Rotary Powered Datsun Posts 8-second Quarter

April 9th, 2015

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

Dodge Ram Crushes GT-R in 1/4-Mile Pass

March 27th, 2015

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

ETS GT-R Breaks World Record for 1/4-Mile & Dyno

March 23rd, 2015

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

McLaren 650S vs Nissan GT-R Drag Racing 1/4 Mile

February 5th, 2015

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

Porsche 911 Turbo S vs Nissan GT-R 1/4 Mile

December 25th, 2014

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.

First Nismo GT-R Delivered in the US

October 30th, 2014

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!

McLaren MP4-12C vs Porsche 991 Turbo S vs Nissan GT-R Drag Race

December 6th, 2013

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.  

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo, Larger Turbos and 595 horsepower

November 18th, 2013

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 Alpha Omega is the Quickest and Fastest Nissan GT-R

July 25th, 2013

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

Nissan GT-R Give Away from eBay

June 20th, 2013

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!

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