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2020 Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z

2020 Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z

There’ve been many 370Z race cars throughout the years but this is one of the baddest of the bunch

Nissan unveiled a Time Attack-spec Nissan 370Z built by Z1 Motorsport in conjunction with Nissan Motorsport that is bound to take the world of time attack racing by storm. With 750 horsepower on tap thanks to a pair of Garrett turbochargers, this 370Z is one of the craziest you’ll ever see. The widebody is made entirely out of carbon fiber, the interior is bare, and, to shed even more weight, the body was acid-dipped. In other words, the guys at Nissan and Z1 Motorsport stopped at nothing in their mission to turn what many consider an outdated sports car into a record-breaking track beast.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

2019 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

There’s nowhere in the world that you can’t go to with this do-it-all pickup truck

The Nissan Frontier Desert Runner doesn’t have the racing pedigree of the Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z or the sheer tuning audacity of the Nissan Kicks Street Sport, but if you’re looking for a rugged version of Nissan’s long-standing pickup with some serious off-road chops, the Frontier Desert Runner should be right up your alley. Developed by the Nissan Motorsports team in collaboration with MA Motorsports, the Frontier Desert Runner is teeming with purpose-specific upgrades that help enhance the pickup’s already impressive form and functionality. Nissan has yet to give any indication of potential production plans for the tricked-out pickup, but that could come soon if there’s decent enough demand for it. For now, though, the Nissan Frontier Desert Runner takes center stage at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show.

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2019 Nissan Kicks Street Sport Concept

2019 Nissan Kicks Street Sport Concept

The Nismo-inspired Kicks you can’t have but definitely deserve

The 2019 Nissan Kicks Street Sport is a concept car developed by Nissan Motorsports and MA Motorsports for the 2019 SEMA Show. A more aggressive version of the small crossover, it looks a lot like a Nismo-built model thanks to its sportier stance and race-inspired upgrades inside the cabin. It even features a more powerful engine, although specific performance information is not available. Sadly, this beefed-up Kicks won’t come to a dealerships near you anytime soon. Here’s why you should be upset about it.

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2018 Nissan Project Clubsport 23

2018 Nissan Project Clubsport 23

Nissan tries to keep it fresh with some extra sporting stuff

The 2018 SEMA show is here, and Nissan is headed to Vegas with a newly tuned iteration of its aging 370Z sport compact coupe. This latest build combines a selection of parts plucked from the factory, and the aftermarket, as well as a smattering of custom one-off, fabricated pieces that “may appear someday alone or packaged together at Nissan dealership parts departments.” Sounds great, but how does it fare amongst the best of the best in the desert?

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2018 Nissan Kicks Sound Machine

2018 Nissan Kicks Sound Machine

Prepare for your ears to bleed when you get close to this incredible creation

The Nissan Kicks will be in attendance at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show, except that it’s not actually the Kicks in the traditional sense. The SEMA-bound Kicks also goes by the name “Sound Machine” for reasons that are pretty obvious if you’ve seen what it looks like. The Kicks Sound Machine is a DJ booth on four wheels that Nissan created with the help of Hollywood-based Vehicle Effects. The vehicle made its debut at the 2018 BET Awards back in July, but those attending SEMA will get to see it for the first time, including the bazillion speakers it has at its disposal.

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2015 Nissan Titan XD "Triple Nickel"

2015 Nissan Titan XD "Triple Nickel"

The Titan XD has already made waves in the industry, but Nissan wants more. That’s why the automaker has pulled the covers off its plans to snag a land speed record with its all-new pickup. This project and its vehicle, affectionately called the “Triple Nickel” thanks to its 555 pound-feet of torque, are still in the building phase, but will soon compete in the D/DT and FIA A-III-9 classes at Bonneville.

Amazingly enough, the Triple Nickel isn’t some tube-frame chassis with a fiberglass body. No, this is a full-fledged pre-production Titan XD with nothing more than a handful of modifications that allow it to race.

This isn’t Nissan’s first rodeo; the automaker set a land speed record back in the mid-1990s with a 1994 Hardbody pickup powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine. It set multiple records, including its fastest official run of 142.9 mph on the salt flats.

Cummins, the builder of the Titan XD’s 5.0-liter V-8, has an even more storied history dating back to 1931. That year, Cummins engines powered vehicles that set records at Daytona Beach, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and airstrips in Wilmington, Ohio.

So let’s take a glance at Nissan’s Triple Nickel Titan XD.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Titan XD "Triple Nickel".

