Sep 28, 2007

NY Times blog on New GT-R

NY Times blog

Soft. People don't like "soft".

How does the R35 GT-R stack up to the previous models ?

R32 GT-R

R33 GT-R

R34 GT-R

R35 GT-R

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People said the R34 GT-R was heavy. Nearly 500 lbs heavier by the official weight. Thats not a small amount of weight. If its as fast as the claims at Nurburgring, it must be making some power.

Pre sale brochure information Weights and dimensions

Rocket Punch Blog

  • Dimensions: 4655mm(183.2 in) L x 1895mm(74.6 in) W x 1370mm(53.9 in) H
  • Weight is 1740 kg /3836 lbs ( 1730 with titanium muffer - 3814 lbs)
  • Premium edition comes with a Thatcham class immobilizer and alarm (optional on the Base and Black Edition)
  • Premium edition comes with a Bose sound system (optional on the Base and Black Edition)
  • Side airbag system is optional on all 3 trims

Engine and Drivetrain:
  • The engine designation is VR38DETT (Twin Turbocharged 3.8-liter V6)
  • The engine performance of the 3 trims is the same
  • There is no Manual transmission option

Standard Equipment:
  • HDD Satellite Navigation System
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Electrical Adjustable Seats
  • Heated Seat (Premium Edition)
  • Titanium muffler (10 kg lighter)
  • Anti-theft immobilizer 250,000 JPY

Sep 27, 2007

Have to love the offical pictures with camouflage

Same picture as has been seen out on the ring, but this time officially from Nissan. Have to love the studio shot with the masks on it still.

Another leaked brochure pic

Looks like a camera phone picture showing the seats, and some other information

Sep 26, 2007

GT-R tires at Nurburgring

A few people have questioned the type of tire that Nissan is using on the new GT-R at Nurburgring. A good R compound tire will knock seconds off a laptime. After the reported 7:38 more questions came up. These pictures from forum show that the tires on the car on the ring , appear to be the production tires.

21" wheels and tires ?

There is some discussion on the Nissan GT-R wheels and tires being 21 inches. Pretty large and unique for a performance car.

Sep 25, 2007

GT-R - presale- brochure leaked in Japan


Nissan announces first details on new GT-R

Press Release

26 Sep 2007

- Global website goes live today -

Tokyo, Japan, (September 26, 2007) – Nissan today started the pre-launch activities in support of the all-new GT-R, the high performance sports car to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24th. Central to the launch of GT-R, which will ultimately go on sale around the world, is a dedicated website that will provide all information on the car, including latest news, specifications and where to buy. The address for the website is and will available in six languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.

With sales due to start in Japan in December, Nissan is today also confirming the final name of the car. Previous generations of this car were known as the Skyline GT-R; the new name for this car is simply “Nissan GT-R” in all global market. Supporting substantial early customer interest in the Nissan GT-R, the company is today making available for customers in Japan some initial details including basic specifications, colors and practical information on placing pre-orders. Prices in Japan for the Nissan GT-R will start from around 7.8 million yen.

In support of the sale of the Nissan GT-R, the company also announced today the establishment of 160 Nissan High Performance Centers in Japan. These centers have been established to provide specialist sales and servicing support for customers of the Nissan GT-R.

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Nissan Motor Company

Mistake on Nissans official site

For the 1999 GT-R, they say it debuts and takes a fourth win at Pikes Peak. In 1999 Motorex, UPRD, and Rhys Millen ran an R33 GT-R at Pikes Peak in HPSS and set a record.

As far as I know, an R34 never ran at Pikes Peak. There were Bests R33 - 400R that ran in a class up, and the R33 in 1999, but not an R34.

Nissans official countdown to the Geneva Motor Show

Nissans official countdown to LA Auto Show

Nissans official Nissan GT-R website

Tokyo Motor Show Countdown

Sep 24, 2007

2009 GT-R at Laguna Seca and....

2009 GT-R video

Nurburgring... keep refreshing this...

Prices and options from

Prices and Specs

The following is the detailed information re: new high-performance car.
Other information except front face, rear and interior will be disclosed by Nissan PR on 26th or 27th September.
The car model is CBA-R35 and the name is "NISSAN GTR".



