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  • Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

    Nissan’s new LMP1 hybrid race car set for the 2015 World Endurance Championship, which includes the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, was revealed during yesterday’s Super Bowl XLIX in which the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28–24. The new race car, whose official title is GT-R LM NISMO, was revealed in a 90-second spot in which Nissan also briefly showed its yet-to-be-announced 2016 Maxima. We’ll get to the Maxima a bit later because what we’re really interested in is the new GT-R LM NISMO, Nissan's first top-level endurance racer since...

  • Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1
    Naked Nissan LMP1 Race Car Is A Punk Hot Rod From The Future

    Nissan is venturing into the Le Mans world with its all-new GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 prototype racer. The car is quite different from the competition it will be racing against thanks to its front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. ALSO SEE: How To Drift Hot Wheels (Yes, Really): Video The rest of the...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 race car
    Nissan Bringing GT-R Le Mans Racer And New NISMO Concept To Chicago

    Hot off its debut in Nissan’s Super Bowl XLIX ad, the 2015 GT-R LM NISMO LMP1-spec race car is now on its way to Chicago for the city’s annual auto show, where this year Nissan will also present a new NISMO concept. This will be the first public appearance for the GT-R LM NISMO before...

  • 2016 Nissan Maxima
    2016 Nissan Maxima Shown In Super Bowl Spot--Updated With New Photos

    The Nissan GT-R is, without question, an impressive and engaging performance machine. The same can't be said about the Maxima, despite the "four-door sports car" moniker. But the new Maxima, due out later this year as a 2016 model, may just change that thinking as it looks to be sharing some of its...

  • Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
    Nissan Design Chief: Next-Gen GT-R Arriving 2018 At The Earliest

    There’s been a lot of talk about Nissan’s plans for its next-generation GT-R, the R36, with senior execs recently confirming a hybrid powertrain for the car and Nissan also giving us a taste of some new design themes with its stunning Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Now the...

  • Teaser for 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1
    2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 Teased, Reveal May Come During Super Bowl

    Nissan has released the first photo of its all-new race car that will compete this year in the premier LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship, which also means racing alongside the likes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nissan first confirmed its...

  • Nissan Juke RSnow

    The GT-R-powered Nissan Juke R is one of the most hilariously modified vehicles in recent memory, but at this time of the year—with the Northeast still recovering from a major snowstorm—something with a little more traction may be needed. Enter the Juke RSnow. It's part Juke NISMO RS, part tank. The RSnow is a mostly stock Juke NISMO RS equipped with all-wheel drive (naturally), Nissan's Xtronic CVT, and a set of tracks from American Track Truck. While it will definitely get farther in the snow than a wheeled Juke, top speed is limited to 62 mph. MUST SEE: Dodge Proves The 2015...

  • Nissan IDx NISMO (left) and IDx Freeflow concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan, Infiniti Backtrack On Radical Performance Offerings

    A lot can change in a year, especially in the auto industry it would seem. Not long ago, senior Nissan and Infiniti execs were touting some pretty radical performance offerings but now it looks like the cars are all off the table. In the Nissan camp, there were plans for an electric sports car...

  • 1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin-Turbo
    1996 300ZX Twin-Turbo: Time Machine Test Drive

    I had heard people speak of a brand-new 1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin-Turbo sitting in Nashville, Tennessee. In fact, I've seen people post photos of it to the Internet and write articles about it. You know what they say, seeing is believing. It's real. And I didn't just see it, or touch it. I actually...

  • 2015 Renault R.S. 01 race car
    GT-R-Powered Renault R.S. 01: From The Drawing Board To The Race Track

    While Renault’s presence in Formula One continues to fade (it’s now just an engine supplier to a handful of teams), the French automaker through its Renaultsport performance arm remains active in other forms of motorsport. Recently, it announced the formation of a new one-make series...

  • 1996 Craigslist Maxima
    Nissan Restored Luke Aker's 1996 Nissan Maxima--Then We Drove It

    About a year ago, Luke Aker created a hilarious Craigslist ad for his 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE ironically titled, "Luxury Defined." You know the rest. The ad went viral, and Nissan saw it for what it was, a chance to jump in the fray and keep the Maxima name out there until an all-new car is ready...

  • Nissan sets record for world’s longest two-car drift
    Nissan Sets World Record For Longest Two-Car Drift: Video

    A stunt pulled off by Nissan in the Middle East over the weekend has seen the automaker awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest two-car drift. The drift involved a pair of Nissan Zs—a 350Z and a 370Z—going sideways around a wet track in close proximity. ALSO SEE: Raminator Is...

  • Luke Aker's restored 1996 Nissan Maxima. An affluent steed, indeed.