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2011 Nissan Juke-R

2011 Nissan Juke-R

There’s something about the Nissan Juke that just stirs up animated discussions. Whether its the funkier-than-usual design or its rather impressive performance capabilities, a lot of us in the industry have strong opinions about Nissan’s quirky crossover.

If you’re Nissan, all these discussions can only be good press for the Juke and if you want to stoke the proverbial flames, why not up the ante by building a one-off creation that places the powertrain of Nissan’s Godzilla sports car - the GT-R - inside the Juke.

You read that right, folks. A GT-R-powered Juke. Let the discussion begin.

The car is going to be called the Juke-R, which took its name from the GT-R-sourced twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 powertrain it’s set to have. The Juke-R is expected to produce the same 520-horsepower output as that of the GT-R. Based on the sketches Nissan has released of the one-off car, it appears that the Juke-R will also feature some aerodynamic modifications, including sport flared fenders, a new front splitter, a new rear diffuser, and a new set of wheels, tires, and brakes.

Paul Willcox, Nissan Europe’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing said that the Nissan Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. "The Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan," he said.

"This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars."

There doesn’t appear to be a timeline as to when the Juke-R will break cover, but considering it’s nature, we’re crossing our fingers that it makes an appearance at SEMA this coming November 2011.

UPDATE 01/11/12: The latest update to come out of Nissan regarding the Juke-R has something to do with performance numbers, and we’re really blown away by what it’s capable of doing. After running a series of tests, the Japanese automaker was able to pick up the Juke-R’s output with a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 171 mph. Check out the figures being drawn out in the latest video, which you can see by clicking on the photo above.

UPDATE 05/24/12: Nissan has unveiled a new video featuring the Juke-R in action on the Losna Isbane Ice Track in Norway. Check it out!

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Wald International at the 2009 SEMA Show

Wald International at the 2009 SEMA Show

Just yesterday we brought you the official details on the Japanese tuners Wald International and their latest member of the Black Bison lineup, the 2010 Mercedes Benz E Class. The unique body kit manufacturer was well represented at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas with one such modified Mercedes as well as a Black Bison Edition Nissan GT-R. The Black Bison kit is characterized by a large mouth front bumper complete with projector style driving lights underlined by a bold front lip and lots of carbon fiber. The fenders are always bulged out to accommodate additional rubber leading into bolder side skirts and finishing off with some aerodynamic aids out back. Although you may have never heard of the Japanese tuner before, once you see one in real life they are unforgettable.

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Hankook brings a GT-R drift car to the 2009 SEMA Show

Hankook brings a GT-R drift car to the 2009 SEMA Show

The Hankook Tires drift team has come out with a few crazy creations over the past few years in order to hype up their products appeal to the sport’s sideways crazed fans. Up until this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas the wildest ride in the Hankook stable was a twin turbocharged Porsche 911 GT2 that defied physics and the odds when it’s driver Tyler McQuarrie was able to keep the back end of the rear engine sports car from coming around when he hung it out on the edge.

Following up the wild winged Hankook GT2 would be tough, but a RWD Nissan GT-R wearing the familiar orange and black livery of the Hankook team is enough for us to give it a chance. The car is made up of a multitude of lightweight carbon fiber body panels from Seibon, a 4.0 Liter stroker kit, KW coil over kit and a set of 19 inch Weds Sports wrapped in the obligatory Ventus R-S3 Ultra High Performance rubber. With experienced drifter Robbie Nishida behind the wheel this drift GT-R should rack up a few wins in next year’s Formula D championship, that is if import racing legend Steph Papadakis doesn’t step in on the action.

Press release after the jump.

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Nissan Skyline GT-Rs at the 2009 SEMA Show

Nissan Skyline GT-Rs at the 2009 SEMA Show

The Nissan GT-R is by all means a bona fide super car and , however for anyone who is too old to have used a Playstation has been left in the dark about the cars that made those three letters so significant over the past two decades. That is because the most contact most people in the U.S. had with a Nissan Skyline GT-R was when playing Gran Turismo, or at an auto extravaganza like SEMA, and there were two fine examples on display this year in the Las Vegas Convetion Center. These were ultra exotic all wheel drive sports cars powered by a revolutionary low displacement high revving twin turbocharged straight six that pushed the Japanese Government’s limits with a reasonably priced package that was able to trump quite a few super cars of its day. Adding to the lore of the old Skyline GT-R; the ones that did make it to America with a DOT approval all came from the same import company, and they were found out to be crooked.

