04-28-17

AUTOWEEK’S 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium review: The deal of the century, again!

It’s a bear in traffic. When driving the GT-R as it should be driven, no problem. Stomp the gas, it takes off like a rocket and you just have to get ready for second gear, which comes in about two seconds. But in traffic, holy smokes, in traffic it’s a rocket just itching to take off. I sat on the freeway in bumper-to-bumper traffic for an hour yesterday and boy does this thing just want to run free. It’s the dual-clutch’s fault as usual, but this is one car that I wouldn’t give up the DCT because when it’s stretching its legs, it’s awesome.
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04-21-17

GT-R Track Edition Wows the Crowds!

The limited production GT-R Track Edition makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2017 GT-R Track Edition is designed to deliver a higher level of performance than the GT-R Premium and features elements of the flagship GT-R NISMO. The GT-R Track Edition includes NISMO-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, 20-inch NISMO forged aluminum-alloy wheels, dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler, standard 565-horsepower hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine with Titanium exhaust system, and a unique red and black interior treatment with leather-appointed Recaro® front bucket seats.
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01-25-17

Can You Correctly Name This Gorgeous Beast?

THIS IS THE HOT NEW 2017 NISSAN GT-R! You can check them out now at one of 7 San Diego Mossy Nissan locations or online now at MossyNissan.com!
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01-19-17

Nissan GT-R and Versa Note named “2017 Autobytel Buyer’s Choice Awards” winners!

NASHVILLE – The Nissan GT-R and Versa Note were today announced as Coupe and Hatchback category winners, respectively, in the first annual “Autobytel Buyer’s Choice Awards.” The award winners reflect the strongest combination of site traffic research and the submission of lead forms, compared to all others in their competitive sets.
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12-09-16

This Sunday Race Fans Get the Chance to Watch the NISMO Festival LIVE!

Race fans around the world will get the chance to watch next Sunday's NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway streamed live on NISMO TV on YouTube for the first time.
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12-02-16

Nissan News: Final Nissan Race Car of the Super GT 2017 Season is Revealed

Nissan has revealed the third and final race car for the 2017 season of the popular Japanese touring car series Super GT. We give you the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500!
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10-14-16

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Can you name this Nissan?

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: It’s the Nissan 280ZX with Skyline C210 tail lights!
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09-26-16

Strong Performances for NISMO Athletes in Sonoma and Austin

Nissan News:Strong performances for NISMO athletes in Sonoma and AustinIt was a busy weekend in the U.S. with the Pirelli World Challenge series tackling Sonoma Raceway in California and the FIA World Endurance Championship heading to Austin's Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
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09-12-16

2017 Nissan GTR will make its US debut in LONG BEACH at the 12th annual Japanese Classic Car Show

Nissan will be in California this month for the 12th annual Japanese Classic Car Show. The automaker plans to display the car that first put them in the racing winning circle, the No. 46 Datsun 510 by Brock Racing Enterprises, and its latest winner, the No. 05 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. But the main attraction of JCCS will be the debut of the street-legal 2017 GT-R Nismo.
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09-27-15

SNEAK PEEK: Have You Checked Out The 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition

Based on the GT-R Premium model, the limited edition commemorates the GT-R’s long heritage of high performance. All 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition models feature a special gold paint color, the same “Silica Brass” hue seen on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 Type).
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03-14-15

Nissan GT-Rs Race Down An Airstrip

I believe they CAN FLY!! Nissan GT-Rs take racing to the airstrip for some ultimate display of horsepower in action. See these sports cars fly!The four top qualifying cars from the 2014 S3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip , all happen to be Nissan GT-Rs, with over 6,000 horse power between them! Meet the drivers, hear the behemoth horsepower and quench your NEED FOR SPEED!
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12-05-14

NISMO Claims Super GT-R Title at Motegi

Nov. 16 – Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture - The No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli scored its second win of the season and secured NISMO the Drivers Championship title on Sunday, in the last round of the SUPER GT series.
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08-09-14

Nissan 180SX – GTR Frankenstein – It’s ALIVE!

Nissan 180SX - GTR Frankenstein - It's ALIVE! Check out this monstrous 180SX that the mad men at Bee-Racing made into a GT-R!

