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.

Are you looking for a new performance car? Stop by Lewis Nissan today to test drive your dream car – and we won’t even tell you how you have to paint it.

Possible Future of GT-R Visible in New Nissan Concept 2020

2014 Nissan GT-RThe Nissan GT-R is an amazing sports car loved all over the world. With each generation it just gets better and better. What do you see when you imagine the future of the GT-R? If something like the newly revealed Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo comes to mind, then you’re on the right track.

This concept will be the newest addition to the Gran Turismo 6 video game. It is part of Gran Turismo’s Vision Concept program, which lets automakers design virtual concepts for in-game play. Players will be able to download and drive this amazing new design starting in July.

In a press release, Nissan indicated that this concept is a predecessor for a future Nissan supercar (most likely a GT-R) and hinted that this concept may take physical form, “But as a specialist in automotive design in three-dimensions, Nissan believes that the real-world is ready for the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.”

Even if you’re itching to virtually get behind the wheel of the Nissan Concept 2020, you probably still prefer the real deal. Visit us at Lewis Nissan and check out the exciting lineup of new Nissan cars available now.

The LEAF NISMO RC, Nissan’s Silent Killer, Set to Shock at the Clipsal 500

The Clipsal 500, which runs this weekend in Adelaide, South Australia, will see the Australian racing debut of one of Nissan’s most electrifying and progressive cars, the LEAF NISMO RC. The world’s first all-electric racecar, the LEAF NISMO RC will be driven by former V8 Supercars champion Rick Kelly this weekend. The LEAF racecar, which barely makes a noise while it whisks around the track, will be competing in the “Nissan Time Attack” against a Nissan Altima V8 Supercar and a Nissan GT-R road car.

“The Nissan LEAF is changing the way we drive on the roads, with more than 100,000 zero-emission LEAF vehicles already sold worldwide,” Jeff Fisher, Nissan’s Motorsport General Manager in Australia said. “And the LEAF RC is NISMO’s translation of that innovation to the race track – demonstrating high levels of torque and grip – all without the direct use of fossil fuel energy.”

While you won’t be able to race the road-ready version of the Nissan LEAF against any other supercars, you’ll have just as much fun driving the electric dream car. So come visit us sometime soon here at Lewis Nissan. You won’t just be imagining the whole world going quiet when you’re behind the wheel—the LEAF just really is that smooth. And if you don’t believe us, just check out the race this weekend in Adelaide!

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.

The Nissan Juke-R: A Power Juke

It was long ago confirmed that the Nissan Juke-R, a performance ridden version of the Juke crossover would begin production. Since then little has been said about the super SUV until now. Nissan has given a sneak peak of the Juke that got its inspiration from the Nissan GT-R supercar. That being said the first of only a handful of the Nissan Juke-R that are being made is ready for delivery to someone with much more money than the average American.

The production version of the Juke-R is much more powerful than the concept that was on display earlier in the year; being given the very same 3.8 Liter twin-turbocharged V6 given to the 2013 Nissan GT-R, the Nissan Juke-R is rated at 545 horsepower. That is substantially more than the 480 horsepower that the Juke-R concept had. Equipped with this souped up engine the Nissan Juke-R has a top speed of an astounding 170 MPH and can reach 0-60 MPH in under three seconds. This is not your typical SUV.

Nissan shortly announced the pricing of the Juke-R, and it falls roughly around $521,000. Though the Nissan Juke-R will be made in Europe, if you have that kind of money, getting it shipped to the U.S is the least of your worries. For the rest of who clearly can’t purchase one of these, the Juke-R will be featured in a new game for mobile phones, and likely others, called Asphalt 7: Heat, which will be available on iPhone and Android. Check out the videos below to check out the super-SUV and let your jaw drop.

The Nissan Skyline- A Supercar Story

One of the most sought after vehicles in the Nissan lineup is the Nissan Skyline, also known in the United States at the Nissan GT-R, but this car is one of the few Nissan supercars and for a long time was only available outside of America. Car enthusiasts everywhere searched for these vehicles on the chance that there may be one on U.S. soil because to ship one here from Japan could cost upwards of $250,000. Well here we will delve into the origins of this niche loved car and run through the history of how the now Nissan GT-R supercar came to be.

The Nissan Skyline was originally produced by a company called the Prince Motor Company beginning in 1955 and was marketed as a coupe luxury car; though it also was available as a four-door sedan and a five-door station wagon. The ALSID-1 as it was called featured a 1.5 L engine capable of producing 60 HP and had a max speed of 87 mph. From here the “Prince” Skyline was altered and added a quad headlight front end and was given a slight power boost. Shortly after the first sport version was built this time carrying a 1.9 L engine producing 96 HP.

In 1961 Prince launched the S50 series which again came in sedan and wagon styles but this time they redesign allowed for the car to become one of the most desirable vehicles in Japan at the time. Now powered by a 70 HP engine, or option of 91 HP engine the car had made strides in transmission technology allowing for a 3-speed of 3 speed transmission to be mated to either engine. The appearance of this vehicle was similar to that of the 1960 Ford Galaxie.

Well even though we have barely grazed the history of the Nissan Skyline, we end it here today. But join us next time as we delve further into the history of the Nissan Skyline, the supercar.

Nissan begins global WHAT IF_ campaign

Nissan is unraveling their new and first ever global campaign, which partners the Olympic Gold medal winner, world sprint record holder, and “world’s fastest man”, Usain Bolt and the Nissan GT-R.

The Nissan GT-R and Usain Bolt were as easy match due to the fact the Usain owns a Nissan GT-R. So when he isn’t running 100 meters in only 9.8 seconds, he can jump in his Nissan GT-R to go blazing speeds of 60 MPH in an amazing 2.8 seconds.

Nissan believes the “WHAT IF_” campaign has the legs to go the distance and announced that it has signed Bolt as its global anchor. In this high profile multimedia campaign, Nissan is provoking consumer curiosity with intriguing headlines, visually arresting imagery and innovative installations. This first ad featuring Bolt and the Nissan GT-R started appearing in major airports around the globe on June 1st.

Nissan What IF_ Campaign video

The campaign is set to run over the next couple years, using different technologies and high profile items and people to intrigue interest and spark thought into consumers truly evoking their thoughts to ask “What If?”