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Nissan To Sell R32 Skyline GT-R Parts Again So That The Legend Can Lives On

The R32 Skyline GT-R is arguably the most iconic sports car ever made by Japanese automaker Nissan. It has captured the hearts of millions around the world and it is, up to today, a much sought after car. It is a modern classic that begs to be driven hard, over and over again until the end of time. Incidentally, R32 was very much my first love when it comes Japanese imports and so, it does come as a pleasant surprise (not that I will ever afford to buy one here, sadly) when Nissan Japan announced that they will start making Skyline parts, specifically for R32 Skyline GT-R made between August 1989 and January 1995, as part of the new NISMO Heritage program. Continue reading Nissan To Sell R32 Skyline GT-R Parts Again So That The Legend Can Lives On

Nissan Created A R/C GT-R Controlled Via A DualShock4 Controller

Keen eye readers will probably notice something peculiar about the Nissan GT-R featured here. Take a closer look and you will realize that it had opaque red windows. Weird, isn’t it? Even it has a clear as day windshield, opaque windows do not make it a safe car to drive, much less driving it at speeds on the track. Well, the thing is, this Nissan GT-R is not any ordinary GT-R; it is a fully remote control Nissan GT-R, cleverly called Nissan GT-R /C. R/C. Get it, get it? Continue reading Nissan Created A R/C GT-R Controlled Via A DualShock4 Controller

Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

Remote start for automobiles isn’t new, but this latest features coming to select models of Nissan vehicle changes everything. How so? Because you don’t even need to lift a finger to do the deed; all you have to do is use your voice. This is made possible by Amazon Alexa NissanConnect Services Skill. With this new found skill, you can remotely lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights, in addition to remote start/stop the engine – all by telling your Alexa-enabled device to do so. Continue reading Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Well, this is it. Nissan has taken the wrap off the new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the follow up to the grandaddy of modern day mass produced electric car which was first introduced to the world seven years ago and it is pretty damn awesome in both looks and specs. Also, it has one crazy idea up its sleeve: it wants you to drive with just one pedal. Yeah. You know how automatic transmission car helped eliminate one pedal? Well, the new LEAF did not actually eliminate yet another, but it does pretty much relegate the brake pedal to cold storage because Nissan’s new innovative e-Pedal kind of does it all in respect to acceleration and braking. Continue reading New Nissan LEAF Unveiled, Wants You To Drive With Just One Pedal

Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous

No. Nissan’s luxury marque Infiniti did not exists 70 plus years ago. What you are looking here is Prototype 9, the marque’s tribute to the race cars of the olden days. Inspired by 1940s race car, the Prototype 9 was revealed at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is not a representation of the future Infiniti, obviously, and so don’t keep up the hope of driving one in the future. As you can see, Prototype 9 is fabulous looking because it has the design hallmark that accurately reflect the race cars typical of the era. You know, things like an open-wheeled design, outstretched hood, wire spoke wheels with narrow tires, and a single-seater setup positioned way behind, above the rear axle. But why the Prototype 9? Well, here’s why straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading Infiniti Reveals A Retro E-Race Car At Pebble Beach And It Looks Fabulous

Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

Remember the ZEOD RC we spoke about a few years ago? Well, to be honest, while I did write the post, I didn’t think it was so advanced until today. Sure, we all knew it was a hybrid with a radical form that could pave way for electric car 24-hour endurance race, but what we may have overlooked was the engine that powers it. The engine was nothing short of an engineering marvel, really. I mean, imagine this: a 1.5L engine that kicks out 400 horses? That some serious shit there and what makes this motor even more impressive is, it only has three cylinders and measures only 20 inches (508 mm) big and weighs at modest 88 lbs (40 kilograms). Continue reading Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

3D Pen Sculpture Of Full-sized Nissan Qashqai Is Pretty Damn Surreal

You know 3D pen? Yea, the gadget that lets you draw in the air, literally, to create 3D sculpture like you would doodling on paper. Now imagine it being used to create a life-sized car sculpture. Sounds impossible? Well, actually, not quite. I am sure you can given enough time, or in this case, maybe 800 man-hours or around three weeks sounds just about the time you need cos’ that how much time artist Grace Du Prez and her team of artists did when they created what could be the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture. The UK-based 3D printing pen artist, who has been creating with 3Doodler Pen for a few years now, was commissioned by Nissan Europe to create a 3D pen drawn version of Nissan Qashqai Black Edition crossover to mark the car’s launch. Continue reading 3D Pen Sculpture Of Full-sized Nissan Qashqai Is Pretty Damn Surreal

Nissan 240SX Converted To A Truck Without A Truck Frame And It Is LIFTED

Converting a sports car into a truck is not the newest new. Converting a sports car into a truck without a truck frame is also beginning to be a norm, but one that is without a truck frame under it and lifted? Now, that’s something rather new to us. Well, we do note that it maybe considered blasphemous to some to convert a 1995 240SX into a truck and LIFTED, but I thought this particular example that was once on sale on Craigslist was pretty sweet. According to its owner, it is completely road-legal and it is also off-road capable. And why not? It is, after all, lifted and has just the right set of shoes, doesn’t she? Here’s what it had to offer for $4,300: Continue reading Nissan 240SX Converted To A Truck Without A Truck Frame And It Is LIFTED

2017 Nissan GT-R With New Color Will Roll Into Showrooms This Summer

If you haven’t already heard, there will be a new Nissan GT-R in town this summer. First unveiled at this year’s New York International Auto Show back in March, the 2017 Nissan GT-R sports coupe received a series of enhancements on the outside, the inside, as well as under the hood. Under the new hood is a hand-assembled 3.8L V6 DOHC twin-turbocharged motor that churns out 565 horses and 467 lb-ft of torque (a bump of 20 hp and 4 lb-ft from the 2016 model), mated to a “thoroughly refined” 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox that puts power to the tarmac through all four wheels. As far as look is concerned, we thought it looks, well, very GT-R. Continue reading 2017 Nissan GT-R With New Color Will Roll Into Showrooms This Summer

Nissan Set Guinness World Records For Fastest Drift With GT-R NISMO

These days, anything could have a place in the Guinness World Records and if there’s one car company that is obsessive about having a mark (or as many as it could) in the world’s biggest name in world records verification, it would be Nissan. Having set the record as in the heaviest aircraft pulled by a production vehicle, largest glow-in-the-dark painting painted with a car, fastest time to ascent a 100m sand dune by a car, longest twin vehicle drift – just to name a few, Nissan has yet again claimed another world title: world’s faster vehicle drift. Continue reading Nissan Set Guinness World Records For Fastest Drift With GT-R NISMO