After the 4th tournament (1967), the year was included in the Japan GP title. Nissan produced the R381, equipped with a Chevrolet 5.5-liter V8 engine, for the 1968 Japan GP. Its unique "aero stabilizers" - the left and right portions of the wing moving independently - earned it the nickname "Monster Bird". This commemorative car is the victorious No. 20, driven by H. Kitano.
With the introduction of the hardtop Skyline in October 1970, the 2000 GT-R became a hardtop as well. With its short wheelbase, cornering performance was improved. Beginning with its 1969 debut race (4-door), it racked up consecutive wins to a record of 49. Then, on March 20 at the 1972 Fuji GC, round 1, K. Takahashi achieved the glorious 50th victory. It is currently on display at the "Racing Palace" in Oyama Town, Shizuoka Pref.
In the Super Silhouette races that started in 1979, Masahiro Hasemi competed in the 1982 and 1983 seasons driving this machine. The category allowed heavy modifications and this monster, although the same as a production car on the outside, is the equivalent of a Formula racing car on the inside. Its dynamic performance won many fans. The engine is a LZ20B turbo (570PS). Its race debut was in May 1982 and it did extremely well, chalking up 2 wins in 1982 and 5 wins in 1983.
The only machines that can enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the GT class are so-called GT cars, based on vehicles approved for use on public roads. Based on the Skyline GT-R, this vehicle was created as an official road car so NISMO could take part in the 1996 Le Mans; it was actually registered in the UK (although never marketed).