GT-R Owner Busts Tranny Using Launch Control, Nissan Claims Issue Not…

Someone claiming to own a Nissan GT-R » 10/09/08 2:40pm 10/09/08 2:40pm has proclaimed on the North American GT-R Owners Club forums (NAGTROC) that his GT-R's transmission has broken after multiple uses of the vehicle's launch control function. The owner says that when the vehicle was then brought to the Nissan service center, where he was told the…

Nissan Officially Responds To Porsche Skepticism, Recommends Driving…

The war of words between Nissan and Porsche over Nurburgring lap times continues. Today Nissan officially responded to Porsche's statement last month » 10/09/08 8:30am 10/09/08 8:30am that they were unable to get within 25 seconds of the 's claimed fastest 'Ring time, leading Porsche to claim Nissan had used a ringer with race tires. Seems that…

Seibon Dry-Look Carbon Fiber Makes Godzilla Look Cheap

Uh-oh, more folks messing with Godzilla » 10/02/08 12:00pm 10/02/08 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…

Nissan GT-R Shaves Back To Get That "Clean Look"

We know you're not supposed to mess » 9/30/08 1:40pm 9/30/08 1:40pm with the but despite the possible adverse affects on the aerodynamics, this clean-look GT-R shows just how slick Godzilla looks when he shaves his back. Obviously the large rear wing of has been removed, but to smooth things out even more, the rear reflectors have been tinted…

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 1:20pm 9/30/08 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…

Nissan Raises MSRP On GT-R By $7K, Base Model To Now Start At Almost…

Apparently forged blocks of badass have jumped in price lately, because raw material costs are said to be behind a $7,000 price increase on the Nissan GT-R » 9/09/08 12:20pm 9/09/08 12:20pm. With the bump, the base GT-R will now set you back $76,840, while the Premium runs $79,090; add another grand for destination and handling, along with whatever…

Nissan GT-R Transformers Toy Turns Godzilla Into Killer Robot

The Nissan GT-R may be known as Godzilla, but Japanese toymaker Takara-Tomy sees the supercar more as a super robot. Don't get too excited: This 1/32 scale model doesn't mean you'll be seeing the GT-R on the big screen in Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen. Nope, this is just a toy, for now at least. But you'll at… » 8/05/08 2:30pm 8/05/08 2:30pm

Nissan GT-R Laps Top Gear Track With A Time Of...

After last week, when Clarkson took the GT-R across Japan, many wondered what it would do at the hands of Mr. Stig-oto. Well, guess what they did this week? Don't worry, we're not going to spoil the surprise of The Stig taking the 2009 Nissan GT-R around the Top Gear test track. You'll have to watch the video for that… » 7/20/08 8:30pm 7/20/08 8:30pm

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

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 7:00am 7/14/08 7:00am

Godzillas, Geishas And Organized Crime: 0-60 Delves Into Motorex

Before there was the 2009 Nissan GT-R there was the Skyline, and if you wanted one in this country you had to go through an importer called Motorex. The problem was, the company didn't do what it was supposed to: import cars, convert them to DOT spec and then deliver them to customers. Sure, some cars got delivered,… » 7/09/08 4:30pm 7/09/08 4:30pm

Garage 419 Debates ZR1 Vs. GT-R, Nurburgring Times Faked?

In the wake of the 2009 Corvette ZR1's record lap of the Nurburgring, some people are arguing whether the claims made manufacturers are legit. Matt Farah over at Garage419 has sources who claim the tires may have been shaved for more grip. But how much do Nurburgring lap times really matter? If you were choosing… » 7/08/08 3:20pm 7/08/08 3:20pm

Haltech-Tuned 2009 Nissan GT-R Gives A Down Under Strip Show, Bests…

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 11:15am 5/18/08 11:15am