The Man Behind Nissan's GT Academy And Le Mans Program Is Leaving The Company

Nissan announced this morning that Global Motorsport Head Darren Cox will be leaving the company today. While Cox’s full title is Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Brand, he’s most known by us for his involvement with Nissan’s motorsports programs, including GT Academy and some unique Le Mans cars.
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Nissan's High-Performance Halo Car For Dubai Is A Three-Row SUV

What Americans might vaguely recognize as an Infiniti QX80 is sold in the U.A.E. as the Nissan Patrol, and it’s one of the most popular SUVs in the region. So to pimp their Nismo performance brand in Dubai, Nissan decided to pass on another sports car and slap some splitters on this behemoth.
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Nissan's Radical GT-R LM Nismo Will Return To Racing Next Year

There’s an old saying: “If at first you don’t succeed, quit and give up entirely.” The folks at Nismo do not believe in this philosophy! Despite struggling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the bonkers front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next year — but not any sooner. »10/01/15 12:58pm10/01/15 12:58pm

All The Great, Nerdy Technical Specs Of The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

You, there. Stats and numbers guy. Dude who’s just spent the last hour arguing on a forum why your road GT-R should curb-stomp an Evo based on specs alone. Road & Track published a list of all the Nissan LMP1’s specifications, magazine-style, like it was a normal street car. Go forth, and troll harder, with a… »5/14/15 4:52pm5/14/15 4:52pm

Ask Nissan Motorsport Head Darren Cox Anything You Want

Nissan has been a busy company lately, both with their ongoing GT Academy program as well as their crazy World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer, the debut of which has been pushed back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We'll let you ask what's going on with that live for the next hour or so with Nismo head Darren Cox. »3/25/15 1:46pm3/25/15 1:46pm

Nissan To Skip First WEC Races To Focus On Not Screwing Up At Le Mans

You know what's hard? Building a race car. You know what's harder? Building a fundamentally new type of race car like Nissan is attempting with their GT-R Le Mans LMP1. It's therefore not a huge surprise that Nissan is skipping the first two World Endurance Championship races to focus on Le Mans. »3/17/15 12:32pm3/17/15 12:32pm

Oh Yeah, The GT-R Nismo Is Way Wilder To Drive Than The Regular GT-R

"Wow," was all I could say, emerging from a Nissan GT-R for the first time. It really did exceed my expectations. Then I drove the Nismo version, one of about 60 that will come to the US this year. And sweet sweaty bear bollocks, the thing made me reconsider what I thought was possible on four wheels. »7/30/14 2:25pm7/30/14 2:25pm