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Nissan GT-R: Sheikh of Jebel Hafeet Road

Looks like that famed mountain road just outside of Al Ain in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi has garnered a little more attention. Nissan put its potent GT-R in the hands of FIA vice pres and rally Fiend Mohamed Ben Sulayem. How’d he do? The first official time for the road stands at just 3 [...]

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Nissan GT-R Takes On FIA GT Championship

Speaking of the GT-R, Nissan announced at the 2009 Melbourne Auto Show that the car will participate in the 2009 and 2010 FIA GT Championship. Word is British outfit Gigawave Motorsports will team up with NISMO for the 2009 season on a non-championship entry to work out bugs in the car and to get it [...]

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Stillen To Tackle Targa Newfoundland

The news that one of the world’s premier forced-induction companies is exciting enough, but when you hear it’s going to do it with none other than the mighty Nissan GT-R, well, it’s time to change your pants. The GT-R has already found plenty of success tackling road rally in the land down under, so it’ll [...]

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Video: HKS Nissan GT-R GT570 At Fuji

Looks like HKS has finally gotten around to getting its mighty GT570 package for the GT-R out on track. And not just any track, either. The tuning gurus took their handiwork to the legendary Fuji Speedway for a quick lap. The GT570 package ups the GT-R’s horsepower to – fittingly enough – 570 precious ponies, [...]

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Vivid Racing Wraps Up GT-R

Our boys at Vivid Racing have wrapped up work on their project GT-R, and damn if it’s not a sexy ride. Thanks to some mad wrenching and a few trick parts, the car’s up 30 horsepower and 30 lb-ft of torque over stock. That’s thanks largely to a new Agency Power blow-off valve and intercooler [...]

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Video(s): Mine’s Nissan GT-R vs. Spoon NSX-R GT

Place your bets, Fiends. The good folks over at GTChannel have managed to get both the mighty Mine’s Nissan GT-R and the ever-impressive Spoon Honda NSX-R GT on track at the same time. Honda fanboys (like myself) will undoubtedly fall in line behind the la crème unicorn, but can the aging supercar go ten rounds [...]

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Nissan GT-R Takes Rally Tasmania

Is there anything more sublime than a supercar in competition? We think not. Tony Quinn and the number 55 GT-R managed to hold off serious heat from competitors (like a Porsche GT2) at the 2009 Rally Tasmania to take the gold. By the end of the last stage, Quinn had widened his lead by 14.4 [...]

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RWD Silvia Successor Gets Flushed

It looks like Nissan thought Honda’s recent castration was so cool, everyone should be in on the gig. The company just announced that it’s giving the rear-wheel drive Sylvia successor and the GT-R Sedan the round-file treatment. Surprised? Yeah, neither are we, but it still stings. While the soon-to-be Sylvia/240 got the out-right boot, Nissan’s [...]

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The Daily Wrap

I. Chris Bangle has quit BMW. The 52 year-old design chief responsible for forever-altering BMW has left to pursue other interests outside of the automotive industry. BMW and Bangle claim that he will remain strongly associated with the Bavarians, but that may just mean we aren’t going to see things change much once he’s gone. [...]

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Spec V Not Just JDM?

That’s right, we’ve got another mystical beast to join the ranks of the abdominal snow man, big foot and the Loch Ness Monster. Supposedly folks ‘round the Web have laid eyes on a genuine left-hand drive Nissan GT-R Spec V. It doesn’t take too many rolls of the dice to jump to the conclusion that [...]

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The Daily Wrap

I. General Motors has finally lost its seat as the world’s largest automaker. The General’s global sales in 2008 topped out at 8.356 million units, edged out by, you guessed it, Toyota, with 8.972 million. GM had held the title of world’s largest automaker for a ridiculous 77 years before being eclipsed by Toyota. In [...]

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Video: Nissan GT-R On The Nürburgring, In The Snow

We all know the Nissan GT-R can set a blistering lap around the Nürburgring in the dry. But with a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, Godzilla should be plenty capable of tackling the ‘Ring even when it’s all covered with snow. After all, a Porsche 917/10 can. Anything Porsche can do, Nissan can do better, right? Well, [...]

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Rumor Mongering: GT-R Sedan and SUV + Lexus LF-A and New Supra

The story goes that even though everyone is now poor, Japanese car makers are going to rolling out some pretty hot (and pricey) metal in the upcoming years. Let’s just get to the most ridiculous part first — a Nissan GT-R SUV. Why? To compete with the Porsche Cayenne, of course. At least so says [...]

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Video: Nissan GT-R Spec V

OK, Jonny’s got his Arse-Freeze-Apalooza, I’ve got the Nissan GT-R Spec V. Check out the video after the jump. It’s a clip of Nissan’s Nurburgring testing, complete with rotor-glowing goodness. I don’t speak Japanese, but I can guess the speech in the video roughly translates to “Damn fast.” Hop the jump and judge for yourself. [...]

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Boo Ya! Nissan GT-R SpecV, Officially

OK, now we’re cooking with gas. And massive turbo boost. You are feasting your eyes (and GT5 ambitions) on the known-about-forever but only now officially revealed Nissan GT-R SpecV. Feels good just thinking about it, no? Especially after so many months of only hearing about it. So, what makes a Godzilla into a SpecV Godzilla? Well let me [...]

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Godzilla’s Power No Smoke N’ Mirrors

At least that’s what the Fiends at Motor Trend say. They stuck the mighty Nissan GT-R on a new dyno to measure peak power as well as mechanical drag. What’d they find? The 3.8-liter V6 pretty much puts out what Nissan says it does. Well, almost. The motor put down an average of 485 horsepower [...]

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PPG Shifts Into Beefier GT-R Transmission

By now, you’ve probably heard tales about the cog box in Nissan’s GT-R wetting itself under the brute force of launch control. We’re not here to weigh in on whether or not those tales are true. Instead, we’re here to show you GT-R owners that a little firm out of Australia is working on giving [...]

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