Nissan GT-R News

  • Franco Scribante Racing Nissan GT-R hillclimb race car

    This Nissan GT-R is going hillclimb racing, and it will surely won't leave the ground with wicked wings attached to the front and rear. The custom GT-R is the work of Franco Scribante Racing of Kyalami, South Africa. The race car's debut came this past Monday after the racing team teased the car on Facebook, but it will make its racing debut at the Simola Hillclimb in the South African town of Knysna in May. Carscoops first reported on the car on Wednesday. Although the team didn't share much about the crazy front and rear wings, they'll surely do everything possible to keep the race car...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    The future Nissan Z and GT-R will be shaped by customers

    "Mr. GT-R," Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the Nissan GT-R and NISMO told Motor Authority at the 2019 New York auto show about the future of the Z sports car and GT-R supercar.

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
    2020 Nissan GT-R preview

    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...

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

    The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO sheds weight and adds race-bred turbochargers to spool up its 600-hp 3.8-liter V-6.

  • 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 has expanded its Nismo Heritage Parts program with components to allow you to build new RB26DETT engines for the R32, R33 and R34 Skyline GT-Rs.

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

    Nissan's Z and GT-R line of sports cars both celebrate their 50th anniversaries in 2019. Nissan will mark the occasion with special versions of both, which the automaker will unveil during April's New York International Auto Show.

  • 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
    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

    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 quarter-mile run with a trap speed of 222.93 mph. That happened last September when the car was making 2,700 horsepower at the wheels. At present, the ETS team has pushed the power to 3,046 wheel hp, or roughly 3,500 hp at the crank! Thus, we're now looking at the world's most powerful Nissan GT-R. In the...

  • 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
    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

    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 city of Kaminokawa. Nissan bestowed the department with the GT-R to mark 50 years of operation at the Kaminokawa facility. The handover ceremony included a rather large Nissan key—despite the fact the GT-R does not require an actual key to start the car—and numerous pleasantries between...

  • 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
    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...

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