The 1973 2000GT-R, codenamed as KPGC110, is the second generation model of the Nissan Skyline GT-R series. Similar to its predecessor, it was exclusive to the Japanese domestic market but only saw a production run of four months due to the introduction of strict emission regulations in 1973.
A successor to the GT-R trim was introduced 16 years, and 3 model generations, later with the 1989 R32 Skyline GT-R.
The two litre inline-six engine from the 1973 2000GT-R is a carryover from the 1971 model but achieves slower acceleration times on this model due to the car having larger dimensions and being 100 lb (45 kg) heavier than its predecessor.
A key focus in development was put into handling as the 1973 2000GT-R features enlarged fenders on all wheel arches to allow the fitment of wider tires. It also has a ducktail rear spoiler to increase downforce for better cornering and four-wheel disc brakes, a rare feature of 1970s automobiles.
|Speed 4.8||Handling 5.2||Acceleration 6.2||Launch 6.4||Braking 4.6||C 506|
|Unlock: Barn Find|
|Top Speed: 130.2 mph (209.5 km/h)||Championship: Cult Classics|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 9.000 s||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 23.000 s|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 192.7 ft (58.7 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 465.0 ft (141.7 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.75 g|
|Conversion - Engine|
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally (C 558)|
2.6L I6 - TT (C 560)
3.2L I6 (C 563)
6.2L V8 (C 563)
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
|AWD (C 511)|
|Conversion - Aspiration|
|Single Turbo (C 525)|
The 1973 2000GT-R has decent overall performance, particularly in terms of braking, but tends to understeer in corners due to a sluggish steering.
In comparison with its predecessor, the 1971 2000GT-R, the 1973 model goes from 0 to 60 mph in nine seconds, making it two seconds slower than the 1971 model and thus less capable in the field of acceleration with the stock engine. It is also slightly disadvantaged in low-speed corners due to being prone to understeer although it fares better in high-speed corners than the 1971 model.
- The 1973 2000GT-R has the same selection of conversion upgrades as the 1971 model but lacks a widebody option.