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Nissan GT-R Rapid Response Vehicle

Accidents happen at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. We all know this. And, thanks to the Nissan marketing machine, we all know the GT-R can make its way around the Ring in double quick time. So, what better car to use for a Rapid Response Vehicle than Nissan’s “Godzilla”. Essentially you’re looking at the world’s fastest fire […]

YouTube clip of the Nissan GT-R’s 7:26.70 lap

Footage of the Nissan GT-R’s most recent “record” time has now made it on to YouTube. At the wheel is Nissan Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki and you can see clearly from the clip that he had a job on his hands, fighting what appears to be some pretty savage understeer at times. Check the […]

Gun shy Nissan GT-R sets new Nordschleife record

Back in April a factory assault on the Nordschleife saw the Nissan GT-R set a new fastest lap. The new time, set late in the month, was an impressive 7 minutes 26.70 seconds. This marked a slight improvement over their earlier effort in mid-April. However, the press statement announcing this grand news was only released […]

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 still can’t match Godzilla

Unofficially, at least, the new Porsche 911 GT3 still can’t match the Nissan GT-R in a hot lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. According to reports on the internetz Porsche über driver Walter Rohrl recently took the GT3 around the Ring in an open session, shared with other manufacturers, and posted a best lap time of […]

Nissan GT-R claims new Nürburgring lap record

Hot off the presses, Nissan is claiming a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record for the GT-R. The new time is 7 minutes 27.56 seconds. The new time was set almost one year to the day after the previous best time of 7 minutes 29.03 seconds. With Nissan planning another assault in the next 24 hours, there […]

Nissan GT-R will return to Nürburgring in April

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Nissan Australia Managing Director, Dan Thompson confirmed that Nissan will be returning to the Nürburgring for a new assault on the Nordschleife in April 2009. He made the announcement as part of his speech during last Friday’s media day at the Melbourne International Motor Show. His comments were also repeated in the press release announcing […]

There’s no business like snow business

Some people have all the fun. And driving a Nissan GT-R around a snow covered Nordschleife sure looks like fun. This really is a thousand miles away from my world at the moment, here in Australia the temps are hovering around 35°C. Ironically, this clip runs for almost the exact time of the GT-R’s famed […]