 

Pop, pop, pop goes the misfiring system combusting in the yellow Bee-Racing Nissan R324 in the D1 Grand Prix drift series. Bee-Racing is infamous for creating machines that are a minor anomaly when it comes to a purpose-built drift car. It's safe to state that they definitely like to stay away from the norm. The famed R32 Nissan GT-R demo car converted to an FR configuration and displaying a R34 front end has become one of the most renowned cars in drifting today. The big boss Kiyonori Imai of Bee-R requires that all his shop cars sport the signature Bee-R Yellow to be recognized (and feared) in the industry. While many might refer to this taste in color as a slight form of insanity, they may be correct—but in a good way. On the outside, an automobile sliding through turns may totally look disorderly and like pure chaos, but inside, expert drivers and genius engineers have everything under precise control. Ever wonder why drifting is called the "controlled slide?"

 

Recently, Imai debuted another fresh yellow 2JZGTE machine at the Drift Muscle series that sent a sonic boom through the entire world of drifting. Photos of an R35 Nissan GT-R in full swing sliding sideways emerged over social media walls all over the world, and, to car enthusiasts, there was something peculiar about the nature of this machine.

 

At first glance, one may think that Imai somehow disabled the AWD system of an R35 Nissan GT-R to make it rear-wheel drive. Nissan gurus were scratching their heads to know how and why such a thing was done to such a superbly designed vehicle from the factory. Upon closer inspection of spy shots discovered on Japanese blogs, it was revealed that this vehicle started its life as an RPS13 Nissan 180SX. Similar to swapping body styles on a radio-controlled car, an R35 Nissan GT-R shell was retrofitted on top of the framerail of an S-chassis. At this point, our gearhead brains were yearning for more details of this yellow jacket, but be warned, what was uncovered from our investigation may shock some of you folks.

 

Apparently, the 180SX project was launched four years ago and took three years to build with the sole intention of Imai himself making an impact in the Drift Muscle series. He said, "My drifting has greatly improved over the years, so that's why I decided I needed a new machine." An estimated 9,000,000 yen ($90,000 USD) was invested into this project to shape it into fruition for Imai and his company, where his intentions were purposefully directed to make something that stirs controversy amongst the drift circuit.

Further revelation: A 3.0L Toyota 2JZGTE (Supra) engine was chosen to power this vehicle, since these units have been proven to be substantially robust even in factory form. Imai basically installed a set of Tomei camshafts, a GReddy surge tank, and a GCG Turbo kit, and called it a day. Other supporting engine mods included a Bosch fuel pump, Sard fuel pressure regulator, and Sard 800cc injectors. A custom-mounted Sard fuel collector tank sits behind the driver seat as well as the battery for preventing fuel starvation from extreme lateral g's and for corner balance, respectively. A Bee-R custom exhaust expels all the gas, but not before passing through a factory catalytic converter that's mandated by the Drift Muscle rulebook. An estimated 460 hp at 6,600 rpm is produced with over 368 lb-ft of torque with this setup, which should be plenty of power for Imai to learn to master. The entire engine is controlled by a trusty Australian ECU named Adaptronic and tuned by Imai himself.

Since the 2JZGTE Supra engine was robust and handled plenty of boost in factory form, it wouldn't be effective unless it had a bulletproof transmission that came with it. Imai chose a Getrag V160 six-speed tranny since it was practically indestructible and it perfectly complemented the engine without any custom fabrication. The transition of rotational force is all taken care of by an Ogura Racing Clutch triple-plate unit. We predict that when Imai's drifting gets even better, he will most likely upgrade to a sequential dog-geared tranny in the near future, provided that he doesn't smash the immaculate R35 body into a barrier at Ebisu Circuit (knock on wood).

In the suspension department, a GP Sports basic coilover suspension kit was installed alongside a variety of Bee-R and Driftworks adjustable control arms. With a relatively conservative spring rate of 8k front and 6k rear, the 180SX didn't require coilovers that were overly exaggerated, since this setup directly correlated with the lightweight nature of the chassis. The wheel position and suspension geometry in terms of camber, caster, toe, and scrub radius didn't really need drastic alteration since the wheel base of both the R35 and S13 weren't all that different. The R35 body literally was a great fit on top of the chassis.

