Nissan's Nasty V-8 Supercar Breaks Cover

In partnership with the Kelly Racing V-8 Supercars team, Nissan will field four purpose-built Altimas in the 2013 V-8 championship. Look for plenty of speed and swagger to be unleashed next year when the series makes its first Stateside visit at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.

More Videos...

Ken Block swaps seats with V8 Supercar drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison
Ken Block gets behind the (right side) driver's seat of the Ford Falcon V8 Supercar belonging to Australian drivers Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison, while they drive his Gymkhana THREE Ford Fiesta at Calder Park Raceway.

Nissan V8 Supercars Winton test
Michael Krumm and Lucas Ordonez Impress in Maiden Nissan V8 Supercars Test Michael Krumm and Lucas Ordonez have both enjoyed their first drive of V8 Supercars at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria, Australia yesterday. Krumm and Ordonez drove two of Nissan Motorsport's Altima V8 Supercars at the 3.0 kilometre circuit as part of the Nismo Global Driver Exchange on a day that saw a wet track in the morning and dry conditions in the afternoon. Krumm, a former Super GT champion, drove Rick Kelly's #15 Jack Daniel's Nissan Altima, while Ordonez, the inaugural Nissan GT Academy winner, was behind the wheel of James Moffat's #360 Norton Nissan Altima. Both drivers performed well in trying conditions, setting impressive lap times and improving over the course of the day. Krumm and Ordonez, who drove together earlier this year to finish in third place in the LM P2 classification at the Le Mans 24 Hours, also gave valuable feedback and information to the Nissan Motorsport engineering team. Krumm and Ordonez will now fly to Japan for this weekend's Super GT round at Suzuka. Nissan Motorsport has remained at Winton to conduct a full test today, ahead of the next event of the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship at the same venue on 23-25 August 2013. Michael Krumm -- Nissan international driver "Driving the V8 Supercar was quite an experience. We prepared well, the team gave us all the information about the car, how it is to drive, but when you actually get it, they are awesome cars," said Michael Krumm. "The Nissan Altimas have a lot of power and not much downforce, so it's not what I'm used to, but it was much better to drive that I expected. "It was great here at Winton. It's kind of a crazy track. It's a big challenge, bumpy and tight and has lots of different corners, but the cars are great fun. "Everyone wants to come and race at Bathurst or the Gold Coast, so I'd really love the chance to drive these cars again in the future." Lucas Ordonez -- Nissan international driver "It's amazing. Lots of power, 650hp in the Nissan V8, so I've really enjoyed it," said Lucas Ordonez. "It was very challenging for a new driver in these cars, but I was getting on the pace towards the end. "It was very tricky on brakes, but I was pushing and trying to find the limit. "I've worked well today with the engineers and the other drivers, and above all else, I've had a great amount of fun. "This Nismo Driver Exchange Program is really good for the drivers and it's amazing to be here in Australia, and then next week I'm racing in Japan and the week after in California." Jeff Fisher -- General Manager, Motorsport, Nissan Motor Company "This test is absolutely significant for Nissan. It opens up V8 Supercars and Altima to the world of Nismo's global motorsports program. It's very exciting," said Jeff Fisher. "Michael and Lucas are professional drivers who have a lot of experience around the world in different categories and different circuits. "These guys will go back to Nismo in Japan, report on what they've done and they should be in the box seat to come out to Australia for the endurance races next year."

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Ferrari 458 Italia vs McLaren MP4-12C | Road and Track
We test three of the purest purpose-built V-8-powered supercars on the planet - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Ferrari 458 Italia vs McLaren MP4-12C —essentially ultra-powerful engines with cars built around them. Bragging rights will be huge. Read more here:

2014 V8Supercars Clipsal 500 Race 2 Finish - Scott McLaughlin vs Jamie Whincup
The fantastic finish of Race 2 in Adelaide. Craig Lowndes storms to win but behing him young Scott McLaughlin in the Volvo and Jamie Whincup in the Holden are going at it... Check out the new website Make sure to join our forum at