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Best Motoring August 2008: Europe + GT-R

June 26, 2008 Comments off

Best Motoring (Japan this time) has gotten their hands on a GT-R in Europe and had a go on the autobahn and Nurburgring themselves. The issue will be out soon but check out the preview video above and the image gallery below to get you started.

In the mean time you can buy all this years Best Motoring DVDs online at Amazon! Howto guide on buying these from Japan below.

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Best Motoring International: GT-R Loaded

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Best Motoring International, the English language arm of the Best Motoring DVD producer has announced this week that it will release a DVD dedicated to the Nissan R35 GT-R shortly. Called “GT-R Loaded” the DVD is likely to contain many of the scenes from this years many Best Motoring Japan DVD issues dubbed into English for the international buyer.

Should definitely be one to put on the wish list. Best Motoring International DVDs are available at many worldwide retailers like Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Borders, Fry’s, Tower Records and Virgin stores.

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GT-R Magazine and Best Motoring July 2008

June 4, 2008 Comments off

The legendary bi-monthly GT-R Magazine has recently published their July 2008 issue. If you don’t already get this I recommend adding it to your regular collection.

In a completely different category, Best Motoring July 2008 is also now available online. This issue has the famed GT-R 7:29:03 lap of Nurburgring on the DVD so definitely also one for the collection.

Pick them up both online today at Amazon.co.jp.

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Best Motoring July 2008 – Featuring 7:29 Nurburgring Video

May 26, 2008 Comments off


Best Motoring July 2008
issue is coming soon and one of the big features this month is the 7:29 Nurburgring lap video in it’s entirety included on the DVD. You can checkout this video at Amazon.co.jp as soon as it’s released. Don’t forget you can buy all the past issues of Best Motoring there as well.

Follow the jump for the preview video of July’s issue and some more photos.

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Best Motoring: GT-R Revenge Battle Video

April 14, 2008 Comments off

Best Motoring volume 5 for 2008 was released recently and as we covered before has a couple of interesting features not the least of which is the R35 GT-R Revenge Battle. This feature is now available on YouTube so give it a watch:

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Don’t forget to buy these DVD’s wherever you get a chance so to enjoy all the other great features that you can’t see on YouTube. You can pick them up at your local Kinokuniya bookstores in major cities worldwide.

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Best Motoring May Issue: R35 GT-R Revenge Battle!

March 27, 2008 Comments off

Best Motoring issue 5 for 2008 is out soon featuring two great R35 GT-R specials. First up is a revenge battle for the R35 GT-R after it’s loss to the Lamborghini Super Leggera at Tsukuba in March 2008’s issue of Best Motoring. This time they take the GT-R to Twin Ring Motegi circuit to race on the 4.8km long road course.

The challenger cars are:

  • Nissan R35 GT-R
  • Lamborghini LP640 Murcielago
  • Lamborghini Gallardo SuperLeggera
  • Porsche 911 997 turbo
  • Lotus Exige S PP
  • Subaru WRX STi

Next up they will feature a special on the stability control / panic braking capabilities of the GT-R in different situations (dry, and wet) and in different configurations. They test and compare this against the WRX STi and the EvoX.

Definitely one to look out for if you live near anywhere that stocks it.

Link: Trailer video and more photos at Best Motoring’s Website

Video: Best Motoring Tsukuba Lap Battle, Quarter Mile Test

January 27, 2008 Comments off

In typical Youtube fashion these videos are uploaded just hours after we knew the video was even out. So feel free to watch these while you can but do us a favor and buy Best Motoring DVD’s if you’re able to so these guys keep making stuff like this!

As we said yesterday the car entry list for the 5 lap Tsukuba battle is:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Interesting battle I won’t spoil the result by posting it here.

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Next up is the 0-400m battle entered again by all cars with the GT-R only racing the fastest from the other races. Again I won’t spoil the result as it’s a good watch.

Best Motoring March 2008 Issue Preview Out Now

January 26, 2008 Comments off

GT-R enthusiast Best Motoring fans are in for a treat in this latest issue of Best Motoring. We already saw behind the scenes of this issue but it’s hitting shelves shortly.

Featuring an acceleration, handling and slalom comparison versus the Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera as well as a short drifting evaluation with Keiichi Tsuchiya. The main feature however is the Tsukuba Circuit 5 lap battle between the following cars:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Click the continue reading link below to see the preview video as well as more preview photograps.

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Best Motoring March 2008 Issue Preview Out Now

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GT-R enthusiast Best Motoring fans are in for a treat in this latest issue of Best Motoring. We already saw behind the scenes of this issue but it’s hitting shelves shortly.

Featuring an acceleration, handling and slalom comparison versus the Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera as well as a short drifting evaluation with Keiichi Tsuchiya. The main feature however is the Tsukuba Circuit 5 lap battle between the following cars:

  • R35 GT-R
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • Honda NSX Type R

Check out the preview photographs below, click the pics for hi-res versions:

Video Link: Best Motoring 2008 February Videos

January 5, 2008 Comments off
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Best Motoring 2008 Feb edition is out and someone has already uploaded it to YouTube. While this link is surely not going to last very long you may as well take a look while you can and buy the DVD when it is more available or perhaps even translated.

A brief translation of some of the review was provided by a GTROC Member over on the GTR Register Forums UK:

Basically, Mizuno-san explains why the new PM platform is better, and how it actually works better with a car that weighs 1740kgs – namely by having the transaxle separate from the engine, it allows better power apportionment to the back wheels under acceleration – there is a 0.2 second weight transfer that can be used. Also, the car is set up for over 2G sideways forces.

Also – what was interesting is he said “so we have laps at Nurburgring in the 7 30s… I say 30s now, but that might change next year…”

As for Gan-san, he likes the car, but pointed out to Mizuno-san that the car understeers a bit more than he’d like on downslope/uphill corners. Says that with all the computers, that should be able to be taken care of. But, it is one car that he would love to drive at Nurburgring.

Source: GTR Register UK

Link: Part 2 on YouTube, Part 3 on YouTube