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Nissan Juke-R 2.0

This followup to the original Juke-R may look similar, but it's definitely no slouch. Powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V6 from the GT-R NISMO that produces 600-horsepower, this family crossover has been given new life as a performance vehicle. There's plenty of carbon fiber components on the exterior, including the bumper and a set of winglets. To keep things stealthy, it was given a matte black paint job. You can see it in person at the Goodwood Festival Speed this weekend. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Nissan BladeGlider

Similar to Nissan's DeltaWing, with its delta-shape body, the front of the BladeGlider is narrow, while the rear is wider, setting up the 1+2 seating arrangement with the driver nestled in front while passengers sit behind each of his shoulders. However, this futuristic zero-emissions vehicle will be powered by a lithium-ion battery. This vehicle is no longer a concept and will be heading to production. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Juke Nismo RSnow

When you take a Nissan Juke, hand it over to Nismo and then install a Dominator Track System, the Juke Nismo RSnow ensues. Nissan Europe says that their engineering team didn't have to modify the AWD Xtronic CVT-equipped Juke, they just simply bolted on the tracks. However, the company also did reprogram the torque-vectoring AWD system slightly so it could adjust to the tracks. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Patrick Stewart eating gelato the right way.

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Infiniti Visoin GT

Making its official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Infiniti Vision GT is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 that sends power to the rear through a transaxle. Despite being a playable car in Gran Turismo, this concept was unveiled in Shanghai because it was designed at the Infiniti Design Center in Beijing, which opened in late 2014, and it even won an international competition against the company's other design proposals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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1000HP Nissan R34
R34 Skyline GT-R

There are other 1,000-horsepower Skyline GT-Rs, but Faizal Ramzan's 1,000-wheel-horsepower R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is a labor of love. You see although he's spent a lot of money on the car, Raman refuses to pay the exorbitantly high prices for premium aftermarket parts from Japan. So, this structural engineer builds them himself, and parts include the strut tower brace (reverse-engineered from plans he saw on the internet) and the fender vents are modeled after unbelievably high-priced aftermarket ones. Continue reading for the

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Nissan Juke NISMO RS

This one-of-a-kind Nissan Juke NISMO RS was spotted in Lapland, Sweden sporting tank treads, perfect for the snowy winter landscape there. The company says that it's capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph), and thanks to its variable transmission, standard gearing shouldn't be an issue since having such a transmission makes it more similar to standard cars rather than snowmobiles. Continue reading for a longer video, more pictures and additional information.

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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo

In the future, our roads may be filled with cars once featured in video games, such as Gran Turismo, and the Infiniti Concept Vision will be one of them. Not just for looks, this sleek beast features under-floor airflow control, front / rear diffusers, rear spoiler, and most importantly, a naturally aspirated V8 engine, paired with a front mid-ship/trans-axle powertrain for optimal weight distribution of 45:55 front/rear. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Nissan 2020

Nissan GT-R fans rejoice! The 2020 Concept Vision Gran Turismo gives us a glimpse at what the next model might look like. Koji Nagano, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe: "This is in line with the Nissan philosophy. In reality, not everyone would be able to own a car like Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, but through Gran Turismo anyone can drive it and experience Nissan's promise of delivering innovation that excites." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sharpie GT-R

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Most auto enthusiasts, especially Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R owners, would not want anyone even near their car, even for photos, but this one - a member of the US military - is one exception. He asked his wife to use a black Sharpie marker to cover up some scuffs on the front bumper. One thing lead to another, and after 100-hours of work, along with several layers of clear coat sprayed on, it became a whole new car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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At first glance, or at least from the picture, this looks like a Lamborghini, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice something is off. That's because it's actually a highly modified Nissan 300ZX coupe with 70,000 km on the odometer. Unfortunately, you won't find a beastly 720hp V12 engine underneath, but rather a 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo DOHC petrol engine. Continue reading for more pictures.

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