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Which GT R Is Faster On The Drag Strip: Nissan’s GT-R Or Mercedes-AMG’s GT R? 27
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, video on 12 27th, 2017


It’s Japan versus Germany in this duel between the older Nissan GT-R and the newer Mercecdes-AMG GT R, two cars that are very different, despite sharing a similar name.

Britain’s CarWow took both sports models out in an empty airfield, trying to settle the dispute in a three -stage test that included a drag race, rolling race, and braking test.

The result is very surprising, to say the least, as you can see in the video that follows after the jump, but before we let you watch it, let’s see which of the two high-performance coupes has the advantage, theoretically at least.

The Nissan GT-R has all-wheel drive, and features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 570 horsepower and 630Nm (465lb-ft) of torque, whereas Mercedes-AMG’s GT R is rear-wheel drive and has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, with 585hp and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque.

There’s also a significant price gap between the two, as while the Godzilla starts from £84,000 ($112,222) in Britain, its German rival comes at a cool £143,000 ($191,045).

You could easily argue that the drag race would have been more fair using a Nissan GT-R Nismo, which not only has an extra 30hp and 20Nm (15lb-ft) of torque, but also a closer price tag at £151,525 ($202,434) in the UK.

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Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Joins A Flurry Of Tuned Studies For 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Nismo, nissan, Nissan Concepts, nissan gt-r, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Note, Nissan NV300, Nissan Rogue, Nissan X-Trail, racing, Tokyo Auto Salon on 12 21st, 2017


Nissan has announced a bunch of premieres for next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, which opens its gates on January 12, one of them being the Leaf Grand Touring Concept.

The show car is not as aggressively styled as the Leaf Nismo that debuted two months ago, but it does get a few interesting bits, such as the two-tone black and matte silver finish.

No images of the interior have been released yet, but the automaker describes it as “stylish and sophisticated” thanks to the addition of some special accents. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of these features will be adopted by a new trim level of the electric car called ‘Grand Touring’, in the Japan at least.

The ‘Grand Touring‘ moniker has been used again on an X-Trail Concept, which will go under the spotlight at the Tokyo event as well. This version of the SUV, which is known on our shores as Rogue, is aimed at those loving the outdoors, and it gets a special exterior graphic, and some different trim in the cabin.

There’s also a Nissan NV 350 Caravan Grand Touring Concept heading to the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, which goes for an ‘off-road look’ as well, equipped with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, special exterior accents and decals, and minor tweaks inside.

Nissan has a few more surprises in store too for the event, including the Fairlady Z Heritage Edition, a special version of the 370Z, the Note e-Power C-Gear, an “outdoor version” of the vehicle, and three new concept cars called Serena e-Power Autech, Note e-Power Autech, and X-Trail Autech.

Elsewhere, visitors to the brand’s stand will also get to see the GT-R Nismo, Note e-Power Nismo, X-Trail Nismo Performance Package, Serena Nismo, Leaf Nismo Concept, and Motul Autech GT-R racer.

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Nissan GT-R ‘CrankZilla’ By Wheelsandmore Boasts Up To 740PS 19
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in nissan, nissan gt-r, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 12 19th, 2017


The market is filled with all kinds of tuning packages for the Nissan GT-R, but Wheelsandmore believes there’s room for one more.

So, without further ado, meet ‘CrankZilla’, the tuner’s latest interpretation of the Japanese supercar, which can be ordered with one of five power levels that increase the twin-turbo V6’s stock output of 570PS (562hp) and 637Nm (460lb-ft).

Stages 1, 2, and 3 add up to 605PS (596hp) and 700Nm (lb-ft), 630PS (621hp) and 800Nm (590lb-ft), and 650PS (641hp) and 830Nm (612lb-ft) respectively, whereas the fourth installment takes the Nissan GT-R to 700PS (690hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft). The ultimate step is Stage 5, with an impressive 740PS (730hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of torque at the crank.

