The Nissan Stagea is essentially a station wagon produced from 1996 to 2007, and it shares many mechanical parts with the Nissan Skyline and Nissan Laurel. One auto enthusiast from Russia decided to mod his vehicle after the R35 GT-R, starting with the headlights to the matching hood, complete with a pair of black NACA ducts for cooling. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Nismo originally designed the concept of the Z-tune in Nissan announced the end of R34 Skyline production. Nismo then purchased used R34 GT-R V·Spec models, each with less than 18,000 miles on the odometer, which were then completely stripped and then resprayed to a “Z-tune Silver,” a special color exclusively for the Z-tune. Just one car was left in its original Midnight Purple III color. Simply put, every Z-Tune is handmade, with the car being completely stripped and re-built from the ground up. Read more to see what it’s like to detail this rare beast.
Inspired by Nissan’s ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance technology, this golf ball can turn just about anyone into a professional, as it uses a predefined route to its goal. How does it work? An overhead camera detects the position of the ball and cup. When it’s hit, a monitoring system calculates the correct route based on the ball’s movement and adjusts its trajectory in real-time. Read more for a video and additional information.
For a track-ready race car that is also street legal, look no further than the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, but it will come at a hefty price, or $212,435 to be exact, versus its predecessor’s $177,235. However, the top-of-the-line model now uses the same turbochargers as its GT3-class race car, while keeping horsepower output at 600 hp, but a revised design improves its acceleration response by 20 percent. Other upgrades include improved gearbox shift control, several lightened components, and of course, the signature NISMO badges. Read more for an in-depth video tour, additional pictures and information.
Nissan’s Aigamo may not be the first robot duck, but the task it was designed to perform most certainly stands out. Simply put, it keeps farmers’ rice paddies healthy by destroying weeds, eating bugs and fertilizing crops without using harmful chemicals. That’s right, it specializes in muddying the water to prevent weeds from growing by blocking sunlight, thanks to GPS, a WiFi connection and solar power. Read more for this week’s selection of fascinating images from around the web.
Nissan teamed up with Mackie’s of Scotland to create an all-electric ice cream truck concept of the future. Based on the e-NV200, it doesn’t require the 40 kWh battery to keep all the ingredients chilled, but rather uses Nissan’s ROAM portable power pack, made from the battery cells of earlier electric vehicles. Just two of these power packs (1.4 kWh) are enough to run the soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge. Once those power packs are drained, they can be recharged in approximately 1-hour using a 230V mains supply or 4-hours using the van’s built-in solar panel roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Nissan’s second-generation 240SX (S14 in Japan) was released in the spring of 1994 as a 1995 model, and unlike its predecessor, both the hatchback and convertible body styles were eliminated, leaving just the coupe. One auto enthusiast decided to convert one of these fine specimens into a bizarre-looking pickup truck, which required chopping most of the roof off and fitting an upright rear window, while adding a functional bed. Read more for additional pictures and information.
If you’re not familiar with hillclimbing, it’s basically a motorsport where drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course. Franco Scribante Racing have just unveiled their stealthy Nissan GT-R hillclimb car, and it will compete in South Africa’s Simola Hillclimb event next month. There’s the massive rear wing, and then something you don’t see everyday, a large front wing that helps generate even more downforce. hThe team says the heavily modified 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine will generate around 1,600 horsepower to the wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut today at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and it boasts a slew of race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements to maximize its performance both on and off the track. To start things off, many of the stock components were replaced with carbon fiber versions, including the front / rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler, which have resulted in a total weight savings of 23 pounds, in addition to nearly 44 pounds of reductions from other upgrades. Plus, its exclusive 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels are lighter than before and incorporate a nine-spoke design that enhances their rigidity. Read more for an unveiling video from New York, additional pictures and information.
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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.