04-21-17

GT-R Track Edition Wows the Crowds!

The limited production GT-R Track Edition makes its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2017 GT-R Track Edition is designed to deliver a higher level of performance than the GT-R Premium and features elements of the flagship GT-R NISMO. The GT-R Track Edition includes NISMO-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, 20-inch NISMO forged aluminum-alloy wheels, dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler, standard 565-horsepower hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine with Titanium exhaust system, and a unique red and black interior treatment with leather-appointed Recaro® front bucket seats.
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02-02-17

Nissan Onroak Prototypes Impress in Daytona Debut

DAYTONA, Fla. – Nissan engine customer team ESM showed impressive pace in its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the team scoring fourth and seventh place finishes in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
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01-29-17

The Nissan 370Z Is a Classic-Car Bargain Masquerading as a Current Production Model

Nissan today announced its association with country music superstar Blake Shelton and the 13-stop Blake Shelton "Doing It To Country Songs" Tour. The partnership extends to 14 additional festival dates where Shelton is to appear.
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01-27-17

Bittersweet Day for Nissan GT Academy Crew at Dubai 24 Hour

DUBAI, UAE – Nissan's all-GT Academy alumni line-up for the Dubai 24 Hour endured a bittersweet day in the United Arab Emirates after finishing eighth in class in the opening endurance race of the year.
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01-06-17

GET THE NISMO CALENDAR NOW & see who ESM names for 2017 IMSA season!

Nissan's prototype engine customer team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has revealed its driver lineup for the 2017 championship.
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01-05-17

30 Years on: Nissan’s Iconic 1987 Paris-Dakar Rally Car Rides Again

After exactly 30 years away from the public eye, Nissan has brought one of its most iconic motorsport machines back to life. The stunning 1987 Nissan Patrol Fanta Limon Paris-Dakar rally car has been fully restored to its former glory and made an emotional return to its spiritual home in the sand dunes of the Saharan desert.
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12-09-16

This Sunday Race Fans Get the Chance to Watch the NISMO Festival LIVE!

Race fans around the world will get the chance to watch next Sunday's NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway streamed live on NISMO TV on YouTube for the first time.
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09-26-16

Strong Performances for NISMO Athletes in Sonoma and Austin

Nissan News:Strong performances for NISMO athletes in Sonoma and AustinIt was a busy weekend in the U.S. with the Pirelli World Challenge series tackling Sonoma Raceway in California and the FIA World Endurance Championship heading to Austin's Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
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09-16-16

When Opposites Attract – Nissan Combines its Largest and Smallest

This weekend, Nissan will present its TITAN Hauler XD project truck at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the last Micra Cup race in Ontario of the season, bringing together the extremes of the Nissan Canada line-up – the TITAN XD full-size pickup truck and the Micra subcompact. The TITAN Hauler XD project truck builds on the production TITAN XD's already exceptional towing and hauling capabilities by almost doubling the payload rating with a Nissan Micra Cup race car secured in the truck bed. The Nissan TITAN Hauler XD project truck effectively puts Canada's most affordable racing series on a pedestal as the second season enters its final month in the 2016 calendar.
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08-19-16

Friday Fun Fact! Why does nissan use the #23 in racing?

Nissan often uses the number 23 for racing events because the number "2" is pronounced "ni" in Japanese and the number "3" is pronounced "san"; i.e. "ni-san."
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07-23-16

Nissan News: nismo festival in Japan, confirmed date for 2016!

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The annual NISMO Festival in Japan has been confirmed for 2016 for Fuji Speedway on December 11.This year will be the 19th running of NISMO Festival that brings together the stars and cars from Nissan's global motorsport activities – both past and present.To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fuji Speedway, historic Nissan race cars that have a deep connection with the circuit will not only be on display but are also planned to run on the course.Along with this, currently active Nissan race car drivers from Japan and abroad, team principals and legendary former drivers will converge on Fuji to take part in fan events and autograph sessions.
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06-26-16

Happy Birthday Shirley Muldowney!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Shirley Muldowney, also known professionally as "Cha Cha" and the "First Lady of Drag Racing", is an American auto racer. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association to drive a Top Fuel dragster.
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04-25-16

Nissan wins Okayama SUPER GT with championship-winning duo

OKAYAMA, Japan – They have won back-to-back Super GT championships, and now Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli have triumphed in the opening round of the 2016 championship at the Okayama International Circuit.
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03-26-16

