In Jackson, Mississippi, in the state capitol, inside the very top of the rotunda, in a circular frame on a large wall panel, not far below the fierce, gilded golden eagle that sits atop the dome, there is a painting of two white-haired men who look like Colonel Sanders hoisting a Confederate battle flag. Not far…
This is the 1988 Laurel Twincam 24V Turbo Medalist CLUB-L, which means it’s a top-of-the-line C33 Laurel, and I’m fairly sure it also means that it has Nissan’s RB20DET engine, a twin-cam, two-liter turbo straight six. More midsize executive cars need two-liter inline sixes.
A hotly contested motion to unionize a Nissan production plant in Canton, Mississippi has failed, according to the United Auto Workers, by nearly a 2-to-1 majority. In the weeks leading up to the vote held Thursday and Friday, tensions were fierce and testimonies showed a divided workforce that ultimately voted 2,244…
I’ll just say up front that I know what I’m feeling here isn’t necessarily rational or reasonable, but I can’t deny what I feel, especially when it comes to vans. In fact, I probably have my most visceral emotions of any kind when it comes to vans, which may be why my reaction to the Nissan NV1500, 2500, and 3500 vans…
Of all the Nissan Z cars, arguably two endure the most today: the original 240Z, and the sleek and twin-turbocharged Z32 300ZX of the 1990s. And the designer of that car, Toshio Yamashita, wasn’t just content to design rad cars back in the day. He’s been helping teach the art of car design to the next generation, so…
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of the greatest performance cars ever built. Almost all generations of Nissan’s top-of-the-line icon have been praised by critics, adored by owners and lusted after by fans outside Japan. “Almost” is the key word here. The porky, blocky R33 Skyline from the mid-1990s is kind of the ugly…
Former Nissan designer Yoshihiko Matsuo is the hero we need right now: a true believer in designing fun cars for the common man. His legendary 240Z went on to spawn an entire lineage of Datsun and Nissan Z cars. Yet Matsuo’s bosses at Nissan corporate thought he was insane for even suggesting a car like the first Z.…
Just 1.8 liters, four cylinders and 252 horses don’t sound that impressive by modern standards. But when you remember that motor has been massaged by RenaultSport, and that it goes in the reborn Alpine A110, you know you’ve got something good going on.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is coming in hot, and the automaker has been revealing little nuggets of information on its website to remind us. Nissan’s newest revelation: the new Leaf will get a semi-autonomous function called “ProPILOT.” But it won’t quite compete with Tesla’s Autopilot—at least not initially.
This is a 2006 Nissan 350Z that raced in the top GT500 rung of Japan’s SUPER GT touring car series. It’s like a regular 350Z, only completely different.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know to get you through Tuesday and onto Wednesday.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Ultimately nothing matters because we’ll all be dead eventually, but until then, stave off the inevitable with the most important auto-related stories of the day.
Chris Harris revisited the Nissan GT-R nine years after he first drove one, and despite its timeless sensation, its over-engineered driving mechanics have always been a trick to master when pushing it.
Does a project car ever stop being a project? Does an old Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo ever stop breaking down? Can you actually enjoy owning one? The answer to all of those questions, dear reader, is a resounding, “Yes.”
There’s no arguing your way out of this one when your friend was live-streaming the evidence. But dude! Sick three-block-long burnout!
French auto giant Renault became the first major French company to report being affected by Friday’s ransomware attack that affected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries across the world, reports Automotive News. An English plant of Renault’s alliance partner Nissan was also hit by the attack.
“Man, where did the cool Nissans go?” I remember wondering aloud to myself a few weeks ago.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
One day I’m going to do a roundup of early 2000s sport compacts for a massive video comparison test. One day. In the meantime, here comes the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V!