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Can the Audi A1 Quattro Keep Up With the Nissan GT-R? [Video]

Can the Audi A1 Quattro Keep Up With the Nissan GT-R? [Video]

The guys at AutoCar put the Audi A1 Quattro against the Nissan GT-R on a wet track.

Could the Audi A1 Quattro keep up with the Nissan GT-R? Watch the video to find out.

Is this a fair comparison?

Source: AutoCar

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‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R to Be Auction on The 22nd of November

‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R to Be Auction on The 22nd of November

Interested in getting your hands on the ‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R? Well, only one of these will be built and will be sold at a global online charity auction, the proceeds of which will go to the Usain Bolt Foundation.

The ‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R, based on the 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium Edition, will go to the highest bidder in a global online charity auction to be held on eBay from November 22 to December 2, 2012. Other than the Bolt Gold painting of the car, the Nissan GT-R will also sport a gold plate embossed with Bolt’s signature and his autograph.

The winner of the car should take delivery in March 2013.

The one-of-s-kind ‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R was first presented at a fan appreciation event hosted by Nissan in Yokohama On October 11.

The proceeds of the auction will go the Usain Bolt Foundation, which was established to support educational and cultural opportunities for children and young people in Bolt’s home country of Jamaica.

“This project excites me because it brings together my passion for speed and excellence, and my desire to help kids and young people,” said Usain Bolt. “Thanks to Nissan, all the revenue from the GT-R charity auction will be donated to the Usain Bolt Foundation, which will go directly to children to help develop their education and allow them to participate in sports. It warms my heart to help kids and young people who are in the starting blocks of life, and it would be wonderful if someday this activity leads to a ‘Second Bolt.’”

If you are keen on supporting the Usain Bolt Foundation, and perhaps getting your hands on this one of a kind Nissan GT-R, you can visit the eBay Storefront page at, http:www.nissangoldgtrauction.com/.

Bidding will be open to residents in countries where the Nissan GT-R is currently sold. Bidding is set to begin at 12:00 GMT on Thursday, November 22, and ends at 11:59 GMT on Sunday, December 2.

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2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 2013 Released

2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 2013 Released

Nissan yesterday released the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which conforms to the FIA GT3 regulations. The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 has a base power and torque output of 405kW and 637Nm.

The 2012 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which debuted this March, has participated in a number of races such as the Super GT series (GT 300 class), Super Taikyu (GT3 Class), British GT Championship as well as the GT Cup.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, was developed using the valuable data gained through the year, in addition to dyno testing, track tests and customer feedback, to enhance its competitiveness and performance.

The main improvements to the vehicle include; engine performance and durability upgrades, aerodynamic performance, brake balance, suspension settings, and gear ratios.

The engine upgrades according to NISMO have contributed the most to the performance enhancements. Some of the engine changes include, new camshaft timing, as well as increased reinforcement of engine components to guarantee durability.

From an aerodynamic perspective, several modifications were made to enhance aerodynamics. Canards (to help tune the handling at the front of the car especially during hard cornering, by increasing downforce at high speeds), the front fender louvres were enlarged, and the rear wind position was optmised. These changes have all helped to improve the aerodynamic balance between the front and rear.

For more information on the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, checkout the NISMO website.

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2013 Nissan GT-R Launched

2013 Nissan GT-R Launched

Nissan today announced the launch of the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R which will go on sale in Japan from the 19th of November. The 2013 Nissan GT-R will be available in North America, Europe and subsequently other regions from January 2013 onwards.

Nissan touts that the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R has received enhancements through the vehicle for increased performance, improved ride and handling, and greater customisation.

Notable modifications to the Nissan GT-R include a claimed sharper mid-range engine response and improved high-end acceleration, increased body rigidity, and specification changes to the shock absorbers, springs and front stabiliser.

These changes came to effect as a result of additional information gained from this years participation in the Nürburgring 24-Hour race.

The improved engine response of the Nissan GT-R is achieved by the use og higher-output injectors, modification of the turbocharger bypass valve, and modifications to the oil pan.

Improvements to the ride and handling have been achieved by lowering the centre of gravity (CoG) by making changes to the shock absorbers and front stabiliser, the installation of cam on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and maintainability of the alignment settings.

The torque carrying capacity of the driveshafts to the hub bearings has been increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as track driving.

Three interior packages will be available for the 2013 Nissan GT-R; the Pure Edition, the Black Edition and the Premium Edition.

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Next generation Nissan GT-R Confirmed for 2018

Next generation Nissan GT-R Confirmed for 2018

The next generation Nissan GT-R is still on track for production in 2018, according to Edmunds who recently visited Nissan’s R&D center in Atsugi, Japan.

Kazutoshi Mizuno the Chief Engineer and product specialist of the current Nissan GT-R will also be leading the development of the next generation Nissan GT-R.

According to Edmunds “the GT-R team is watching the development of the soon-to-be-introduced Acura NSX closely, especially after Honda insiders revealed that their hybrid-powered sports car will lap the Nürburgring faster than the GT-R. Nissan’s keen interest in the Acura NSX also indicates that a hybrid version of the GT-R is a distinct possibility.”

What a long wait for the next generation Nissan GT-R, however enthusiasts will be glad to know that a few upgrades are expected for the current Nissan GT-R towards the end of 2013.

Source: Inside Line

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