The Geneva Motor Show closed its doors yesterday, and like many who end up going to car shows, SOC has prepared a wish list if ever one was to win the lottery. Do you have a wish list of your own? Go ahead and share it in the comments section.
Written by Alex Kisiri
Nissan has given its benchmark super coupe – the GT-R – yet another set of tweaks for the next model year.
Horsepower is rated at 550hp from the GT-R’s twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine, while its 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time is 2.7 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds quicker than the current 2012 GT-R. Another astonishing number is without doubt the time it takes to get around the Nurburgring race track – 7min 19.1 seconds. Like before, it makes use of a six-speed double-clutch transmission and a clever all-wheel drive system.
After much hype and excitement following the release of the Juke-R concept car, both the media and enthusiasts were very keen on a production car being made – Nissan has finally confirmed that it will go on sale.
The Juke-R will be available in limited numbers, and on a build-to-order basis. As of today, Nissan has received firm orders for three cars to be built.
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is anything but short of exciting new cars. There are far too many cool cars to have them all posted here, but with more than 100 photos, it's more than just a taste of what the show has to offer. Make sure you come back next week for the ultimate standouts of the show.
Videos for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 are fast appearing, and Road & Track have wasted no time pitting it against the latest four-seat sports car benchmark - the Nissan GT-R. Enjoy the ZL1's V8 roar!
If the radical styling of the Nissan Juke didn’t exactly win you over, then maybe fitting it with the engine and all-wheel drive system of the Nissan GT-R will – because that’s exactly what the Juke-R has.
For now it is still a one-off concept, with only two examples set to be made – one in left-hand drive and the other in right-hand drive. The car is being built in cooperation with motorsport outfit, RML, with first tests expected to take place in November.
In addition to the twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine, the Juke-R also gets the same six-speed dual-clutch transaxle as the GT-R, as well as 20-inch Rays forged wheels, flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers, and a split rear wing.
If you're a big car nut, chances are you've already seen Motortrend's drag race between the Nissan GT-R and the Lexus LFA last year. The Lex won. This time however, Insideline has done a re-match - only now they've got their hands on this year's more powerful GT-R. Check out the videos, they're worth it.
Here's Motortrend's video in case you missed it.
The Nissan GT-R has cut down its previous Nurburgring lap record of 7min 26.7 sec to 7min 24.22 sec. Don't believe it? Check it out the video below.
A station wagon tuned to sound angrier than thunder, and Japan's hi-tech pride and joy go head to head on a 1/4 mile drag strip. Check it out.
Nissan has released new acceleration figures for its 2011 model year GT-R. At a media event held today at the Sendai Hi-Land Raceway in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan announced that after a series of tests the 530 hp GT-R will do 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3 seconds flat.