Tag "Nissan"

Nissan Zama museum

Louichi Hara is gesturing at a silver metal rabbit. With his best broken English he’s trying to explain why Thumper’s leaping off a Datsun’s bonnet, like a classic Jaguar ornament. But he’s wasting his breath. As his gravelly voice murmurs

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Nissan 370Z Classic: Sweet dream

The Z brand is in trouble. The 370Z will blow out seven birthday candles this year and the only hint of a replacement has been the lacklustre Gripz Concept, a hybrid crossover designed to appeal to a younger generation –

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Nissan GT-R nails world’s fastest drift

Even on racetracks 300km/h-plus is a massive speed for a car to travel. However, that’s the velocity Masato Kawabata has thrown a R35 GT-R sideways to nail the world’s ‘fastest ever’ drift. Taking to Fujairah International Airport’s 3km airstrip in

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Mark Skaife's Nissan R32 GT-R Bathurst pole lap

Mark Skaife turns 49 today – happy birthday Skaifey! To celebrate we’ve dug up one his finest moments, a scorching effort in the Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R to take pole for the 1991 Bathurst 1000. Aged just 24, Skaife lit

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New York Motor Show: 2016 Nissan GT-R revealed

Nissan has lifted the covers of the 2016 model year GT-R at the New York Motor Show. It claims the updates to this year’s model are the most significant since the R35’s introduction in 2007, however in reality there’s been

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Five cool Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 things

With the Bathurst 12 Hour only days away, Nissan’s been busy preparing its sole Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 to defend last year’s win at The Mountain. MOTOR joined Nismo last week at Phillip Island to watch the team dial in

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Nissan Oz still fighting for Nismo road cars

After continued setbacks in bringing the Nismo brand to Australia, Nissan Oz says it still ‘thinks’ it can secure the brand’s motorsport inspired road cars. In response to MOTOR’s question as to where Nismo’s local plans currently stand Richard Emery,

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Nissan 370Z Nismo

They say self-possession comes with age, and it certainly seems to be coming to the Nissan 370Z. Last year, as a toe-dipping exercise before really establishing its Nismo performance sub-brand, Nissan gave its now five-year-old V6-engined rear-drive coupe an official

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1000hp Nissan GT-R night drift attack

Drifting is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying it takes immense skill to have a car endlessly teetering on the edge of control. Add rain and massive horsepower to the mix and it gets even harder, then

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Nissan R32 GT-R drag racing compilation

The late 1990s was a golden era for Japanese tuners, with most of the major manufacturers producing models begging for some aftermarket enhancement. No car was more tuneable than mighty Nissan R32 GT-R. With its venerable RB26DETT engine capable of

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