Smokin’ Along the Apex – The Nissan 1000bhp GT-R Drift Car

Get your driving gloves ready – the Nissan 1000bhp GT-R drift car video, which offers a soundtrack of an accelerating engine and screeching tires, was featured on the BBC TopGear website and is sure to whet your appetite for some heavy-duty drifting!

2016 Nissan GT-R - Nissan 1000bhp GT-R drift carPowered by the roaring R35 twin turbo V6, or more accurately the VR38DETT to powertrain enthusiasts, and fitted with a HKS GT1000 turbo kit – 1000bhp are able to reach the back tires thanks to the Holinger six-speed rear wheel sequential transmission. So what does that mean? A whole lotta’ smoke, and a whole lotta’ fun as D1GP and Formula D champion Daigo Saito perfects the apex along the track as he gets ready for the 2015 Formula D season.

The smoke-breathing “Godzilla” car, due in part to the two added exhaust pipes, is a lighter version of the standard GT-R offering with the elimination of the front-end driveshaft and implementation of carbon fiber bodywork along the interior and exterior.

Be sure to stay-tuned to Lewis Nissan for Formula D updates and come visit us to see our selection of Nissan GT-Rs as well as our fleet of cars, trucks, and SUVs, today.

2015 Nissan GT-R: A Speed Demon With a Modest Price

2015 Nissan GT-RThe 2015 Nissan GT-R has had its first drives and the reviews are pouring in, sparkling and incredibly positive. This model compares well in performance to a similar Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Drivers are raving over it’s hand-built, twin-turbo 3.8 liter V6; a monster drivetrain that produces 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive system sends the torque to the rear of the vehicle before propelling 50% of it to the front, aiding in traction and acceleration.

According to Nick Jaynes of Digital Trends, “On a twisty, deserted road, the GT-R is one of the most enlivening vehicles I’ve ever encountered.” It bursts forward when you tap the gas and breaks on a dime. The steering is succinct and perfectly controlled. The car is a veritable monster that you can drive in everyday life.

The monster is loud, but who isn’t willing to sacrifice that for the power at half the cost you normally pay for that type of driving experience. The inside is equipped with all of the modern technology, as well as Recaro sport seats.

We at Lewis Nissan can’t wait to put you inside such a powerful driving machine, or any one of our other smooth rides.

Nissan Doesn’t Take Itself Too Seriously; Offers ‘Purrari’ Replacement

 

Professional electronic music artist Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) recently made headlines by wrapping his Ferrari 458 with a ridiculous and over-the-top Nyan Cat design that features baby blue paint and a Pop Tart/feline hybrid flying through space. What does this have to do with anything you ask?

Well, Zimmerman made the social media rounds, and even showed off the car’s unfortunate design at the Gumball 3000 rally, which allegedly infuriated Ferrari. Here’s where it gets interesting: Ferrari didn’t approve of the way Zimmerman was representing the prestigious brand, and promptly sent the musician a cease and desist letter. The official claim? According to digitaltrends.com, Ferrari said that the ‘Purrari’s’ bespoke nameplates weren’t appropriate trademarks.

Nissan GT-R - No PurrariParty poopers. Zimmerman responded by removing the wrap and making some colorful comments about the automaker on Twitter. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better (or weirder?), Nissan proved it has a sense of humor, and took to Twitter to offer Zimmerman a custom GT-R as a consolation prize of sorts.

“Hey @deadmau5, heard what happened to your car. Good news? We found a replacement, ready right meow.”

While the offer featured only a photo-shopped picture of a custom GT-R, the musician has put his Ferrari 458 up for sale in favor of a McLaren 650S Spider, and Nissan has loaned Zimmerman a GT-R just for fun.

Good work, Nissan. We can all appreciate some a good joke.

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2015 Nissan GT-R Rumors!

An inside source revealed that the 2015 Nissan GT-R will have more gears than normal. The Japanese sportscar will now feature a 7-Speed dual clutch transmission by the end of the year. The new 7-Speed will replace the current 6-Speed dual clutch unit. This change is supposed to be featured in the 2015 Nissan GT-R.

This increase in gears is appearing to be a trend. Land Rover introduced its ZF 9-Speed transmission in the Range Rover Evoque recently.  This was a big increase from the 6-speed transmission that it used to house. Chrysler also plans to introduce the first ever 9-speed automatic transmission to the US market in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is set to debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The GT-R currently has a 100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, and with this new transmission it will do the same in just 2.7 seconds.  Nissan is aiming for the fastest lap at the Nürburgring, they are poised for a 7 minute 15 seconds lap time. This would be 3 seconds faster than its current best.

Nissan GT-R Races a Ducati 1098 and Lamborghini Revention Roadster

On a 2.5-mile runway the Lamborghini Revention Roadster, Ducati 1098 and the Nissan GT-R with 580 horsepower and a launch control upgrade, take off. Naturally the Ducati takes off first, since its lightweight and has high-horsepower. It gets the jump start at the line, but doesn’t finish in first.

The Lamborghini gets off to a bad start the first race, but comes back to make second place. In the second race it is just the Nissan GT-R and the Lamborghini Revention Roadster. The Nissan GT-R starts out strong, leaving the Lamborghini in the dust. The GT-R easily won this race.

In the third race with just the GT-R and Revention Roadster, which starts with a rolling start, the Lamborghini just looks ordinary in the beginning. However, it does find redemption.

The video of the races is below. For more information on Nisan or a Nissan GT-R, visit our website at lewsinissan.com for more details.