|Nissan BLUEBIRD Rally Car (510) '69|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||125 BHP|
|Performance Points||355 PP|
|Weight||965 kilograms (2,130 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||7.72 kg (17.0 lb) per horsepower|
"The iconic Japanese car of the 1960s that defeated European cars in safari racing."
Nissan, having achieved a class victory at the 1966 Safari Rally with the 410 Bluebird, raised its expectations for the following year, going for the overall title. Thus, the Bluebird underwent a thorough redesign in 1967. The new 510 Bluebird featured a 4-wheel independent suspension system with MacPherson struts up front and semi-trailing arms in back that dramatically improved the car's cornering ability. This translated to a better rally car, and making full use of the new chassis was Nissan's L16 engine, a 1.6-liter SOHC inline-4. It came with twin SU carburetors, but Nissan engineers practiced restraint in tuning the powerplant, bumping power up by only 10 percent over the stock model.
This proved to be enough, however, as the car was very light, about 100 kg lighter than the Cedric, allowing it to be quick off the line and extremely agile through corners. In comparison with its rivals, the Peugeot 404 and Ford Cortina GT, the Bluebird was slower in a straight line, but made up for it through the twisty stuff. The Bluebird 510 also displayed remarkable durability, rarely encountering mechanical trouble. As expected, the solid performance of the Bluebird translated to 3rd place overall and Nissan captured the team victory. The following year, Nissan won the overall title with the Bluebird 510, making its goal a reality.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Whistler Ice Race (Hard) in the Special Conditions Hall.
This car can be bought for 500,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Nissan BLUEBIRD Rally Car (510) '69 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 122,950 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 125,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.