The Nissan Leaf Nismo is going on sale in Japan this month, featuring a retuned computer that promises better acceleration and more performance-oriented tires and suspension. But the real speed comes from the strips of red trim, of course.
With specs and a price similar to yesterday’s Bimmer, you might think today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 370Z is déjà vu all over again. We’ll just have to see if this supercharged sports car’s price has you doubled over with laughter.
In case you didn’t know, Japan celebrates Thanksgiving Day, too. It’s not really the same as Thanksgiving in America, it’s more thanks for labour and production. But nevertheless at the end of every November the Japanese celebrate ‘Thanksgiving Day.’ I bring this up because right on the weekend following Thanksgiving…
Part of the problem of getting the ever-thrill-seeking youths to buy the Nissan Leaf was, apparently, the non-aggressive nature of the car. Nissan is looking to change this by supposedly upping the aggro on the new Leaf with a Nismo version of it. Update: this post has been updated with an official Nissan statement…
“Man, where did the cool Nissans go?” I remember wondering aloud to myself a few weeks ago.
If you’ve been keeping up with this series, you know it’s mostly looked at the various meets held at parking areas in Tokyo. As fun and interesting as they all are, they’re far from the only things you can do in Japan if you’re car-crazy. There are several shops and factories you can visit as well. Here’s something…
It’s not terribly surprising that Nissan would bring a NISMO GT-R to the Tokyo Auto Salon, but it was somewhat of a surprise that most of Nissan’s booth was NISMO. Including a NISMO Fairlady Z, a NISMO Juke, and a NISMO March!
For people who want a little more chutzpah in an economy car, Nissan brought out the 2017 Sentra Nismo. It’s a fine little car, but looking at the back of it makes me want to tear my hair out and scream.
Some days, the automotive future for those of us with modest means and simple desires seems bleak. How long will we still be able to buy inexpensive, practical cars with personality and a traditional manual transmission? At least one more year, maybe, thanks to the 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo.
It’s National Donut Day. While most of the country is celebrating a dessert, let’s celebrate the tire-burning ritual of enthusiasts everywhere.
Merry Christmas from Nissan! What better way to get in the holiday spirit than finding out you’ve been fired from your job via an email, or in some cases, from a press release?
Here’s kind of a bummer to start your day: Nissan’s wildly unusual GT-R LM Nismo prototype race car, which debuted to much fanfare earlier thiis year but had a deeply disappointing showing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will not race in the 2016 World Endurance Championship after all, the automaker announced today.
Nissan announced this morning that Global Motorsport Head Darren Cox will be leaving the company today. While Cox’s full title is Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Brand, he’s most known by us for his involvement with Nissan’s motorsports programs, including GT Academy and some unique Le Mans cars.
What Americans might vaguely recognize as an Infiniti QX80 is sold in the U.A.E. as the Nissan Patrol, and it’s one of the most popular SUVs in the region. So to pimp their Nismo performance brand in Dubai, Nissan decided to pass on another sports car and slap some splitters on this behemoth.
There’s an old saying: “If at first you don’t succeed, quit and give up entirely.” The folks at Nismo do not believe in this philosophy! Despite struggling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the bonkers front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next year — but not any sooner.
Nissan’s weird, wonderful and long-nosed LMP1-class Le Mans prototype still just isn’t there on pace, so the team is opting to hold off on racing until they’re happy with it. That means focusing on testing and skipping the World Endurance Championship races in the meantime.
You, there. Stats and numbers guy. Dude who’s just spent the last hour arguing on a forum why your road GT-R should curb-stomp an Evo based on specs alone. Road & Track published a list of all the Nissan LMP1’s specifications, magazine-style, like it was a normal street car. Go forth, and troll harder, with a…