While local dealership ads tend to be pretty cheesy, they usually stay away from political controversy. This weekend, Donald Trump supporters took to social media demanding that an Los Angeles-area Nissan dealership face consequences after making commercial in which a Trump piñata is whacked to promote a sale. »
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. »
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Nissan releases an ad which seems to promote illegal driving in a national park, South Korea’s tax law may allow abuse of corporate car registration, and China’s answer to Uber raised tons of cash. »
Two minutes and 10 seconds, to be specific, shattering the old record by a wide margin. It’s amazing what you can do with a Nissan Juke RS Nismo if your name is Terry Grant. »
Good news, everyone! The day is Friday, and the moment has arrived: it’s time for Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly (except last week) column where you write in with a cool, fun, exciting, automotive question, and I answer it in a brilliant, sensible manner that is usually at least one-seventh true. »
Nissan put together a string of time lapses from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with scenes from everywhere: inside the pits, along the track and even in the car. The result was an absolutely beautiful piece of film that shows exactly why the endurance classic is regarded as one of the best races in the world.
History’s best cars are often mistakes, either built out of passion or desperation, though rarely are the best cars the most profitable. Fortune favors the bold, but in carmaking, fortunes rarely do. Nissan has quietly built one of the better lineups in the industry, but they haven’t yet built an identity.
The legendary Rb26 straight-six powertrain. ATTESA all-wheel-drive. A redline past 8000 rpm and at least 300whp. And hey, room for your dog! »
Le Mans has some of the most pimptacular pit areas of any race on the planet, and newcomer Nissan’s hospitality and work space is no exception. In addition to an extremely organized garage, there’s a full suite with a DJ, a smoothie bar and a slide. That’s right: a giant red tube slide.
“I feel really abused by this,” Don Panoz said about the lawsuit against former partner Nissan over the DeltaWing, a race car that surprised the racing community with its unique design and has since become embroiled in a messy public and courtroom fight over that design that’s been more dramatic than the racing.
If you pay attention to the car business, you’ll quickly realize that there are many unique strategies out there. Porsche has performance cars. Jeep does SUVs. Hyundai has its warranty. And Acura sells boring versions of BMWs. »
Porsche isn’t the only team running a nod to Le Mans’ past this year. Nissan is here to show that they’re not total newbies to endurance racing by branding its latest LMP1-class racer in its classic Group C R90C colors. Watch this awesome time lapse of the #21 car being assembled and dressed up as the ultimate Nissan.