Kazutoshi Mizuno

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R (Club Track Edition) entering Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Since its unveiling in 2007, Nissan’s GT-R supercar has continued to evolve, with engineers putting it through some of the harshest conditions in order to help them fine tune the car over the remainder of its life. One such test was the Nürburgring 24 Hours held earlier this year, considered by many to be one of the most grueling motorsports events in the world. Despite the race's reputation, the Nissan GT-R, a production-based model no less, was a dominant force at the event, emerging a winner in its class and the 30th finisher overall. As Nissan previously explained, the...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R (Club Track Edition) in the Nürburgring 24 Hours
    2013 Nissan GT-R Wins Class, Comes 30th Overall In Nürburgring 24 Hours

    A 2013 Nissan GT-R Club Track Edition was driven to victory in the SP8T class in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race.

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R Club Track Edition testing at the Nürburgring
    2013 Nissan GT-R Prepares For Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

    Next month Nissan will formally compete in the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race using one of its production GT-R supercars. The competitive outing is part of Nissan’s celebration of the R35 GT-R’s fourth year on the market but it also serves as an opportune moment to see what...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R (Club Track Edition) entering Nürburgring 24 Hours
    Nissan To Field Production GT-R In 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Nissan will compete in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race using one of its stock 2013 GT-R supercars, albeit a race-ready Club Track Edition. The team fielding the car will be the GT-R’s own development team, headed by none other than the car’s chief engineer Kazutoshi...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
    2013 Nissan GT-R Getting Power Boost: Report

    The 2012 Nissan GT-R has only just come onto the market, bringing with it a more powerful engine and a string of handling mods that guarantee the car reliably dishes out 2.9 second 0-60 mph times and can lap the Nurburgring in a smoldering 7 minutes and 24.22 seconds. However, sources in Japan have...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring
    Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R Posts 7m 24.22s Nurburgring Lap Time

    This day was inevitable. With an additional 38 horsepower and 17 pound-feet of torque on board, plus a reprogrammed gearbox and a more aerodynamic body, the new 2012 Nissan GT-R was always going to be quicker around a track than the outgoing 2011 model. Today we find out just how much quicker, and...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R

    Without doubt the Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest cars on the planet but could the all-wheel drive terror be worthy of ‘hypercar’ status, a title relegated to only the fastest and most extreme of production cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and upcoming Ultimate Aero II from Shelby Supercars? Earlier this month a video (posted below) was released that certainly made a strong case for it. The clip showed the new 2012 Nissan GT-R undergoing acceleration tests with the car’s chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, overseeing the process. As we know, the facelifted GT-R sports a more...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2012 Nissan GT-R Facelift Or New SpecM?

    Last year we saw the introduction of the limited-production GT-R SpecV model, a stripped down version of the already extreme Japanese supercar designed for hardcore club racers and performance nuts. As previous GT-R generations have shown, however, Nissan was never going to rest with just one...

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