Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds.
If you can find the time to spare to go an hour from Tokyo into a sleepy industrial part of Yokohama near Shin-Koyasu station, you will find the original factory of Nissan Motors. Inside are a plethora of Nissan engines, and a very friendly curator who will walk you through the automaker’s history.
Did 1980s Nissan make the very best concept cars? The case could be made for that.
These are the seats you could get in a 1983 Nissan Gazelle Coupe Turbo RS-X. I need them.
“We want you to be able to drive 300 km/h (186 mph) and have a conversation with your passenger at the same time,” Nissan’s GT-R guru Hiroshi Tamura said in front of the gathered scribes, journalists, reporters and hangers-on. My mind wandered instantly. What kind of conversation would the average owner have in a 2017…
It’s National Donut Day. While most of the country is celebrating a dessert, let’s celebrate the tire-burning ritual of enthusiasts everywhere.
The Nissan GT-R has been on the market so long that if it could talk it would probably just rant about how everything went to shit after Liberty Lunch closed down, but it’s still an unbelievably fast slayer of giants. And in addition to a raft of updates for 2017 it’s getting a new Nismo version as well. Get ready to…
“This car looks sketchy and dangerous,” writes The Smoking Tire introducing Roland’s Datsun 260Z. Or at least, a car that looks mostly like a 260Z.
Between having to drive big, automatic cop cars all the time, and being party-poopers who pull us over just when we think we’re starting to have fun, cops may sometimes seem like the anti-gearhead. But that’s so wrong, and officer Matt from Colorado is proof.
“Huge” and “Nissan Micra” are rarely used in the same sentence, but Canada has a brilliant racing series just for the subcompact Micra. Racing identical cars produces very close racing, which sometimes leads to big chain reaction crashes. Ride onboard the one car that somehow cut a path through this big mess.
I am a huge fan of the Nissan Maxima. It was my first car and the platform I cut my modding teeth on to become the wrenching fool you see today, so you can imagine my level of excitement when I got the chance to drive a brand new model, with the better handling SR package, no less. Unfortunately, I learned that…
In the wake of a fuel economy cheating scandal that has rocked the Japanese automotive industry, Nissan will take a 34 percent controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, both companies announced today.
With Mitsubishi Motors beset by a massive fuel economy cheating scandal in Japan, news outlets in that country are reporting that competitor Nissan is in talks to take over the automaker.