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…

Most Hideous Nissan GT-R Ever?

Messing with the Nissan GT-R » 10/09/08 12:00pm 10/09/08 12:00pm is risky. Even though , sometimes the results can be quite . The problem, though, is when something like this happens. Someone decided it would be a good idea to wrap their GT-R in black and bright-green matte-finish vinyl. As if that wasn't bad enough, a set of gaudy 22" rims have also…

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 Nissan…

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 that…

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 black…

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 Crashed In The USA

Godzilla, or the new Nissan GT-R » 9/02/08 5:00pm 9/02/08 5:00pm as some call it, has only just started stomping around our shores, already we've got our first report of a GT-R smashed up somewhere stateside. Details are vague (some say the GT-R got into some fisticuffs with a in a dark alley) but it's clear the incident wasn't exactly a minor…

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

Infiniti Readying A Nissan GT-R-Based Sedan

Japanese magazine CarTop is speculating that Infiniti could be developing a new range-topping sedan based on the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Allegedly, the sedan could go on sale as early as 2011. But how similar would it really be to Godzilla? And what should we call Godzilla with two extra doors anyhow? » 7/28/08 10:40am 7/28/08 10:40am

Top Gear Crashes Nissan GT-R

Top Gear Magazine was recently having some fun on the Isle of Man with a Nissan GT-R, but the playtime ended unexpectedly when the driver of the GT-R slammed on the brakes. That would be fine in any normal car, but Godzilla came to a halt so abruptly that the Audi behind it just couldn't stop quickly enough. [GT-R Blog » 7/21/08 12:40pm 7/21/08 12:40pm

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

2009 Nissan GT-R Priced At $69,850, On Sale July 7

It's official, the 2009 Nissan GT-R will start at $69,850 with deliveries beginning July 7. The GT-R Premium will cost $71,900 while destination will add $1,000 to those prices. 70% are already spoken for. » 6/27/08 3:39pm 6/27/08 3:39pm

More Proof That Once You Go Flat Black...

That first shot from behind of the flat black (or matte black, if you'd prefer) 2009 Nissan GT-R got us hoping we'd find more shots of Godzilla looking all hotted-up with what we'll assume is some pretty sweet wrap action. We weren't the only ones. Jalopnik reader Chuck was just as excited, coming up with some more… » 6/16/08 2:20pm 6/16/08 2:20pm

Once Godzilla Went Flat Black...

We've always thought there's something really sexy looking about a car in flat black. We don't know why — maybe it's the somewhat unfinished look or maybe it's just the way it soaks up the light around it — but whatever the reason, we totally heart the vibe it gives. Especially in this rear-end shot of the new 2009… » 6/13/08 1:20pm 6/13/08 1:20pm

You Do Know The R35 Is On Sale, Right?

We have SickWrathTerror over at the Motive Mag Forums to thank for sharing this photo of one Infiniti G35 owner apparently unaware that the 2009 GT-R was going to be available in the states. [Motive Forums] » 6/06/08 4:00pm 6/06/08 4:00pm

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