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2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo v Holden Ute SS-V Redline comparison

The Commodore name may be living on but the Holden Ute passes away officially on 20 October when production of that most Australian of icons end. And uncertainty surrounding the future of Nissan’s legendary Z-series means the 370Z Nismo could be the last hurrah for a lineage that runs back nearly 50 years – to the original, 1969 Datsun 240Z...

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Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE
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Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE

UPDATE: Nissan has now officially revealed the Leaf Nismo concept, and confirmed the vehicle's debut at the Tokyo motor show. See article for details Hot off the heels of its global reveal, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is already getting its sporty on, with the Leaf Nismo Concept revealed this week ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month...


Nissan goes old-school cool for Supercars ‘Retro Round’
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Nissan goes old-school cool for Supercars ‘Retro Round’

Everything old is new again, or so they say. And Nissan has announced it's bringing back a motorsport classic for next weekend's 'Retro Round' of the 2017 Supercars Championship. The blue Calsonic-liveried R32 Nissan GT-R of the 1990s dominated Japanese Group A racing and quickly became an icon of the sport, and for Nissan as a whole...


2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo review
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2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo review

Nissan's ageing 370Z might be nearly a decade old, but with the new Nissan 370Z Nismo, has the Japanese manufacturer finally unlocked the true potential of the coupe?


Nissan 370Z Nismo: Australian outputs leaked
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Nissan 370Z Nismo: Australian outputs leaked

In pleasing news for Nissan 370Z enthusiasts, CarAdvice has learned that the upcoming 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo, due to launch locally in the coming weeks, will boast 253kW of power and 371Nm of torque. Up 8kW and 8Nm on the standard – and recently price cut – Nissan 370Z, the outputs (luckily) put the local variant on par with versions offered in the UK and other overseas markets...


2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Five fast facts about the 600hp beast from the east
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Five fast facts about the 600hp beast from the east

As a bloke with a fair soft spot for a variety of old-school Nissans – and even more so, a bit of a long-time GT-R fan-boy – getting the opportunity to drive one of the most mental road-legal GT-Rs of all time, the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, was a huge thrill. And while you can watch and read all about it, I wanted to share five facts about the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo you might not have known...


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

The 600hp 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo might be the most powerful factory-built ‘Godzilla’ to ever wear number plates, but that doesn’t automatically make it the best ever…...


Nissan creates Nismo road car division, promises more hot vehicles
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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...


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...