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The 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV breaks the law.
Actually the GT-R has been breaking the law since last year. Before then, the Japanese car industry kept its high-performance cars below a ceiling of 280 horsepower, an unwritten, yet very real limit established by the Japanese government back in 1989.
But the Nissan GT-R shattered the glass ceiling with its 480-hp twin-turbo V6. And now the 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV pushes even farther past the barrier, further reinforcing the GT-R's status as a true supercar. Just over a year since the car's introduction, Nissan has given a shot of steroids to Godzilla, creating the most extreme road-going machine that Japan has ever seen.
And we've got the test numbers to prove it.
Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere
near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter
if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a
movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in
order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the
cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car
coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop
in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of
mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that
would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen
cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to
ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts;
and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and
in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of
fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this
year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and
trucks of Fast & Furious.
ZR1 Smokes GT-R: Chevy Corvette ZR1 vs. Nissan GT-R
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It's already hot at 11 a.m. as we pull our 2009 Nissan GT-R into the
visitor's parking lot at GM's proving grounds in Arizona. The Japanese
supercar looks like a spaceship next to the aging, 1960s-era brick
buildings that front the massive desert test facility on the outskirts of
Project Evo vs. Nissan GTR
Inside Line custom builds a Lancer Evolution to take on the Nissan GTR on
the track at Willow Springs.
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Nissan GT-R v the World: GT-R v R8 v 911 v STI v Evo v Elise
We're in a 2009 Nissan GT-R, helmet on, seatbelt fastened, left foot poised
to release the brake and unleash Godzilla's wrath. But we're not on a
racetrack. In front of us there are 22 miles and 402 turns of the best
driving road in the world, Southern California's Glendora Mountain Road.
We've covered this ground thousands of times, but today it's different.
Today there are two California Highway Patrol cruisers stationed at either
end of this twisting strip of sun-drenched blacktop. It is our personal
playground for the afternoon.
The radio crackles the "All clear" and with the GT-R's engine revved to a
launch-controlled 4,500 rpm, we release the brake and let the big Nissan do
what it does best: twist physics into knots.
This process is repeated all afternoon in a collection of today's quickest
and most capable road cars. The list includes a 2008 Audi R8, 2008 Lotus
Elise SC, 2008 Porsche 911, 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR and 2008
Subaru WRX STI. We didn't discriminate: Rally cars, focused rear-drive
performance cars and everything in between was invited to the party. In
fact, there's only one genre missing from this otherwise comprehensive list
— the big-power, rear-drive supercar. But it wasn't for a lack of trying.
Fact is, we asked Chevy for a 2008 Corvette Z06 and we asked Dodge for a
2008 Viper SRT10, but both refused to loan us their cars — presumably
because we'd be testing their best metal against the almighty GT-R.
Sniff, sniff. Does somebody smell chicken?
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our
long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
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Nissan GT-R Switzer P800 - Dyno run with backfire!
I've received the video from Totalcarconcept.com of the Dynorun! The Switzer P800 kit
turns the GT-R in to a 800 HP monster. With a few PSi more Boost the 840 HP is no problem. They have 98
and 100 octaan fuels. The AMS sportcats are much bigger and give good
power, also with sportcat! It's possible, they can do it! :)
Video: 1014 HP Nissan GT-R Switzer R1K shooting flames on Dyno, wheelspin in 4th gear!
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Paul Walker Visits Famous Nissan Skyline GT-R Tuner Mine's in Japan
Paul Walker's family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from
his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other
gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide
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GTChannel was there when actor Paul Walker of Fast and Furious 6 visited
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GT-R Hits 190+ MPH! - 2009 Nissan GT-R Top Speed Run
Get behind the wheel for an amazing top speed run in Nissan's 2009 GT-R.
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