The stenciled Goodyear Eagle letters on all four corners of the tires makes excellent marketing exposure for the brand as well as reinforcing a motorsports feel of this machine. The 255/35 and 265/35 rubbers are mounted on a full set of 18x10.5 Enkei RS05 wheels, with R34 GT-R calipers front and rear.

Sitting in the cockpit of this machine is like being strapped inside a terrifying roller coaster. At standstill, the body builds up anxiety wondering what's in store. Once in motion, the adrenaline and testosterone overrides every neuro receptor in the brain for a seizure-inducing driftgasm. The only luxurious aspect on the interior is the foam rollcage padding and the FIA-approved racing seat. Let it be known that the Bride Low Max reclinable seat enhances vehicle control originating from driver perception and lowered center of gravity. It's clear that Imai had literally built this machine from the ground up since the rollcage, gauge cluster, and dashboard are all positioned for his personal preference. Perhaps subliminally surrounding oneself in a bright yellow cage gives the brain some extra adrenaline needed to plummet into a turn sideways at triple-digit speeds.

The final shocking piece of information that we had uncovered was the front opening bonnet and scissor doors. While true racers may frown upon these modifications, please be reminded that this is not your ordinary motorsport. Flamboyancy and craziness gets you more points in drifting. Imai and Bee-R must absolutely be commended for bringing the car to this level of spectacular caliber. Only in Japan is this kind of craziness openly accepted and copied across the world. But the door and hood hinges make the car heavier and slower, you say? No problem at all, Imai just needs to turn up the 2JZGTE boost!

Yellow is the color for insanity. As insane as they may be, Bee-Racing has managed to take a step aside from the boring norm and execute their visionary project into a tangible matter. The best thing about this machine is that no matter how much love or hate it receives, Imai can care less. He built his ideal machine, and it has plenty of potential for competition. That's all that matters. No wonder Imai is always all smiles. Keep up the craziness, Japan!

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08-02-14

Nissan Juke World Tour

Nissan Juke Crossover World Tour

 

Nissan toured the world with its Juke R – a Nissan Europe project to cram a GT-R engine under the bonnet of a Juke. Today, though, we’re touring the Midlands in something altogether more extreme. This is the Severn Valley Motorsport Qashqai R and it would leave the works effort trailing in its wake.

Tuning specialist Severn Valley Motorsport was responsible, briefly, for the world’s fastest GT-R, the 1,250bhp Hulk, last year. Having seen the splash the Juke R made and seeing the potential to promote his own blooming GT-R tuning business, SVM boss Kevan Kemp walked into a Nissan showroom armed with a tape measure and the Qashqai R was born.

Under the hood lies SVM’s most aggressive tuning package for the GT-R’s twin-turbo V6. With capacity upped to 4.1-litres, it’s capable of running on Ethanol and delivering up to 1150bhp, or around 950bhp on Super Unleaded. We plant the throttle expecting fireworks, what we get is Veyron-baiting performance and the sinister roar of a twin-turbocharged V6 that fills cabin as all four wheels scrabble hopelessly for grip through the first three gears. Drive the Qashqai R in a higher gear, with gentler throttle inputs and the only clue to that tidal wave of performance is a slight lumpiness to the engine. Drive it hard though, this is a monster.

CREDIT:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qashqai/87780/svm-nissan-qashqai-r-1150bhp-crossover-driven

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06-12-14

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Fairlady Z to GT-R: Nissan’s Gran Turismo history (and future) in one image

THROWBACK THURSDAY:

Fairlady Z to GT-R: Nissan's Gran Turismo history (and future) in one image

There are 148 Nissan cars in the Gran Turismo franchise - more than any other automaker. Each car - from the Skyline Sport Coupe and Fairlady Z to the GT-R NISMO GT3 - represents a chapter of Nissan's story.

CHECK OUT Mossy Nissan's amazing inventory of 2014  GT-R's now

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/fairlady-z-to-gt-r-nissan-s-gran-turismo-history-and-future-in-one-image?la=1

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06-07-14

Liberty Walk offers amazing body kit for the Nissan GTR.

Liberty Walk offers amazing body kit for the Nissan GTR.

 

Liberty Walk Performance has built themselves a reputation on producing some of the wildest and most standout wide body kits for Lamborghinis, Ferraris, BMWs and more. Photographer Ray Tran recently had the opportunity to shoot one of the famous Liberty Walk cars, a ludicrously wide and exceedingly aggressive Nissan R35 GTR.
 
