GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (Pace Car) '01 Revised
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue[1]
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Nissan
Displacement 2568cc
Drivetrain 4WD[4]
Engine RB26DETT, 2.6-liter inline-6 DOHC
Max Power 353 BHP (278 HP)
Max Torque 289.31 ft-lb
Top Speed 182 mph (293 km/h)
Length 4600mm
Width 1785mm
Height 1480mm
Weight 1,560 kilograms (3,400 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.42 kg (9.7 lb) per horsepower

The Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PaceCar) '01 is a pace car variant of the Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R '01 in Gran Turismo PaceCar livery. It appears, both as an unplayable PaceCar in License Tests and as a playable car once won, in Gran Turismo 4. It is also available in Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and in Gran Turismo 6.

In-game descriptionEdit

"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.

Appearances in Gran Turismo 4Edit

The GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R PaceCar serves as the pacemaker in several license tests, all named "1 Lap Guide Run". In these tests, the player drives behind the PaceCar in order to learn braking points and racing lines around the game's circuits. The following is a list of these tests:


Gran Turismo 4Edit

The PaceCar 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.

Gran Turismo PSPEdit

The PaceCar can be purchased from the Nissan dealership for 100,000 Credits.

Gran Turismo 5Edit

As a Standard car, the PaceCar cannot be bought from the Dealership, nor is it available as a prize car.

It can, occasionally, be found in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 123,000 Credits. It is a Level 9 car.

Gran Turismo 6Edit

In GT6, the PaceCar can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.


  1. As a hidden car, inaccessible through normal means
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Four-Wheel Drive