Nissan GT-R News

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Naomi Osaka Edition

    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 ambassador roles, recently with Usain Bolt serving as its Global Director of Excitement. For her special GT-R, Osaka helped pick the available color combinations, in this case Midnight Opal (shown here), Brilliant White Pearl and Meteor Flake Black Pearl. The car also sports LED high-mount stop lights on...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign confirmed for production with $1.1M price tag

    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...

  • 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

    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 documents how the car actually came to life, and we now know Italdesign first approached Nissan to take on the project, Alonso Albaisa, senior vice president of Nissan global design, confirmed. Italdesign invited him to its booth at the 2017 Geneva auto show where it presented the proposition. From...

  • Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turimso, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan design boss says next GT-R to be fastest sports car in the world

    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...

  • 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

    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 courtesy of its 2.0-liter inline-6. You're likely to never run across one here in the States. Unless you're Jay Leno and friends with the team behind Orange County-based car dealership Original Rare. Chris Marion is the current caretaker of this particular 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R. It's the sedan...

  • 2019 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
    Nissan updates GT-R Nismo GT3 race car for 2019

    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...

  • 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

    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 you’ll notice some discernible differences. On the front fenders, directly above the wheels, is some camouflage gear. This is likely hiding some new fender louvers. The brake calipers are also new and feature special stickers used for measuring temperatures. The stickers are those little rectangular...

  • Jann Mardenborough drives a Nissan GT-R around a racetrack with a video game control
    Nissan built a GT-R operated by a video game controller

    The latest installment in the iconic "Gran Turismo" video game series, "Gran Turismo Sport," goes on sale next week, but Nissan threw a celebration of its own ahead of the launch. The video game itself may have coined the "Real Driving Simulator" tagline years ago, but Nissan took it to a new level...

  • ETS Nissan GT-R pushes deeper into six-second territory
    There's a new Nissan GT-R quarter-mile king

    Modified versions of the Nissan GT-R are going faster and faster. Recently, the team from the West Chicago-based AMS Performance set a new low (that's a good thing here) when it ran its GT-R into the six-second range in the quarter mile. Now the competitive set from ETS has reclaimed the throne but...

  • Nissan GT-R Nismo created with LEGO
    Fan crafts his own Lego Nissan GT-R Nismo

    The types of media that an artist can use to create brilliance are limitless. You'll find thousands of examples of artwork that aren't crafted using pen and ink, brush and paint, or sculpting clay. One such piece of art is the incredibly detailed Nissan GT-R Nismo Firas Abu-Jaber built using Lego...

  • Chad Lindberg rides in Nissan GT-R for first time
    Jesse from "The Fast and the Furious" lives a quarter mile at a time in a Nissan GT-R

    A lot has changed since 2001, the year the original "The Fast and the Furious" opened in movie theaters. The DVD players the film's protagonists sought out aren't really hot items anymore and the Nissan GT-R has finally come to America. Jesse, one of the first film's staple characters, finally got...

  • Rebuilt Nismo GT-R GT3 race car
    The Nismo team rebuilt its crashed GT-R GT3 race car in 12 hours

    The Nismo team suffered a massive blow before the 24 Hours of Spa, but hard work and extreme dedication brought its Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car back to life in just half a day. For those who missed it, the number-22 GT-R GT3 fell victim to a tire puncture as it entered Eau Rouge during practice...

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