Merry Christmas from Nissan! What better way to get in the holiday spirit than finding out you’ve been fired from your job via an email, or in some cases, from a press release?
Here’s kind of a bummer to start your day: Nissan’s wildly unusual GT-R LM Nismo prototype race car, which debuted to much fanfare earlier thiis year but had a deeply disappointing showing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will not race in the 2016 World Endurance Championship after all, the automaker announced today.
Generally speaking, most of the cars I get a chance to drive are relatively stock. Oh, sure, there’s the occasional BMW track car to spice things up, but most are showroom fresh. But every once in a while, someone tosses me the keys to something a little more interesting. That is why I was up before dawn on a…
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.
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.
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.
Nissan’s weird, wonderful and long-nosed LMP1-class Le Mans prototype still just isn’t there on pace, so the team is opting to hold off on racing until they’re happy with it. That means focusing on testing and skipping the World Endurance Championship races in the meantime.
The Nissan GT-R has been a bit of a polarizing machine since it’s arrived years ago. Some love it while others feel it can be a bit soulless.
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…
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.
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.
Meet the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. This car will race this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class.
If there's one thing Evo's Track Car of the Year 2014 video proves, it's that British car enthusiasts are the luckiest devils in the universe.
Between the epic Bathurst 12 Hour win by a team with two GT Academy grads and the unbelievable front-wheel-drive GT-R LM NISMO Le Mans car, Nissan's been in the news quite a bit lately. That's all under one man: Darren Cox, the Global Motorsport Director for Nissan. Here's your chance to ask him anything.
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is a pretty hot sports car with a stiff chassis, 350 horsepower, and aggressive suspension. The Nismo Roadster concept takes that idea and tunes it for customers who just want to drive to their favorite coffee shop in Malibu; with an automatic transmission and convertible top.
We at Jalopnik Detroit heard a little rumor that the team from one automaker challenged the team at another automaker to a horsepower showoff with some super-fast product. Problem is, one team seems to have cold feet.