Each year at Go Japan! we aim to celebrate, commemorate and acknowledge a significant moment in Japanese car culture and the country’s automotive history. At the 2020 show we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Honda NSX; in 2021, with the Honda Civic entering its 50th year of manufacturer and its UK production in Swindon coming to a close, we celebrated the achievements of this most British of Japanese cars.
Then, it 2022, we celebrated in impressive style, when we welcomed over 200 examples of two Japanese motor industry icons: the motorsport-inspired Mitsubishi Evolution and Subaru Impreza. Both were launched in 1992 and went on to revolutionise the sport of rallying and confirmed Japan as the world’s leading producer of high-performance production cars.
Now, in 2023 we are set to mark another 30th anniversary of a Japanese automotive icon: the Nissan R33 Skyline. Initially going on sale in August 1993 as a non-GT-R model utilising the RB26 twin-turbo in-line six-cylinder engine.
It was a further 15-months later the now legendary GT-R version with its uprated power output and four-wheel-drive transmission was released, its impressive tech-spec and performance figures enabling it to record a string of significant motorsport successes and earn its now legendary ‘Godzilla’ designation. Its achievements saw the R33 featured in the first ever instalment of Gran Turismo, its starring role catapulting the Skyline name to global cult status.
To help us celebrate this significant occasion, we are inviting anyone with a Nissan R33 to come and join us at this year’s Go Japan and help us celebrate this legend of the Japanese motor industry by putting their car on display in the centre of the show and joining in with a series of parade laps around the famous Brands Hatch circuit.
To register your R33 for this special celebration please send an email to: [email protected]