Nissan GT-R is a bargain. With a sub-3-second 0-100km/h time, enormous grip, and a host of performance-enhancing technologies, the GT-R is, undoubtedly, amongst the best. But the GT-R has been knocked for being too efficient and precise in how it delivers its substantial performance, for lacking the “soul” of some of its European rivals.
As for the torque distribution, Nissan set it so that anyone can drive fast through coners. It is unfortunate that none of the motor journalists fail to point that out… What the hell is “soul” anyway? Does the car have to be edgy at times to be called “soulful”?
Will the next generation GT-R be soulful or do Japanese not have the ability to make cars with souls?
It’s quite ironic to think that when Nissan introduced GT-R, they did everything they could to prevent people from tuning it. They wanted to make GT-R different, give it more luxurious positioning, from that of Skyline GT-R. However, as time has proven, the Nissan GT-R has become one of the world’s most popular supercars to modify.
During a recent run at an MLR event, the 1400hp Nissan GT-R modified by Severn Valley Motorsport managed to hit an incredible 380.84km/h in just one mile… Consequently, the car completed the standing mile in just 22.42.
It’s worth mentioning that a 1700hp Nissan GT-R, AMS Alpha12, in Russia recently completed the standing mile at a top speed of 382km/h. However, to Severn Valley Motorsport’s credit, their GT-R did reach 300km/h in a mere 11.56 seconds making it almost 1 second faster to that mark than the aforementioned 1700hp GT-R!
Car and Driver featured an article on the trade mark registration, “PURE DRIVE R-HYBRID”, submitted by Nissan. The “R” is of Serif font which is only used for GT-R by Nissan. Their speculation is that R-HYBRID may be the new model that might be added to the GT-R lineup in the near future.
NISMO has just signed a partnership deal with Willams and they have the technology for KERS… and KERS is used by many of the exotic sport cars. As for the accident of GT-R that took place sometime last May at Nurburgring, it could have been the test of the hybrid model… We have no information but that might be a possibility, right?
Nissan likes to think of Maxima as a “four-door sports car”, despite its front-wheel drive setup complete a CVT. Hollywoodextra has featured an article on a recent Nissan event which showed this amazing looking sedan. They appear to show a four-door sedan closely inspired by the profile of the GT-R with crisp sidelines and a fastback rear end.
In the second photo we see a front fascia that departs from that GT-R styling and borrows heavily from the Resonance concept from this year’s Detroit Auto Show. And they seem to think this sporty sedan concept rendering become the next-gen Maxima. We have no information on this matter but how cool would it be if they used the components of a GT-R on a new sport sedan?
The world is filled with sport sedans now days even Porsche and Aston Martin build their versions of sedans… why can’t Nissan make a real sport sedan using the components of a GT-R? It may be a wishful thinking but we can dream, can’t we?
Modification of R35 is hot not only in Japan but around the globe. And some of those modified R35s are simply amazing. As many of you know of Switzer P800 and AMS Alpha9, they are both very very fast. And some people thought it would be cool to let them run together!lol
Switzer P800 driver knew he had little chance of winning so he accelerated a bit early. It only let us witness the crazy acceleration of AMG Alpha9… Good stuff!