VIDEO: On board with the original Hakosuka GT-R touring car at Fuji Speedway

The legendary GT-R name began with boxy, sedan-based touring cars racing at Fuji Speedway. NISMO has just released a video in which they take one of these PGC10 Hakosuka Skyline GT-Rs out on Fuji Speedway, the circuit where they forged their legendary status in Japanese racing lore.

Of course, Fuji Speedway itself has changed a lot since the Hakos raced, with the high banking gone due to the fatalities incurred there. Still, it’s a chance to imagine, somewhat, the guts it took to sling a thin-steeled cage on bias-ply tires around at triple-digit speeds.

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6 Responses to VIDEO: On board with the original Hakosuka GT-R touring car at Fuji Speedway

  1. Alan T said:

    It’s a PGC10, not a “KGC10”.

  2. BlitzPig said:

    I wonder why he bothered with the Nomex and helmet, he’s just cruising.

    • Nathan said:

      It’s probably mandated because, among other things, there are other cars on track. On a related note, why is a tour bus on the track at the same time as any car doing flying laps? That opens the door to all kinds of dangers. I don’t think one would ever see such a sight in the US for legal reasons. If the car is just an unexpected component or tire failure away from a massive, possibly lethal, crash with a bus. That seems incredibly stupid.

      • Nathan said:

        I understand why. The bus ride is part of Nissan’s “experience” at the circuit, but it’s a poorly thought one from a safety perspective.

  3. Cho said:

    Now that is the best vacation I could think of. I need a passport!

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