Friends, as your hardworking Jalopnik EIC, I’ve driven some cars. At this point, everything from a Ford Model A to a Bugatti Veyron. Hell, I’ve even been behind the wheel of a Lancia Delta Integrale, and you could probably fit all the Americans who’ve done that into a school bus. But I’ve had one bizarre,…
Not so hot take: The R35 Nissan GT-R, old as it is, tired, plain, beaten down, disrespected, priced up, priced out, aged out, well, it’s still good. This may or may not be what I tell myself when I look into the mirror each morning, but this is about a supercar slayer not my personal hangups.
Whether a person knows cars in and out or could be tricked into trying to buy blinker fluid, when most of us think of sports cars, we think of sleek, fast and refined. Nissan’s design boss, instead, insists the company’s next six-figure GT-R supercar be “the world’s fastest brick. Less wing, more brick.”
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign that we saw last month was, in a word, polarizing. I thought it looked great. Most of you disagreed. Well, if I had over a million bucks, I’d buy one just to spite all of you.
After three years of doing about 450 Nürburgring laps a year, this RSR Nürburg Nissan GT-R is finally ready to retire from track duty. Now it’s time to tabulate everything it’s burned through over all that high-stress mileage.
Car forums wept this week when pictures appeared of a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R getting towed away by Florida police at a car show in Daytona Beach. In some ways it’s not surprising—that generation of Skyline isn’t really legal to be in the U.S., though some are here under dubious circumstances. But what may look like…
One of the most entertaining drivers in Japan over the past few years has been Kazuya Taguchi, an Up Garage employee (kind of like super Autozone) who also runs in Formula Drift. Now he’s come stateside in this 4.1-liter R35 Nissan GT-R, which makes more power than you’d ever need.
Our undying love for R34 Nissan Skyline GT-Rs will never truly be satisfied, but this pretty wallpaper of a rare 2000 V-Spec edition will do in the meantime. Only 1,200 were ever made. This one has a full Nismo body kit, HKS Hypermax IV coilovers, and rare Nismo LMGT4 wheels—and we like it.
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…
You Skyline’d your Skyline GT-R too hard and smashed into the back of an unoccupied Italian food truck. It happens to everyone but now you need to replace some parts on your precious Mecha-Godzilla. I guess it’s off to eBay to find some parts for your car.
When you’ve pick up a car used, have you ever wondered about the life it had before you? Sometimes you can gather scraps of information from the car itself (a leftover CD or impressions in the upholstery from child seats), but unless you have a contact, a lot of it becomes speculation and guesswork. One GT-R owner is…
It’s old. It weighs as much as an apartment building. It doesn’t have the fancy badge that usually comes with its price tag. Despite all that, the Nissan GT-R is still—still!—one of the fastest cars in the world, capable of beating giants in the six- and even seven-figure price range. It’s not cheap either, but for…
On Sunday afternoon, Sharif Abdelbaset was driving his 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo on the famously windy road known as Tail of the Dragon when his engine cut out. Just minutes later, his car was engulfed in flames.
Nissan is no stranger to cool Gran Turismo tie-ins with its GT Academy program, but this one is as large as real life itself. They hooked up a GT-R to a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller and let it loose for remotely-controlled flying laps around Silverstone’s National Circuit.
I thought I had seen the end of it last March, when AMS Performance’s Alpha G GT-R ran a quarter-mile in 6.937 seconds at 196.27 mph. I thought wrong.
The Nissan GT-R has come a long way since its introduction back in 2007. It’s not only the go-to choice for rich kids buying their first performance car or the one all of the teens like to talk about, but it’s also just genuinely an incredible car that can still throw punches with the newer competition.
The original Hakosuka Skyline GT-R is among the most beautiful, charming automobiles ever made, one of Japan’s first world-class performance cars. I’ve always liked them as objects, but I never really knew if they were good to drive. I didn’t need to worry, apparently.
The idle thoughts of every young driver turns any old industrial part of town into an imagined race track, fully lit sideways in some sports car you can’t afford. Well, here are those dreams made real.