The Japanese automaker has announced the unveiling of the new Nissan IMQ concept electric SUV. So far, there hasn’t been too much information to go on but the teaser image clearly shows a futuristic crossover. Considering the smorgasbord of features and technologies, Nissan stated that the crossover “embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and gives a sneak peek as to what might be in your future driveway.”
Since launching the first modern-day Nissan GT-R production model in 2007, the Japanese automaker stamped their authority in style. Subsequent models included the Black Edition, Nissan GT-R Premium, SpecV, GT-R Nismo and the GT-R Nismo N-Attack. Now, celebrating the car’s 50th anniversary, they have launched the Nissan GT-R50.
The two-door, high-performance Nissan GT-R made a huge splash when it was unveiled in 2007 as the successor to the Skyline, and the next-generation model is shaping up to be similarly disruptive to the supercar status quo. The details about the release of the long-awaited model is still firmly under wraps, but we do have a few tantalising titbits we can share in the meantime…
Few cars have garnered more of a reputation or have sparked more controversy than Nissan’s GT-R series. This stunning creation has gone neck and neck with some of the most acclaimed names in sports cars. It has, in various incarnations, triumphed over the Porsche 911 Turbo; the Audi A8; the BMW M3; and the Mitsubishi Evo. Widely hailed as one of the fastest road-legal production sports cars on the planet, the ultimate incarnation of this muscle car must be the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. And it is about to go on sale.
Perhaps one of the most pre-eminent names in top-end commercial sportscars, the Porsche 911 GTS goes up against the people’s champion: the Nissan GT-R V.
At first glance, these two cars are nothing alike. The Porsche is the pinnacle of sports car sophistication, with a mile-long pedigree behind it. Even when shearing down the tarmac it exudes a sense of serenity and refinement. The GT-R, in contrast, looks like it has some muscle car in its genepool and might take a snap at strangers. Its aggressive scowl and loud engine take a very no-nonsense approach to performance.
There’s nothing quite like roaring engines, squealing tyres, cheering crowds and fast cars. The epitome of this was on display over the weekend as Nissan took to the podium at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Not only did Nissan leave everyone in their dust; they broke records in multiple categories.
Nissan’s GT-R Supercar is no stranger to the record scene and holds (among other titles) the record for the world’s fastest drift, overtopping the previous (2013) record by nearly a third, at 304 kph. This time, Nissan will be featured in Limca (India’s equivalent of the Guinness World Records Book) for drawing the largest ever outline of a country map … with the GT-R’s wheels.
At the 2016 New York Motor Show Nissan had every generation of GT-R on display. From the C10 to the current R35 we have them all in pictures thanks to TopGear.com. So are you ready for a visual feast that will take you on a trip through the history of many of the most iconic Nissan Vehicles ever built?
The Nissan GT-R is without a doubt one of the hottest supercars in the world and the new 2016 model is the hottest and powerful ever. But with great power comes a great price.
This year aside from the Premium, Black Edition and NISMO versions, Nissan has released a 45th Anniversary Gold Edition as a heritage edition which features a unique gold paint colour, gold-tone VIN plate located in the engine compartment, as well as a commemorative plaque on the interior center console. For history buffs, the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition colour is the same paint that was on the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 Type).
It’s almost a shame that the Nissan GT-R’s design hasn’t had much hype. While the GT-R might not have the advantage of 50 years’ of aesthetic tweaking or a timeless style to rival the likes of, say, Aston Martin, it certainly has a formidable heritage. A heritage rooted predominantly in motorsport and video games.