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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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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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Nissan Kicks Juke Out Of The Range At The LA Auto Show 29
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, LA Auto Show, new cars, nissan, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Videos, video on 11 29th, 2017


Nissan has pulled the covers off the 2018 Kicks, the company’s new subcompact SUV which first made its appearance in Latin America last year.

The new Nissan Kicks replaces the Juke in one of the fastest-growing segments in the market, becoming along the way the sixth member of the company’s growing SUV family.

Gone is the divisive styling then, with Nissan opting for a more acceptable design, mixing elements from models like the Rogue and the Micra supermini that’s available in other markets.

“As the gateway to Nissan’s adventure-ready sport-utility portfolio – joining Rogue Sport, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada – Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price starting well under $19,000,” said Dan Mohnke, senior VP of Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan North America.

All models will be powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol unit, rated at 125hp and 115lb-ft of torque. Paired to it will be the company’s proven Xtronic CVT transmission, with Nissan expecting a combined fuel economy rating of 33mpg. No all-wheel drive though, as all versions will drive their front wheels exclusively.

Customers will be given the option of seven exterior colors, along with five two-tone combinations. Two-tone combos include a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange or red), an orange roof with a gray body or a white roof with a blue body.

The cabin promises to offer “ample passenger space in the rear” as well as one of the largest load areas in its class. A 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor as well as an optional Bose premium sound system are also present.

All Kicks models will also come with Automatic Emergency Braking as standard, while the SV and SR trim levels will add Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

“Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be announced closer to its on-sale date in spring 2018, but we are expecting to be among the most competitive in the segment,” said Mohnke. “Kicks’ unique combination of expressive design, excellent fuel economy, intelligent technology and advanced safety features adds up to one thing – exceptional value.”

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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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A Nissan Juke Was Modded For All Things Rallying 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Nissan Juke, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Rallycross, reviews, tuning, video on 11 4th, 2017


When you’re building a rally car, it’s usually something that’s fundamentally sporty, which should all but eliminate the Nissan Juke from contention.

Yet, owner Lars Wolfe built this 2013 Juke as the so-called “multipurpose racer”, modifying it for hill climb events, rally, road courses, rallycross and pretty much anything else rally-related.

While it’s powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injection factory unit, the engine underwent several modifications, including a custom turbocharger and ECU tuning. In other words, this is definitely not your girlfriend’s Juke.

As for the interior, it’s been stripped down and properly customized to handle rallying, which obviously means no backseat, a pair of Sparcos in the front, roll cage, the works.

So what’s it like to drive on canyon roads? Pretty fun and mighty loud, according to The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah. He deemed the steering feel as being very precise, the brakes were good (even though the car has no ABS and the wheels can lock up) and so was the acceleration.

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A Nissan Juke Was Modded For All Things Rallying 4
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Nissan Juke, Nissan Videos, Rally Cars, Rallycross, reviews, tuning, video on 11 4th, 2017


When you’re building a rally car, it’s usually something that’s fundamentally sporty, which should all but eliminate the Nissan Juke from contention.

Yet, owner Lars Wolfe built this 2013 Juke as the so-called “multipurpose racer”, modifying it for hill climb events, rally, road courses, rallycross and pretty much anything else rally-related.

While it’s powered by a 1.6-liter direct-injection factory unit, the engine underwent several modifications, including a custom turbocharger and ECU tuning. In other words, this is definitely not your girlfriend’s Juke.

As for the interior, it’s been stripped down and properly customized to handle rallying, which obviously means no backseat, a pair of Sparcos in the front, roll cage, the works.

So what’s it like to drive on canyon roads? Pretty fun and mighty loud, according to The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah. He deemed the steering feel as being very precise, the brakes were good (even though the car has no ABS and the wheels can lock up) and so was the acceleration.

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Watch 60 Years of Nissan Skyline/GT-R Go By In A Couple Of Minutes 24
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Skyline, Nissan Videos, video on 10 24th, 2017


There are few model lines that get the heart racing quite like the Skyline and GT-R, so we're pretty happy someone has gone ahead and put this animated clip together.
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Nissan Teases Mysterious New Concept For Tokyo 17
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concept, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Videos, Tokyo Motor Show, video on 10 17th, 2017


Nissan has released a teaser video which previews an all-new concept for the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Full-Size Nissan GT-R R/C Car Driven By A PlayStation Controller Laps Silverstone 11
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, Tech, video on 10 11th, 2017


Nissan has modified a GT-R into a huge remote-controlled car and sent it around the Silverstone with the help of professional racer and GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough.
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Study Finds Being Dehydrated As Bad As Having Blood Alcohol Concentration Of 0.8% 30
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in nissan, Nissan Juke, Nissan Videos, Tech, video on 09 30th, 2017


Nissan is raising awareness that people should hit the bottle before driving, though before you lash out on the Japanese carmaker, know that it's referring to…water and not alcohol.
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3,000 HP+ Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88 Second 1/4 Mile 25
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Drag-Racing, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 09 25th, 2017


In the never-ending pursuit of building the world’s quickest street-legal Nissan GT-R, the record has fallen once again.
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3,000 HP+ Nissan GT-R Sets 6.88 Second 1/4 Mile 25
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Drag-Racing, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 09 25th, 2017


In the never-ending pursuit of building the world’s quickest street-legal Nissan GT-R, the record has fallen once again.
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