Boredom and the means to alleviate it is a powerful combination. Imagine you have a workshop. There is a Nissan Navara bakkie. There is a spare GT-R engine just lying around. You are in England, so it’s raining. Nothing to do. You get the idea.
For a long time, the Nissan GT was a Japanese poster child and still largely unknown in other areas of the world. People were only able to get a mere glimpse of this high-performance, high-tech coupe in magazines or video games. Now, the company is manufacturing versions of their prototype Nissan GT-R50 that showed true grit at the Goodwood hill, Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
It looks mean. It has 530kW and 780 N.m. on tap It costs more than R16m. There will be only 50 ever made, but most of these have been snapped up in advance. It is the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.
The final production model of this rare monster has been announced and will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020. This production model closely matches the prototype version that stunned and surprised back in June 2018.
If there’s one car that needs no introduction it has to be the Nissan GT-R. Who can forget the “Godzilla” of performance cars when the Nissan GT-R appeared on the scene in the late 1980s? Car manufacturers stood in awe as it conquered all with stunning performance and looks to match even the biggest competitors. And that’s without even mentioning the Skyline GT-R models where it all began!
Nissan has published sketches of three concepts, each with five sets of double wheels but no engine, a high tech seat but no steering wheel, and allows you to race against the fastest without really moving much.
If there is one place you’d want to experience true automotive engineering, it has to be Germany’s EuroSpeedway in Lausitz. This race track has it all and the perfect locale to put the new 2020 GT-R NISMO to the test.
While there are many worthy locations around the world, Germany seems ideal for drivers to seamlessly combine high-speed road and track experiences. And that is why Nissan chose to showcase the GT-R NISMO’s “absolute total racing performance.”
It was another successful year at the 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb as the Nissan GT-R proved, once again, its prowess winning the Modified Saloon and Supercar Categories. The competition has been running for 10 years and Nissan has dominated proceedings for the last three years and claiming King of the Hill seven times.
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…