In 1989 the Japanese automaker revived the GT-R nameplate from the 1970s with the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R. At the time the GT-R was a two door version of Nissan’s popular Skyline luxury sedan, something we were introduced to in America as the Infiniti G35 some years later. Back in the ’90s Nissan had to advertise their budget super car at 280 PS (275 HP) but Godzilla has been dyno’d to reveal closer to 350 HP coming from the RB26DETT under the hood. What was even better is that these car’s could easily be boosted to produce closer to 500 HP and there are even a few recorded 1000 HP runs by tuners who never had to crack the head gasket. In the U.S. the baddest car you could buy and then modify was a Toyota Supra, there are even models that can race against a Suzuki Hyabusa and win at 150 MPH, in Japan they said that when you got over your Supra you bought a GT-R.

This year’s SEMA Show featured two of the latter examples, one white on gold R33, a model that was made from 1995-1998 and got more curves and a bigger turbo. The other jaw dropping piece of high performance machinery was the highly coveted six speed R34, although Nissan ended production of the car in 2001 they came back with a rare proposition for 2004. Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Nissan Motorsport International, the manufacturer offered to buy back 20 low mileage models which were stripped down and rebuilt to be Z tune GT-Rs. Making 600 PS from a race engine and shod with a set of beautiful black GT500 style Volk racing TE-37s, simply exquisite. Although the late model Rotora car is wearing a different set of wheels, it does have the Z tune style fenders with the vents at the top. It’s tuners cars like these that gave the GT-R its super car credibility; so now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

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What dreams are made of, one long line of Nissan GT-Rs at the 2009 SEMA Show

What dreams are made of, one long line of Nissan GT-Rs at the 2009 SEMA Show

There is no greater sight than a group of modified Nissan GT-R super cars lined up and shined to perfection, and of course while walking along the crowded halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2009 SEMA Show that is exactly what we came across. The old Skyline GT-R has already built itself a strong relationship with the aftermarket, and the new GT-R super car has quickly become famous for being able to embarrass Porsche owners for a fraction of the price by granting owners with ungodly amounts of power and handling that defies physics, all straight from the factory. Given the car’s tuning credibility and outstanding performance potential, the GT-R has become the perfect platform for enthusiasts to transform into the purpose built vehicle of their choice.

At the head of the pack sat Brian Lock’s GOTO:Racing R35, now any race spec GT-R is a visual treat, but when you consider that this is the first ever race ready Nissan GT-R to compete in any form of sanctioned motorsport in the U.S. you know that this is truly something special with its multitude of aerodynamic aids, gutted interior and ultra wide semi slicks. While Mr. Lock’s GT-R was modified in search of an all around ability to go, turn and stop in order to achieve the quickest lap time possible, the next Nissan in line focuses on doing one of those tasks extremely well with the same goal in mind of course. That is because the next example of Godzilla lined up in Las Vegas was a gleaming white GT-R that boasted as being the world’s fastest. With straight line acceleration being priority one, this super car owner has managed to run his GT-R down the quarter mile in an elapsed time of just 10.4 seconds with a trap speed of over 130 MPH, very fast.

There were so many modified GT-Rs in the lineup that it would be difficult to go over the nuts and bolts of each one, but if you are a true GT-R fan, and spent hours endlessly staring at that old B.F. Goodrich poster, then you should recognize this last GT-R distinct shade of Bayside Blue. Even though that particular paint code went away with the R34, this Godzilla enthusiast did a great job of bringing back the image of the four round red taillights floating in a sea of that memorable metallic blue paint.

Video of Brian Lock’s GT-R after the jump.

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Rally Innovations Nissan GT-R at the 2009 SEMA Show

Rally Innovations Nissan GT-R at the 2009 SEMA Show

The German suspension manufacturer Eibach is well known for being innovators in the field of automotive spring manufacturing, while at first these aftermarket metal coils were meant simply to lower the car’s ride height, these days springs are tuned to not only drop the vehicle but enhance its handling as well. A perfect example of a high performance machine upgraded with the help of Eibach is the Rally Innovations Nissan GT-R that was residing in the coveted corner spot of the spring maker’s booth. The Japanese super car has been slightly massaged into a machine worthy of the name Godzilla. The GT-R wears a new nose complete with a larger front opening and a few new vents to extract the hot air out from behind the radiators. Riding on a set of Work rims wrapped in sticky Falken tires and of course the obligatory Eibach suspension, this GT-R not only haas the perfect stance to intimidate Porsche 911 Turbo owners, but now it has the legs to run rings around them as well.

