Nissan Racer to Provide Powertrain In The New GT-R

How do you think Nissan might ensure that the new GT-R has got as much oomph as it deserves? Put a racing motor in it, of course!

According to CarScoops, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo racer is a “front-engined, front-wheel drive car that is powered by a 3.0-liter direct-injected, twin turbo V6 petrol engine and a kinetic energy recovery system.” If you haven’t figured it out, the ‘LM’ in the name stands for “Le Mans,” the famous 24-hour endurance race.

powertrain in the new GT-R

This racing GT-R is made to succeed in that kind of test.  It cranks out 1,250 horsepower. Yes, really. The powertrain in the new GT-R street version “will be closer to 600 hp” according to rumors.

How is it that a racing engine could work for a road car?  Ben Bowlby, technical director for the LM Nismo, said that it will work because the engine that the LM uses was not made to be particularly light or to have a short lifespan. It’s direct-injected and the head integrates the turbo and intake systems seamlessly so it makes perfect sense to drop it in the upcoming Nissan GT-R. We won’t have a GT-R in stock here at Economy Nissan, but we can always order one for you!

New 2016 Nissan GT-R Somehow Outdoes Itself… Again

2014 Nissan GT-R

2014 Nissan GT-R Pictured

The Nissan GT-R has a reputation that most performance cars would kill to have: it’s a supercar that can go toe-to-toe (or at least come quite close) with the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini, at only a fraction of the cost. Especially when talking about straight line acceleration.

And somehow, every time, it manages to outdo itself. This year’s no different.

The GT-R is back for the 2016 model year with a new set of rims and improved suspension. It’s just as fast as ever thanks to the 545-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, but now it’s smoother to drive and easier to take around corners too. Yet for all the modifications, the price has only gone up about 1 percent, so that the default model barely costs over $100,000.

Then there’s the GT-R NISMO, which simply eats up all previous GT-Rs that have come before it. Just check out Motor Trend’s review of the beast to see what we mean.

The new 2016 Nissan GT-R could arrive at Economy Nissan next year, but it’s more likely we’ll finally get our hands on it in 2017.

New Nissan GT-R Gold Edition Dazzles

The all-new Nissan GT-R is getting a Gold Edition in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the original Skyline GT-R. The Nissan GT-R Gold Edition will don a dazzling gold paint called Silica Brass and it will feature some unique badging.

The unique color of the 45th Anniversary GT-R is the same color that was on the 2001 Skyline GT-R-M-Spec model. The new Gold Edition will also feature gold VIN plates and a special plaque on the center console.

If you are interested in the new Gold Edition GT-R the time to act is now, as there will only be a select number of 45th Anniversary editions available.

The gold hued super car isn’t the only new addition for the 2016 GT-R either; the Premium and Black Edition models will get a boost in horsepower and maintain the same price tag as the previous models.

We here at Economy Nissan love the new additions to the 2016 Nissan GT-R and hope you do too! Visit us for more information on the all-new Nissan lineup!

Blind Man Sets Land Speed Record in a Nissan GT-R

Driving with limited visibility can be extremely unnerving and dangerous. Most of us have experienced this to one degree or another–whether from a foggy windshield, heavy rain, or whiteout snow. Now imagine being unable to see and driving over 200 mph!

That’s exactly what Mike Newman from Manchester, England just did. He set a land speed record in a Nissan GT-R tuned up to 1,000 horsepower all without seeing a thing. He now holds a record of 200.9 mph on land for a blind person. This was an average speed over two runs.

He was able to accomplish this amazing feat with the help of his step-father who acted as his navigator in a chase car behind him. Newman set this record at the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire.

Watch this short video to see his emotional reaction to setting this monumental record.

In addition to setting land speed records, Newman runs a charity called Speed of Sight, with which he hopes to help other disabled people experience the thrill of racing.

His next goal? He wants to break his own blind water speed record.