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Road & Track: STILLEN GT-R Vids With AP Racing Carbon Brakes

July 31st, 2009

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Picked this up off STILLEN’s twitter feed today. Road & Track have published a few new videos on their STILLEN GT-R video minisite of the car’s prep for the Targa Newfoundland. Some of these showing the fitting up of the new AP Racing Carbon Ceramic brakes for the GT-R as well as the bed-in procedure.

The car looks amazing and can’t wait to see more details on the carbon brakes.

Link: R&T: STILLEN GT-R Videos

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STILLEN Targa Newfoundland Update: Videos, Sweepstakes

May 2nd, 2009

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STILLEN’s preparation for Targa Newfoundland continues and today Road & Track magazine have also announced their involvement in the project. R&T Editor Mike Monticello will be navigator for team STILLEN in the Nissan GT-R during for the race with the man himself Steve Millen driving.

To promote the entry into Targa Newfoundland, STILLEN and Road & Track magazine are giving away a trip to Canada to see the event and hang out with team STILLEN. To enter head over to the STILLEN Sweepstakes link below. Sounds like a great prize.

Road & Track have also published 9 videos taken during the development of the STILLEN Targa GT-R today. Various topics covered from weight reduction to parts development. Check ’em out at the link below.

Link: STILLEN Sweepstakes Website
Link: Road & Track – STILLEN Targa Videos

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GT Channel Interview Mizuno-san on GT-R Launch Controversy

April 23rd, 2009


Sam Mitani, of Road & Track magazine, tests out the Series II Nissan GT-R 0-60 acceleration performance at Nissan’s Tochigi test track. He then sits down and asks the tough questions to Mizuno-san regarding the so called “launch control” function of the GT-R.

Sticking to the letter of the owners manual, Mizuno-san explains that the VDC off mode is and always has been useful only to free the car if stuck in snow or mud and not for launching.

Now that the GT-R has a VDC on “launch control” mode available to current and owners it pretty much takes all the controversy away but stil… Thanks Sam for asking these questions we all wanted to hear answered officially.

Source: GTChannel

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Road & Track Test the Hennessey GTR600

April 2nd, 2009

Road & Track Test Hennessey GTR600 - Photo by Guy Spangenberg

One of the great things about the Nissan GT-R finally being available in the USA is the abundance of solid tuning experience available country wide. It’s safe to say that today, US tuners are all over the GT-R.

Road & Track Magazine have recently gotten to spend some quality time on the first proper performance test of the new Hennessey GTR600. They’ve performed a number of performance tests and managed to gather a good set of data points.

Along with that they’ve published up a full rundown of what exactly comes with the GTR600 kit and at what cost.

Recommend you check it out at the link below, some of these numbers are going to surprise a few people!

Photo: Guy Spangenberg for Road & Track Magazine
Link: Road & Track Magazine: 2009 Hennessey GTR600

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Road & Track: Nissan GT-R SpecV Driving Impressions

March 27th, 2009

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It’s officially Nissan GT-R SpecV driving impressions day today – Road & Track Magazine have just published their own writeup along with an interesting video taken out at Nissan’s Tochigi Plant test track.

Slightly different numbers versus what we saw in the Edmunds article but different test methodologies are going to have to take the blame for that. Overall worth a click to listen to the awesome sound track of the SpecV’s VR38DETT titanium exhaust note.

Link: Road & Track: 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV Test Video
Link: Road & Track: Driving Impression: 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV

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Road & Track Magazine: Driving Impressions 2010 Nissan GT-R

March 20th, 2009

Road & Track Magazine: 2010 GTR Impressions

Road & Track magazine’s Sam Mitani has spent some time recently speaking to Kazutoshi Mizuno on the 2010 GT-R. After getting a drive and checking out the new TCM launch control program he’s written up his first impressions.

The MY2010 Nissan GT-R features some significant updates which make it both faster around a track and in a straight line. More power, retuned suspension and retuned VDC system to name a few.

Check out the R&T article for the full write up…

Link: Road & Track Magazine: Driving Impressions: 2010 Nissan GT-R

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Road & Track Magazine Nissan GT-R DVD Special

May 8th, 2008


Road & Track magazine comes with a special DVD inclusion in June’s issue. I always have trouble getting these US magazines outside the US so luckily for me someone has uploaded it to YouTube already.

Check out the videos for some decent footage including an interview with Mizuno-san and a lap with Steve Millen.

Follow the jump for the second part of the video…

Source: Road & Track Magazine via NAGTROC

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