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Widebody Kameleon 350Z at the 2009 SEMA Show

Widebody Kameleon 350Z at the 2009 SEMA Show

The sights at SEMA expand well beyond the air conditioned exhibit halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and manage to spill onto the sidewalks and driveways surrounding the enclosed building. One such example of automotive excellence that just didn’t quite make it indoors is this wide body Nissan 350Z. It only takes a quick glance to see what makes this Japanese sports car so special, and as you slowly make your way around the vehicle you can see the color shifting Kameleon paint in action as it changes from an aqua green to a deep purple depending on how the light is reflecting off the Z’s aftermarket bodywork and onto your optic receptors.

While this custom House of Kolor paint is more than enough to make any automobile stand out from the crowd, this 350Z’s owner went a step further with a winged wide body kit and a set of 20 inch Speed Star Rims to fill the now oversized wheel wells. Hidden away inside the multi spoke rollers is a big brake kit from Stoptech, which will come in handy, especially because of the Stillen supercharger bolted to the top of the VQ35.

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Mobil 1 Nissan GT-R

Mobil 1 Nissan GT-R

Mobil1 and Bulletproof Automotive presented at SEMA their own customized version of the Nissan GT-R. The car is painted with exclusive OEM “Midnight Purple” paint, straight from Nissan Japan.

The Mobil 1/Bulletproof Automotive GT-R will be the first R35 GT-R in the world to be adorned with the Midnight Purple color scheme, but there are a lot more unique attributes that make this car something truly exceptional. On the exterior, you can’t miss the one-off Carbon Roof and Full Zele Carbon Aerodynamic Package with Amuse Wing, highlighted with graphic design by world famous designer Manabu “Mana-P” Suzuki of MS-R and Option.

There are a few modifications under the hood too: a COBB AccessPORT ECU and a Powerhouse Amuse Full Turbo Back Exhaust System helping the extra air exit out the back. Bringing this GT-R to a hault, is an Endless Mono-6 Racing Brake Conversion on all 4 corners while an Amuse Suspension with Electronic Integration, BBS LM Limited Wheel and Toyo Proxes R888 Tires keep the R35 planted firmly to the road.

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2008 Steve Millen Sports Cars Maxima

2008 Steve Millen Sports Cars Maxima

Nissan, in cooperation with Steve Millen Sports Cars revealed at the SEMA Show a customized version of the 2009 Maxima.

Nissan likes to think of the Maxima as its "4-Door Sports Car", so it receives the full aftermarket treatment from well-known Nissan race driver and builder Steve Millen. Modifications include engine airflow management improvements, rear roof and deck lid spoilers, custom wheels and tires and a two-tone black-and-silver paint treatment. Like any good SEMA project, many of these parts can already be purchased for your commuter 2009 Maxima.

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Nissan GT-R by Zele headed for SEMA

Nissan GT-R by Zele headed for SEMA

Zele revealed some shots of its new work developed for the upcoming SEMA show. The new GT-R aero package features brilliant orange paint and is completely made of special carbon fiber. The pieces of the kit can be achieved individually so that you can choose how much of the future Spec V look you want for your car. If you apply for the complete package you can get also Rays forged alloys and upgraded ECU sans-JDM speed limiter, with the orange paint included. The prices for every piece range from $500 to $1,100 but the price for the whole updated kit is still to be established. The good news is that we will see this new kit in flesh at SEMA.

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Nissan at SEMA

Nissan at SEMA

Nissan revealed a stunning lineup of vehicles at the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Nissan will showcase seven custom Versa 5-door hatchbacks, a custom Titan truck, designer-inspired Pathfinder and Armada, and Championship-winning Nissan Motorsports Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) race trucks from Tuesday Nov. 1 through Friday Nov. 4 at the Nissan booth (Booth #33945).
“Nissan products, from our 350Z to our Maxima, Altima, Titan and other models, (...)

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2007 Nissan Versa customized to debut at SEMA

2007 Nissan Versa customized to debut at SEMA

Nissan will unveil at SEMA show a few customized versions of the 2007 Versa, including a "Green with Envy" entry by 2K Motorsports Marketing done up in flat black with lime green and rainbow flake stripes by Kaotic Kustoms and an APC green LED interior package.
The Green with Envy Versa features a black-and-green interior, a custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosure with a 2,000-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system by Homeless Entertainment, a custom-painted Nitrous Express bottle, Fuze (...)

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