    The hilarious Craigslist ad that spawned a project to restore Luke Aker’s much-loved but neglected 1996 Nissan Maxima to its former luxury has reached fruition. The car is ready for display at Nissan North America’s headquarters—and we’re on hand to see the final result. MUST SEE: This Man's DeLorean Delusions Are Simply Brilliant: Video Stay tuned for driving impression and more in the very near future. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser video of what’s in store from this affluent steed. _______________________________________ Follow Motor Authority on Facebook...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition (Japanese spec)
    Nissan GT-R Gets A Few Updates For Japan, Plus 45th Anniversary Model: Video

    Since its introduction for 2009, the R35 Nissan GT-R has continued to be upgraded and refined and with each successive model year. Typically, these upgrades are introduced first in the GT-R’s home market of Japan, so the latest version of the GT-R that has just gone on sale in Japan may hint...

  • 2015 Nissan Juke NISMO RS
    2015 Nissan Juke Priced From $21,075, Juke NISMO RS From $28,845

    Nissan’s updated Juke crossover, which we first saw back at the Geneva Motor Show in March, has finally made its U.S. debut, appearing this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Juke only arrived three years ago so this only represents a mid-cycle update, and a mild one at that. MUST SEE...

  • Nissan GT-R spins at 220 mph, escapes unharmed
    Nissan GT-R Hits 220 MPH, Spins, Parachute Fails To Open: Video

    This is a story of disaster narrowly averted. Arriving rapidly at 220 mph during a brutal half-mile run, this Nissan GT-R driver soon finds himself pirouetting through the desert. ALSO SEE: Bargain Ferrari Enzo For Sale: May Need Some Minor Buffing A parachute attached to the car doesn’t...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO
    Nissan Prepping ‘NISMO Lounge’ For SEMA

    Nissan will have its own booth at the upcoming annual show of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where it will feature a new ‘NISMO Lounge’ showcasing all the best parts of its official go-fast division as well as some of the people behind the brand. MUST SEE: Watch...

  • Matt McCulloh takes delivery of the first 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO in the U.S.
    Nissan GT-R NISMO Lands In The U.S., Is Sold Out For 2015: Video

    It was at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last November that we first saw the covers come off Nissan’s awesome GT-R NISMO. Since then we’ve seen the car set a 7:08.679 Nürburgring lap time, and we’ve also enjoyed some time behind the wheel. MUST SEE: Watch Dodge Build The 2015...

  • Terrible Nissan GT-R driver exhibits a glossary or poor skills

    If you’re an amateur racer, a track day driver, or if you’ve even thought about driving, you should watch this video—but never do anything you see in it. ALSO SEE: AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Sets New 1/4-Mile Record: Video The racers will cringe, often. The track day drivers will possibly laugh as they cringe. Those of you who haven’t yet done a track day, but would like to some day, will still be able to see many of the flaws even before they’re pointed out. This, friends and racers, is quite possibly the worst track driver in the world. At least the worst on YouTube...

  • AMS Alpha Omega Nissan GT-R
    AMS Alpha Omega GT-R Sets New 1/4-Mile Record: Video

    We've been talking about the AMS Alpha Omega GT-R a lot recently. The car is an amazing feat of aftermarket engineering, and it recently ran away with the title at the Texas Invitational speed event. While in Texas, the team decided to stick around and make the most of their trip. This meant a...

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    Woman Wants To Get Paid For Hitting Her Own Car With City Van

    File this one under “You Have To Be Kidding Me,” subsection, “Shaking My Head.” A woman in St. Paul, Minnesota has filed a claim for damage to her car caused by a city worker-operated van. The problem? She was driving the van that hit her car. ALSO SEE: Volvo Reveals 450-HP...

  • T1 Race Development at the Texas Invitational
    T1 Race Development Takes On The Texas Invitational: Video

    Recently, we showed you video of the AMS GT-R taking home the top spot at the Texas Invitational. That car is a physics-defying monster that's probably also capable of creating the wormholes necessary for time travel. It certainly wasn't the only car at the track though, as the event was...

  • 2017 Nissan GT-R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Nissan GT-R spy shots

    We’ve been hearing a lot about Nissan’s next-generation GT-R, the R36, in recent months but the car’s arrival is still likely years away as we’re yet to see any prototypes. And considering Nissan has been implementing yearly updates for the R35 ever since the model's 2009...

  • AMS Nissan GT-R
    AMS GT-R Clears The Board At Texas Invitational: Video

    For some time now, the team behind the AMS GT-R have been on a quest to go as fast as they possibly can. That means eight second quarter-mile times. It means over 200 mph trap speeds, and it means running into a level of competition that knows how to create tremendous power. Such is the case when...

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