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!
Watch the National Geographic documentary about how a Nissan GT-R Supercar is designed, built and lovingly assembled in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, in Japan. The GT-R is the brainchild of renowned designer Shiro Nakamura and was first debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.
There is a term in Japanese that is used to refer to a master craftsman who has perfected his specific set of skills through years of training, hard work and dedication to his “art”. This word is takumi, and it is the perfect word to describe the 4 men who work at Nissan’s Yokohama engine factory and lovingly assemble the engines of one of the most iconic sports cars in automotive history – The Nissan GT-R!
With only about 1000 Nissan GT-R’s built every year, you can bet that the Bloomberg business and financial market news site has something to say about this amazing car. And their opinion? Well, you’ll just have to take a look at the video review below to find out…