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Hakosuka by dangeruss Hakosuka by dangeruss
As suggested by fellow auto artist Jon Sibal, (note the rear window decal) here is an early 70's (71 to be exact) Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R,

Fondly known as the Hakosuka (“box Skyline,” chassis code KPGC10), the 1971 Skyline was the first to wear the world-renowned GT-R badge—for gran turismo racer—signifying that this was no run-of-the-mill Skyline GT. The inspiration for the GT-R was an early race special based on a regular, previous-generation S50 Skyline 2000GT that credibly competed with a specially-constructed Porsche 904 GTS in the 1964 Japanese Grand Prix, finishing second, amazing everyone involved and giving Porsche a scare. Now, a bit of history: the Skyline originated not as a Nissan at all, but rather as the flagship of the Prince Motor Company. They developed the predecessor inline-six engines that powered the GT-R’s ancestors, and former Prince engineers ultimately designed the Hako’s S20 motor. In fact, the Hako itself started life as a Prince design, but Nissan purchased the company in 1966 and finished work on the Skyline. Nissan rightly realized the brilliance of the Skyline concept, kept the “Skyline” moniker around for successive cars, and continued to develop the engine—and that engine is magnificent. Displacing 2 liters and capable of revving to 10,000 RPM (virtually unbelievable in the era, when only Formula 1 engines could come close), the triple-carbureted engine produces 160 horsepower stock. The Hako’s lithe 2,400 lbs. weight and advanced rear semi-trailing arm independent suspension mean that it is a fast, sweet-handling car by any standard. Original 2000GT-Rs are extremely rare and highly prized, commanding six-figure prices in good condition.
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Chryslerboy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
The first GT-R was released in 1969, the PGC-10. In '71 they released the coupe version KPGC-10. The body style didn't change until the 1973 year with the Kenmeri body style.
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styler69 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
one of the sexiest skylines around!!!!!
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Providenceangle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I understand and appreciate your personal taste but.... Those rims do not do it for me lol. I guess I'm a purest... Deep dish 15 inch(or smaller). Watanabe's blah blah. The usual assortment you find on this car in real life. It's amazing and in my favorite colour. Great job.
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biscuit13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh... my wet dream ;)
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Adry53 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thought for a moment it was a photo.. :D This is awesome :D
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved the look of this model of Skyline, nice work on the model.
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Purpl3S0ul Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That look amazing! Definitely want this submitted to my group "EveryArt"! I already sent you a request! ;)

I'm really stunned by this, it looks so real.
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immortalwolfhunter Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
perfect.
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Prezes12 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
bery bery impressive model, render and car of course;)
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Sigmaviper11 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My favorite Skyline.
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice little classic.
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treystimpsonart Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing car, thanks for the history lesson, very fascinating..
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coolman775 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
damn , I would love to see this car images from inside and out
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dziuban Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
looks great form me :)
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ATC-Design Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Not feeling those rims, but the rest is stunning as usual - great stuff :D
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Interface Designer
Unbelievably realistic... A fav!
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:iconnasg85:
NasG85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
ooooooooo, aaaaahhhhhhh...... love the angle!
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Castroreale Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
MOREPLZ :)
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ales-kotnik Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Best Nissan ever made
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Ritsan115 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Digital Artist
How epic
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tomanymonster Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
very cool machine
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SpiderWebFX Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Pure f*cking car porn!!! That thing is awesome.

Personal preference thinks the car needs older school wheels on it though.
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Z3n1th Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Great work! I like the final result, and the car itself :)
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Sphinx1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Duuuude. So nice. Love your work as always. And loving the rims sir.
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Aplos Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
awwwsoooomeee!!
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M2M-design Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Russel, I love this work!! Amazing details, as always! :love:
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Rujero Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the details, like the chin spoiler and flares on the rear fenders personally I would have liked to have seen more vintage / OEM sized wheels and tires on the car but the color scheme is awesome either way. Great work, as always!
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the piece of History there. Never knew this about this about the Skyline GTR
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DRAGSLICKS Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Love the car, I'd just have chosen different wheels
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Muskrat4893 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Simply amazing. i love this car.
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CSwenson-Artistry Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome, one of my favorite cars...now if it had stretched tires and watanabes. ..Just kidding, great work! You impress me every time.
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jonsibal Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
You da man RUSS! So impressive. Digging that it even has a full cage too!

Thanks!
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dangeruss Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Crap - I'd uploaded the wrong version - Here's the one with your decal in the rear side glass.
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jonsibal Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Looks even better! lol. Thanks dude.
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Graphics-PP Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"Suggestion" = Free Commission...

Anyways, nice one. For some reason I was immediately fond of this body style the first time I saw it. I usually don't like cars from the 70s.
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dangeruss Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tell you what - you push as many clients my way as Jon has and you'll probably get similar treatment :)
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Graphics-PP Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, I knew you'd like that one o.-
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IlyaRacer Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Artist
I just love Hakosukas.
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RadishTM Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Just beautiful, I hope you do more variations of the Hakosuka Russ!
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innubus Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work as always
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melkorius Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
GReat work!
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