- nissan will show two concepts based on its japan-market four-door skyline at the tokyo auto salon in january.
- one concept is a track-focused variant, and the other is a luxury hybrid. both are based off the four-door japan-market skyline (infiniti q50 for the u.s.).
- the tokyo auto salon starts on january 10.
open your brain tank, 'cause here comes some premium 91 octane knowledge: in japan, nissan sells what we know as the infiniti q50 badged as a four-door skyline, including a 400r variant. and at the tokyo auto salon show in january, nissan will flex two concepts of its japan-only four-door skyline, one track-focused variant and one luxurious hybrid.
the 400r sprint is based off the skyline 400r for japan, which is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo v-6 that, you guessed it, produces 400 horsepower. however, nissan says that the 400r sprint concept "expresses overwhelming engine output." and the sprint looks overwhelming, like it's ready to eat racetracks for breakfast. it flaunts an aggressive aero kit and a white, silver, and matte-black paint job with lime-green accents.
to balance things out, nissan is also bringing a more luxurious, hybrid skyline to the auto salon. the skyline deluxe advance concept has a matte brown and matte silver two-tone paint job, as well as a two-tone leather interior. there's a hybrid badge on the side, meaning it's likely powered by nissan's 3.5-liter v-6 hybrid powertrain, and it has nissan's pro pilot 2.0 hands-free highway driving system. we'll be the first to say that we're not digging the cursive "skyline deluxe" badge on the c-pillar, though.
the tokyo auto salon, which focuses on tuner cars and concepts, is shaping up to be interesting as usual. the event begins on january 10.