The recent Tokyo Auto Salon did host a huge number of JDMs, but it seems that most of them were dominated by the monstrous Nissan GT-R R35s. Coupled with the great support given by the guys from the Singapore GT-R Owners Club, the Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013 is the place to be if the GT-R is the car that screams in your dreams.
The impressive and jaw-dropping Nissan GT-R might have terrorized several other auto marquees on circuits all over the world with its performance, and still does even after 5 years in production. Even so, after all those years, there had yet been a Nismo version for the GT-R ready to prowl the streets. The only GT-R Nismo that one could find now is only the GT3 spec racing car; but that is about to change with the confirmation of the road version of this terrifying machine.
Nissan will never get enough in making the GT-R into a fearsome machine that will stand out as a supercar killer for years to come, and the one making a debut at the 2013 Chicago Motor Show is just a perfect example of what they can do. Aimed for those who are looking for a serious track machine which could also perform steadily as a daily driver, the new 2014 GT-R Track Edition is set to rock their world.
Ever since the second franchise of the Fast & Furious installment hit the silver screens, the Nissan Skyline GT-R instantly became an icon for the Hollywood street race movie. The older R33 made a short appearance in both the first movie and Tokyo Drift, and the R34 GT-R again took the spotlight when Brian raced it against Toretto’s Chevy Chevelle in the fourth movie. And with word of the “Fast 6” scheduled to arrive this May 24th, the next Nissan superstar was also revealed and it is a monster indeed.
As if the Nissan GT-R wasn’t quick enough straight out of the box with its 3.8L VR38DETT V6 dishing out 560 odd horsepower, but with most who love the GT-R (aka Godzilla) for its seat of the pants experience, it becomes immediate that the quest for more horsepower in deed highly addictive. With AMS Engineering meddling on Godzilla’s innards, all that addiction is satisfied through the provision of 1,100bhp (about 950whp) and 1,220Nm of torque from the now 4.3L V6 block. AMS Performance calls their range topping performance package the AMS Alpha 12 Nissan GTR.
As the sun sets over the horizon of Sepang International Circuit on Sunday, December 16th, we bid goodbye to the sacred venue where all the awesome spectacle and adrenaline-pumping actions of TIMETOATTACK 2012 had taken place. It was an exciting run, and all of them could not be accomplished without the undying support of our great sponsors, participants and supporters that had flocked all the way from various corners of the country and across the causeway in making 2012 a year that we will never forget; thank you again, all of you!
For all who’ve had a long obsession for anything with a badge that says GT-R, lets just say a lot of us are now able to understand the reasons for it and why such an obsession is capable of being rather overwhelming. And although Nissan has been around since 1933, it was the 1964 Japan Grand Prix meet at Suzuka for the GT-II race that put Nissan into the beating hearts of all, with the introduction of Shinichiro Sakurai’s (R.I.P. 2011) Skyline GT – the car that started the GT-R (Gran Turismo Racer) lineage.
Nissan’s time and effort in coming out with impressive innovations like the GT-R does not mean that they are giving less attention on their corporate social responsibilities. If some of you might recall, they had appointed the Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to become their “Director of Excitement” and had lined up a special one-off gleaming gold GT-R to be auctioned with the proceeds going to the Usain Bolt Foundation. The auction had just concluded, and they had managed to raise a huge sum of USD 193,191 for this humble cause.
Most of us are looking forward for the retirement years to come, where finally the burden of working is lifted off and the plans of travelling across the world or just spending the remaining years at the countryside could be realized. But for some, growing old is not an excuse to get away from work, especially when that line of work is something that one enjoys the most; which is the case for the GT-R’s chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno.
Since its establishment back in 1993, McKee Racing is one of the top and trusted tuners that one could find in Malaysia. Starting off its journey tweaking JDM machines into barely road-legal monsters, McKee now widens up their scope by also getting their hands dirty on European cars and being a specialist in tuning Nissan’s new monster, the GT-R. But it does not stop there as McKee is always set to give the customers a satisfying experience by also providing them events and activities for them to participate, like what we have seen last weekend through their inaugural McKee Festival of Speed.
Featuring an all-Euro lineup, the top tuner from Sunway’s horsepower valley shook the Sepang International Circuit wide awake with the roar of thousands of wild horsepower waiting to be unleashed. A huge number of famous European marquees crowd the pits and the circuit, all ready to spend the weekend with an ample dosage of speed and adrenaline. Read the rest of this entry »