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.
Jeremy Clarkson decided to find out whether it’s possible for a woman (albeit a top athlete, Michelle Jenneke) to be faster than a Nissan GT-R (the fastest road car in a 16 metre drag race). As Clarkson is a fan of the GT-R’s unrivalled sport’s car capabilities, with superb launch control and horsepower, some suspect the race was only a guise to watch the attractive Australian hurdler’s unique warm up routine – which involves a fair bit of shimmying. Jenneke put in a good effort but was no rival for the GT-R.
To put a smile on your face, watch the GT-R versus a woman race below:
Godzilla is back with a vengeance and this time it is looking to unleash its power on the Le Mans track! Nissan recently announced that the GT-R will be returning to Le Mans next year as they compete with other major players such as Porsche and Audi in one of the world’s toughest and most challenging races. Dubbed the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO it is already making its rivals quake in terror.
Imagine going from racing on your PlayStation to sitting behind the wheel of a GT-R at some of the world’s largest racing competitions. It sounds too good to be true, but for once it isn’t. Welcome to GT Academy, where all your racing dreams can come true.
If you thought that we were talking about the new Godzilla movie then you might just be in the wrong place. We’re talking about a real monster here. Nissan’s new 2014 GT-R roars with almost 400kW (397 to be exact) of power and a seriously staggering 629Nm. This means that you’re going to be getting a 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of around 315km/h. If that doesn’t justify the Godzilla moniker then nothing will.
We’ve been building up to it for the past 12 months and now, thanks to the guys at Nissan Japan, it is here… Witness the birth of another driving legend, witness the debut of the 2014 Nissan GT-R!