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 |  May 06 2013, 4:00 PM

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After auctioning off the first gold Nissan GT-R for $193,000 with the proceeds benefitting Usain Bolt’s charity, the Japanese automaker has handed the keys to a brand new 2014 Nissan GT-R for Mr. Bolt to enjoy himself.

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 |  May 01 2013, 9:01 AM

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Nissan has announced pricing for the 2014 GT-R Track Edition, which costs about $16, 000 more than the standard car, coming in at $115,710 plus a $1,000 handling and destination fee.

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 |  Apr 02 2013, 9:45 AM

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Could the already heavy Nissan GT-R be packing on a hybrid system in the near future? It’s a possibility and some choice words out of Nissan executive Jose Munoz might support that.

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 |  Feb 27 2013, 1:32 PM

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan will have the global debut for the new Note that will be competing in the B-segment in Europe.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 8:54 PM

There will be an even hotter version of the cult-followed GT-R tuned by Nissan’s Nismo performance arm in the next 12 months.

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 |  Feb 20 2013, 6:32 PM

It might sound strange, but a two-car effort aimed at the British GT Championship has been refused for being too fast.

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 3:47 PM

Tantamount to the automotive Antichrist, Fast and Furious movies discourage car knowledge faster than huffing exhaust fumes. But hey, there are always cool cars to ogle.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 8:01 AM

10. Volvo C30 - 2,827 Units Sold


After checking out the top 10 best selling vehicles of last year, it’s now time to take a look at the worst performers on dealerships lots.

It isn’t a huge surprise to see the Volvo C30 on the list at 10th place, considering the Swedish automaker decided to give the vehicle the axe at the end of 2012. The Volvo C30 was on the market for six years in North America and sold only 26,000 units.

 |  Dec 19 2012, 2:15 PM

It’s already a heavy car, but Nissan might be taking the hybrid plunge with its GT-R supercar killer in the future.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 9:31 AM

10. Honda Integra Type-R


Forget the 12 days of Christmas. This is the seven days of dream garages.

Trading partridges in pear trees for horsepower in sexy sheetmetal, starting today each AutoGuide editor will reveal their list of the 10 cars we’ll be asking Santa for this year, giving a little insight into our automotive preferences.

Now 10 may seem like a lot to have in a dream garage, but narrowing down the list is harder than you think. When you’re dreaming, you want to dream big – but when it comes down to it, you start to think hard about which cars you realistically want to have.

So to kick things off, my list starts off with a Japan-spec Honda Integra Type-R. I can already hear what you’re thinking, “Wait, what? A dream car list and one of them is a Honda?”

Well, you know the saying: You never forget your first love.

Powered by a high-revving 1.8-liter B-series engine, the Type-R is one of the most balanced, best-handling front-wheel drive cars ever made. Its rarity in America has turned it into a collectible, and finding a mint condition one in today’s market is nearly impossible.

In fact, finding a low mileage Type-R will cost you nearly what the vehicle’s MSRP was when it first came out – if not more. So why not the Acura model? Well, I’ve always had a soft spot for the design on the Japan-only front end on the Integra, it’s simply a design that can hold its own even with today’s modern cars.

 |  Dec 06 2012, 7:21 PM

TopSpeed Motorsports and Leh Keen has set a new Nissan GT-R lap record and NASA TTR record at Road Atlanta with a lap time of 1:23.8.

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 9:33 AM

An online auction for a one-off ‘Bolt Gold’ Nissan GT-R has finished, and the car along with some singed memorabilia from the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, fetched $193,191. 

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 3:40 PM

Sitting quietly in the Nissan booth at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is its 2014 model year GT-R, showing off its tweaked engine, chassis, and suspension.

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 |  Nov 22 2012, 9:01 AM

National Geographic is taking an in-depth look into a car which they say “breaks all the rules” for how a supercar should be designed, the Nissan GT-R.

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 |  Nov 16 2012, 8:31 AM

The US-spec 2014 Nissan GT-R will be making its official debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this month, the Japanese automaker has confirmed.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 10:14 AM

Nissan’s tuning and racing outfit Nismo has just rolled out the latest version of its FIA GT3 spec race car, the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 1:02 PM

Last year, Japanese tuner Bensopra released an aero kit for the Nissan GT-R that made the word radical an understatement. Priced at over $50,000 with its massive spoiler, the Bensopra GT-R takes tuning to the extreme.

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 |  Oct 26 2012, 1:32 PM

Is it April Fools’ Day or late October? Allegedly the folks at Aston Martin have figured out how to cram a V12 into a Cygnet city car.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 12:37 PM

Frankenchild of British tuner RML and Nissan, the king of strange performance, the Juke-R is finally ready for delivery.

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 |  Sep 03 2012, 10:02 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 8:01 AM

Rumors regarding the next-generation Nissan GT-R started surfacing late last month, perhaps hinting that there wouldn’t be a successor to the popular sports car. The GT-R’s chief engineer debunked those rumors though, and it appears that the automaker is planning for the next GT-R to debut in 2018.

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 |  Aug 09 2012, 4:10 PM

Despite rumors of its demise, a video released today by Nissan hints that there will be a next generation GT-R.

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 |  Jul 27 2012, 10:02 AM

Nissan‘s GT-R was touted as a supercar killer for half the price, but it looks like the redesign of the car has yet to be approved by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. 

A source close to the project let slip to Inside Line that development of the next gen GT-R hasn’t even been started yet, because the project has yet to be given the go ahead. Some subtle changes have been given to the GT-R over its five year run, but nothing that can be considered major.

Rumors have already been swirling around the redesign, saying that the new GT-R could possibly be a hybrid, and have over 600 hp. Yet, if what Inside Line says is true, no development has even started on the car yet.

Ghosn’s latest pet project was the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which is on the other end of the spectrum compared to the GT-R, possibly marking a new direction for the company. Chief GT-R engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno also recently retired, another factor that weighs against bringing the GT-R back to life in a new form.

[Source: Inside Line]

 |  Jun 20 2012, 2:02 PM

The Nissan GT-R experience is offered to buyers and prospective buyers of the brands super car, and this month the cars and drivers took to the track in Monticello, New York. 

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