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Last week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show Nissan unveiled the most powerful GT-R ever: the new Nismo version . Today it’s time to learn how this car was developed thanks to a new video revealed by the company.

Along with explaining how the GT-R Nismo was developed, this video also includes testing scenes from Nurburgring , Sendai and France, with interviews and time-attack laps, which include a 7:08.679 run at the Ring.

For those of you who do not remember, the new GT-R Nismo is powered by an updated 3.8-liter, twin-boosted V-6 engine delivers a total of 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque - quite a boost over the standard 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet. Nissan said nothing about how the extra power will improve the GT-R’s performance figures, but we do know that the new Nismo is the fastest GT-R ever around the famous Nurburgring with a lap time of 7:08.

Retro cars have become a fad these days and automakers, like Nissan , have taken that to a whole new level by integrating all the elements we love about those classic cars into a modern-day concept .

The result of this adventurous project is the IDx Freeflow, which adheres to what the company describes as its three-box genesis: engine, passenger, and cargo areas.

Nissan says that there are no heritage influences on the IDx Freeflow, but somehow we can’t shake the feeling that the concept carries a styling homage to the first line of Skyline GT-Rs and Datsun 510 the company produced years ago.

Still, you have to appreciate how Nissan managed to give the IDx Freeflow an identity all its own. It is born out of a desire to create a vehicle that has a simple design with just the right amount of functions and accessories that are standard on cars to provide its own unique sense of build functionality and aesthetic specialty.

That’s probably one of the best ways to describe the Nissan IDx Freeflow because it really is a car that’s special in its own way.

Click past the jump to read about the Nissan IDx Freeflow

Knowing full well what Toyota and Subaru have in the GT 86 and the BRZ , respectively, Nissan is determined to show the world that it can also produce a modern-day sports car based on one of its own iconic models.

The company will tell you that the creation of the IDx Nismo and the IDx Freeflow was a result of its intention to create two very distinct models from the same vehicle. But don’t let that be the only reason, as it’s pretty evident that these two concepts are also being released as a response to the popular Toyota and Subaru sports coupes .

Nissan came up with the "IDx" tag in part to show how its ideals are reflected in the personality of the concepts, hence the ID acronym signifying "identification". For its own part, the "x" represents the variable and "values and dreams born through communication."

The result, as you can see, is a pretty wicked looking sports car that has traces of the Datsun 510 and the old Nissan Skyline, the godfather — so to speak — of the current GT-R supercar. Specifically, the IDx Nismo bears the racing dynamics of Nissan’s aftermarket division.

When Nissan unveiled the new Juke Nismo , it also announced that it was simply the tip of the iceberg for the new Nismo family. We have already seen the GT-R Nismo that followed it, and now a new Sentra Nismo Concept. This concept is on display next to the GT-R Nismo at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show , and we have big hopes to see it put into production.

The concept features the usual Nismo elements, like the more powerful engine, the aerodynamic kit, tuned suspensions and a high performance braking system, red accents all over and, of course, a sporty interior.

The Sentra Nismo Concept rocks a Bright Pearl White exterior paint combined with a carbon fiber pattern on numerous exterior elements and the staple Nismo red line on the front spoiler lip, the side skirts, the rear spoiler and the exterior mirrors.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept.

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Only few hours ago, Nissan unveiled the official details on the new GT-R Nismo , which happens to be the most powerful GT-R ever, and now it’s time to see it in action at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. On the famed German circuit is where it managed to score a time of just 7:8.679. making it the world’s fastest volume-production car around the "Green Hell."

The lap time was recorded by Michael Krumm, a Nissan test-driver, who was impressed by the capacities of the new GT-R Nismo .

The model that established this amazing time was equipped with the track options package that includes aerodynamics tuning, weight reduction, and suspension tuning. Under the hood, there is the newly updated engine GT-R engine: a 3.8-liter, twin-boosted V-6 engine that delivers a total of 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

Check out the video to see what Krumm thinks on the new car and hear his commentary as he laps the track. there’s also plenty of sweet in-car sounds to enjoy.

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We all know that the next-generation Nissan GT-R has created quite a buzz in the automotive world; after all, everyone is interested in just how good (or bad) a hybrid GT-R will be. However this version is still several years away, so Nissan will simply continue updating the gasoline-powered version of the GT-R for now.

For the 2015 model year, Nissan made some changes to the exterior and the interior look, but most of the changes were made to the suspension system, giving it a "smoother ride comfort, more refinement, and benchmark fit and finish."

Since the engine and transmission were both updated for the 2014 model year , they continue unchanged in 2015. Besides, if the base GT-R isn’t powerful enough, you can always take a crack at the mighty GT-R Nismo version for your horsepower fix.

