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

2013 Nissan Sentra: The Jalopnik Review

The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox. » 10/26/12 10:30am 10/26/12 10:30am

The GT-R Egoist Solves All Your Victorian Whorehouse Needs

At Nissan's Yokohama headquarters, I saw a car that answered a huge problem in my life: how can I buy a GT-R when I have promised myself I will only drive cars with interiors like Victorian whorehouses? Well, thankfully, there's the GT-R Egoist edition. » 10/26/12 9:30am 10/26/12 9:30am

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

Driving Nissan's New Steer-By-Wire System

The whole point of Nissan dragging my pale, pale ass halfway across the world was so they could show off a bunch of new tech they're developing. And show off they did, with prototypes and inflatable cars and cutaway engines and all sorts of good stuff like that. » 10/24/12 3:00pm 10/24/12 3:00pm

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

The 2014 Infiniti G37 Will Debut In Detroit

From inception, the Infiniti G37 has been Nissan's "BMW 3-series killer." And just like any car labeled as a "BMW 3-series killer," it didn't kill the BMW at all. » 10/22/12 9:30am 10/22/12 9:30am

For $5,200, Go Topless For Some ZX Appeal

Have you ever looked at your car and thought, I can do better that that? The owner of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 280ZX must have, as this turbo ZX has been customized from stem to stern. Does its price however, have you saying, you can do better that that? » 10/22/12 8:00am 10/22/12 8:00am

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

As You Can “Z,” This Is One Pretty Datsun 2+2

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas. » 10/14/12 9:00am 10/14/12 9:00am

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… » 10/07/12 11:00am 10/07/12 11:00am

Watch An Insane 224 MPH Highway Drag Race Between A Lambo And A GT-R…

When you think of an activity that's beloved everywhere by safety advocates, law enforcement and parents' groups, what immediately comes to mind? That's right: illegal street racing. Of course. Nothing bad ever happens when you do that! » 10/06/12 3:00pm 10/06/12 3:00pm

A $3,000 Nissan Is How Datsun Plans To Take Over The World

George Orwell wrote in 1984 that "the only hope for the future lies with the proles." Nissan Motors might agree with that sentiment, and has planned accordingly to build really cheap cars for the developing country masses by resurrecting the Datsun nameplate. » 10/02/12 12:40pm 10/02/12 12:40pm

Watch A Nissan GT-R Get Airborne And Crash (UPDATE)

We've seen a lot of dumb crashes when drivers take their cars over crests and enter blind turns way too fast, but this one is in another league. » 10/02/12 9:30am 10/02/12 9:30am

French Girls Practice Looking Like Brooklyn Hipsters At Paris Motor Show

This is the future of New York City hipsterdom — French girls posing in front of the Big Apple's upcoming taxi to replace all taxis, the Nissan NV200. Nissan Europe tweeted this photo from the Paris Motor Show, where it's showing off the new cab. » 9/28/12 5:30pm 9/28/12 5:30pm

Watch Overly Attached Girlfriend Try To Rap Her Way Into A Kia Soul

Who is the internet's next big star? It's something we all want to know, isn't it? Maybe not, but Kia Motors decided it could reach more of the hipster market segment by using the urban kitsch/Nissan Cube knockoff Kia Soul to frame a next big internet star contest. » 9/21/12 9:30am 9/21/12 9:30am

Why China's Anti-Japan Rage May Be Worse For Japanese Automakers Than…

China and Japan have never really been the best of friends, yet they typically try to get along so they can mutually benefit. But over the weekend, relations took a turn for the worst over a substantial land dispute. » 9/17/12 2:00pm 9/17/12 2:00pm

How Much Fun Is That 1,000-hp Nissan GTR, Anyway?

The Nissan GT-R is a stunningly capable car right from the factory. Add a few hundred extra horsepower and it's a jarheaded MMA enthusiast deep in the throes of 'roid rage. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? » 9/11/12 3:40pm 9/11/12 3:40pm