Nov 19, 2014

Nissan NISMO LMP1 Race Car in Arizona For Testing


According to Racer Magazine the Nissan NISMO LMP1 car has just hit Arizona for testing.  It was originally reported that information on the car would be available in December, but the latest news says not before the New Year. Looking forward to what we might see.

The new Nissan LMP1 factory program has ventured out from its temporary base in Southern California to conduct its first test at the Nissan Technical Center in Stanfield, Ariz.
The nature of the test is unknown, although with a secluded 5.7-mile facility at its disposal, a variety of options would exist for the team while running without fear of onlookers exposing their new-for-2015 Le Mans challenger penned by designer Ben Bowlby.

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Nov 11, 2014

The 2015 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year



Road and Track Magazine took 14 cars, available now, or very soon, and put them head to head in the performance car of the year challenge. Who wins? Check out the article for the full story, and beautiful pictures.
Which leaves just the trio of not-quite-supercars for our consideration. First up: the Nissan GT-R Nismo. There simply isn't a faster way to cover unfamiliar pavement, and although you'll pay twice the retail of the original R35 for this ridiculously striped variant, the juice is worth the squeeze. You can't fluster this car. The minute you can see the exit of a turn, simply floor the throttle; the Nissan will do the math and take care of the rest, leaving even the Ferrari gasping for air behind it. Later, at dinner, I'll ask the group which car covers the most real-world ground in the least amount of time, and the vote will be unanimous: Nissan.

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THE LEADERBOARD
Current PCOTY Contenders in red
12014 Ferrari 458 Speciale51.92 sec142.1 mph
22015 Nissan GT-R Nismo51.93 sec141.7 mph
32014 Porsche 911 GT352.18 sec139.7 mph
42015 Dodge Viper SRT TA52.36 sec137.2 mph
52013 Ferrari F12Berlinetta52.97 sec144.4 mph
62014 Porsche 911 Turbo53.02 sec140.5 mph
72014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series53.66 sec135.8 mph
82014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition53.76 sec135.6 mph
92013 SRT Viper54.55 sec138.9 mph
102014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/2854.66 sec131.2 mph
112014 Chevrolet Corvette Z5154.80 sec135.5 mph
122013 Porsche 911 Carrera55.03 sec133.5 mph
132014 Audi R8 V1055.18 sec135.9 mph
142012 Lexus LFA55.48 sec130.6 mph
152015 BMW M355.53 sec132.3 mph
162015 Jaguar F-Type V855.84 sec134.4 mph
172013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL155.86 sec133.9 mph
182013 BMW M6 Competition Pack55.89 sec133.8 mph
192015 Lexus RC F56.08 sec128.8 mph
202013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT50056.19 sec134.8 mph
212013 Jaguar XFR-S56.33 sec131.6 mph
222015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat56.37 sec131.5 mph
232015 Jaguar F-Type R56.37 sec133.5 mph
242014 Porsche Cayman S56.73 sec125.1 mph
252015 Ford Mustang GT56.81 sec127.2 mph




Nov 10, 2014

2016 Nissan GT-R Information Leaked


In the US, we are in the future when it comes to Nissan GT-R's. Right now we have 2015 cars on the lots. Japan goes by calendar year, we go by model year.  GT-R Otaku has got a hold of leaked information on the MY2015(US 2016) Nissan GT-R.

Several new models are coming according to them. A Track Edition- engineered by NISMO, and a 45th Anniversary model.

<Track edition engineered by nismo>
from the 2014 model is the nature of the rattle and the run was changed, the corresponding a dedicated grade for customers seeking a "more sports car-like ride" from R35.2015 model year.
Base vehicle:
Black Edition
dedicated equipment:
dedicated bonding body
dedicated wide front fender (with outlet duct)
dedicated suspension
dedicated stabilizer (front, rear, high spring rate)
dedicated Rays made ​​of forged aluminum wheels
dedicated tire (DUNLOP SP SPORT MAXX GT600 DSST)

<45 Anniversary model>
In addition to Premium edition to the base is the same "silica Breath" and R34 Skyline GT-R M-spec is Ogora, limited car with private number plate is disposed in the interior and the engine room (45 units).
November 25 announcement, in early January 2015 order accepting start, released February 25.

Check out the full article for a list of refinements and upgrades to the Nissan GT-R for next year. Sounds like they are on the right path.


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Source: GT-R Otaku

Oct 31, 2014

ETS GT-R Spins at 200 + MPH During Shift S3ctor 1/2 Mile Event


There are times, that it is kind of fun to spin a car. 200+ mph is not one of those times. Ride along with the ETS Nissan GT-R. Hitting 220 mph in the 1/2 mile, and then spinning just after the traps.

October 25th, 2014 The Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R reaches 220mph in the 1/2 mile and wrecks!

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