2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

2013 marks the first year that Nissan Motorsports (NISMO) fielded a factory backed GT-R GT3 race car. The GT-R program has always valued endurance racing as a method to refine their cars as well as the engineers responsible for developing them but they’ve always fielded various versions of the street car. This year they decided to make the jump to GT3. Here’s how it turned out:

Source: Nissan News Room on YouTube

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack

Welcome to the latest and greatest Nissan GT-R, the 2014 Track Pack. The GT-R story is unique in the automotive world starting with its legacy of racing excellence and continuing with the current R35 model which retained its full developmental program that continually refines the car and the engineers that build it through endurance racing. That’s why each model year of the GT-R goes beyond incremental steps of refinement to  a full blown evolution of the previous model. The GT-R is often considered The Pride of Japan which is apparent in the dedication to the uniquely Japanese way of building sports cars. Check out the video to see Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst test the weekend warrior Track Pack for the GT-R at Willowsprings:

Source: Motor Trend on YouTube

Crowdsourced Nissan 370Z vs. RB26 Datsun 240Z

Nissan USA did an interesting project last year to promote the 370Z as a tuner car. They crowdsourced the tuning decisions on their Facebook page. Fans got to vote for which modifications went on the car. This competition that was put on with the help of Motor Trend is the final phase of the project 370Z. Fans got to vote for another tuned car to take on the car they helped build in a series of competitions. The car that was picked is an enthusiast built Datsun 240Z powered by an RB26 turbocharged inline-6 from a Nissan Skyline GT-R. Here’s how it went down:

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Racing Champions – Petrolicious

Meet Professional Downhill Skateboarder Kevin Reimer from Vancouver, Canada. He owns a 1991 R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R which he uses to drive the same roads as he skateboards on. Kevin decided to buy the car after finding out that they shared a history in that they both won races at the Bathurst track in Australia in 1991. Now Kevin has set up his car to drive like his skateboard and he says it brings a smile to his face.

Source: Petrolicious on YouTube

San Francisco Skyline – Petrolicious

This is the story of a soft-spoken man named Ivan Jaramillo who lives in San-Francisco. He loves cars and has impeccable taste. Ivan is the owner of two of the stalwarts of the Nissan Skyline Legend, a KPGC-10 Hakosuka Skyline and a C110 Kenmeri Skyline. You can tell he’s a real car buy because he’s not afraid to drive these classics in the rain, refuses to install stereos into them and calls them the best purchase decisions he’s ever made. The best part of the video is listening to the triple Mikuni carburetors in both cars drive by the camera.

San Francisco Skyline
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