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.

More “Tough Love” BobbleBret and Bret Michaels Nissan Ad Returns

Nissan NV3500 - Bret Michaels Nissan adLast year, the Bret Michaels Nissan Ad Campaign entitled “Tough Love” featured the rocker satirically singing the Lionel Richie/Diana Ross duet “Endless Love” while longingly adoring Nissan’s fleet of commercial vans undergoing durability testing went viral – and this year, Bret and his little pal BobbleBret, a bobble head version of the Poison crooner in the original ad, are back in a new “Tough Love” campaign.

“I have a bit of a self-deprecating sense of humor, so it was great to shoot a ‘tongue in cheek’ video and have fun with the idea of a power ballad written for a bunch of commercial vehicles…Nissan just felt right. They wanted to have fun and I did too, and it just really worked.” Michaels told the New York Daily News.

In the new sets of “Tough Love” segments, Michaels, who is the proud owner of a Nissan Titan truck, and BobbleBret can be seen getting coffee – decaf for BobbleBret, and admiring hoola-girl-dash-ornaments all while highlighting the Nissan commercial fleet.

So, if you are in the market for the limited edition BobbleBret doll or his newest album True Grit, you can pre-order them here, otherwise, if you are in the market for the most rugged and durable fleet of cars, trucks, and SUVs, look no further than Lewis Nissan.