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Nissan GT-R50: Godzilla in an Italian Suit…

To celebrate the GT-R’s 50th birthday Nissan and Italdesign have spared no expense in producing an extreme GT-R, this is the GT-R50, Godzilla adorned in a spectacular Italian suit. With only 50 of the GT-R50’s to be produced and starting at $1.4 million dollars this is the fantasy GT-R brought to life.

The birth of the GT-R legend began in 1969 with the first Skyline GT-R, a car that quickly became a racing legend. Not only was the GT-R a legend on the track but it was a supercar that you could live with, a daily driver that combined Japanese reliability, comfort and affordability with levels of performance that could take on any challenger.

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Infinity Prototype 9, a Demonstration in Stunning…

Since the birth of the automobile in the late 1800’s cars quickly developed to become far more than a form of transport. Imbued with our sense of style and personality they also came to represent a snapshot of the time in which they were created.

Nissan Motors and their luxury car brand Infinity have recently embarked on a journey to rediscover a sense of style that existed in the distant past. A journey that celebrates style, ingenuity, craftsmanship and a demonstration of design passion. This journey ended in a destination that is the Prototype 9, a car inspired by the sleek 1940’s racers of yesteryear, a hand-crafted stream-liner with the latest technology under its steel skin.

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Vet versus Nismo GT-R, Things That Make You Go mmm…

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the 2015 Nismo Nissan GT-R both represent the solution to the problem of speed taken from completely different angles, both are completely different and both spectacular. They could also both be considered bargain supercars, performance without such a steep price tag, still out of the reach of most but just slightly out of reach.

Motor Trends have taken both supercars out for a test drive and the results are surprising on both parts. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the test drive video that just happens to include two of our favourite everyday supercars.  Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back,  these are g machines.

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The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, the GT-R of the not too distant future…

Gran Turismo is turning into the test bed simulation of choice for futuristic supercar developers. The latest case in point is the Nissan 2020, a vision of Nissan’s supercar in the not too distant future.

The futuristic concept car is designated the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and will be available as DLC for Gran Turismo 6 in July. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the preview video for the simulation of a car that doesn’t yet exist, lucky it looks super sweet. Sit back, relax and hit that gas pedal.

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Can a Nissan Leaf be Exciting?…

Nissan’s all electric city car the Leaf packs an incredible amount of technology into a tiny car, but does that technology add up to exciting?

Nissan certainly hopes it does and to get their point across they have put together a little video ‘Silent Ride’. With 4 Nissan Leaf’s silently racing through narrow city streets the video does capture some of the excitement of driving like a maniac, but we aren’t sure it’s enough.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is Nissan’s attempt to add some zest to everyone’s perception of all electric vehicles. Sit back, relax and let the race begin.

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Nissan Develops Self-Cleaning Car Coating, Produces Cool Muddy Video…

It’s always fun to challenge dirt and mud, dare them to do their worst. Thanks to Nissan’s new Ultra Ever Dry coating this may one day be an option for every car, and person.

Nissan’s new coating adds a repellent layer to a cars paint. The coating is both hydrophobic (water-resistant) and olephobic (oil resistant) which causes liquids to bead and run right off. Nissan is still testing the coating in different conditions across Europe. If the coating performs well it may be offered directly by Nissan dealers.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is Nissan’s self cleaning coating in action, just try to get this little white car dirty. Sit back, relax and just let the mud and grit slide away.

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The First Juke-R rolls off the production line. The Hottest Hot Hatch in History…

According to website MotorTrend the first Juke-R has left the production line and is ready for delivery. For a short while this first in line shopper will be the member of a very exclusive club, driver of the only road ready Juke-R, anywhere.

With a number of modifications since its initial build the Juke-R is now even faster and more extreme than the original concept car. This is a real concept car come to life, after the initial demonstrations in Dubai there was enough interest to convince Nissan to allow limited production. Now the Juke-R is built to order for serious buyers. The unknown buyer of the first car has paid the breath-taking sum of $650,000 for the privilege.

The Nissan pocket rocket inherits some interesting heritage. The engine, gearbox and transmission donated generously from the Nissan 2012 GTR, somehow this is squeezed into a body based on the Nissan Juke (Micra). The resulting Juke-R is simply an incredible engineering feat.

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The Nissan Juke-R Enters Limited Production…

Nissan, makers of Japan’s super car, the GT-R, have added a second super car to their catalog, the Juke-R. Start saving now as the super hot hatch is going into limited production.

To wet the worlds appetite and to celebrate the release of this pocket sized piece of insanity Nissan has released a number of hand drawn artists concepts along with a new a new preview video filmed in Dubai.

Bursting onto the motorsports scene in January the Juke-R was seen for the first time in the lead up to the Dubai 24 hour classic. Combining the heart of a GT-R, twin turbo V6 and 4WD transmission, with the body of a city car the Juke-R instantly caught the public’s attention. Intended to be a concept car only, Nissan was forced to rethink the cars status after an incredible response to the first Juke-R’s appearance.

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Nissan’s Wonder Twins, The Nissan Juke-R and GT-R 2012. Jukezilla and Godzilla Take on the World.

Nissan has always produced highly modifiable cars, intentional or not their cars have been hugely popular with drifters and street races, once duly modified. Now Nissan has beaten everyone to the punch and produced what they describe as the world’s fastest cross-over, the Juke-R is actually the world’s most extreme hot hatch.

The Juke was released in 2010, with its unusual looks and very useable interior it won a lot of friends. Being a cross-over it combines the qualities of an sports off-roader with the size and shape of a hatchback. While the plain vanilla Juke may be an interesting curio Nissan has constructed something very special with its Juke-R. Wanting to prove the point Nissan has even released a video of the Juke-R racing three other super-cars. – see below -.

Dressed in black carbon fibre the Juke-R is the standard Jukes evil twin. A smoking hot hatch in the greatest tradition of mental cars. This is no ordinary hot hatchback mind you, with a Nissan GT-R’s engine, transmission and four wheel drive somehow shoe horned into the Jukes body. Part Juke part Godzilla, this is the Jukezilla.

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