Nissan To Temporarily Halt GT-R Orders Due To Possible Production Issues

Nissan has instructed its Japanese dealers to temporarily halt taking orders for the Nissan GT-R »10/13/08 10:20am10/13/08 10:20am, declining to offer an explanation or state when order-taking can resume. So far, the order halt only applies to home-market dealers, leading to speculation that there's an issue with a Japan-only component or subsystem.…

Seibon Dry-Look Carbon Fiber Makes Godzilla Look Cheap

Uh-oh, more folks messing with Godzilla »10/02/08 12:00pm10/02/08 12:00pm. At first we liked the way the dry carbon fiber hood and trunk on this looked compared to the more popular glossy stuff. But the more we stare at it, the more we think it looks kinda cheap. We're reminded of guys driving around in Honda Civic coupes with carbon fiber hoods that…

Porsche Smells Rat, Claims Nissan Cheating On GT-R Nurburgring Lap Times

The boys at Porsche, obviously stunned that the Nissan GT-R »9/30/08 1:20pm9/30/08 1:20pm achieved a claimed of 7:29 — faster than either their or — decided to do a little testing of their own. Using a stock GT-R sourced from the States, Porsche's 'Ring expert was able to perform a best lap of just 7:54, easily beaten by both the 911 Turbo…

Top Gear Races JDM Nissan GT-R Vs. Bullet Train, We Spoil Winner Below The Jump

In this week's episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson takes a JDM Nissan GT-R for a bit of a race against a Japanese Bullet Train holding Hammond and May — with both going coast-to-coast to Tokyo. The winner and the rest of the show re-cap below the jump. And yes, it's a spoiler, so if you're still waiting to watch it,… »7/14/08 7:00am7/14/08 7:00am

Haltech-Tuned 2009 Nissan GT-R Gives A Down Under Strip Show, Bests Inside Line's Quarter-Mile

The 2009 Nissan GT-R's one powerful wonder of technology. The ECU's so advanced we're told it makes you feel like you're behind the wheel of the world's most advanced driving simulator, like some sort of Playstation reality game. As even the most high-and-mighty of the buff-book world have found out first hand, even… »5/18/08 11:15am5/18/08 11:15am

Nissan GT-R Officially Dry-Laps Nürburgring In 7:29, Makes Us Wet

The friendly Finnish Fans of Cars all over the World tell us today the new 2009 Nissan GT-R can now lay claim to being one of the fastest production cars in the world — in Nürburgring lap times. Nissan claims GT-R chief test driver Tochio Suzuki completed the famous German circuit in just 7 minutes and 29 seconds… »5/01/08 8:00am5/01/08 8:00am