Archive for October, 2007

AutoWeek: First Review of the New GT-R

October 17, 2007 Comments off

Those lucky guys over at AutoWeek have driven the GT-R and have a review up now for you to check out.

The most important details though are:

  • Car was amazing, not over hyped
  • Car was just ahead of the Porche 911 turbo which they drove back to back
  • Turbos are from IHI, are small, and are integrated into the exhaust manifold
  • 473 hp (352 kw) at 6400 rpm
  • Peak torque from 3200 rpm – 5200 rpm

Plenty more juicy details to read. Follow the link below to the AutoWeek article.

Link: AutoWeek drives the new GT-R

Categories: GTR News Tags:

Official Specs Released

Comments off

The 2008 GT-R will officially come with a 3.8 litre V6 sporting twin IHI turbochargers making 473 hp (353 kw) and 438 ft-lbs (594 Nm) of torque. It puts this power to four wheels via the Borg Warner dual clutch GR6 6 speed paddle shift gearbox. This will be the only option for the transmission.

Doing to 0-100 km/h dash in 3.5 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 11.7 seconds makes this one hell of a package!

Link: Autoblog official specs released post.

Categories: GTR News, Nissan News Tags:

Photo Gallery: Production GTR Uncovered

Comments off

Collection of photo’s doing the rounds of the net today


Categories: GTR News, Nissan News, Photo Galleries Tags:

Photo Gallery: Production GTR Uncovered

Comments off

Collection of photo’s doing the rounds of the net today:

Click here to see all the photographs.

Categories: GTR News, Nissan News, Photo Galleries Tags:

MotorTrend Scoops Production GTR Photos

Comments off

You’ve no doubt heard by now that MotorTrend magazine has a uncovered 2008 GT-R on the front cover (seen above) of their Dec 2007 issue.

This was the first image of many to be distributed (leaked?) around the net.

Link: Story and first image from Motor Trend @ MotorAuthority

Categories: GTR News, Nissan News Tags:

Mysterious Website Teases Us, We’re Left Wondering: WTF?

October 12, 2007 Comments off

Evidently talk of this has been going on over at YouTube JP the past couple of days but I hadn’t heard it yet.

Take a look over at for one of the strangest GT-R related things you can see for now.

Link: Black Mask website

Link: Youtube videos from Black Mask

Categories: GTR News Tags:

Nissan 40th Tokyo Motor Show Website Launched

October 10, 2007 Comments off

Nissan has launched a special website to detail what they will be showing this year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

No details on the GT-R are included suffice to say they confirm that the production car will be present.

Link: Nissan’s 40th Tokyo Motor Show website

Link: Press release mentioning the GT-R at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show

Categories: Nissan News, Tokyo Motor Show Tags:

Nissan Opens 90 Billion Yen Engineering Center

October 4, 2007 Comments off

Nissan Press released news today of the official opening of their new 90 Billion Yen environmentally friendly engineering center in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. With a focus on environmental engineering Nissan hope to churn out concepts with fewer emissions and a increase in use of recycled materials.

Full story at the end of the link below…

Link: Press release from Nissan Press

Categories: Motoring News, Nissan News Tags:

Interview with Mine’s Boss Niikura Michizo on Upcoming GT-R

Comments off

One of the most famous Japanese tuning powerhouses Mines, responsibile for creating the ultimate response GTR (see youtube link) have spilled the beans and let us know they do plan on releasing aftermarket parts for the upcoming Nissan GT-R.

Link: Interview over on

Link: Youtube, legendary Mines ultimate response R34 GT-R

Link: Mines Homepage

Categories: GTR News, Mine's, Motoring News, Tuner News Tags: at Tokyo Autosalon 2008

Comments off will officially be attending Tokyo Autosalon 2008. Since the dates have been announced a few weeks back now we have been making plans and will be at TAS every day 11th – 13th January 2008.

Praying for some of the big name manufacturers to step up with some modified new Nissan GT-R’s!

Link: Tokyo Autosalon 2008 English site

Categories: GTRBlog News, Tokyo Auto Salon Tags: