Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

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The Nissan GT-R , Audi R8 V10 Plus and Porsche 911 Turbo S form the dream garage for any car enthusiast. In the latest episode of the Drive’s "Chris Harris On Cars" show he puts these three amazing sports cars to the test – a head-to-head-to-head test, that is.

It’s true that the GT-R has a big advantage from the start, as it is a heavily modified version by the fine folks over at Litchfield and it delivers a total of 750 horsepower. On the other hand, the R8 V10 plus delivers a total of 550 horsepower and the 911 Turbo S has just been upgraded to a total of 560 horsepower. So, if you do a little math, that’s like 1,860 horsepower in just one place! Is your mouth watering yet?

Watch the video to see what Harris thinks of the three cars. On top of the awesomeness of the cars, you also get to hear some of Chris’s iconic quotes; out favorite quote was: "packaged under-steer for the masses!"

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Ever wondered if a Nissan GT-R can conquer a ski slope? We have to admit, we didn’t! But the guys over Team Icericers did, so they invited Sweden’s best Auto-Movie producer Fredrik Jönsson from Redhouse Media to shot a movie while attempting to see if this is possible.

The video was shot during two days of filming at a ski slope in Kåbdalis, Northern Sweden. The team was allowed on the ski slope only between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., this is why the filming took so long, but the result is more than impressive: the Nissan GT-R is pretty good on the snow!

The GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that delivers a total of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque, enough power to help it climb the snowy hills without any problems!

We’re just wondering if there is something the GT-R can’t do? It looks like no!

The fastest man in the world deserves nothing less than the fastest car in the world. Well, not really. But a Nissan GT-R , and a gold one at that?

Pretty impressive, to say the least.

The one-off "Bolt Gold" GT-R , which we first saw last year, was actually auctioned off to a lucky winner. So this isn’t the same gold-bathed GT-R that we saw then.

Now, the second model is based on the 2014 model, and is customized to suit Bolt’s driving style. As far as the special customization work is concerned, this GT-R boasts of the same "Bolt Gold" exterior color of the auctioned car while also getting an exclusive "Spec Bolt" emblem, a saucy white interior, a Bose audio system, and a set of 10-spoke hyper-titanium color-coated RAYS aluminum-alloy forged wheels.

Under its hood, Bolt’s Gold GT-R come powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that delivers a total of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque with an estimated 0-to-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph.

Click past the jump to read about the first Bolt Gold GT-R

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Just when we thought the 2014 Nissan GT-R couldn’t get any better, Nissan proved us wrong. The company announced the launch of the new GT-R Track Edition today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which will join the 2014 GT-R lineup.

While the new Track Edition delivers the same output level as the standard GT-R , the updates made to the suspension, the addition of new fuel injectors and an oil pan baffle make it far better than the standard version.

In order to distinguish it from the standard version, the new Track Edition includes an array of modifications to the interior and exterior on top of the suspension improvements.

Deliveries for the new GT-R Track Edition will begin in May 2013. It will be limited to only 150 units.

So, is the new Track Edition worth whatever price hike that Nissan will place on it?

UPDATE 5/1/2013: Nissan has just revealed the pricing details on the 2014 GT-R Track Edition. See more after the jump.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition and find out.

Any time you have two supercars that pack outputs of well over 1,000 horsepower, the idea is to get these two exotics in one location to see who could outpace the other in an extreme high-powered race.

Recently, such a thing happened when a 1,600-horsepower, Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo matched wits with a 1,500-horsepower Nissan GT-R .

It was, as the video calls it, an "epic battle".

We’re not going to spoil the fun because this drag race deserves your full attention. The Gallardo and the GT-R have not only become tuning favorites in their own right, but the two models have been pitted against each other in a lot of similar races.

Of course, we can’t remember the last time both cars carried in excess of 1,500 horsepower when they duked it out for racing supremacy, so consider this a lucky treat for all of us.

It’s the Gallardo versus the GT-R all over again. Only this time, both come with enough power to put other exotics to shame.

Supercars racing jets isn’t exactly a new idea. Every year, there seems to be at least one of these videos, so you can say that the whole novelty of it all has worn out.

Then again, they’re always fun to watch, too!

The latest exotic to get a run at a plane is the Nissan GT-R . Yep, Godzilla is taking on a 22,000-horsepower Hawk Hunter Jet. Sounds like a serious throw down is about to ensue.

The product comes courtesy of German Publication ’N_Magazine’ who decided that it was a pretty good idea to pit the GT-R against a jet aircraft that produces a whole lot more output than any four-wheeled vehicle in existence today.

But that’s not where the good stuff ends. It’s a 6-minute video and it’s in German, so unless you speak the language, you won’t understand what the boys over at N_Magazine are talking about.

But the good part is you don’t need to hear them talking to appreciate the GT-R and the Hawk Hunter Jet take each other on in a drag race. Plus, it’s got an ending you probably didn’t see coming.

Click past the jump to see more exotics taking on planes!

The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 is a beast of a racecar that carries quite a bit of technological innovations, making for a racer that you wouldn’t want to mess with out on track.

But for all the tidy gloriousness of the GT-R Nismo GT3, there’s an amazing team of race mechanics behind the car, doing all the work to ensure that the racer is always in tip-top shape and ready to compete at a moment’s beckoning.

In this video released by Nismo TV, we get to see a behind-the-scenes look at how the engineers and mechanics behind the modifications of the GT-R Nismo GT3 go about their work.

Equally important are the details they go through, including the brake system the car uses, the diagnostics run on the engine management system, and how it’s different from the stock GT-R.

It’s worth a watch if you’re a hopped-up Godzilla ready to belch fire on the competition.

Click past the jump to know more about the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

Imagine the things you can do in 13 seconds. Not a lot, right?

Well, this aftermarket-tuned Nissan GT-R can do a whole lot in that span of time, enough even to hit speeds in excess of 186 mph.

Understandably, this isn’t your regular Nissan GT-R. It’s not even your regular tuned GT-R. This bad boy is the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ ; a car that carries an unimaginable amount of power to the tune of 1,700 horsepower.

The fellas over at DragTimes managed to capture a video of the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ giving new meaning to the phrase breakneck speed, putting a whooping on the GT-R until it reached 186 mph in just 12.87 seconds.

But that’s not all. If you need to cover a mile in this nasty machine, you can accomplish that in just 22.77 seconds with speeds of around 233 mph. Make no mistake, the GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ is capable of such numbers because of the mind-numbing output it can produce.

Click past the jump to know more about the Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12

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Nissan Japan has unveiled today a new video presenting the 2013 GT-R sports coupe testing ground in Rikubetsu, northern Japan. We will enjoy every road test offered for the GT-R, but we don’t know why, a test made on snowy roads is even more impressive.

The 2013 GT-R JDM Spec was offered as a sort of a preview version for the 2014 GT-R U.S. version that arrived on the market earlier this year. The model is powered by the usual twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter powerplant that delivers a total of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. For the 2013MY, the GT-R received new fuel injectors, a new oil pan baffle to stabilize oil behavior and oil pressure under high performance driving conditions.

Be sure to watch the full video to find out what an amazing car the GT-R already is and imagine just how awesome the next-gen model will be when it hits the market in 2015. By the way, there are two big surprises in the video, so watch closely!

A month ago, an Audi RS6 fitted with Nokian Tyres set the ice speed record, clocking in a top speed of 208.6 mph . It was a mighty impressive pace that should stand for a while, or at least until after somebody else decides to take a crack at it.

Recently, though, a bone-stock Nissan GT-R tried its luck in a crust of ice at Russia’s Lake Baikal. Piloted by Russian drivers Roman Rusinov and Andrey Leontjev, the GT-R set a pretty blistering lap time of its own, hitting a top speed of 294.8 km/h (183.18 mph).

It still fell short of what the RS6 was able to accomplish a month ago, but the time was still good enough to set the Russian ice speed record for a stock production car.

We know that records these days are only as good until somebody else beats it. But that doesn’t take away from the impressive feat Nissan Russia and the two racecar drivers managed to accomplish.

We give props where it’s due and the people involved in the attempt and subsequent record deserve a lot of credit. It’s not easy to drive on ice at such high speeds, but you all know that.

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