Archive for the ‘Nissan’ Category

Rick Kelly shares a driver’s eye view of Bathurst

Rick Kelly has been kind enough to share a driver’s eye view of a lap around Mount Panorama. Recorded with a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet you can see and hear what it’s like inside the Nissan GTR Nismo GT as he posts a very tidy 2:04.8s lap. Check it out after the break.

2014 Bathurst 12 Hour photo gallery: Friday practice

Defending champions Erebus Motorsport have signaled their intentions with the #1 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 setting the fastest time in practice at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour today. With Maro Engel behind the wheel his time of 2:04.4533 established a new lap record for a tintop car around Mount Panorama. Conditions were hot late in […]

Onboard the Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 at Bathurst

The #32 Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 has just set the fastest time in Practice 3 at the Bathurst 12 Hour. At the wheel for this afternoon’s flying lap was Bathurst rookie Alex Buncombe who set a time of 2:06.5958. That’s a bit off this morning’s pace when David Russell set a GT3 practice record with […]

2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo revealed

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Maybe Nissan didn’t fool around with the engine in the MY14 GT-R because they knew they’d have this extreme Nismo version to attract headlines. In fact we’re sure that’s what happened. And this GT-R Nismo is fast, too! How fast? Alcantara steering wheel and bright red rev counter fast, that’s how fast! Black wheels and […]

2014 Nissan GT-R update revealed

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The R35 Nissan GT-R seems to have been around forever now. In reality it’s only five years old. But Nissan hasn’t rested on its laurels and the MY14 GT-R promises to be the best yet. Although, there’s no mention of power gains from the car’s impressive 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6. But when you’ve already got […]

Nissan Zeod RC makes track debut

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Following its DeltaWing project Nissan is coming back to Le Mans in 2014 with the Zeod RC. This time, though, Nissan is acting alone, and not with the cooperation of Don Panoz, who is pushing on with a DeltaWing Coupé project of his own. Zeod stands for Zero Emissions On Demand and at its launch […]

How fast can the Nissan GT-R Nismo go?

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While Matt Prior from Autocar presents a good case for the demise of lap times as a subjective measure in contributing towards a decision to purchase one car over another, Dale Lomas from Bridge to Gantry reports that Nissan is going all out with its latest Nismo GT-R: The Nürburgring is always being used for […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 2

This is your second fix of images from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We start with McLaren and take you all the way to Vuhl, plus a few bonus pics at the end. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final gallery which is a dedicated set of Porsche images. See also: 2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures […]

Chris Harris and the element of surprise

Here’s your latest Chris Harris fix. Today he’s at the wheel of the highly desirable Audi R8 V10 Plus, the equally wantable 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S and giant killing Nissan GT-R that’s been warmed over by Litchfield. He tracks the cars around Anglesey, down the Bruntingthorpe drag strip and on the road. Whatever order […]

VIDEO: Nissan GT-R v Swiss jet fighter

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Nissan Germany brings our attention to this drag race between a GT-R and a Swiss jet fighter. Okay, it may not be the most exciting video you will see today but it’s been well made, the scenery is superb and really, what’s not to like about two kilometers of empty runway to play with. Just […]

The man with the golden GT-R

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When you’re the world’s fastest human being it’s fitting that you drive one of the world’s fastest cars. Usain Bolt has been representing Nissan as a brand ambassador for some time and in appreciation of his role Nissan has furnished Mr Bolt with a tailored MY14 GT-R in Bolt Gold paint. Following a test drive […]

Inside look: Nissan’s clay modelling studio

With this video Nissan takes us inside their clay modelling studio in Atsugi, Japan. It’s quite an interesting look at the way clay is still used in the design and development of new cars. I only wish they spoke a little about what the clay is applied to. I’ve always imagined the models are hewn […]