Wheelsandmore says that they “recognize and respect” the 1,000+ conversions of the GT-R, adding that the car “is tuned up to the maximum to be handled safe on the track” in Stage 5.

Additionally, their tuned GT-R also features a height adjustable suspension that brings it 30mm (1.18in) closer to the ground, in addition to the 9.5×21- and 11×21-inch rims front and rear shod in 255/35 and 295/30 tires, respectively, while a combination of bronze and copper accents, alongside some decals, round up the list of upgrades.

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Nissan GT-R ‘CrankZilla’ By Wheelsandmore Boasts Up To 740PS 19
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in nissan, nissan gt-r, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 12 19th, 2017


The market is filled with all kinds of tuning packages for the Nissan GT-R, but Wheelsandmore believes there’s room for one more.

So, without further ado, meet ‘CrankZilla’, the tuner’s latest interpretation of the Japanese supercar, which can be ordered with one of five power levels that increase the twin-turbo V6’s stock output of 570PS (562hp) and 637Nm (460lb-ft).

Stages 1, 2, and 3 add up to 605PS (596hp) and 700Nm (lb-ft), 630PS (621hp) and 800Nm (590lb-ft), and 650PS (641hp) and 830Nm (612lb-ft) respectively, whereas the fourth installment takes the Nissan GT-R to 700PS (690hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft). The ultimate step is Stage 5, with an impressive 740PS (730hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of torque at the crank.

Wheelsandmore says that they “recognize and respect” the 1,000+ conversions of the GT-R, adding that the car “is tuned up to the maximum to be handled safe on the track” in Stage 5.

Additionally, their tuned GT-R also features a height adjustable suspension that brings it 30mm (1.18in) closer to the ground, in addition to the 9.5×21- and 11×21-inch rims front and rear shod in 255/35 and 295/30 tires, respectively, while a combination of bronze and copper accents, alongside some decals, round up the list of upgrades.

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Seven Impossible Car Mashups That’ll Make Or Break Your Day 17
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW i8, Bugatti Chiron, Chevrolet Camaro, Classics, Dodge Charger, Ferrari LaFerrari, Fiat, Ford GT, Lamborghini Aventador, nissan gt-r, Nissan Juke, Pagani Huayra, Renderings, VW Beetle on 12 17th, 2017


Some car designs just don’t mix, and trying to force them together could make you lose your appetite. You’ve been warned.

First, worry not, because your eyes are not deceiving you. You truly are looking at seven of the most “unholy” car mashups we’ve ever seen. The only thing missing is for these cars to suddenly start speaking Latin and laugh maliciously.

But before we go looking for a priest, let’s run through each of these images, courtesy of Click Mechanic, and at least try to make some sense of what we’re looking at.

Let’s start with the Batmobile wannabe, you know, because at least it looks drivable.

#1 BMW i8 + Dodge Charger

The classic Charger and the modern BMW i8 couldn’t be more different. One is a plug-in hybrid with sporty features and futuristic looks, while the other is a gas guzzling muscle car that will mostly drive sideways if you don’t stay off the throttle.

Put them together and you might get something like this thing, which features a massive V8 with a blower, chrome bits on the wheel arches and a NASCAR-style spoiler at the rear. It’s weird, but at least it looks like it would be fun to drive, right?

#2 Bugatti Chiron + VW Beetle

This one makes sense from a branding standpoint, since VW owns Bugatti. You’ve got the all-new Chiron hypercar in one corner, and the classic VW Beetle in the other.

Make sure to take it all in, from the heavy chrome bumpers and alloys to the Beetle fenders. Overall though, you might as well put Dick Dastardly and Muttley in this car and call it a day, because it’s really wacky.

#3 Pagani Huayra + Chevy Camaro

Here’s another one you might be tempted to at least drive, since it’s comprised of a Pagani Huayra and a classic Chevrolet Camaro. It’s rugged American muscle meets crafty Italian engineering.

It’s got headlights from both vehicles, classic wheels, plus another NASCAR-style spoiler, just like on the i8 Charger. We’re not so sure about its aerodynamic properties though.

