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  • 2018 Nissan Leaf

    If there is one automaker that has embraced electric performance cars, it's Tesla. Not only has the Silicon Valley automaker proved electric cars can look good, be luxurious, and work as daily drivers, it's also shown performance is a breeze with a proper battery pack, big motors, and the right software. When will other performance-oriented electric cars come? The key word is "eventually," for Nissan. The 2018 Nissan Leaf ushers in the second-generation of the world's best-selling electric car, but this time around, there will be more than just one choice. Nissan not only plans a longer-range...

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    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...

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    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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    NISMO To Spearhead Development Of R36 GT-R

    The launch of the R35 Nissan GT-R almost six years ago was an epic achievement for all involved with its development. After all, here was a car capable of outperforming exotic supercars costing twice as much, as well as being able to seat four adults in relative comfort and being easy to drive...

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    New Nissan GT-R To Feature Williams Hybrid Tech: Report

    Last month reports emerged claiming Nissan’s next GT-R, the R36, would be introduced as early as the 2016 model year and that it would likely come with some form of vehicle electrification in order to boost its performance while also cutting back on emissions and fuel consumption. In fact, a...

  • 2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Super GT race car
    2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 Super GT Race Car Revealed

    Nissan is the third automaker this week to reveal its new racing car for the 2014 season of Super GT. The car’s official title is the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 and it recently underwent its initial shakedown alongside rivals from Lexus and Honda at the Suzuka Circuit. To develop its new...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car

    In the secretive world of race car development, it’s rare that a constructor will allow just about anyone to test one of its cars. Heck, constructors even withhold engine specs to maintain whatever edge they think they have over the competition. But in a rare opportunity, Nissan will allow drivers and engineers considering competing in GT3 competition next year to test drive its 2013-spec GT-R NISMO GT3 race car. Together with its motorsports partner JR Motorsports, responsible for building the GT-R-based racer, Nissan will host a test drive event at France’s Paul Ricard Circuit...

  • 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
    2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO To Do 0-60 MPH In 2.0 Seconds?

    The latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R can already hit 60 mph from rest in a blistering 2.7 seconds but that number is expected to drop with the arrival of a more potent GT-R NISMO model currently in the works. Set for a reveal at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November, the GT-R NISMO is tipped to...

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    Williams And NISMO To Collaborate On Performance Road Cars

    Two of the biggest names in motorsport, Williams and NISMO, have announced today a collaboration aimed at developing high-performance road cars. Williams’ technology offshoot, Williams Advanced Engineering, will join the engineering development team from NISMO to help develop new...

  • 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
    2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO To Pack More Than 570 Horsepower: Report

    We already know Nissan is working on a NISMO-enhanced GT-R for launch in 2014, and we also know that it’s set to be the fastest road car ever launched by the Japanese automaker. But now we know roughly how much power the car will deliver. Speaking with Top Gear, Nissan officials revealed that...

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    2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo First Details

    Earlier in the year Nissan finally announced motorsport and engineering firm Nismo as its official performance partner. At the time, Nissan also confirmed the launch of its fastest GT-R yet, a new Nismo-enhanced model that would hit the market sometime in 2014. Few details were provided, although...

  • 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO
    2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO Drifts Forth With Styling Updates

    One of the more exciting aspects of the current Nissan lineup is most certainly the 370Z. It's a fun-to-drive two-door sports car that makes great noises and returns an enjoyable driving experience. If you want open-air motoring you can opt for the convertible version. If you want something a bit...

  • 1999 Nissan R391 Le Mans prototype

    Nissan is the latest automaker to announce its participation in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race, confirming today it will enter a “pioneering race car” that incorporates “breakthrough electric technology” in the endurance classic’s ‘Garage 56’ entry for environmentally friendly cars. At last year’s race, the Nissan-powered DeltaWing was entered as the Garage 56 car and famously crashed out of the race. Now that it’s ended its partnership with the DeltaWing project, Nissan will enter its own car in Le Mans, initially campaigning...

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    Nissan GT-R Nismo Coming In 2014

    Coinciding with today’s formal announcement by Nissan that Nismo will become its exclusive performance and motorsport partner, was confirmation that the next model developed by the Japanese tuning firm will be a new, high-performance Nissan GT-R. Serving as the flagship of an expanded Nismo...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at the opening of Nismo’s new headquarters in Japan
    Nissan Names Nismo Its Official Performance Partner

    Though the two have been linked closely for almost three decades, today, Nissan named motorsport and engineering firm Nismo its exclusive global performance and motorsport partner. Nismo is already highly regarded in performance circles, though Nissan has never fully exploited the potential of the...

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    Nismo Gearing Up For Major Announcement

    Over the years Nissan’s performance and motorsport partner Nismo has been working away on numerous projects, including launching its own mildly-tuned models like the 370Z Nismo and more recent Juke Nismo, as well as its own range of performance parts. Despite the credibility of the Nismo name...

  • 2012 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric race car
    Nissan Gives Update On Leaf Nismo RC Electric Racer: Video

    The use of pure electric cars in motorsport is coming. In fact, the FIA already has a sanctioned event, the Formula E Championship, which starts next year. So, whether you’re a fan of electric cars or not, you’ll increasingly see them making headlines on performance sites like this one...

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    Nissan GT-R Track Edition, Juke NISMO, and 2014 370Z NISMO: Chicago Auto Show Preview

    Nissan's booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is all about performance, with the GT-R Track Edition, 2014 370Z NISMO, and the Juke NISMO all showing the brand's need for speed. The Nissan GT-R Track Edition makes its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Only 150 units of the car will be sold in the...

  • 2013 Nissan 370Z Nismo race car

    With the popularity of one-making racing series showing no signs of slowing, especially in the rarefied world of exotics, even mainstream brands are getting in on the action. In Europe, we recently saw Opel announce a new one-make rally series for its pint-sized Adam minicar, while down in Australia we saw Holden performance shop HSV reveal a Commodore-based race car that it hopes to form a series around. Now Nissan has announced that it’s starting a one-making racing series for its 370Z Nismo sports car. Called the Nissan 370Z Nismo Z-Challenge Spec, the new series will feature race...

  • 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car
    Nissan Announces 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

    Automotive news topics in January are typically dominated by the cars and concepts being unveiled each year at the Detroit Auto Show, and this coming January should be no different. However, there is another important auto show taking place in the first month of every new year, and that’s the...

  • 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Nissan Juke Nismo: Full Specs And Live Photos

    While it may not offer the same impressive thrust and supercar-beating handling as the 545-horsepower Nissan Juke-R, the Nismo-tuned version of Nissan’s compact crossover promises to deliver a just-right blend of increased performance, improved handling, sharper looks and mass-market...

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    2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Preview: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Nissan’s upcoming Juke Nismo hopes to prove that practical vehicles can still be fun to drive. First shown as a concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo will debut in production form at this month’s Paris Auto Show. The Juke Nismo will be the first of several new...

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    Nissan Boss Hints At Higher-Performance ‘RS’ GT-R

    Nissan's made little secret of its plans to launch a range of performance models developed together with its in-house tuner and motorsports partner Nismo. The first of these have already been revealed in the form of the Nismo 370Z sold in the U.S. and other select markets, and more recently the...

  • 2013 Nissan 370Z
    2013 Nissan 370Z Starting Price Rises To $33,900

    Along with some tweaked bumpers, a standard oil cooler and other minor updates, Nissan’s 2013 model year update for its 370Z range also gets a price rise. The base 2013 Nissan 370Z Coupe now starts at $33,900, including a destination charge of $780, representing an $840 price rise on the...

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