If you’ve been keeping up with this series, you know it’s mostly looked at the various meets held at parking areas in Tokyo. As fun and interesting as they all are, they’re far from the only things you can do in Japan if you’re car-crazy. There are several shops and factories you can visit as well. Here’s something…
It’s not terribly surprising that Nissan would bring a NISMO GT-R to the Tokyo Auto Salon, but it was somewhat of a surprise that most of Nissan’s booth was NISMO. Including a NISMO Fairlady Z, a NISMO Juke, and a NISMO March!
For people who want a little more chutzpah in an economy car, Nissan brought out the 2017 Sentra Nismo. It’s a fine little car, but looking at the back of it makes me want to tear my hair out and scream.
Some days, the automotive future for those of us with modest means and simple desires seems bleak. How long will we still be able to buy inexpensive, practical cars with personality and a traditional manual transmission? At least one more year, maybe, thanks to the 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo.
It’s National Donut Day. While most of the country is celebrating a dessert, let’s celebrate the tire-burning ritual of enthusiasts everywhere.
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…
Can a 1,250 horsepower front-wheel drive car be competitive at Le Mans fighting against Audis, Toyotas and Porsches in LMP1? The hell should I know? But here’s how they prepare the answer.
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.