#4 Nissan GT-R + Nissan Juke

Another family affair, this time from Japanese automaker Nissan. It actually looks kind of cute, if we’re being honest, but don’t let that stop you from letting us know how much you hate it, if that’s the case.

Besides, if you’re a GT-R fan, the last thing you want is for it to be associated with something like the Juke, an urban-oriented crossover that never even got to break the Internet.

#5 Ford GT + Ford Raptor

If somebody ever managed to actually build this car, the waiting list on it might actually match that of the regular Ford GT. The mashup shows a very aggressive vehicle, one that should have no problem with going off-road, while able to win plenty of straight line races as well.

In a way, it’s the best of both worlds. The only thing missing is room for more passengers and luggage.

#6 Lamborghini Aventador + Lamborghini Tractor

If you want to take Lamborghini back to its early beginnings, you could then try to build something like this Aventador-inspired tractor and it probably wouldn’t be all that hard either.

All you need is the tractor, plus an Aventador front fascia, which doesn’t even have to come from the real car – some people can just make those for themselves. As for this one, it also features a massive winch and a connector for fitting it with a large plow.

#7 Ferrari LaFerrari + Fiat Multipla

This is a really fascinating combination, in the sense that on one hand you’ve got arguably the most beautiful car ever built in the LaFerrari, and then you’ve got one that many consider the ugliest car ever, in the Fiat Multipla. We can call this either the LaFiat or the LaMultipla, you decide.

The contrast between the two speaks volumes, and in a weird way, they kind of match, since they’re both Italian…but let’s not kid ourselves. Consider the hypercar properly insulted.

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This Is What A Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R VSpec II Nür With 10km Looks Like 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Skyline, Tokyo Auto Salon on 12 15th, 2017


We don’t know if this makes us sad or happy; a virtually unused 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nür is heading to an auction, giving us a great opportunity to see the iconic R34 in a brand-new state.

On the other hand, having the keys to one of the most sought-after performance icons on the planet and not driving it does makes us sad, especially since this is one of the last examples of its generation.

The 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R VSpec II Nür is sort-of the last hurrah for the R34 generation, mixing the VSpec II goodness with an upgraded RB26 engine. Despite the engine’s specs remaining officially unchanged, at 276hp and 293lb-ft of torque, Nissan had installed bigger turbos with a slightly bigger boost pressure and a reinforced block, making the engine even more durable to future upgrades.

Other features include a speedometer that tops out at 300km/h (186mph) and an exclusive interior stitching along with the usual VSpec II goodies such as the stiffer suspension, the bigger brakes, the carbon fiber bonnet and the iridium interior trim pieces.

The car is described as unregistered and will be auctioned by BHauction at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 12, 2018.

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1000HP Nissan GT-R R34 Tries To Outsprint Arrows F1 Car 13
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Drag-Racing, F1, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Skyline, Nissan Videos, video on 12 13th, 2017


Formula One cars have long been the benchmark of both cornering and straight-line performance and for good reason; there’s simply nothing faster around a racetrack.

Not dissuaded by this fact, Australia’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival decided to see how a 1,000 hp Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 would go against a 1994 Arrows Formula One car in a series of three rolling drag races.

On paper, the two are quite evenly matched. As you’d imagine, the F1 car has a superior power-to-weight ratio as it delivers 620 hp from its V8 engine and weighs just 515 kg. By comparison, the R34 used in the test has 1000 hp on tap but weighs a rather hefty 1300 kg. However, unlike the F1 car, the GT-R is all-wheel drive, giving it far superior traction.

Which are you tipping to take the victory?

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This Nissan GT-R Could Smash Its Own Six-Second 1/4 Mile World Record 7
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Drag-Racing, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, Record, video on 12 7th, 2017


AMS Performance has continued development of the world’s first six-second, street-legal Nissan GT-R, which is now looking to go faster than it ever has before on the drag strip.

