"It's a video game." "It's boring." "It does everything for you." "I don't like it." This is what people who have never driven a Nissan GT-R say. They should drive one. They're wrong.
The Nissan GT-R has been the last word in Japanese performance cars for ages. The latest generation car, the R35, is a world-beater.
We've driven the Nissan Juke R in Dubai, so it's with authority that we can say the 545-horsepower GT-R-powered crossover is as wild as it looks. We can also say with authority that we're not surprised Nissan found enough people willing to fork over the serious cash necessary to make the company produce this mental…
A pair of silver Nissan GT-Rs left the line, but only one made it to the end of the track. The other lost control and nearly spun into the right wall, before spinning back the other way and nearly colliding with the left wall. Godzilla was inches away from getting smashed.
Sometimes it's worth considering how much a model-year change really matters. An updated car can be draped in hype, but what's the substance? In many cases? Not much. In this case, it's a priceless 0.184 of a second.
Nissan's in-house Juke-R project has produced two running examples of the slightly insane toad/Godzilla crossbreed. The right-hand-drive version recently did laps around England's Silverstone circuit for the benefit of journalists.
Nissan's GT-R does an impressive job of using monster power and tech to compensate for its considerable mass, but one California speed shop's decided that Godzilla could benefit from a radical course of liposuction anyway.
The GT-R-powered Nissan Juke we first, exclusively, told you about last month now has a name: the Nissan Juke-R. Oh, we'd Juke-R. We'd Juke-R so good Carlos Tavares would chase us down with a shotgun and make us marry her.
Even if you aren't usually a big fan of in-car track footage we have a feeling you will enjoy watching (and listening) as race driver Leh Keen expertly navigates a GTR around Virginia International Raceway. The Nissan shown here during testing was built for competition in the One Lap of America by TopSpeed…
When the Hennessey CTS-V Sport Wagon squared off against the Porsche 911 Turbo, some complained it was the slightly older 911 Turbo. Fair enough. Here's the 650 hp wagon against a Nissan GT-R.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R will rip off a 0-to-60 mph run in an astounding 2.9 seconds, according to a company test at Japan's Senda Hi-Land raceway. The outgoing GT-R? 3.3 seconds.
Leaks indicate the 2012 Nissan GT-R's getting slightly honed — lighter forged wheels, improved aerodynamics, LED running lights, new colors, small interior upgrades, and apparently a bump in power.
Switzer is calling this flat white, 900-hp, ethanol-burning Nissan GT-R the E900, but we think "Cornzilla" is a better name for this vegetarian monster. It'll hit 60 MPH in under three seconds and has a 220-mph top speed.