In-game description[edit | edit source]
"A step ahead of the GT-R concept; the prototype that brings it closer to the commercial version."
The GT-R concept appeared out of nowhere in the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show, gathering much attention in the world. This GT-R Proto brought the concept closer to reality as a commercial base car. There was no announcement of specifications, and it was only announced that "it would appear almost as is in 2007."
The exterior design has a burly look about it that is common with the GT-Rs of the past. It clearly contrasted with the world's super sports cars at the time, which were going towards a more classic look, and this highlighted the strong personality of the GT-R.
Because the specs were not announced, rumors were abundant. A V6 twin turbo was the correct answer for the engine, but there were talks of a large displacement V8 for the American market, and an FR layout rather than a 4WD for lighter weight. There were even rumors that it would be built at a factory in the UK due to its extreme level of performance.
The development vehicle tested on the road at the Nurburgring was based on the V35 Skyline, but after the announcement of this GT-R proto, testing began of the new body wish a disguised exterior.
The major difference with the commercial model is the large front mask with a different headlight shape, and a correction in the roof line, probably for aerodynamics. The photographs released at the time included circuit driving photographs, and it was clear that it was not just a concept car, there were at a level where it could be driven flat out.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT5P[edit | edit source]
The player can win this car by winning all S Class races.
GT5[edit | edit source]
As a Premium car, the Nissan GT-R Proto '05 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 430,000 Credits. It is a Level 9 car.
GT6[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 430,000 Credits.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Perhaps due to the fact that the real-life counterpart of this car was only built as a static model and not as a fully functional car, the interior of this car is never shown in the games.
- As a result, this is the only Premium car in Gran Turismo 5, as well as the only car in Gran Turismo 6, to not have an interior view.