Aug 17, 2014

New R35 GT-R Quarter Mile Record : 7.80@182 MPH


English Racing lowered their previous best time from a 7.81 to a 7.80 at the Buscher Shootout in Ohio. With a 1.28 60 foot, it is getting out strong, but still went a bit sideways, the long way down the track. From what we have seen, they went even quicker today. Once that video and info becomes available, we will get it online here. Check out the video below.

Buschur Shootout 14 - WORLD RECORD - AGAIN - ETS GTR - 7.80 @ 182MPH - English Racing


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Aug 16, 2014

Nissan GT-R v Ferrari 458 Speciale | evo TRACK BATTLE Video

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Nissan GT-R v Ferrari 458 Speciale | evo TRACK BATTLE




Check out the video from Evo Magazine. They put the GT-R and the Speciale in a split screen battle from Anglesea Circuit. 



Aug 13, 2014

Motor Trend : First Test: 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R

Motor Trend put a 2015 Nissan GT-R though its paces, and let us know their first thoughts. There are about 60 or 70 2015 NISMO's coming to the US. At $149,990 it is far and beyond the most expensive Nissan ever sold in the US. While this is a version of the car that did the 7:08 Nurburgring time, it is the tamer version.

"I think it would be faster, but it needs thicker tires," Randy continued. "They're not extreme enough … I didn't get (brake) fade. I just didn't have enough bite."

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1408_2015_nissan_gt_r_nismo_first_test/#ixzz3AHhlg2qV
600 horsepower, and 481 lb-ft of torque, but on 93 octane fuel. Here in California we only have 91, so the power seems like it might be slightly off.

Yet the heart doesn't feel like it corrals 600 horses. As our Carlos Lago quipped, "Maybe my butt dyno is off, but this doesn't feel like 600 ponies." The probable culprit is California's 91 octane. The GT-R Nismo operates best when swigging fuel rated at 93 and above. Annoying? Most definitely.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1408_2015_nissan_gt_r_nismo_first_test/#ixzz3AHhhyZbb
2015 NISMO Interior. Red is faster

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2.9 0-60 mph. 11.1@125 mph in the quarter. It looks like the car didn't like 91 octane much. Would some 93 drop it into the 10's? With a soft 0-60 time, the quarter mile time will also suffer. On the skidpad, the car did 1.06 g, and in Motor Trends figure 8 test, the NISMO was half a second faster than the Track Pack.

Still, this is a GT-R. You know, the one with a 7-minute, 8.679-second record on the 'Ring. It demolished a quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds at 125.3 mph and stuck to our skidpad with an average 1.06g load -- the gummiest GT-R ever. (This includes the 800-horsepower AMS Alpha 9 we tested a few years ago.) Around our telling figure-eight course, it earned a best-for-GT-R 22.9 seconds lap time at an average 0.91 g. Last year's Track Pack did it in 23.4 seconds at an average 0.89 g. Stick is the Nismo's overarching specialty.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1408_2015_nissan_gt_r_nismo_first_test/#ixzz3AHhomKxJ
With the stock bigger turbos, plus some better fuel, lots more power potential should be on tap. Square up the tires, and the NISMO should be even quicker, and faster. Tune a tuned car?

Aug 12, 2014

July 2014 Sales : 91 Cars : 651 Year to Date


In July Nissan sold 91 Nissan GT-R's, bringing the year to date total to 651 cars, a 13.5% decrease vs the total in 2013. The NISMO R35 went on sale July 31, at $149,990. 370Z sales were up at 636 for the month, and 4750 for the year. The all electric LEAF shows strong sales at 3019 for the month and 15,775 year to date.


NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for July 2014 of 121,452 units, an increase of 11.4 percent over the prior year and a July record.
Nissan highlights:
  • Nissan Division set a July record with 112,914 sales in the month, an increase of 11.5 percent. This marks a monthly record for the Nissan division in 16 of the last 17 months.
  • Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF set a July record at 3,019, marking an increase of 62 percent over the previous year.
  • Versa subcompact sales were up 73.5 percent to 15,630, also a July record.
  • Sentra sales totaled 17,579 in July, up 53.7 percent.
  • Rogue sales remained strong in July at 16,618. So far in 2014, Rogue sales have increased 20.7 percent.
  • Total sales of the Nissan Commercial Vehicles lineup, including NV200, NV Cargo and NV Passenger vans, increased 79.3 percent in July.
*Infiniti sales total included for reference. For more information on Infiniti’s July sales performance, please visit InfinitiNews.com.
NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. July 2014 had 26 selling days, while July 2013 had 25 selling days.

See the full sales chart below.