The Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PaceCar) '01 is a pace car variant of the Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R '01. It first appeared in Gran Turismo Concept, as an unplayable pace car in Course License tests. It later reprised the same role for the "1 Lap Guide Run" license tests in Gran Turismo 4, also making its first appearance as a playable car once won. Since then, it also appeared as a playable vehicle in Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

In-game description[edit | edit source]

"A special GT-R pace car, with rotating emergency lights on the roof."

Gran Turismo had an exhibition booth at the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) for some time now, and when we decided that we wanted to display a car that most reflected our vision and philosophy behind the Gran Turismo dream, Nismo stepped up to offer us a helping hand. The result: The Nissan Gran Turismo Skyline GT-R. It was created using an R34 Skyline GT-R that Nismo had tucked away, to be used solely for research and development purposes.

Starting out life as a perfectly street legal GT-R, we customized it with numerous parts from Nismo's S-Tune menu. A remapped engine control unit and re-tuned intake and exhaust systems were among the S-Tune extras for the engine, while the exterior benefits from the new Nismo aerodynamic bits including a new front bumper, side skirts, a GT diffuser, and a new air induction slit on the hood (not to mention the terrific Gran Turismo paint scheme and "GT" logos).

We're proud of our creation, it's been included in every version of the game since the "Gran Turismo Concept" release, and in addition to being offered as a prize car, another version with flashing lights on its roof appears as a pace car. At one point, there was even a scale model of our Nissan Gran Turismo Skyline GT-R offered for sale.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

GT4[edit | edit source]

This car cannot be bought, as it doesn't appear in either the Nissan dealership nor the Used Car dealerships. It can, however, be won from the Real Circuit Tours event in the Extreme Hall. The game's pre-race listings dub this car as the GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PC) '01.

GTPSP[edit | edit source]

This car can be purchased from the Nissan dealership for 100,000 Credits.

GT5[edit | edit source]

As a Standard car, the Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PaceCar) '01 can, occasionally, be found in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 123,000 Credits. It is a Level 9 car.

GT6[edit | edit source]

This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

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