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The Nissan Z Proto made its global debut last September, and this past weekend, it made a rare appearance at Tokyo’s Morning Cruise event in Daikanyama T-Site. This sleek concept boasts a bright yellow pearlescent paint that pays tribute to both the first generation Z (S30) and the 300ZX (Z32) as well as teardrop-shaped LED headlights. The rear draws inspiration from the 300ZX (Z32) taillights, set within a rectangular black section that wraps around the outer edges. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Yes, there’s an actual name for cars with extreme negative camber, and it’s called stanced. The Nissan 350Z you see above has wheels that are tucked way inside the fenders and to run the required excessively wide wheels with tires that are stretched just to fit onto the wheels, negative camber is required. One major caveat is that its rear tires are most likely extremely worn on the inside, while the outside still looks brand new. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nissan RE-LEAF, is a functional prototype is based on the Nissan LEAF passenger car, and it’s been heavily modified to navigate roads covered in debris. Featuring weatherproof plug sockets mounted directly to the exterior of the vehicle, which enable 110-230v devices to be powered from the car’s high capacity lithium-ion battery, allowing it to be driven into the center of a disaster zone with a fully mobile power supply to aid the recovery process. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
T1 Race Development has tuned numerous Nissan GT-Rs, including several 2,000+ hp examples, but this one is unofficially the fastest street car yet. The 3.8L V6 has been fitted with 76 mm turbochargers and is pushing over 50 PSI of boost to generate a whopping 2,200 hp at all four wheels, or2,500 hp before drivetrain losses. To make use of all that power, it runs on drag radial tires. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nissan Ariya concept made its debut back in 2019, but the company officially unveiled the production model today. This all-electric crossover will be available in both front- and all-wheel-drive variants with single or dual electric motors. The former has 215 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, while the AWD dual-motor variant offers 389 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Let’s face it, the Nissan GT-R was designed to be a street and track car, but one owner wanted it to go off-road. So, the vehicle had to be first fitted with a different suspension that adds 12 centimeters of extra space between the car floor and the ground. Next, a set of large off-road tires were added, while the wheel arches and mudguards also had to be modified to fit them. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Based in Japan near the Tsukuba Circuit race course, Veilside first started its business in 1990 and mainly focused on performance tuning. To kick things off, the 1991 Tokyo Auto Salon VeilSide took home the Grand Prize in the Tuned Car category. For those familiar with the 90s-00s tuning scene, this 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 tuned by Veilside could be yours for $120,000. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Nissan 370Z made its debut on October 29, 2006, and was officially shown to the public at the 2008 LA Auto Show. It’s the sixth-generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z, and soon, Nissan may be releasing the seventh-generation model, according to a recently released teaser video. This model is rumored to come equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine sourced from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 and will produce at least 400 horsepower. Read more for the clip, additional pictures and information.
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NISMO came up with the concept of the Z-tune back in 2002 when Nissan was planning to end R34 Skyline production. The first model was built in 2003, using a used 2002 Skyline GT-R V·Spec II chassis, and came equipped with a concept RB26DETT ‘Z1’ engine, which was based on Nissan’s Le Mans GT2 and GT500 racing experiences. This 2.8L engine boasted upgraded turbochargers proudcing 493 hp at 6800 rpm 398 lb⋅ft of torque at 5200 rpm, enabling it to hit 62 mph in just 3.8-seconds, while topping out at over 203 mph. Read more for a video of the briefcase that came with this rare vehicle.
Limited to 50-units worldwide and priced at a whopping $1.08-million, the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50 by Italdesign not only has a revamped outwards appearance, but a few engine upgrades as well. The twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 engine now produces 710 horsepower (additional 110 horsepower over NISMO edition) and 575 lb-ft of torque (94 lb-ft increase). Read more for a video of it at the track, additional pictures and information.