Liberty Walk’s kit for the R35 Nissan GTR makes the already imposing ‘Godzilla’ have even more presence. Between the wide stance, huge wing and overall unique character of the car, it would be hard to miss this one going down the road!
 
Check out the new GTR at Mossy Nissan now! And you could be on your way to design genius! 
 
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04-24-14

The New 2015 GT-R Turns Heads With New Features

The New 2015 GT-R Turns Heads With New Features

 

PERFORMANCE ARTIST

Multi-LED Headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System - Efficient, daylight-spectrum, multi-LED headlights create a distinctive "lightning" motif. But these four LED units do more than look the part. They adjust their illumination pattern based on vehicle speed, and cast a super-wide beam to enhance visibility, especially when cornering.

Hybrid Body Structure - To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.

Precision Built - During assembly, "jigs" are used to hold body panels and components precisely in place. Vibration testing, laser measurements, and comprehensive inspections by experienced specialists are performed to ensure long-term functionality and to maintain the highest levels of accuracy and precision during assembly.

Hand-polished Finish - Unique to the optional Super Silver paint color is its extensive hand-polishing between each coat - performed under three different light sources, to reveal any imperfections.

MAKING PERFORMANCE OUT OF THIN AIR

Aerodynamics

That big spoiler and all those scoops and vents aren't just there to look cool - they're all doing something. The spoiler is creating downforce. Those ridges on the air dam and vents on the back bumper are managing airflow towards the rear. The vents behind the front fenders are cooling the brakes and creating more downforce, and the scoops on the hood and the signature grille are cooling the engine.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Underbody Aerodynamics

The average car has exposed working gear under the car, where wind whips around, creating lift, and slowing you down. The GT-R®, of course, isn't an average car. Its underbody is virtually covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface.

Underbody Airflow

At the front of the car, the flat underbody is accelerating the air and channeling it over the brakes, cooling them down. At the back, a carbon fiber diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps the GT-R® stick to the road, or the track.

COMPLETELY CAPTIVATING, EVEN AT RESTLeather-appointed front seats are undoubtedly built for performance. These bolstered sport seats help keep you in place, while cutouts in the driver's seat cushion facilitate leg movement. Rev up the interior with a choice between Red Amber or Ivory with the Premium Interior Package featuring hand stitched semi-aniline seats.

UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM

3.8-liter Twin-turbocharged V6 Engine

Hit the accelerator and you feel more than raw power. The 545-hp twin-turbo V6 has massive strength, but it's highly refined, even earning a ULEV-II emissions rating. Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, each cylinder features a unique plasma coating with an independent intake system for each bank of cylinders. The powerful twin turbo takes advantage of a Premium Midship (PM) design for balance, where much of the engine sits back in the chassis. Uniquely brilliant, built to perform.

Premium Midship Platform

By using a powerful twin-turbo V6 rather than a larger and heavier V8 or V12, the Nissan GT-R® exploits its PM design for ultimate balance. In the PM design, much of the engine sits well back in the chassis behind the front axle - for crisper turn-in, quick steering response and overall balance. The lighter, more compact engine also pays dividends in performance and other interior room.

BORN ON THE RACETRACK

Handcrafted Engine

Every GT-R® engine is hand-assembled by a single technician - one of only eight allowed the honor - in a dust-free, temperature-controlled clean room. Once complete, the engine is tested. It goes through 44 minutes of bench testing and break in, where the engine is redlined for 10 solid minutes. When the entire GT-R® is built, it is put through its paces on the Tochigi Test track.

Master Driver

From the beginning, we knew GT-R® was going to redefine the breed in terms of performance, refinement and capabilities. So we brought together the AS Class drivers - the top development drivers at Nissan - to create a vehicle that would excel not just at one racetrack, in one kind of weather, or when driven by one master driver: this supercar would have to be for "anytime, anywhere," and be as rewarding to a novice enthusiast as it would to a veteran racer.

STREET WISE

Suspension

Handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension system mounted to high-precision 6-point front and rear subframes. A special Bilstein® DampTronic® driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations. ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive

Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides up to 100% of available torque to the rear wheels, and can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer.

