Take A Ride In A 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Despite my desperate lobbying and pestering, Nissan did not allow me to drive any of the cars in their terrific collection. While this rejection stung, badly, Nissan was at least nice enough to make two cars available for some short rides in the alleyway behind where the collection was housed. One of which was this… » 10/29/12 4:30pm 10/29/12 4:30pm

Take A Rare Tour Of Nissan's Private Heritage Museum

While I was in Japan investigating many of Nissan's new science projects, one of the highlights of the trip (aside from seeing entire stores of claw machines) was a trip to the Nissan Heritage Museum, located on the grounds of Nissan's Oppama Motor Plant. The collection, also known as the Nissan DNA Museum, must be… » 10/25/12 2:00pm 10/25/12 2:00pm

Nissan's Engineers Are Creepily Trying To Replicate Human Skin

With cars getting generally better and better all the time, the things that automakers seek to improve become more and more subtle. Like how everything feels. Up until fairly recently, the only concern about how interior materials interacted with your hands was basically just making sure they didn't lacerate you too » 10/22/12 2:00pm 10/22/12 2:00pm

How Inflation Has Jacked Up The Prices Of Your Favorite Cars

Back in the good old days, a nickel used to buy you a night on the town with your best gal, including a trolley ride, tickets to the latest Clark Gable film and the post-coital pack of cigarettes. Now it doesn't even cover 15 minutes in a downtown parking meter. How did this change over time? It's all part of the… » 10/20/12 12:00pm 10/20/12 12:00pm

Why Nissan Built Realistic Inflatable Versions Of Its Most Popular Cars

Earlier this week I was in Yokohama, Japan, at Nissan's GRANDRIVE test track, when I saw something amazing. An entire new line of cars developed by Nissan, and constructed via a radically new method. We weren't here to test these cars, but I was lucky enough to snap some photos. As you can see, they resemble current… » 10/18/12 4:00pm 10/18/12 4:00pm

Jay Leno Exposes The (Possible) Future Of The Nissan Z In Japan

The original Datsun 240Z is considered one of the most iconic and important sports cars ever made. The two-seat coupe offered great performance, exotic looks, a reasonable price tag — and it didn't leak oil on the showroom floor, unlike some of its European competition. The car hammered its British and Italian rivals… » 10/07/12 11:00am 10/07/12 11:00am