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Nissan GT-R Police Car

A Tochigi Prefecture resident donated a Nissan GT-R to the local police force, and earlier this week it was delivered at a special ceremony. It will soon enter service as a patrol car with a few cosmetic additions, including: a black and white livery with matching black wheels, a large light bar, police badging, as well as LED emergency lights in the grille. Continue reading for another video of it in-action and more information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon

Nissan partnered with LucasFilm to create a Star Wars-themed Nissan Rogue for the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. What they came up with was a Millennium Falcon Rogue that comes equipped with handcrafted aluminum body panels, several 3D-printed components, a roof-mounted radar dish, laser cannon, and even a subspace-hyperdrive unit. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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2000hp Nissan Qashqai

Severn Valley Motorsport knows that many street-legal supercars and hypercars can hit 200mph, but they wanted a normal SUV to achieve that goal. Meet the world's fastest SUV, a 2,000-hp Nissan Qashqai (Rogue Sport in North America), powered by a heavily-tuned 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 sourced from a GT-R. The tuner took it to V-Max 200 in Britain where it hit a blistering 237.6 mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tommykaira Skyline R33 GT-R

You could either buy a 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO Tech for $47,000, or this rare Tommykaira Skyline R33 GT-R. It's just one of 400 examples worldwide, and this particular model is one of a mere 34 units, to come equipped with the full catalog of Tommykaira after market parts. This includes: unique red decals, a large rear wing, bronze-colored five-spoke NISMO wheels, and black accented taillights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nissan 370Z Snowmobile

There's still a couple months left of winter, and Nissan decided to make the best of it by transforming a 370Z into a massive snow tank, called the 370Zki. How? They removed the vehicle's driveline, raised the body 3-inches, manufactured custom mounts for the rear springs, rerouted the brake lines / exhaust, and then fitted American Track Truck tracks at the rear axle. It's still powered by the stock six-cylinder engine producing 332 hp, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an ultra limited edition Kentucky Fried Chicken drone.

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Nissan Self-Parking Slippers

There's self-parking cars, and then Nissan's innovative self-parking slippers, which greet guests at 'ProPilot Park Ryokan'. After you've finished wearing them, the slippers automatically drive themselves back to their original position, thanks to two small wheels, a motor, and sensors. "The self-parking slippers are meant to raise awareness of automated driving technologies, and their potential, non-driving applications," said Nissan spokesman Nick Maxfield. Continue reading for the full video demonstration and more information.

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Nissan Brain to Vehicle Technology

Forget self-driving cars, Nissan has unveiled B2V (Brain-to-Vehicle) technology at CES 2018. This will basically allow vehicles to interpret signals coming directly from the driver's brain, this improving reaction times for drivers, as well as to making the car's more adaptable. "When most people think about autonomous driving, they have a very impersonal vision of the future, where humans relinquish control to the machines. Yet B2V technology does the opposite, by using signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable," said Nissan executive VP, Daniele Schillaci. Continue reading for a detailed video and more information.

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Remote-Controlled GTR


Sony's PS4 Pro is great for racing games, but for something more realistic, you may need to check out this remote-controlled Nissan GT-R. You read that right, the automaker heavily modified a GT-R that could be driven entirely with a DualShock 4 controller, and called it the "GT-R /C". It was driven by Mardenborough around Silverstone's National Circuit, where the car hit a top speed of 131 mph and averaged 76 mph. To make things easy (and safer), it was controlled from a helicopter that followed the race car around the track. "This was once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff. The GT-R /C has brought my two worlds together - the virtual of gaming and the reality of motorsport - in a way I never thought possible. The response from the car when using the controller was far more engaging than I thought it would be. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well. Steering, acceleration and braking were all intelligently configured, allowing for controlled application so I could really get a feel through the corners and hold it steady down the fast straights," said Mardenborough. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of gamers trying to play GTA 5 without breaking any laws.

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Nissan NRV II

The Nissan NRV-II Concept from 1982 was ahead of its time, as it came equipped with both LCD digital and graphic instrumentation, radar automated cruise control, anti-lock / anti-skid brakes, as well as several fiber-optic controls, along with automatic functions. It was powered by a turbocharged 1.3L engine that produced 120-horsepower on methanol. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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1,750HP Nissan GT-R

If the standard Nissan GT-R just isn't fast enough for you, Brill Street Motorsport's latest creation will definitely satisfy your need for speed. This heavily tuned machine now generates a staggering 1,759 hp and 1,626 Nm of torque. To match the power, they installed a custom Rocket Bunny bodykit and a plenty of other visual accessories to boot. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fascinating frozen gasoline experiment.

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