Nissan ready to kick off Blancpain Championship defense at Circuit Paul Ricard in France

LE CASTELLET, France – Nissan, NISMO and GT Academy Team RJN will take their first steps towards defending their Blancpain Endurance Series championship this week at Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France.
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04-25-15

Nissan named a presenting sponsor of “WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan today announced that it has been named a presenting sponsor of the charity screening premieres and after-parties for WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, a new documentary on the Academy Award® winning actor and philanthropist's storied 35-year racing career. The twin premieres will be held April 16 in Los Angeles and May 22 in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Long Beach Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 respectively. All proceeds from screening ticket sales will benefit Racing for Cancer and The Indy Family Foundation.
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08-02-13

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

HOT NISSAN NEWS!
GET READY FOR THE 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO!





The 2014 370Z NISMO, which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this summer, follows the new NISMO design theme with distinctive new exterior and interior accents. Enhancements for 2014 include:

- New dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents
- Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices
- Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara® appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer
- Continues to offer 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, sport-tuned suspension and brakes and 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels
- Offered in one fully equipped model
- Available late summer 2013

CREDIT:
http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2014-nissan-370z-nismo-offers-new-exterior-look

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08-02-13

Nissan V8 Supercars

NISSAN NEWS: Ordenez and Krumm to Test Nissan V8 Supercars





ROLLE, Switzerland - In a week that saw the launch of the NISMO Global Driver Exchange and subsequently Lucas Ordonez' first test in a Super GT car, Nissan today announced that he (Ordonez) along with Michael Krumm will test the Nissan Altima V8 Supercars at Winton Motor Raceway in Australia on August 12.

Krumm and Ordonez will fly to Australia for their debut V8 Supercar test, then head straight to Japan for the Suzuka 1000kms on August 17-18, Round Five of the 2013 SUPER GT Championship, where Krumm will drive his regular #24 Nissan GT-R in the GT500 class for the factory NISMO squad, and Ordonez for the NDDP outfit in the GT300 class.

The "NISMO Global Driver Exchange" announcement also included news that NISMO will enter a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour on February 7-9, 2014, with Nissan Motorsport V8 Supercar driver to lead the outfit that will be entered as the "NISMO Athlete Global Team."

"I'm very much looking forward to the V8 test," commented Krumm. "I've always watched it on TV, and I like the cars. They have a lot of power and not very big tires. From what I know from driver colleagues that have driven the car, it will be a big challenge. It's good for the driver, apparently, because you have to have a lot of different techniques. The driver plays a bigger role in the speed of the car."

"This is just a test, and this is a Nissan engine," he continued. "I've driven many Nissan engines before, so this is a chance for me to see how it compares to the other engines worldwide. I haven't driven a race car in Australia, so I'm really looking forward to that. The Bathurst 1000 is a big race. Something that everyone wants to do at least once in their lifetime. It would be nice, but first of all, I have to drive the Altima V8 Supercar and see if I feel comfortable."

Lucas Ordonez has one of the busiest schedules he has ever known at the moment. Just back from Japan, he is about to compete in the Spa 24 Hours before the next chapter of his incredible racing career takes him to Australia and then back again to Japan.

"Most of my racing has been in Europe, so to have the chance to drive a V8 Supercar is amazing," said Ordonez. "It's another step in my career. I have followed the V8s from Europe, and with Nissan entering in the championship, it's amazing to hear the news that I'm testing the Altima V8 Supercar. I really can't wait for it. I know it's a tough car to drive with no electronic systems, no traction control, but it's a proper racing car with a lot of power.  I have spoken to some guys who have driven the cars before, and they've told me that the cars are tricky to drive and tricky to make fast. They say you can drive them over the curbs quite aggressively, and the way you enter the corner has to change to make less wheel spin, because the car has a lot of power. This is a great chance of me to learn, have fun, and hopefully one day compete in the Bathurst 1000."

"Part of our program to continue to globalize Nissan Motorsport is to get some of our international drivers to sample the brand-new Altima V8," explained Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox. "It's a great opportunity for these drivers to try a different form of motor racing, but also for us to shine a light on the excellent work that is being done by Nissan Motorsport in Australia."

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/ordenez-and-krumm-to-test-nissan-v8-supercars

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