Record-setting Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally winner Tony Quinn said before this year's event that if he and co-driver Naomi Tillett won it the sleek black Nissan GT-R35 the pair have shared for the past four years was heading to his new motor museum in Cromwell.
That mission was accomplished today in Havelock North, the Quinn/Tillett GT-R crossing the finish line for consecutive win number four - and Quinn's fifth - over 10 minutes ahead of Auckland Mitsubishi Evo duo Jason Gill and Malcolm Read.
|2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition|
The car put down 509 awhp and 516 ft-lbs of torque on HPLogic’s Mustang dyno. This is around a 40 horsepower peak increase with a 90 horsepower pickup in the mid-range.Watch the video after the break for the full results.
|Nissan GT-R Station Wagon|
|Red is faster. Looking kinda Time Attacky|
|The sparkly rainbow paint and GT-R logo hides a reported 400hp.|
|Interior even carries the red and black theme, carbon fiber, and GT-R logo|
|The rear even features the Nissan GT-R quad exhaust tips.|
|John Shepherd's Nissan GT-R|
One of the first specialists to respond to this need was John Shepherd of Shepherd Transmissions, Inc. A long-time fan of AWD performance, Shepherd embraced the GR6 and studied the factory’s improvements year-to-year. “Many early problems were blown out of proportion,” Shepherd admits. “The most common problem is the weak first gear. Other common issues include circlip failures, piston seals, damaged selector pistons and synchro sleeve failures. Today, we have solutions for all of these issues.”
With only 180 miles on the odometer, Shepherd wasted little time getting the V6 engine into the Shepherd Transmissions workshop. Its cylinder heads took a trip to Head Games to receive port work and a complete Ferrea valvetrain. When the finished heads returned, ARP head studs secured them to a newly fortified VR38 block. The engine now features a balanced crank, courtesy of Canton Automotive Machine, Carrillo connecting rods and AMS-spec JE Pistons. AMS-spec Kelford camshafts actuate the valvetrain providing improved lift and duration.If you haven't ever seen John's Talon, check out the video below. 7.70 @ 191 mph, and manually rowing the gears.
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|Nissan GT-R Bikini Run|
Just two versions of the Nissan Juke-R are being created, one in each of left-hand and right-hand drive. The cars have been developed by Nissan and are being built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).If you build it, and its odd enough, they will want it, and that is what happened with the Juke-R. With current exchange rates its about a $650,000 vehicle, so I don't think we will see too many of them. In theory you could import and legalize one for the US, under something like the Show or Display exemption.
|Nissan GT-R Launch Control|
Jay and his buddy Sam tour Tokyo in the homegrown supercar known as the pride of Japan.
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Cars usually have 4 wheels on them (this shouldn’t be news). Many owners of high-end performance cars, however, take their cars to drag strips – where a set of specialty drag radials can significantly improve traction. Better traction makes hard launches easier, lowers the car’s times, and makes the experience that much more enjoyable for the car’s ownerSwitzer Performance News (http://s.tt/1p8PX)
|2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition on the Motor Trend Figure Eight Course|
Despite being larger and heavier, the front-engine, all-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R is about one second quicker around the figure eight thanks to a 145-hp advantage and series of electronically controlled differentials that send power where it can be best utilized. Though the GT-R is faster around the figure-eight, the two supercars pull the same lateral g.Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/nissan-gt-r-goes-head-2-head-with-porsche-911-carrera-s-on-mts-figure-eight-273759.html#ixzz290IkfHQ7
Check out the video of what looks like an Egoist edition Nissan GT-R with two of the "fastest" men in the world.Additionally, Nissan has announced that Bolt will start work on helping to develop a limited-edition version of the GT-R that will be sold to the public. Details of this project will also be announced at a later stage.Now that you have all the details, sit back and enjoy the first installment of Nissan’s ad campaign featuring Bolt, as well as Mark Webber.
|2014 Nissan GT-R undergoing testing at Nurburgring|
In this video, an R35 Nissan GT-R, that has had the front driveshaft dropped, does a fairly spectacular burnout. Sounds good, looks good, hooning. Not always negative.Hoon is a derogatory term used in Australia and New Zealand, to refer to a anyone who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviours. In particular, it is used to refer to one who drives a car or boat in a manner which is anti-social by the standards of contemporary society, that is, fast, noisily or dangerously. In New Zealand, the term "boy racer" is also widely used. Another slang term, revhead—derived from "rev", an alternate term for RPM—is sometimes used in place of hoon. However, "revhead" can refer to any car enthusiast, while hoon is always pejorative. "Anti-hoon laws", while they generally concern road vehicles, sometimes also target anti-social behaviour in motor boats.Hoon activities can include speeding, burnouts, doughnuts or screeching tires. Those commonly identified as being involved in "hooning" or street racing are young and predominantly male, although increasingly female, drivers in the age range of 17 and 35 years.Hoon control laws are beginning to be extended to dangerous and annoying hoon behaviour using boats and other vessels, particularly jet skis. The State of Victoria, Australia passed legislation in late 2009 to control hoon activities using recreational vessels.
The upgraded Lambo cranks out 1,500 horsepower at the wheels and is utilizing the same Hoosier A6 wheels on which it set the Moscow Unlimited Drag Times record of 251 mph.
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