The 2003 Skyline Coupe 350GT redefines what the venerable Skyline series is all about. The new model means a separation between the GT-R variants (which became a separate model, the ultra-high performance Nissan GTR) and the “regular” Skylines. But that doesn’t mean that Nissan is ignoring the 350GT. Instead, Nissan’s engineers started with the basic architecture and engine of the acclaimed 350Z and built a sport coupe that achieves that perfect balance between attractive lines and sophisticated performance. That performance is largely due to the 3.5-liter VQ-series motor, one of the world’s truly great engine designs, and whose burbly exhaust note is arguably one of the most pleasing sounds ever created by automotive engineers. It also resides in a front-mid engine placement, giving the chassis better weight distribution for the 350GT’s characteristically pleasant handling characteristics. The Coupe 350GT is perfectly suited to take the Skyline nameplate into a new era of modern performance.