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Nissan creates Nismo road car division, promises more hot vehicles

Nissan has created the Nismo Cars Business Department as part of its plans to expand its range of Nismo-branded cars and increase sales. The new department will be housed within Autech, the company's vehicle conversion business, with talent drawn from Nissan, Autech, and Nissan Motorsports...

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Nissan GT-R Nismo paves the way for more high-performance variants
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Nissan GT-R Nismo paves the way for more high-performance variants

Motoring enthusiasts around Australia celebrated last week with the local launch of the first full-strength Nismo car, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. It’s not just Nissan’s new halo model either, it also marks the launch of the Nismo sub-brand here, something Nissan Australia has been pushing for for several years...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only

This week’s arrival of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo not only welcomed a new halo model to the range, it also marked the long awaiting launch of the Nismo brand in Australia. But even if you have the $299,000 plus on-roads, you won’t be able to walk into any Nissan dealer and buy one...


2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo review
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo review

It's the most expensive road-going GT-R ever built. It's also the most technically advanced, but is it worth the extra $110,000 over the standard version?


Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"
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Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"

Despite Nissan Silvia production ending in 2002, the GT-R debuting in 2007, and the 370Z first launching in Japan in 2008, the man in charge of Nissan Asia-Pacific, says the Japanese car maker is still "intensively discussing" its future sports car strategy...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway
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Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo: American Pulsar SSS gets aggressive makeover
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2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo: American Pulsar SSS gets aggressive makeover

The Nissan Sentra Nismo has been unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. The new Sentra Nismo is based on the North American version of the Pulsar, known there as the Sentra. A facelift for the the Sentra was unveiled at this time last year. Visually, the Sentra Nismo is distinguished by more aggressively cut bumpers at both ends, plenty of red highlighting, a rear diffuser-style element, black wing mirrors, and a boot lip spoiler...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R's tracks
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Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R's tracks

Nissan Australia is finally ready to roll out its performance-honed Nismo sub-brand locally, after a few years of talk but not much in the way of publicly visible action. As we reported yesterday, first off the mark will be the Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar, a $299,000 monster with GT3 racing turbos, carbon-fibre construction elements and a 0-100km/h sprint time of around 2...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000

The vicious Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar will hit Australian showrooms in February 2017, the company’s local arm has confirmed. The amped-up 2017 Godzilla flagship will hit showrooms priced at $299,000 plus on-road costs, $72,000 more than the GT-R Track Edition and $110,000 more than the ‘regular’ MY17 GT-R Premium...


Nissan Australia boss acknowledges importance of sporting past
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Nissan Australia boss acknowledges importance of sporting past

Aside from GT-R and the ageing 370Z, there’s little doubt that Nissan’s sporting offerings are, at best, slim. Gone are the days of the sporty Pulsar, the S14 and S15 200SX - vehicles that had cult-like status through the 1990s and early 2000s, bolstered by hot low-volume JDM versions, which reached Australia...


2017 Nissan GT-R Review
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2017 Nissan GT-R Review

Can added power, revised exterior styling and renewed interior design maintain the brightness around Nissan's mighty GT-R halo car?


2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo unveiled
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo unveiled

The revised Nissan GT-R Nismo has been unveiled sporting an updated front-end, new interior, and tweaks to the suspension. On outside, the 2017 GT-R Nismo adopts many of the changes made to its less powerful siblings. Up front, the Nismo now has a version of the V-motion grille that's present on the rest of the Nissan range...


Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record
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Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates. Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h...


Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report
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Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report

A production future for the sporty Nissan IDx concepts looks to have been written off once again, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The Nissan IDx concepts caused quite a stir among enthusiasts when they made their debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, combining retro styling with rear-wheel-drive dynamics...


Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay
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Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay

The head of Nissan Australia says he – like many fans of the Japanese car maker's motorsport and performance arm – is "frustrated" by the continued delay in Nismo being confirmed for our market...


Nismo Australian launch: GT-R could be first cab off the rank, more planned
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Nismo Australian launch: GT-R could be first cab off the rank, more planned

Nissan Australia won’t officially confirm when its tuning arm Nismo will launch locally, and there's still no clear picture of which will be the first tuned model to hit showrooms when the brand does eventually arrive. What is known is that the heavy-hitting Nismo GT-R will be joined by the 370Z Nismo and the Juke Nismo RS in the Australian line-up, though not necessarily in that order...


2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans
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2015 Nismo Festival review: A mecca for Nissan and motorsport fans

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous attractions and in its shadow is a mecca for Japanese car enthusiasts - the revered Fuji Speedway. Every year since 1997, Fuji Speedway has been the venue for a weekend of motorsport and paddock action like no other - the Nismo Festival - an event that every Nissan fan should endeavour to get to at least once...


Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely
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Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely

Hiroshi Tamura, Nismo boss and the man colloquially known as the godfather of the GT-R, is adamant that Nismo’s job globally is not merely to modify standard Nissan product. He’s also adamant that Nismo shouldn’t be seen only as a tuning arm...


No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on
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No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on

There will be no new GT-R before 2020 and the rumoured death of the Z-car won’t take place under the watch of Chief Product Specialist and Nismo boss Hiroshi Tamura. That’s the message from the 2015 Nismo Festival, where the head of Nismo won’t actually tell us much about what is being worked on behind the scenes, but he is willing to spruik the motorsport link to Nissan - and Nismo’s - DNA...