The revised Nissan GT-R will go on sale on December 2nd, as a 2014 model, and the 2015 model will hit showrooms in the U.S. in the beginning of 2014.

Updated 01/21/2014: Nissan announced today prices for the 2015 GT-R sports car which is now on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. prices will range from $101,770 for the GT-R Premium version and will go up to $115,710 for the GT-R Track Edition.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan GT-R.

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Nissan will unveil a very cool gadget at the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Motor Show , which will open its doors next week. That’s right, Nissan does a lot more than just stamp out cars and truck, folks. The new gadget in question is a head-mounted display that Nissan has dubbed the 3E, and it is set to take on Google Glass.

According to the initial details offered by Nissan, the 3E can be connected to the Internet in real time, allowing the users to overlay acquired information on the glasses, record projected images and communicate with others by sending information to their glasses.

Unfortunately, Nissan stopped short of offering too many details, but we expect it to also display plenty of car-centric information, like speed, fuel consumption and GPS directions. The downside, much like Google Glass, it that it may also be a distraction for drivers , as it will likely also display social media information and phone notifications.

Full details on the 3E will be unveiled next week during its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. These fancy techno-glasses will make their debut alongside another futuristic piece of Nissan equipment: the recently revealed BladeGlider concept. The 3E also gets a spot next to a more current Nissan marvel: the GT-R Nismo .

Stay tuned for more information.

Click past the jump to watch the first trailer video of the upcoming Nissan 3E gadget.

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The Tokyo Motor Show opens its doors for the public in two weeks time. As we know, Nissan will make an exciting announcement at the show. Yes, it is the Nissan GT-R Nismo that debuts on November 19th, 2013. The company will also disclose the Nurburgring lap time set by the Nismo GT-R. But that’s not all, as Nissan will also showcase the Bladeglider concept.

Along with the concept car, Nissan will also reveal a concept prototype based on the Bladeglider, but toned down for actual production. The production version will have its sights set on attacking rival cars, like the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ. Andy Palmer- VP at Nissan told Motortrend that the Bladeglider will be the car for the young generation.

The origins of the Bladeglider concept can be traced back to the Nissan ZEOD RC racer , and that’s where the unconventionality begins. The designers of the Bladeglider concept describe it as "an extreme interpretation" of what a car can be. The thought behind the concept is to offer an affordable and appealing sports car to young people, according to Andy Palmer of Nissan.

Click past the jump for more on the Nissan Bladeglider Concept

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The Nissan GT-R is among the fastest-accelerating cars on the planet, second only to million-dollar hypercars. The evolution of the GT-R has been an interesting story, and the next-generation Nissan GT-R will mark yet another important milestone in its storied history.

Nissan has already started working on the next iteration of the GT-R, and for the first time, a top executive at Nissan has confirmed to that the new model will feature a hybrid powertrain. Now, don’t start thinking that this will be some a Hybrid that focuses only on being "green." Nope, this will be more of a performance hybrid, similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder’s setup.

Though these hyper-hybrids are just as fast as their gasoline-powered counterparts, we believe that a hybrid powertrain alters the "wow" factor of performance. Anyway, speaking to Autocar, Andy Palmer — engineering, sales and marketing boss at Nissan — said that there is an "inevitability" about electrification of all future cars and that the new Nissan GT-R "will see some form of hybridization".

For the time being, the Nismo GT-R will remain the flagship model and will receive annual updates. Nissan is known to launch upgrades for the GT-R every year, and the Nismo GT-R will be no exception. The updates include tweaks to the engine for extra performance, improvements on the aerodynamics front, etc.

Click past the jump for more on the Nismo GT-R’s Nurburgring lap time and on the current GT-R

Source: Autocar UK
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A few days ago, a Nissan GT-R Goliath prepared by Switzer Performance became the fastest supercar in a one-mile sprint, with a top speed of 250 mph. Now the same GT-R is being put to the test in the quarter-mile.

Just as it did in the one-mile run, the GT-R Goliath smashed the previous E85-powerwed record, as it zipped down the track in just 8.46 seconds at more than 180 mph, breaking the previous record by almost two-tenths of a second and a 10 mph.

The GT-R set the record at Michigan’s Milan dragway and behind the wheel was Tym from Switzer Performance. After breaking the record, he described how the team managed to establish a new record: "With the Syvecs SGTR system, we are able to manage all dynamics of the vehicle to our best advantage. We don’t have a rev-n-dump launch control, we have launch management. You can see that in the video. Even though we were pushing a little harder than we were in Moscow, the car still accelerated straight and true."


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