UNCONVENTIONAL POWER

Dual Clutch 6-speed Transmission

Two clutches, no clutch pedal. The GT-R® 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission shifts as quickly as 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode. Inside are separate clutches for the odd and even gears. When in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is "pre-selected," ready to make the shift immediately. Then, to achieve ideal front-to-rear weight distribution, the GT-R® clutches, transmission and transfer case are mounted in the rear of the chassis, creating the world's first independent rear transaxle for an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.

Nissan/Brembo® Braking System

To complement its incredible horsepower and torque, the GT-R® features awe-inspiring braking power. The brakes feature 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers for stronger, more equal clamping power - something you'd expect to see on an all-out competition machine. For extreme rigidity with light weight, the caliper is machined from a single one-piece "monoblock" of aluminum.

BUILT FOR THE PURIST

2015 GT-R® Black Edition

The connection between driver and machine gets even more intimate with the GT-R Black Edition's supremely supportive and inspiring to look at driver's environment.

Dry Carbon Fiber Spoiler

This handmade, dry carbon fiber spoiler is significantly lighter and stiffer than a spoiler made of traditional or "wet" carbon fiber. What does that mean for the GT-R®? First off, lighter is better - every little bit of weight saved on the car means time saved on the track. Secondly, the added stiffness in the spoiler decreases flex and increases stability, which translates into more downforce and better handling.

Black/Red Interior

Please remain seated. Heavily bolstered and featuring integrated headrests, the Black Edition's black/red leather Recaro® performance seats keep you firmly in place even during the most intense cornering. Subtle red leather accents on the steering wheel, doors, and gearshift complement those distinctive seats, while the bold GT-R® logo in the center of the steering wheel adds a finishing touch.

BUILT FOR THE EXTREMIST

2015 GT-R® Track Edition

When GT-R® took its first screaming lap around the Nürburgring in 2007, we had the business of serious competition driving in mind. Today, we're still taking performance levels to new, earth-shattering heights. Introducing the 2015 GT-R® Track Edition.

Track-tuned Performance

The Track Edition features a stiffer suspension with specialized Bilstein® Damptronic® gas pressure shocks and higher spring rates. A front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts increases cooling to the front brakes, and rear brake cooling has also been refined through extensive track testing.

Dry carbon fiber spoiler and trunk lid

A new carbon fiber trunk lid adds stiffness, while weighing nearly half as much as a standard trunk lid. Its smooth surface has been painted so you won't see a difference, but since lighter equals faster, you'll feel it on the track. Top it with the dry carbon fiber spoiler for mighty downforce, and increased stability.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R is available at Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego. Shop for yours today.

Credit: http://www.nissanusa.com/sportscars/gt-r/features

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03-20-14

Year of Change in SUPER GT in Japan

Year of Change in SUPER GT in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan has traditionally won the championship in SUPER GT racing when debuting a new car, and if so, this season should be a banner year.

The monocoque, transmission, brakes, shock absorbers and fuel tank - about 70 percent of the new GT500 Class car - will be common to all cars in the series, based on the same new technical regulations as the DTM (German Touring Car Championship).

Teams can develop engines, and new regulations will allow manufacturers to freely develop the aerodynamic characteristics of their cars, of keen interest to fans and enthusiasts in the upcoming 2014 SUPER GT500 Class race series.

Minimum weight restrictions may be lighter than previous years due to the new engines for the GT500 Class. Direct injection, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged motors will be used, replacing the familiar sounds of the V-8 engines.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 with the new engine and newly developed aerodynamics broke the course record for GT500 cars at Sepang Circuit in Malaysia during winter testing.

Expectations of faster average lap times of one to two seconds are raising expectations for the season's Round 1, beginning April 5-6 at Okayama Circuit in western Japan.

Nissan Teams competing for the championship in the GT500 class include the #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R, #24 D'Station ADVAN GT-R, and the #46 S Road MOLA GT-R.

The new livery for the #23 car was displayed at Nissan Global Headquarters in Yokohama on Sunday along with drivers and teams for the upcoming 2014 season.

In the above video, Yutaka Suzuki, NISMO General Manager for Race Engineering, discusses the new rule changes and the upcoming 2014 SUPER GT Race Series.

