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The new BMW M5 Competition retains the same powertrain as the standard M5, but total power output has been increased to 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb⋅ft of torque between 1,800–5,800 rpm, enabling it to accelerate from 0–62 mph in just 3.3-seconds. Is that enough to stand up to a 10-year-old modified Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S and a Litchfield-tuned Nissan GT-R? CarWow set out on quest to see who would come out on top in a drag racing showdown. Read more to see the victor.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sedan unlike any that the automaker has presented before, as it’s the first sedan in North America to offer All-Wheel Drive. To celebrate the occasion, they built the “Altima-te AWD,” a one-off project vehicle based on the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD that has been fitted with a heavy-duty track system. “The Altima-te AWD joins the other, one-off, track-equipped crossover vehicles like the Rogue Warrior and sends a clear message to the market – this Altima has the ability to conquer the harshest weather environments with the added confidence provided by standard Nissan Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which adapts to road conditions in the blink of an eye,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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One Nissan GT-R owner in the UK wasn’t satisfied with the factory looks, so they decided to spend $76,000 transforming it into the carbon fiber beast you see above. Yes, every body piece has been custom fabricated from premium carbon fiber, including the hood, doors, fenders, and bumpers. It’s not all just for aesthetics, as these panels combine for a weight saving of 310 pounds (140 kg). Read more for a video of it in-action.
The Nissan Skyline R32 HKS Zero-R is one of the world’s rarest production cars, as only 10 exist. This pristine specimen is located in Brunei and what sets it apart from the standard model is a two-seat configuration, with the rear-end reserved for the fuel cell, along with a bevy of HKS parts, including dual exhausts as well as aero parts. Read more for a video of the original commercial that was aired during the time of its release, additional pictures and information.
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Industrial designer Enoch Gonzales gives us a glimpse at the next-generation Nissan GT-R, which is at least a couple of years away. His conceptual design blends elements from the current GT-R, Italdesign’s GT-R50, and a dash of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Up front, you’ll find a large, hexagonal grille with the trademark V-shaped accent inside, angular headlights, and LEDs that stretch along the front fenders. The sideview reveals many sharp creases that lead the eye to the rear, and the traditional dual circular GT-R taillights, along with quad exhausts. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nissan’s GT-R50 prototype by Italdesign received such an overwhelming positive response that they’ve decided to put it into production. It will be limited to just 50 units worldwide, with each priced at €990,000 (equal to $1,124,410) before taxes and optional extras. This special edition is based on the 2018 GT-R Nismo, and features a unique bodywork, a customized interior layout, Bilstein adjustable dampers and Brembo brakes. The upgraded twin-turbo V6 engine with new internals now generates 710 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is what an electric race car should look like, and it comes with more than double the maximum power / torque output of its predecessor. Featuring dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape, this purpose-built car demonstrates how the automaker’s electric vehicle technology can deliver aggressive, yet quiet, zero-emission power. It’s equipped with advanced battery technology and drivetrain components from the Nissan LEAF, with two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis producing 240 kilowatts combined (120 kW each) and an astounding 640 Nm of instant torque to the wheels. Read more for an additional video, pictures and information.
Russia-based Gosha TurboTech specializes in tuning high-end supercars, including this Nissan GT-R, called “Lucifer”. After heavily modifying the engine, they managed to squeeze out 1,600 horsepower, making it nearly three times as powerful as the stock 2017MY GT-R, or approximately 100 horsepower more than the Bugatti Chiron. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Unveiled this week at the Hannover Motor Show, Nissan’s Navara Dark Sky Concept is based on the production Navara pickup and features a custom trailer housing an ultra-high-power PlaneWave telescope. Other features include: a light bar, special red lighting to lower light pollution around the telescope for better viewing, and an upgraded Nissan ProPilot Assist system for improved off-road performance that enables it to scan surrounding terrain for an ideal trailer parking spot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Liberty Walk is known for their extreme wide body kits, but their latest project is a bit smaller, literally. They took Daihatsu Copens, complete with its folding hard top, and transformed them into miniature Nissan GT-Rs. They use the same style grille, air intakes and LED daytime running lights from its big brother, with flared wheel arches and a set of deep-dish wheels added. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.