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Old 01-19-2019, 01:25 AM
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The R35 GTR not exactly a compact car compared to its Skyline counterpart. Despite the larger chassis, still would not term it a Muscle Car or a Tuned Muscle Car, since its power source is a 3.7 L turbo tuned V6 and not a larger displacement V8 or + engine. It would be more appropriately termed a Tuned Pony Car due to turbo V6.





Toyoda's also spelled Toyota's Lexus RCF naturally aspirated V8 powered muscle car coupe. factory stock pictured. In the USDM this is Imported Muscle.





The same RCF V8 muscle car modded to GT3 race spec calibre.


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The brand new 2020 Shelby GT500, considered the most powerful Shelby GT500 released thus far. It has a supercharged 5.2 L V8 outting 700+ factory stock horsepower. Because it is a Supercharged V8, this would be more in the category of Tuned Muscle. In the USDM, this would be called domestic muscle, in other markets it would be termed imported muscle.
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Now that we have cleared up general powertrain based vehicle classifications, I wanted to go back to Smokey Nagata's Top Secret V8 twin turbo G35 Skyline, which he has also custom badged as a Skyline GT-R. However, all Skylines are either normally aspirated Pony cars (6 cylinder) or Tuned Pony Cars (turbo 6 cylinder), in short they are tradtionally 6 cylinder cars, not V8. However, the owner of Top Secret went against usual Skyline heritage and dropped in a Twin Turbo V8 into the engine bay, he stayed with Nissan powertrain tech by using the VK V8, the VQ V6's 8 cylinder counterpart, so its all Nissan tech, and even with the V6 and V8 being somewhat related. However, no Skyline has ever used a V8 engine.

So not only Smokey Nagata was set out to create a custom spec Skyline GT-R, via a Nissan powertrain Twin Turbo, but he inadvertently created the first Skyline GT-R Muscle Car, Tuned Muscle to be exact, since it is using Force Induction aspiration on the V8 engine. Top Secret's G35/V35 Skyline GT-R is thereby the first Skyline GT-R to occupy the Tuned Muscle Car category, while its 6 cylinder variants occupy the niche of pony or tuned pony cars.



the twin turbo VK V8



Smokey's two projects side by side, the Tuned Muscle Skyline Gt-R and the V12 powered Toyoda Supra, also probably the first and only Supra Hypercar. I imagine anything above 10 cyl. would fit supercar/hypecar categories.



This is a V8 powered twin turbo Skyline Gt-R, please just step away from the vehicle.
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