Nissan Juke Nismo

November 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

Nismo, as you know, is Nissan’s in-house tuning arm. They are planning to expand business and launch more models and they begin with this, the Nismo version of the Juke crossover. The car is aimed at a car-loving audience looking for a car that reflects an edgy personality, Juke Nismo Concept magnifies the standard car’s unique mix of compact car agility, coupé-like responses and SUV strength. So it gets a tweaked powertrain, a heavily revised exterior, and a fancy interior with sport elements. The chassis is also upgraded to cope with the extra sportiness and speed. It is a very interesting prospect, this mix of sport and practicality. Finished in signature Nismo colours of pearl white with red highlights, the [...]

Nissan 370Z NISMO RC

October 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

For those Nissan fans who like a bot of track action but can’t afford the GTR, Nismo launched the Nissan 370Z NISMO RC. The track-ready Nissan 370Z NISMO RC is based on the street legal Z-car, but is significantly lighter and fitted with a FIA-compliant roll cage, fire extinguisher, racing seat and numerous NISMO performance upgrades. It complies with International FIA GT4 and World Challenge GTS class specifications. With some modifications, the Nissan 370Z NISMO RC can also compete in the Grand Am Continental Tire Challenge GS class. As for the features, the car comes with NISMO race exhaust, NISMO tuned ECM, high capacity NISMO clutch, flywheel, engine oil, transmission and differential coolers and a Recaro racing seat with 6-point [...]

Nissan Juke-R First Picture

October 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Nissan unveiled the Juke-R at a press event in Malaga, much to the surprise of everybody. The Juke-R, for those you who don’t know, is a concept version of the crossover powered by GTR’s V6 biturbo engine. Just two versions of the Nissan Juke-R are being created, one in each of left-hand and right-hand drive. The cars have been developed by Nissan and are being built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E). Testing of the car will begin in November. Unveiled at a Nissan Crossover media launch in Malaga, Spain, Juke-R shocked an unsuspecting audience when it was revealed as a ‘surprise guest’ at the end of the press conference.  Shown for [...]

2012 Nissan NISMO 370Z

October 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

Nissan announced pricing and specs for the latest 2012 NISMO 370Z, and it starts at $40,830 USD. For that you get 350 horsepower, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. The NISMO 370Z also features a refined 4-wheel independent suspension, NISMO-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity and a pair of performance dampers to manage road-input vibrations and help contribute to the NISMO 370Z’s high levels of stability and performance feel.  The NISMO-tuned suspension includes special springs and stabilizer bars. It also comes with 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels. As for the engine, it is the same 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine as in the normal 370, but it comes with [...]

Nissan LEAF Wins At Pikes Peak

June 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

The 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF scored a good win at Electric Production Class of 2011 Pike Peak Hill Climb challenge. The LEAF completed the run with a time of 14 minutes 33 seconds for the 12.42 mile run, which is not bad for a 90 mph electric car that was factory stock apart from the tires and some mandatory safety equipments. The overall winner of this year’s Pukes Peak challenge was Monster Tajima and his 900 hp monster Suzuki who managed a time of 9 minutes 51 seconds. So the LEAF can hold his head up high. The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 [...]