August 21, 2008
Car & Driver released their testing results on several Nissan GT-R’s they have had in their October 2008 article from their website.
Excerpt from the online article:
On MotorCity Speed’s Mustang dyno in Commerce Township, Michigan, GT-R No. 4 produced a peak of 415 horsepower at the wheels. Based on our 20-percent loss estimate, the engine output was 519, or 39 horsepower more than Nissan’s stated 480.
More information and dyno sheets after the fold… Read more
July 31, 2008
That’s right, for the paltry sum of $12.99 you can measure your car or truck’s 0-60, lateral g forces, acceleration g forces, braking g forces, HP, TQ and much more.
Using the built in accelerometer housed in your iPhone or iPod Touch the Dynolicious Performance Meter makes this and more possible! Available from the iTunes app store!
More info after the jump…
July 28, 2008
Nissan recently hosted their official Grand Opening and Dedication for their Corporate Headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan asked Steve Millen to be on hand for the festivities, including taking 25 lucky employees who had won an internal Nissan contest for a spirited ride in the new Nissan GT-R.
July 8, 2008
Yesterday Steve Millen was out in Los Angeles for the first delivery of the Nissan GT-R, and while out there Adam from StreetFire.net got a chance to interview Steve regarding the recent controversies surrounding the Road & Track and Car & Driver testing of the Nissan GT-R versus the Corvette Z06 and Porsche GT2, and various other topics.
Video of the StreetFire.net interview is below:
EDIT: It would seem that this is again creating some buzz in related forums, listed below:
July 7, 2008
At exactly 12:01am this morning on July 7, 2008, the first Nissan GT-R was delivered to the first consumer owner, and STILLEN was on hand at Universal Nissan in Los Angeles for this historic event.
Nissan asked Steve Millen to be on hand to present the vehicle, and deliver a specially painted replica helmet which included the date and details of the first GT-R delivery. And the first GT-R to be delivered is…..
A Black Obsidian Premium Model.
Video of the mini-event was captured from our friends at StreetFire.net:
Check out some photos of the event below:
As you can imagine, this has created a lot of buzz, as people can’t wait to get their pre-ordered GT-R’s, as well as begin seeing these beasts on the road:
For the rest of the specs be sure to visit our Nissan GT-R Tech Section
July 1, 2008
Infineon Road Course in Sonoma, California is one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit. With 12 turns and high speed straightaways leading into 30 mile per hour corners these 3,000+ pound cars abuse their brakes to the limit.
On June 22nd Kyle Busch put his AP Racing brakes to the ultimate test and came from 30th starting position to win the race. This win moved him even further ahead as the points leader for the Nextel Cup Championship.
Immediately after getting out of the car the first company he thanked was AP Racing. This is even more significant considering he did not thank his PAYING sponsors until after he thanked the manufacturer’s of a product his race team pays over $30,000 to use. If AP Racing brakes can help Kyle Busch win in such a demanding environment, imagine what AP Racing street kits can do you for your car during the day to day grind.
Here is an excerpt of his victory speech from the Joe Gibbs Racing website:
“We unloaded here this weekend and we were absolutely horrible,” Busch said in his post-race press conference. “We were so bad we didn’t know what was going on. These guys worked their tails off and never gave up. We worked on it and worked on it – made changes to everything – and finally figured it out. I have to thank AP Brakes, MAC Tools, M&M’s, Snickers, Interstate Batteries, NOS Energy Drink and everybody that’s helped us here. For Toyota to win here at their home race, that’s pretty special, too.”
June 26, 2008
The folks over at NADAGuides.com, a leading new and used vehicle information site have today launched a new segment, the NADAGuides Garage Blog, aimed at delivering their massive amount of content, new vehicle information, industry news, and enthusiast happenings in a slickly designed blog.
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