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Jul 12

Test Drive: 2015 Nissan GT-R Packs Power, Touts Impressive Price Tag

The 2015 Nissan GT-R packs 545 horsepower thanks to a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6. (Photo: Nissan)

The 2015 GT-R packs 545 horsepower thanks to a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6. (Photo: )

Godzilla is getting soft.

Not the movie monster — although its latest iteration has been criticized for putting on a little weight — but the Nissan GT-R, which has been likened to the famous daikaiju thanks to its nuclear levels of performance.

The numbers speak for themselves: Zero to 60 mph in under three seconds; a top speed of 196 mph; 545 horsepower courtesy of a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 assembled in a clean room so high-tech that those fleeing scientists on the silver screen would kill to have one. If only they’d made it.

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Jun 11

Nissan ZEOD RC To Attempt All-Electric Lap In Qualifying At Le Mans

Nissan encountered issues during the test day, but has since prepared a new chassis for the race. (Photo: Getty Images)

encountered issues during the test day, but has since prepared a new chassis for the race. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Garage 56 entrant, the , is shooting to run its first full all-electric lap in qualifying for this year’s 24 Hours of .

A tightened time scale and limited testing has provided a challenge for the experimental entry thus far, but Darren Cox, NISMO Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales, still feels confident the car can achieve its targets.

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Sep 17

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Podium Confirmed For ’s GT Academy Winners. (Photo: Courtesy of )

News from the FIA International Court of Appeal yesterday proved bittersweet for Nissan.  After taking third place at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Nissan Partner Team, G-Drive Racing, was disqualified from the results for a breach of article 6.5.1 of the Technical Regulations. The team appealed against this decision but it was rejected and the team’s exclusion stands.

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Sep 15

Infiniti QX56 Review: Impressive Performance Suited With Luxury

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’s Infiniti luxury division is going through a major naming shift in 2014, with many of its new vehicle names changing, even if a lot of the and light-duty trucks themselves are very familiar.

A good case in point is Infiniti’s top-of-the-line, eight-passenger sport-utility vehicle. Known as the QX56 in 2013, the 2014 model will be called the QX80, although it is largely a carryover, save for the addition of Infiniti’s Backup Collision Intervention System, which becomes part of the high-line SUV’s optional Technology Package. The body, chassis, engine and most other key components remain unchanged between the two.

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Sep 5

Nissan ZEOD RC To Make Track Debut At Fuji

 Nissan ZEOD RC To Make On-Track Debut At Fuji

The ZEOD RC is set to “electrify” in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of )

Japanese fans will have the first opportunity to see the revolutionary in action when the car makes its public on-track debut at this year’s Speedway round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Running in pure electric mode, the Nissan ZEOD RC will undertake demonstration runs on October 18, 19 and 20 – all three days of the Japanese round of the . The Fuji demonstration was announced today at the Nissan 360 global media event in California.

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