Talk about your strange combinations; here we have a ‘70-ish Datsun B210 with an alcohol burning Mazda 13B rotary engine and massive Borg-Warner 75-millimeter turbocharger under the hood. Despite looking like your less than average old “beater”, this strange combination of Japanese antiques posts a personal best of 8.164-seconds @ 165.864 mph for the quarter-mile. It is tubbed out to handle a set of 10.5-inch wide Strange Racing wheels (wrapped in racing slicks, of course) and shifting duties are left to a clutchless G-Force transmission. You have gotta’ see this thing wiping the track with $100k Nissan GT-Rs during the Read More
You have to see this to believe it! This rusted four-wheel drive 1988 Dodge Ram crushes a modified 2013 Nissan GT-R on the way to posting a 10.993 @ 122 mph. Nobody expected this to happen. The GT-R has bee tuned to 650-horsepower, has numerous aftermarket performance parts installed, and is running premium racing fuel. Nevertheless, this bulky pickup walks away in the quarter-mile. OUCH! The Dodge Ram (nicknamed the Ramaro) is packing a few surprises. The Mopar powertrain is gone and a GM 6.0-liter LS2 V8 with a PT8891 Precision turbocharger, massive intercooler, and 100 shot nitrous have taken Read More
Watch this video of the Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS)/English Racing Team car as they set a new Nissan GT-R world record time of 7.49 @ 189 mph (50-pounds of boost) shattering the record of 7.71-seconds previously held by the AMS Alpha Omega GT-R. Key components for the record breaking coupe include a ETS 4.1-liter stroker engine with custom crankshaft, rods, and pistons, a set of ETS 5 Axis CNC cylinder heads with custom titanium hardware and Serdi full-access seats, Kelford camshafts, ETS Top Mount Dual 72-millimeter Turbo Kit, Got Boost oil catch-can setup, a Boost Logic intake manifold, and Greddy throttle Read More
Here is another race from our StreetCarDrags event with a brand new McLaren 650S Spider taking on a Nissan GT-R. The McLaren is powered by a 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo engine producing 641HP though a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The GT-R has a 3.8L V6 with 545HP and a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. With both cars spinning off the line the power to weight ratio is clear with the 3,200 pound 650S running 10.8 @ 133 MPH while the 3,700 pound GT-R ran 11.8 @ 119 MPH. While both cars didn’t put up great times, this is actually one of Read More
Take a look at this heads up run between a new Porsche 911 Turbo S with tune and exhaust and a Nissan GT-R with tune, exhaust and E85 fuel setup. It’s a close race with the both cars running in the 10’s and GT-R edging out the Porsche by a few tenths.
The first Nissan GT-R NISMO was delivered to Matt, an administrator over at the GTRLife forums. Nissan executives were onhand for the personal delivery where they put the car up on a lift to check out some of the Nismo specific parts and details. The GT-R Nismo includes a host of carbon fiber and aerodynamic enhancements as well as a nice power bump from it’s 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo engine producing 600 horsepower. We’re looking forward to seeing some performance numbers as they start to hit the streets!
Motorsport Magazine lined up the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R for an all out 1000m drag race down an airstrip. While the 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R get a nice AWD jump off the line, the McLaren ends up screaming past both of them with ease.
Information on the upcoming 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo has leaked out and while the specs look great, the pricing might have gone a bit out of control. Power from the 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo has been increased to 595 horsepower and 480 ft-lbs of torque due to larger turbochargers, a revised intake manifold along with an updated exhaust system. The only performance spec to be leaked so far is the Nürburgring time of just 7:08. Our last test of the 2013 Nissan GT-R with 545 horsepower resulted in 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 10.87 @ 125 MPH. Read More
AMS Performance out of Chicago set a world record for the quickest and fastest Nissan GT-R with their Alpha Omega shop car. With a specially built 4.0L motor, monster size turbos pushing 42 psi along with a host of other AMS parts, this monster GT-R with 1,800+ horsepower became the first GT-R to dip in the 7’s with a 7.984 @ 186.14 MPH. Some other stats from the pass were 0-60 MPH in just 1.72 seconds and a 60-130 time if 2.67 seconds. Check out the timeslip, pictures and video below. If your ready to join this exclusive Read More
Ebay Motors is giving away a brand new 2013 Nissan GT-R to a lucky person who adds their car to their eBay garage. With 545 horsepower and 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, the Nissan GT-R is the ultimate stoplight killer! Entering just takes a few seconds. Enter now and let’s see who wins on July 4th, 2013!