GT-R 7,770,000JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Dunlop Sport Tyre
- Crome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- Fabric Seat

GT-R Black Edition 7,927,500JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-flat Tyre
- Black Crome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- Fabric Seat

GT-R Premium Edition 8,347,500JPY (ex. TAX etc)
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-flat Tyre
- Dark Chrome Colour Coat Rays Forged Aluminium Wheel
- BOSE Sound System
- Thacham Cat1 Alarm
- Leather Interior

Factory Optional Parts
- Bridgestone Potenza Run-Flat Tyre
- Thacham Cat1 Alarm
- BOSE Sound System
- SRS Driver and Passenger airbag with Side Airbag System and Cartain Airbag System

Body Colour:
Ultimate Metal Silver
Titanium Grey
Dark Metal Grey
Super Black
White Pearl

More 2009 GT-R pics - this time wearing badges

More pictures, and more pictures. More speculation on lap times.

So you want to order a 2009 GT-R ? Heres your colors and options. in Japan

Model: CBA-R35
Engine: VR38
Three Grades: GT-R Base Model
GT-R Black Edition
GT-R Premium Edition

Ext. Colors: Ultimate Metal Silver (Special Color - extra cost)
White Pearl (Special Color - extra cost)
Titanium Gray
Dark Metal Blue
Super Black
Vibrant Red

Int. Colors: Black
Gray (not available on Black Edition)

GT-R Base Model comes with Dunlop Sport tires on Chrome RAYS forged aluminum wheels

Tire and Wheel Package (Bridgestone Potenza tires with dark chrome RAYS wheels)
(Standard on Black and Premium Editions)

Anti-Theft System (Standard on Premium Edition)

BOSE Sound System (Standard on Premium Edition)

SRS Curtain Air Bags, Driver/Pass side air bags (an option on all models, not standard for any)

Sep 21, 2007

Winding Road reports 2009 GT-R faster than a 911 Turbo

Winding Road

Hand timed they are reporting 7:38 for Nurburgring. We will see come October 24th.

Pre-orders for 2009 GT-R being taken in Japan.


7tune reports from Best Car Magazine that there will be 3 grades of GT-R offered. Best Car Magazine supposedly had copies of sales information that has been sent out to Nissan dealers.

The Nissan dealers in Japan are taking pre-orders starting September 20th - September 24th. The preorders are going to be taken until October 24th.

Deliveries of the new GT-R are to begin in December in Japan.

Sep 20, 2007

2009 Nissan GT-R to debut in Gran Turismo 5


Press Release -

GT5 Prologue" Free Downloadable Demo and Target Release Date Announced

Sep 20, 2007

On September 20, 2007, at the "Tokyo Game Show 2007" at Makuhari Messe, we announced a free downloadable demo and a change in the target release date for "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue".

The demo for "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue" will be made available for download on October 20, 2007. The retail version (Blu-ray Disc®/download) will hit stores on December 13, 2007.

Coinciding with the start of the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007, we will be unveiling new car models as well in the free downloadable demo. Be sure not to miss both these exciting, simultaneous events!

We have also released new videos and screenshots on the "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue" website in conjunction with this announcement. Be sure not to miss them!

Sep 17, 2007

Road and Track : Top 20 cars of 2008

Road and Track Magazine

Nice quote -
This is going to be one helluva fast car.

LA Auto Show debut of 2009 Nissan GT-R

LA Auto Show

November 16th - 25th , 2007. Press days November 14th - 15th. I know where I will be on November 14th.

There aren't going to be any offical listings on the LA Auto Show site until November 1 , but expect to see the North American debut of the 2009 Nissan GT-R there.

40 days to the Tokyo Motor Show.

40 days to the Tokyo Motor Show 2007. Well , less if you count its in Japan , which its already tomorrow there, and they don't seem to count the media day as the opening day.

Sep 11, 2007

More 2009 GT-R information


Not much new information really, just another story. Some speculation on 0-60 times in the 3 second range. It should be able to do that if it is making about 480 hp. When we tested Blackbird with Motor Trend Magazine, we did 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with 400 whp.

With a little more exploration - found the 7tune article that was translated from Holiday Auto magazine. This one has a little more information. Some of it fairly interesting. We will see how accurate everything is in a couple of months.

They have 1750kg as the weight... 3858 lbs . Thats what I heard - heavy...

Sep 6, 2007

Some more 2009 GT-R specs - Best Car Magazine

Some information from Best Car magazine. Via Freshalloy Nekopunch.

Dimensions(mm): 4650x1930x1350
Wheelbase(mm): 2800
Weight: 1620 kg
Engine: VQ38VHRTT / V6 DOHC, VVEL, twin turbo
Displacement(cc): 3798
HP: 480ps/7200rpm
TQ: 55.0kgm/4000rpm
Fuel Economy(km/l): 9.0
Suspension: Double Wishbone (F) / Multilink (R)
Tire Size: 255/40R20 (F) / 285/35R20 (R)
Price(Y): 770man