Credit: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/year-of-change-in-super-gt-in-japan

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03-14-14

Nissan Returns Down Under with GT-R Godzilla

Nissan Returns Down Under with GT-R Godzilla

  • Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 unveiled in pit lane at Mount Panorama ahead of this weekend's 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour race

  • Australian driver Rick Kelly shows Alex Buncombe, Wolfgang Reip and Katsumasa Chiyo around the spectacular Bathurst circuit

BATHURST, Australia - The NISMO Athlete Global Team has arrived at Mount Panorama - and in doing so, has officially brought "Godzilla" back to Bathurst.

The last time a factory-entered Nissan GT-R raced at Bathurst was in 1992, when Jim Richards and Mark Skaife earned their second-consecutive Bathurst 1000 victory for Nissan.

This weekend at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour, Nissan will aim to repeat that success with a line-up of four drivers from across the globe.

The team's Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, as well as drivers Rick Kelly (Australia), Alex Buncombe (England), Wolfgang Reip (Belgium) and Katsumasa Chiyo (Japan), were unveiled in pit lane at the Mount Panorama circuit today.

Kelly, a two-time Bathurst 1000 winner, comes into his first-ever 12 Hour event fresh from a GT-R NISMO GT3 test at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia last month. With the valuable testing miles under his belt, coupled with his immense Bathurst experience, Kelly is looking forward to his GT sportscar debut.

International drivers Buncombe, Reip and Chiyo are more familiar with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 but are each making their Bathurst debut. The trio are already in awe of the 6.213km circuit after walking Mount Panorama with Kelly upon arrival. Along with Kelly, they are excited at the thought of driving the GT-R around the mountain in the first practice tomorrow (Friday) morning.

The Bathurst 12 Hour is Australia's premier GT sports car endurance race, with the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 set to compete against 18 other GT3-specification cars in the outright class. Over 40 cars will race in the 'once around the clock' event beginning Sunday morning.

Rick Kelly (Australia), NISMO Athlete Global Team, #32 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Comments on event: "Even just standing here in pit lane the car looks incredible," said Rick Kelly.

"I had my first drive of it at Sepang a little over a week ago and it's quite an incredible car.

"For me it's an iconic weekend. It's the first time a GT-R in this sort of form has been here in 22 years since Jim Richards (and Mark Skaife) won the Bathurst 1000 in the GT-R in that famous race back in 1992.

"I am treating this race as seriously as I possibly can. I am putting my head down and backside up to try and get a result because it's obviously very different racing to what I'm used to (in V8 Supercars).

"The NISMO factory operation is really impressive. For me it has been a real eye opener to see how they go about their motorsport and you can see that in how well the car is presented. It's really impressive and for me this is a really big learning experience as well.

"I'm not quite sure exactly what to expect. I don't know the competition that well but there are a lot of really quick cars up and down pit lane and the GT-R is no exception to that. If we do a really good job on the weekend and stay out of trouble then we should be in for a really good shot to bring the GT-R home on top.

"I think the Nissan team has got a really good balance of drivers who have got a lot of experience in the GT-R NISMO GT3 and then myself having a lot of experience of this track. So we can really help each other out throughout the weekend and with the collective car and track knowledge that we have got, hopefully we can turn that into a really good result."

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nismo-athlete-global-team-arrive-at-bathurst-bringing-godzilla-back-to-mount-panorama

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01-14-14

Best of Nissan GTR

Best of Nissan GT-R

 

Nissan introduced the 2015 GT-R and GT-R NISMO, the latest iterations of the legendary sports car, in November last year.
 
From 1969 till now, the GT-R has been the flagship of the company's performance – always innovating, always thrilling. Here are some of the videos that we've enjoyed, and would like to share once again with you, in the new year.
 
Nissan GT-R Heritage
 
VIDEO:

GT-R NISMO Conquers Sodegaura
Watch the GT-R NISMO being put through its paces at the Sodegaura Forest Raceway in Chiba, Japan.
 
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GT-R: A Monster on Russian Ice
Russian race driver Roman Rusinov and auto journalist Andrey Leontjev pushed the Nissan GT-R 2012 model year across a frozen Lake Baikal, setting a new national speed ice driving record of 294.8 kph (183 mph).
 
VIDEO:

Nissan GT-R Takes on Fighter Jet
Watch the Nissan GT-R take on an Oris Swiss Hunter Fighter Jet with 22,000 HP in a land-sky speed challenge on the Swiss Alps.
 
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