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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

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Nissan Esflow

First rumors on a possible successor for the Nissan 200SX surfaced back in 2010, but they have remained unconfirmed until now. Nissan has officially confirmed that the new model will be unveiled in November at the Tokyo motor show. This electric sports car was previewed more than two years ago with the Esflow Concept and will be placed just below the 370Z in terms of size and pricing.

Up to this point we cannot tell for sure if Nissan will indeed offer a production version, or just a new concept for us to ohh and ahh at. We do know that this model will preview the company’s latest electrification technology.

After the vehicle is displayed in Tokyo, the same technology will be used for an electric Le Mans racecar that is set to be unveiled in June 2014. It may be followed by a hybrid or all-electric GT-R, which is obviously a thought with Nissan’s “electrify” comment about the next-gen GT-R.

In a recent interview with the Australian press, Nissan’s executive vice-president, Andy Palmer backhandedly confirmed that the company will offer another sports car, next to the 370Z and the GT-R, but he did not offered any other details on it. He just invited us to Tokyo to see it. We’ll be there!

Click past the jump to read more on the Nissan Esflow

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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When you will start watching this video you will think it is all about the Nissan GT-R . Well, sorry to disappoint you, but no, the GT-R is not the star of this video. In fact, this video is about a 850-horsepower Trophy Truck with 34-inches of suspension roaring across the Mojave Desert at 150 mph.

There is nothing incredible, so far, right? After all everyone has heard about an 850-horsepower pickup truck, right? But this particular one does some amazing things: next to hitting an astounding speed on sand, it also does some pretty incredible acrobatics in the desert, including a massive leap over the broken-down GT-R.

The video is also spiced up by a pair of gorgeous women. We don’t quite get the girl doing a photo shoot next to the white M3 , but were all for gratuitous bikini shot, especially when they get really dirty. No, not in that way, guys, you’ll have to see the video to find out what we’re talking about.

Please remember, behind the wheel was professional driver "Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin, so please do not try this at home.

Nissan GT-R

The GT-R just keeps on getting better and it appears as if Nissan is not planning on slowing down any time soon. This is courtesy of Nissan North America’s senior vice president saying to “stay tuned later this year for news that will electrify our legions of GT-R fans worldwide” at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. A rather innocuous statement on the surface, but if you look at that statement in a literal sense and also remember that Nissan has already planned a hybrid racer in the future, that makes you wonder if there was a more literal meaning to that statement.

Reading between the lines makes us wonder if this statement means that the hybrid system that Nissan is planning to use at the 2014 Le Mans may make its way into a production GT-R in the near future. Now we’re not talking about a hybrid system to drastically improve mpg – though it usually will just a little. Rather, we are talking about a high-performance hybrid system seen in the likes of the Porsche 918 and the Ferrari LaFerrari .

We already saw a shrunken down variant of the GT-R engine – a 3.7-liter V-6 – strapped inside the Infiniti Essence Concept with a powerful electric motor to add some extra ponies. Chances are, this concept was simply the first example of what Nissan plans to do with the existing 3.8-liter.

Imagine the GT-R with the added boost of an electric motor. We’re talking well over 700 horsepower and we are thinking conservatively here. That sounds like sweet music to our ears but also a nightmare to our wallets. Chances are that if Nissan does pull the trigger on “Electrifying” fans in a literal sense, the base GT-R would likely remain as a – dare we say – “cheaper” option.

We’ll keep you updated.

Source: Motor Trend
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Nissan is expanding its Pathfinder lineup with a new hybrid version unveiled today at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The new Hybrid model will replace the usual 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a new supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine combined with an electric motor. This system provides a fuel economy increased by 24 percent over the standard Pathfinder.

The hybrid version will be offered with the same features we have seen in the standard version, including the new uni-body construction, an aerodynamic exterior and an interior with a wide range of available features, including an optional third row of seats.

The new Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will be put on sale in late summer 2013 in three trim levels: SV, SL and Platinum. Nissan announced it will be around $3,000 more than Pathfinder 3.5-liter V-6 models, so if you do a little math you will obtain a starting price of about $31,650.

Hit the jump to read more on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid.

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R started destroying supercars twice its cost in 2008 and since then it has received minor updates each and every year since. The only major update, however, came in 2011 by way of a power bump from 478 to 520 horsepower. Now, new reports from “insiders” suggest that a second major update is planned for the 2015 model year.

The model will received a pretty significant facelift, but the most important updates will be made to the driveline in an attempt to lower the car’s 0-to-60 mph sprint time down from the current 2.8 seconds. For this, the current six-speed dual-clutch gearbox will be replaced by a new one featuring an extra gear. As a result, the insider reports that the sprint time will be improved by at least 0.1 seconds.

Along with the new transmission, the 2015 GT-R will also get improved brakes, new tires and, of course, a new record time around Nürburgring — Kazutoshi Mizuno hopes to take it down to 7 minutes 15 seconds.

Beat that Porsche!

Source: GT Channel

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