2008 Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 3 October 2007 , 13:10:37 byAngela

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Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe

The 2008 Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe represents a grand touring coupe which sets the new benchmarks in terms of outstanding driving performance and dynamic styling. Its main attributes are sophistication, attraction and high performance, which are possible due to the newly developed VVEL 3.7-liter V6 engine together with a striking platform, which makes the driver feel one with the car, reaching a large group of buyers. Furthermore, the advanced FM package offers the driver and passengers unrivalled levels of driving performance, roominess and utility. The powerful V6 engine is rated at 333 HP, being smooth and easy to handle right up to the 7,500 rpm redline. Resulting in a simultaneous achievement of conflicting needs, such as high power, acceleration response, cleaner exhaust as well as low fuel consumption, the engine integrates advanced Variable Valve Event and Lift system, allowing the change of the lift and angle of the intake valves. The customers are given the possibility to choose between a manual or automatic transmission, which provide sporty touring and quick shifting through the triple-cone synchros for the first three gears. A driver-side manual shifter together with a standard automatic shifter are integrated in the full-range electronic five-speed automatic transmission, ensuring an incredible ease of operation. Designed to provide a safe stopping power at higher speeds an optimized stroke at low speed, the Skyline coupe uses four-wheel aluminum-caliper opposed-piston brakes, meant to match braking capability to the increased engine performance. Nissan's four-wheel active steering makes the vehicle more responsive to the driver at low and medium speeds, adjusting the steering-linked angles of front and rear wheels according to speed. The active safety features include pedestrian protection, driver and front passenger SRS Air Bag System, driver and front passenger SRS Side Air Bag System, SRS Curtain Air Bag System, Active Front Head Restraints and three-point ELR rear seat belts.