Earlier this year, this car, owned by drag racing enthusiast Gidi Chambi, ran a record 6.937 second quarter mile, thus becoming the quickest GT-R on the planet. Equipped with a host of mechanical modifications and a new rose gold chrome wrap, it’s possible we might be looking at the world’s quickest Nissan.

While the car, affectionately known as Alpha Queen, is still street-legal, it is a far cry from a standard GT-R.

In fact, the engine is totally new and delivers over 3,000 hp. However, to AMS’s credit, it does retain a six-cylinder, twin-turbo setup like any other R35, although the turbos now stick out of the front bumper.

Expect to hear more about this GT-R if it does indeed set a new quarter mile world record. In the meantime, enjoy these videos of the craziest incarnation of Godzilla yet.

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@obprestigeauto Alpha Queen walk around #amsperformance #thequeen #another6

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It Takes 1,250 HP To Put McLaren 720S In A Corner 4
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 4th, 2017


Godzilla has been trying to slay the McLaren 720S for quite some time now, and after failing to do so using 720 HP and 930 HP respectively, this latest GT-R came prepared.

After seeing this stock 720S run circles around a 930 HP Nissan GT-R last week, we became even more curious as to what it would take to finally beat the McLaren in a straight line – and by that we mean destroy it like it has destroyed all of its opponents thus far.

Here’s today’s contender: A 1,250 HP (1,108 WHP) twin turbo Nissan GT-R, sipping E85 fuel and wearing an ETS 3582r Turbo kit, among multiple other mods.

While racing against the McLaren, the Nissan managed to get from 60 to 130 mph (96 km/h – 209 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds, and from 100 to 150 mph (161 km/h – 241 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. Yes, that is extremely fast, even by hypercar standards.

The two cars raced twice, where the Nissan went with a Low Boost setting for the second race, putting down “only” 920 HP. Let’s just say that allowed the 720S to get some of its dignity back, after how things went down in the initial sprint.

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It Takes 1,250 HP To Put McLaren 720S In A Corner 4
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 4th, 2017


Godzilla has been trying to slay the McLaren 720S for quite some time now, and after failing to do so using 720 HP and 930 HP respectively, this latest GT-R came prepared.

After seeing this stock 720S run circles around a 930 HP Nissan GT-R last week, we became even more curious as to what it would take to finally beat the McLaren in a straight line – and by that we mean destroy it like it has destroyed all of its opponents thus far.

Here’s today’s contender: A 1,250 HP (1,108 WHP) twin turbo Nissan GT-R, sipping E85 fuel and wearing an ETS 3582r Turbo kit, among multiple other mods.

While racing against the McLaren, the Nissan managed to get from 60 to 130 mph (96 km/h – 209 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds, and from 100 to 150 mph (161 km/h – 241 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. Yes, that is extremely fast, even by hypercar standards.

The two cars raced twice, where the Nissan went with a Low Boost setting for the second race, putting down “only” 920 HP. Let’s just say that allowed the 720S to get some of its dignity back, after how things went down in the initial sprint.

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Adult Movie Star’s Nissan GT-R Would Kill It In Fast And Furious [w/Videos] 3
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, Offbeat News, tuning, video on 12 3rd, 2017


You might be tricked into thinking that this tuned Nissan GT-R is owned by a car guy that polishes it on weekends and considers it his baby.

However, you’d be wrong, because the young blonde woman that poses next to it in the videos that follow has her name written in the papers. She may look familiar to some, and you may blame it on two other stories that we covered last year.

So, once again, say hello to Mareike Fox, a 26-year old German adult movie star with a passion for fast cars, whose Nissan GT-R used to carry a Prior Design widebody kit until not that long ago. Apparently, the young woman wanted a bit more for her Japanese supercar, so she turned to Tofu Garage in Germany to have it fitted with a Pandem Rocket Bunny V2 aerokit, which seems to have a thing or two in common with Liberty Walk’s flashy creations.

As it currently sits, this tuned Nissan GT-R could definitely audition for the new ‘Fast and Furious‘ movie thanks to its extreme body kit with extra wide fenders, gigantic rear wing, ground-hugging suspension and, of course, that non-too-subtle green paint and golden wheels.

