Nissan is just about to release an new 7th-generation Z, so we figured we’d take its predecessor, the 370Z, for one final ride. Tricked out in the Nismo trim, this 350hp, V6-powered 2-seater is still a blast to drive, loaded with performance upgrades, and as attention-grabbing as ever with its sweet red accents.
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We’re not sure if they’re street legal, but we think every car should have taillights like the ones on this 1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-4. Steve Molans of Skeptik Innovations built these custom lights which use RGB LEDs and mirrors to create an infinite effect and can change colors. They still work as normal brake lights and turn indicators.
Taking inspiration from past-gen Nissan Z cars, the Z Proto looks to the future as well. Teasing what is likely to become the new 400Z, the sports coupe as a twin-turbo V6, and a 6-speed manual by default. Among its design highlights are the curved front accent lights, its 300ZX inspired taillights, and the classic triple-gauge cluster inside.
Sporting sleek, concept car looks, the all-electric Ariya kicks off a new direction for Nissan. The crossover offers up to 389hp in its e-4ORCE AWD version, and up to 300 miles of range with its 90kWh battery. Its interior is modern and minimal, and offers tech like ProPILOT Assist 2.0, which enables hands-free highway driving.
Thanks to the fine folks at Nissan USA, we managed to grab a couple of days behind the wheel of the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. This 565 hp, all-wheel drive sports car is powerful and precise as ever, but in Premium trim, it’s also refined and comfortable. Could this be the ultimate performance road trip machine?
Nissan’s full-size pickup truck gets a revamped look with three bold new grilles, a retuned 5.6L V8 that makes 400hp, a 9-speed automatic, standard Nissan Safety Shield, and upgraded cabin tech. The SL grade is a solid daily driver, the PRO-4X is ready for rugged terrain, the Platinum Reserve has a luxe interior.
Inspired by the ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance tech coming to some of its cars, Nissan engineered a golf ball that drives itself to the hole once on the putting green. The ball has an internal motor and works with an overhead camera and sensors to make its way to the cup regardless of how the player hits the ball.
The latest and greatest iteration of Godzilla still packs a 600hp twin-turbo V6, but has trimmed out weight thanks to an ample serving of carbon fiber for its front and rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler. It also packs aero and grip improvements.
We spent a couple of chilly winter days North of Montreal, Canada covering hundreds of miles of snow- and ice-covered roads in the new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD and Murano AWD. On our arrival to the Mecaglisse ice circuit, we got to drive the insane snow-tracked Altima-TE.
Created in celebration of the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign’s 50th anniversary, the Japanese automaker and famed design studio teamed up to give a GT-R NISMO a bespoke, futuristic makeover. Get up close and personal with this beautiful beast in our photo gallery.
Was it just a dream we had – rockcrawling with Nissan in their spacious and sturdy Titan trucks and Armadas in Arizona, on the way to the Overland Expo? Nope – it was real. Check out how capable the brand’s body-on-frame vehicles are for exploration on all surfaces.
Nissan had a little fun with this modded 370Z by fitting it with tracks in the back and skis in the front. Otherwise, the 332 hp winter convertible is largely stock besides the lifted suspension and widened wheel wells. The car will debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
Suspension component maker Hellwig Products and LGE-CTS Motorsports are building this off-road beast for SEMA 2016. The modded Nissan Titan XD has a forged sway bar and air bags to handle the big Lance Camper, and rides on massive Falken tires and black Method Wheels.
A look inside Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory, where hardworking folks have built every single TITAN pickup truck since 2003. We’re still amazed to see how coils of steel are transformed by man and machine into the vehicles we rely on every day for work and play.
Godzilla’s top-of-the-line edition gets the same visual updates as the base GT-R, but has more horses – 600 of them to be exact, along with a stiffened carbon fiber front bumper, downforce enhancements, NISMO-tuned shocks, Recaro leather sport seats, Alcantara trim, and more.
Petrolicious features Jay Kho and his 1983 R30 Skyline. The series that revived the Skyline model, Jay and many of his fellow gearheads pined for the R30 even more because it was never sold in the US. There are days when Jay still can’t believe that it’s in his garage.
Godzilla gets a new front end that improves airflow, aero tweaks, and an upgraded interior with premium materials, and a new dashboard that favors simplicity over the myriad switches in the outgoing model. Oh, and its 3.8L twin-turbo V6 gets 20 extra horses, for total of 565.
Inspired by the ability for their cars to park themselves, Nissan Japan created an office chair with the same capability. Watch as the army of robotic chairs finds their way back to their homes in this clever promo video. Now can we see it with people in the chairs?
To combat this winter’s snowiest conditions, Nissan has kitted out a series of SUVs riding on 48-inch Dominator snow tracks instead of tires. The Winter Warrior Murano, Pathfinder, and Rogue can be seen at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, but not at dealerships any time soon.
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