car isn't based on the Nissan GT-R R35, but is actually based on the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. However, it should be noted that at the time of the release of Gran Turismo 4, when this car first appeared in the Gran Turismo series, the Nissan GT-R R35 was just a concept car, thus possibly explaining why this car is marked as a Nissan GT-R in all of the games.
    • In the games however, the Skyline GT-R is often simply shortened as GT-R; the name of this car might reflect that.

NotesEdit

  1. A redundant use of "The "Super Taikyu Endurance Series" was changed to "Super Taikyu Endurance Series"." in the game. And technically, the "Super Taikyu Endurance Series" do not change names.
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