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 1:46pm Wednesday 1:46pm

Real Life TRON: The Glow-In-The Dark Nissan Leaf Drives A Glowing Road

What do you do when you’re Nissan and you just put the world’s first ultraviolet-energized glow-in-the-dark paint on a Leaf? Drive it on the Netherlands’ glow-in-the-dark motorway, of course. It’s like TRON, but in real life. All it needs is some Daft Punk. » 3/20/15 10:44am 3/20/15 10:44am

Only 30 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Editions Are Coming To America

Nissan GT-R prices stay the same for the 2016 model year with the addition of the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition, which is based on the now 550 hp GT-R Premium and will cost you $102,770 instead of $101,770. The Black Edition remains $111,510 while the 600 hp GT-R Nismo will set you back by $149,990. » 3/17/15 8:43am 3/17/15 8:43am

Watch Engineers Beat The Bejesus Out Of A 2016 Nissan Titan Diesel

Here's how the Cummins-diesel powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD was bumped, shaken, and slammed all over America to simulate about 350,000 miles of regular use, work, and off-road driving. » 3/11/15 12:45pm 3/11/15 12:45pm

Insane Crowd Funded Nissan Car Holds BBQ, Karaoke Machine, And Drone

Japanese automakers have been shoving all sorts of devices into vehicles, especially kei cars, for years now. We've seen many a wacky concept come out of design studios, and a surprising number of them have actually made it into production. Well, Nissan may have just taken it to a whole 'nother level with their new… » 2/28/15 12:05pm 2/28/15 12:05pm

Could Ferrari's Disappointing F1 Team Hurt Their IPO?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/27/15 9:43am 2/27/15 9:43am

​Honda, Nissan, And Toyota To Team Up On Self-Driving Car Tech

Japan's largest automakers are teaming up with the government, local universities, and electronics companies to make a concerted go at developing and standardizing self-driving car technology beginning later this year. » 2/26/15 8:30pm 2/26/15 8:30pm

Nissan's 'Father Of The Z' And Rogue Exec Katayama Yutaka Dies At 105

Katayama Yutaka (editor's note: family name first), former executive of Nissan USA and responsible for building the Datsun/Nissan Z (known as the Fairlady in Japan) into a well known brand in the 70s, has died at the age of 105. » 2/21/15 2:13pm 2/21/15 2:13pm

The Sexy Infiniti Q60 Will Pack A 400 HP Twin-Turbo V6: Report

It's awfully hard not to like the Infiniti Q60 Concept. It's quite likely the sexiest-looking car the brand has ever produced, and while it's still a concept at this point, the production version should be very similar. Now it seems it will have power as well as beauty. » 2/13/15 10:13am 2/13/15 10:13am

Ask NISMO Head Darren Cox Anything You Want

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. » 2/12/15 5:44pm 2/12/15 5:44pm

The Nissan Leaf's Glow-In-The-Dark Paint Is Kind Of Awesome

I don't know about you, but I wake up every morning disappointed that my world doesn't look like Tron. Maybe I'll buy a Nissan Leaf to spice things up a bit. The automaker's UK arm showed off its electric car with the world's first ultraviolet-energized paint as an option, which will make it glow at night. Neat! » 2/12/15 12:40pm 2/12/15 12:40pm

Nissan Creates Ultimate 'Sitting In LA Traffic' Version Of Nismo Z

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. » 2/12/15 12:27pm 2/12/15 12:27pm

Hipster Infiltrates Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans Race Car Tests

We knew something like this would eventually happen due to Circuit of the Americas' close proximity to East Austin. The eastern half of the town is home to craft cocktails, old-timey facial hair, artisanal toilet paper, and the like. Hipsters. One such fellow apparently infiltrated Nissan's preseason LMP1 testing. » 2/09/15 7:30pm 2/09/15 7:30pm

Nissan Will Import Mexican Dealerships To The US

Nissan is looking across the border to find away take market share from its rivals such has Honda and Toyota. The automaker is already very successful with Hispanic car-buyers; they now plan on bringing Mexican dealership groups into the US, to focus on key markets and give Nissan an edge. » 2/09/15 1:21pm 2/09/15 1:21pm

The World Wants American-Made Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/09/15 9:09am 2/09/15 9:09am

Sorry, No More F1 Drivers Are Driving For Porsche Or Nissan At Le Mans

Nissan and Porsche announced their 24 Hours of Le Mans driver lineups this week. Sorry, there will be no more Formula One cross-overs besides Nico Hulkenberg. No Jenson Button. No Fernando Alonso. If you need help coping with this, I recommend a good, long cry with your Fluffy Bunny. » 2/06/15 8:45pm 2/06/15 8:45pm

Why Are Automakers Still Using Race Cars To Sell Street Cars?

Back in the 1950's and 60's automakers took their cars to the track with the mantra of "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." Today, car companies continue to make marketing connections between racing and their production cars, but given the differences in technology and viewership, does it even matter? » 2/04/15 4:10pm 2/04/15 4:10pm

Cool Animation Explains How The Nissan Titan Diesel Has So Much Torque

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD's 5.0 Cummins diesel V8 is designed for longevity and low-noise output. But the M² "two-stage" two-turbo setup is where that beastly 555 lb-ft of torque figure, and theoretically robust powerband, come from. Here's how it works. » 1/28/15 2:37pm 1/28/15 2:37pm

Nissan Juke Nismo On Treads Looks Like An Insane Snowmobile From Space

The Nissan Juke Nismo still looks futuristic to the point of wackiness, even if the design has been with us for a few years now. Throw some snow treads on there and it goes from cool to ice cold, baby! » 1/27/15 4:07pm 1/27/15 4:07pm