We don’t know how much the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 currently puts out, but it was already far from stock when it arrived at the German tuner, having been tuned to around 750 HP.

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930 HP Nissan GT-R Humiliated By Stock McLaren 720S… Wait, What? 1
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 1st, 2017


Alright McLaren, you win, we give up. The things your latest supercar can do with “just” 710 HP are absurd. So far it’s beaten lots of challengers, but to smoke a 930 HP GT-R? That’s nuts.

In fact, the 720S is so fast, it might just be how The Hulk gets back to Earth to fight Thanos in next year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, after the events of “Thor: Ragnarok”.

Marvell jokes aside, just a few days ago we saw the 720S defeat a 720 HP GT-R – and yes, the McLaren is lighter on its feet, but to do the same to a 930 HP example? That’s simply incredible!

Also, this isn’t a case of the 720S pulling ahead at the beginning, covering a 1/4 mile and then getting caught up by the Nissan at very high speeds. Nope: it smokes the GT-R from the get go and maintains its advantage for about 14 seconds before its opponent even thinks about starting to catch up.

Now the question is, if a 930 HP Nissan GT-R is no match, what will it take to outrun a 720S? Something with 1,000 or 1,200 HP? We have a feeling we might soon find out.

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720 HP Nissan GT-R Challenges Unbeaten McLaren 720S 27
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 11 27th, 2017


It seems that some people are hell-bent on finding out just how dominant the McLaren 720S is, and what it takes in order to put its name in the loss column.

Of course, we’re thankful for that, because if it wasn’t for the owners of these cars, we would probably need to wait for Top Gear or The Grand Tour to show us what it would take to beat a McLaren 720S – and you’re never guaranteed such a segment wouldn’t take a turn for the comical, instead of being performance-oriented.

Alas, let’s run through what happened here between this stock 720S and a modded Nissan GT-R, putting down 720 horses of its own.

The GT-R features bolt-on mods and is running on E85 fuel, pushing out some 625 WHP, bringing the crank total to McLaren 720S levels. Then again, McLaren have apparently been holding back on the 720S’ real numbers, as it might actually put down in excess of 800 HP.

Both cars did standing and rolling starts, and you might say that the result is somewhat surprising, despite everything we already know about the 720S.

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2018 Nissan GT-R Becomes $10k More Affordable With New Entry-Level Pure 3
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Nismo, nissan, nissan gt-r, prices on 11 3rd, 2017


Nissan has announced the pricing details on the 2018 GT-R family in the United States, which now starts at $99,990, without destination and handling, something that adds another $1,695 to each grade.

The sub-$100k pricing refers to a new entry-level model called Pure, which slots under the Premium, undercutting it by $10,500, and lacking some of its features such as the titanium exhaust, Bose sound system, Active Noise Cancellation, and Active Sound Enhancement.

Other novelties for the 2018MY is the inclusion of Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity to NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, as well as the introduction of the black ‘Kuro Night’ color for the Premium Interior Package.

Available from $128,490, the Nissan GT-R Track Edition is now in its second year. It borrows some elements from the range-topping Nismo, while retaining the same version of the 3.8-liter V6 engine that powers both the Pure and Premium flavors, rated at 565hp and 467lb-ft (633Nm) of torque.

Described as “the ultimate GT-R”, the Nissan GT-R Nismo continues to be offered in limited numbers across North America. Pricing starts at $175,000, and users will get to enjoy, besides the numerous motorsport-inspired technologies, a power bump of the 3.8L unit, which makes 600hp and 481lb-ft (652Nm) in the range-topping Godzilla.

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Neidfaktor Gives The Nissan GT-R Some Class 26
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in nissan, nissan gt-r, tuning on 10 26th, 2017


German interior specialist Neidfaktor has completed work on refining the cabin of a Nissan GT-R, a sports car so focused on performance that its interior has always been somewhat lackluster.
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