Nissan GT-R News

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Nissan GT-R, an R35 to those who know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale in the United States the following year as a 2009 model. More than a decade on, the GT-R is still once of the fastest cars in production thanks to continual updates over the years. The latest have been introduced on the 2020 Nissan GT-R, on show this week at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The more substantial changes concern the more extreme GT-R Track Edition and GT-R Nismo models, but the base car, known as the Premium, benefits from a special 50th anniversary...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO goes on a carbon fiber diet

    The Nissan GT-R is now entering its middle-age years, and like any superstar it needs a little bit of plastic surgery to keep its look, and performance, fresh. Ahead of its formal debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO roared into the Big Apple on Tuesday...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Nissan rolls out 50th anniversary GT-R with Bayside Blue paint

    Nissan's Z and GT-R line of sports cars both turn 50 in 2019 and the automaker is celebrating with the reveal of new 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R models at this week's New York International Auto Show. The cars will be presented as part of a “Dream Garage” highlighting previous...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
    Nissan Skyline GT-R's RB26 engine back in production

    Nissan's 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 known as the RB26DETT, which powered three generations of the Skyline GT-R, is respected the world over for its ability to punch seriously high above its weight. The engine was phased out with the arrival of the current GT-R late last decade but you can...

  • Teaser for 50th anniversary Nissan 370Z and GT-R debuting at 2019 New York auto show
    Nissan prepares 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R sports cars

    Nissan's Z and GT-R line of sports cars both turn 50 in 2019 and the automaker will celebrate with the reveal of new 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R models at next month's New York International Auto Show. The cars will be presented as part of a “Dream Garage” highlighting previous...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Naomi Osaka Edition
    Nissan celebrates tennis star Naomi Osaka with special GT-R

    Nissan will sell in Japan a series of special GT-Rs built to celebrate its partnership with tennis star Naomi Osaka. Osaka was picked by Nissan as a brand ambassador shortly after her September defeat of Serena Williams in the U.S. Open. The automaker has previously chosen top athletes for...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is headed for production. Just 50 are planned and the price tag is set at $1.12 million. The car was developed to celebrate the GT-R and Italdesign, both of which turned 50 this year, with Nissan describing it as the “ultimate expression” of the GT-R. That's a bit hard to swallow, though, considering the GT-R has always been about the best bang for the buck. A million dollars can buy a lot of nice metal. But to be fair to Nissan, the GT-R50 won't be built on the GT-R's regular production line. Instead, stock GT-Rs, in this case the range-topping...

  • Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R
    Nismo Heritage Parts expands to include R33, R34 Skyline GT-R

    Nissan's Nismo division recognized a desire for factory replacement parts and last year began to offer Nismo Heritage Parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R. On Thursday, the division expanded to include the R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R models. The parts are a collaborative effort between Nissan, Nissan...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Watch as the Italdesign team builds the $1.05M Nissan GT-R50 by hand

    The Nissan GT-R50 is a stunning vehicle, and fans can appreciate it more with the knowledge that the car was almost entirely built by hand. A new video from Nissan traces the production process inside Italdesign, the Italian firm responsible for building the modified GT-R. Both the GT-R and...

  • 2019 Nissan 370Z
    The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan's radar, electrification possible

    Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president...

  • World's most powerful Nissan GT-R with 3,500 horsepower
    World's most powerful Nissan GT-R makes 3,500 horsepower

    The standard Nissan GT-R is no slouch with 565 horsepower coming from a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 , but this GT-R is something else. If the car looks familiar, that's because it's currently the world's quickest GT-R in the quarter mile. The Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R set a 6.88-second...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    How the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign came to life

    To celebrate the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign's 50th birthday, the Italian design firm and Japanese automaker collaborated to birth the GT-R50. Described as a GT-R with no limits, both parties crafted a sculpted Japanese sports car with finesse only Italdesign is capable of. A new video from Nissan...

  • Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turimso, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    Alfonso Albaisa, head of design for Nissan and Infiniti, made a very bold claim for the next generation of the Nissan GT-R. He said it has to be the "fastest super sports car in the world." The design boss made that claim to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He also reiterated the fact that the Italdesign GT-R50 isn't a preview of things to come for Nissan's top-spec sports car. Designs are actually still being reviewed for the R36 iteration, but serious progress can't be made until the engineering team has its say. Electrification is definitely on the table, but it's certainly not a...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    50 examples of GT-R50 by Italdesign could be built

    Nissan and Italdesign have teamed up to produce a stunning new take on the GT-R. It's called the GT-R50, and the prototype shown here will make its public debut in front of the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on July 12. Depending on how the debut unfolds, and the reaction to the...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, Gingerman Raceway, May 2018
    2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition first drive review: tracking Godzilla

    Like a pilot preparing for takeoff, I flick a few switches before heading out. I reach down to the base of the center stack and push up on the transmission, damper, and stability control switches to set them to Race mode. It’s time to see what Godzilla can do on the 11-turn, 2.14-mile...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Nissan and Italdesign show one-off GT-R with 710 horsepower

    The GT-R and Italdesign both celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, so Nissan and the Italian design house decided to collaborate on a very special project. The result is the striking GT-R50 by Italdesign, a one-off build to celebrate all things GT-R as well as show off the talents of...

  • Nissan GT-R police car for Tochigi, Japan
    Speeders beware: Nissan GT-R patrol car joins Japanese police force

    Perps in Japan best watch their rearview mirrors. Nissan has donated a new GT-R police car to the Tochigi Prefectural police department. Japanese Nostalgic Car reported last Friday that the GT-R patrol car is a gift to the prefecture of Tochigi, the same area where Nissan builds Godzilla in the...

  • Jay Leno examines a 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R Hakosuka
    Jay Leno learns all about the original Nissan Skyline GT-R

    Don't you wish that Nissan still built four-door Skyline GT-Rs? Before 1971 the automaker did just that with its glorious Hakosuka. This generation of the Nissan Skyline was first launched back in 1968 and ran up through 1972. The mighty GT-R variant arrived in 1969 and came packing 160 horsepower...

  • 2019 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

    After several successful years of racing, Nissan’s GT-R Nismo GT3 has come in for some updates that should see the stunning race car prove even more potent this 2019 motorsport season. As its name suggests, the GT-R Nismo GT3 has been developed to confirm with FIA GT3 regulations, and it's a very popular choice with teams competing in endurance events around the globe. Nissan developed the GT-R Nismo GT3 with JR Motorsports and first unleashed it on the world's top race tracks in 2012. Since then, the engineers have further developed the car using data collected from customer teams, as...

  • Teaser for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG004C race car
    SCG 004 coming with Nissan GT-R engine tuned to 700 horsepower

    America's Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) is working on a new sports car with a central driving position and a standard gated shifter (a paddle-shifted 'box will be available). It's called the SCG 004, and like the 003 supercar from SCG it will be offered in road and race trim, as well as a...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
    The Skyline GT-R team actually operated independently inside Nissan

    After decades of lusting, Americans can finally own one of the most delightful pieces of forbidden fruit: the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The Skyline and the GT-R have always been a special car, but they weren't always a Nissan. As we're refreshed on in the latest episode of "Up to Speed" from Donut...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
    Make your Skyline GT-R look like new with Nismo Heritage parts

    When you have an older car, you will come across periods of ownership where something will break and need mending. With a new car, finding parts is easy as they're likely sitting in stock at your local dealership. Older cars have parts that aren't quite as easy to find. Sure, the Internet has made...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R
    2018 Nissan GT-R given $10,000 price cut

    The Nissan GT-R has been made better over the years through its numerous updates, but the starting price has inflated along the way to the point the car is no longer the performance bargain it once was. When it arrived for 2009, the GT-R’s starting price was right on $70,000. Last year, you...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots

    Nissan’s ever-evolving GT-R looks set to receive more updates for the 2018 model year. A GT-R, specifically the GT-R Nismo model, was recently spotted running laps at the Nürburgring. On initial inspection it appears to be a bog-standard GT-R Nismo, but if you look a little closer...

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