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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.
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First introduced back during September 1995 for the 1996 model year, the sixth-generation featured updated styling although less radical than previous redesigns. This 1996 Honda Civic owner wanted to make the design a lot more radical than its predecessors, complete with custom front / rear bumpers, flared wheel arches, extended side skirts, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R headlights and BMW M3 kidney grilles. Read more for additional pictures.
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Sales of the original Nissan Z Car started in October 1969, with separate models for the Japanese and U.S. markets. The former featured a 2.0L SOHC L20A straight-six engine producing 130 hp, while the US 240Z came equipped with a 2.4L L24 inline-6 with twin Hitachi SU-type carburetors that produced 151 hp. Automotive designer Le Yang Bai shows us what a 2022 Nissan Fairlady 480z that pays tribute to the original 240Z could look like. Read more for additional pictures.
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Sure, the 2020 Nissan 370Z is alive and kicking, but the automaker is most certainly developing its successor behind closed doors. Autocar claims that it’s set for a public debut some time next year, and named the 400Z, as the trademark application has already been filed in Canada. This model would draw heavy styling influences from the Datsun 240Z. Read more for additional pictures.
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No, one of the rarest Nissan vehicles isn’t a supercar, but rather the Nissan Juke-R. The automaker partnered with UK-based RML Group to build a total of five units worldwide. The SVM Juke-R700 not only comes equipped with the GT-R’s all-wheel-drive system, but its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine generating 700 hp, as well. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sure, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC may not compare with the new Tesla Roadster, but if it were priced around the Model 3 Performance, many who don’t need four seats would probably opt for this electric racer. Power comes from an electric twin-motor setup that sends 322 HP and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm) of torque to the AWD system, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in a mere 3.4 seconds. Read more for a video and additional information.