Test Your Nissan Skyline Knowledge

Skyline will always be synonymous with Nissan’s performance cars, but how much do you know about Nissan as a company and the Skyline’s history?

This quiz will put your knowledge to the test.  If there is anything important we’ve missed, be sure to add it to the comments so we can update it.

Also, we’d love to know how many questions you’ve answered correctly.

Ready, set, go!

  1. Which motor company merged with Nissan in the ’60s and contributed to the Nissan Skyline line being born?
  • King Motor Company
  • Prince Motor Company
  • Queen Motor Company

Answer: Prince Motor Company merged with Nissan in 1966 and helped created the iconic Nissan Skyline.

  1. What was the name “Skyline” previously used for?
  • Sedans
  • Coupes
  • Trucks

Answer: Prince Motor Company used the name “Skyline” on luxury sedans in the ’50s.

  1. Organizers of Japfest (Europe’s biggest Japanese car show) carried out a survey, asking its fans which Japanese car deserved to be recognized as “The Most Iconic.” Which of these cars was crowned with the title?
  • Subaru Impreza WRX
  • Toyota Supra
  • Nissan Skyline

Answer: 1st place: Nissan Skyline, 2nd place: Toyota Supra, 3rd place: Subaru Impreza WRX.

  1. In which language did Nissan choose to name their cars?
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

Answer: The language used was Italian, hoping it would help with sales. 

  1. How many consecutive races did the sports-oriented GT-R Skyline win?
  • 49
  • 99
  • 109

Answer: The GT-R won 49 consecutive races; Mazda Savanna RX-3 de-throned it.

  1. Is the Skyline a front or rear wheel drive?
  • Front wheel drive
  • Rear wheel drive

Answer: The Skyline is a rear wheel drive car.

  1. Where and when was the first Skyline GT- R introduced?
  • 1968 Tokyo Motor Show
  • 1969 Osaka Motor Show
  • 1970 Kyoto Motor Show

Answer: The first Skyline GT-R made its debut at the 1968 Tokyo Motor Show.

  1. How many first generation Nissan Skylines were produced?
  • 945
  • 1,945
  • 2,945

Answer: A total of 1,945 first generation Nissan Skylines were produced 1969-1972.

  1. Why was the second generation Nissan Skyline unsuccessful?
  • A tsunami hit Japan
  • A gasoline crisis hit Japan
  • A bomb hit the plant in Japan

Answer: The gasoline crisis from the early ’70s diminished interest in high-performance sports cars.

  1. Are third generation Nissan Skylines legal in the U.S.?
  • Yes
  • No

Answer: Yes, they can be legally imported into the U.S. These cars don’t have to pass federal emissions tests due to their age.

  1. What’s the rare color of the third generation Nissan Skyline?
  • Crystal White
  • Gun Great Metallic
  • Black Pearl Metallic
  • Grayish Blue Pearl

Answer: The rarest color is Grayish Blue Pearl.

  1. What is the most popular third-generation Nissan Skyline color?
  • Grayish Blue Pearl
  • Black Pearl Metallic
  • Gun Great Metallic
  • Crystal White

Answer: The most popular color is Gun Great Metallic, followed by Crystal White and Black Pearl Metallic.

  1. After which racetrack was the final Skyline named?
  • Nürburgring, Germany
  • Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
  • Yes Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Answer: The final Nissan Skyline was named after the Nürburgring.

  1. How was the first generation Nissan Skyline marketed?
  • Sports car
  • Luxury car

Answer: It was marketed as a luxury car, rather than a sports car.

  1. What nickname did the Nissan Skyline earn?
  • Godzilla
  • King Kong
  • Mathra

Answer: The Nissan Skyline earned the nickname Godzilla.

 

Two bonus questions for super fans:

In which generation were the “signature round tail lights” introduced?

  • 4th generation
  • 8th generation
  • 12th generation

Answer: The signature “round tail lights” were introduced during the Skyline’s 4th generation run (1972-1977).

In which year did Nissan release a Paul Newman limited edition Skyline?

  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984

Answer: A Paul Newman limited edition model was released in 1983, after the actor/racer appeared in a Nissan advertisement.

 

SOURCES:

https://visual.ly/community/infographic/transportation/infographic-history-nissan-skyline

http://www.thedrive.com/watch-this/12774/this-is-how-nissan-made-one-of-the-most-iconic-sports-cars-in-history

http://www.autosspeed.com/nissan-skyline-iconic-japanese-car-ever/

https://drivemag.com/news/the-evolution-of-the-nissan-skyline-gt-r

 

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