How the Nissan GT-R Changed the Rules and Saved Nissan
The Nissan Skyline GT-R goes down in history as one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars ever made. It managed to not only put Japan on the automotive map more than once but also to save the Nissan company from going bankrupt. Nissan’s strife to create a world-dominating performance car culminated in 1989 with the R32 GT-R, but even more interesting is how the car, which got the nickname Godzilla, came to be. A documentary about the R32 GT-R’s birth from YouTube channel, THE SQUIDD, gives a brief but detailed history lesson on Godzilla’s birth.
The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors
With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.
The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race
While drag racing fast cars only tells you so much about their performance capabilities, it’s always fun to see who comes out on top. Currently, these four – theAcura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, and Porsche 911 Turbo S – are some of the hottest high-performance cars on the market. ’Throttle House’ arranged for them to meet for a drag race. Can the C8 Corvette punch above its weight against the turbocharged opponents?
Nissan GT-R EV – It’s Happening, We Just Don’t Know When
It seemed like it took forever, but Nissan finally revealed an all-new Nissan Z, but what about the aging Nissan GT-R? That car has been in production for 15 years, and there’s literally no sign of a new-gen R36 GT-R being in the works. This comes despite the fact that noise regulations have killed its presence in Europe and safety regulations have killed its presence in Australia, leaving just the U.S. and Japan as the primary markets. Nissan isn’t planning to kill off the GT-R as once previously expected, though it is already looking well into the future beyond the next-gen model whenever that will actually happen.
All The Differences Between Nissan Z Sport and Performance Trims
By now, you’re probably tired of hearing about the Nissan Z. We know it’s out and we know (or at least hope) it’s going to be the bargain performance car everyone was waiting on. With that said, there are two trims (not counting the limited-edition Proto) - Sport and Performance. John Raiti, from Raiti’s Rides, helps us discuss the differences between the two Nissan Z trims - there are more of them than you think, so feel free to check them out below.
The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense
Nissan is in an interesting place. It gave us the first new Z in 14 years and its newly introduced Ariya is the brand’s first EV crossover. While both models have been delayed due to supply chain problems, there is another interesting development. It concerns the Nissan GT-R and the possibility of a four-door version, which may also be an EV. If what we hear is true, this could mean that the R36 generation will come in, at least, two flavors. Is Nissan planning to compete with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Plaid?
The 2023 Nissan Z Is The Most Nostalgic Sports Car Of Its Time
The 2023 Nissan Z was highly anticipated for 2022, and now, it’s finally here. By all accounts, it seems like the new Z is an epic mix of design cues from previous iterations of the Z, and a tribute to the 1969 original. There are many aspects of the Nissan Z that make it the most nostalgic sports car of our time, with some being more obvious than others. Here’s a virtual tour of all of them.
Watch A German Family Performance Sedan Take On A Revered Japanese Sports Car And A V-12 Italian Supercar!
The ‘Carwow’ team is back with yet another drag race; this time involving three cars in their pinnacle performance trims, but very different from one another. The three-way bout included the BMW M5 CS, the Nissan GT-R Nismo, and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. I’m not spoiling the races here, but let’s just say all the cars had their moments to shine at some or the other point, thus making this a far from boring or a monotonous race. That’s always better than the one-way quashes, isn’t it?
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid
Old versus new drag races are always interesting even when one of the contenders seems to be heavily outgunned. With that in mind, Hoonigan is giving us another “This vs Plaid” drag race, and this time, the challenger is a Japanese legend – the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R. Despite Godzilla being severely outmatched, the 12-year-old in me is still rooting for it. Here’s how it holds up to the Tesla Model S Plaid.
Here’s Why The Nissan GT-R R35 Is, Once Again, The Bargain Sports Car It Once Was
The topic of the Nissan GT-R is as trite as worn-out jeans in the 1980s. There’s no hiding the fact that the R35 GT-R is an old car now, and is painfully outdated compared to what the competition has brought. However, back in 2007, GT-R made a comeback and offered supercar-rivaling performance for half the price of a Porsche 911 Turbo. And, in 2022, buying a brand new GT-R isn’t as justifiable as it once was, but buying a used one seems to be the most sensible, non-sensible decision you can make, and here’s why.
How Does a Stock Nissan GT-R Hold Up Against a NISMO GT-R And a GT-R Modified By Mine’s?
The Nissan GT-R seems to be an unending topic, just like its production cycle. Debuted in 2007, the R35 GT-R is now in its 15th year – longer than the previous three GT-R generations together. Because of its unusual longevity, the R35 has had many different versions over the years, each better than the previous? Or is it? Best Motoring’s official YouTube channel featuring some of the best professional racers from Japan pits a stock 2017 GT-R versus a 2015 NISMO GT-R and a 2011 GT-R modified by Mine’s.
A Nissan GT-R NISMO Shows It’s still Insanely Fast, Despite Its Age
The Nissan GT-R has one of the biggest cult followings of any car. The fact of the matter is, the current R35 generation has been around since 2007. That’s 15 years in production, which is two years longer than the R32, R33, and R34 production cycles combined. But while the R35 GT-R may not be aging as gracefully, it’s still insanely capable, and AutoTopNL finally managed to get a 2015 GT-R NISMO in order to put it through its paces, on the Autobahn.
This Extremely Modified Nissan 240SX Is Far From Your Average Drift Missile
Nissan 240SX has been established as one of the go-to platforms if you want to build a drift missile. So much so that the cars are now absurdly expensive thanks to the “drift tax”. However, Albert, from AD Turbo has done something completely different and totally insane with his 1997 “Kouki” (late-model) S14, which turned it into the quickest street-legal Nissan 240SX that can stand up even to heavily modified GT-R’s.
This Crazy Mix Of Porsche 911, Maserati Gran Turismo, And Nissan 350Z Will Make Your Day
Man’s imagination knows no bounds and when it comes to cars, we often see some truly epic creations. Luckily, the internet makes it possible for us to see these creations, and this interesting mix of Porsche Maserati and Nissan is the latest we have stumbled upon.