• Reviews

    The Nissan GT-R Gets Even Faster

    Nissan GT-R

    The Nissan GT-R Gets Even Faster
    Nissan is known for its solid family vehicles, but sometimes the company can surprise you. According to a recent press release, their 2015 GT-R Nismo has just set the fastest lap time ever for a production car at Nürburgring. According to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R NISMO* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”

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    However, we probably shouldn’t be so surprised with this result. Since it was launched in 2007, the GT-R has developed a reputation for burning up the pavement. The car only takes 2.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 and the top speed is capped at 196 miles an hour. In fact, this car is known as Godzilla, and it’s a pretty accurate description. To be clear, you can buy faster cars, but it’s going to cost you a staggering amount of money. The only two production cars that top it are the Bugatti Veyron and the Porsche 918 Spyder – both of which are eye-wateringly expensive. On the other hand, you can pick up a GT-R for around $100,000, which is less than 1/10 of the price tag of a Veyron. In fact, you might even be able to get a better price if you look at TrueCar on LinkedIn.

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    However, it’s true to say that the car that set the record at Nürburgring is not a plain-vanilla GT-R. The folks at Nismo – Nissan’s high-performance motorsport engineering division – took the standard GT-R and worked their magic on it. To start with, they turbocharged the engine, which raised the available power to 591 hp from 542 hp. The torque also went up by an extra 16 lb ft when they did this, making the Nismo version even faster off the line than the regular GT-R. They also played around with the engine timings and made changes to the air intakes and exhaust. Finally, the car is running on a set of Dunlop tires that give it extraordinary traction. All in all, what Nismo has done to the car is extraordinary – and the results at Nürburgring prove it.

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    The mind-blowing thing is that this really is a production car. Although the 2015 GT-R is not available yet, February will see it starting to ship in Japan, and the US is slated to follow shortly after that. However, Nissan is only planning to produce a limited number of the special GT-R version – in fact, production this year is going to be limited to around 200 vehicles. The other question of course is how much it is going to cost when it does arrive. To date, Nissan has not put any prices on the table, but it’s a fair bet that you will pay about 50% more for this version than you would for the standard one. That would bring the car in at around $150,000 – which is still not a bad price for one of the fastest cars in the world.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos
    The 2015 BMW i8 is arguably the most highly anticipated car for 2015 and while BMW have released a great deal about the ‘green’ supercar’, we now know even more detail on the i8s design and performance in newly released videos.

    The i8 has been built on innovation, with the german automaker creating a fuel efficient plug in hybrid supercar. This focus on innovation have raised slight concerns from consumers who fear that traditional quality and performance may be sacrificed. BMW have however, put minds at ease with two incredibly impressive videos that explain and demonstrate how the quality in design and performance will be ever present in the i8.

    Check the videos out below:

    BMW i8 in detail: DESIGN

    BMW i8 in detail: PERFORMANCE

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  • Reviews

    The 2015 Ford Mustang GT Let Loose On Route 66 (VIDEO)

    2015 Mustang GT

    2015 Mustang GT
    Ford released a new video featuring the all-new 2015 Mustang GT and an infamous motoring icon: the US’s Route 66.

    The clip provides some moving footage of the Mustang in one of its most iconic settings: the straight and deserted open road. Though a straight isn’t the only type of road that the new Mustang was designed for, as it sports a completely independent rear suspension.

    As a refresher, the Mustang will be available with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-banger good for 305hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, while the previous model’s naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 and Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8 will be available. Check out the video after the jump.


    Source: Ford via WCF

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  • News

    2015 BMW M3 And M4 Revealed In Leaked Images!

    2015 BMW M3 And M4 Revealed In Leaked Images

    2015 BMW M3 And M4 Revealed In Leaked ImagesImages of BMW’s brand new M cars, the M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe hit the web ahead of the official reveal.

    Yesterday BMW dropped a totally unrevealing teaser video of its new M models, the M3 saloon and M4 coupe. This annoyed us, because the new M3 and M4 have been coming for the past five months. There were ‘concept’ cars, technical details released and hundreds of spy images and videos. And while  BMW still haven’t revealed any official details, we can now at least stare at the pair without any swirly car camouflage hiding their lines. And as far as things to stare at go, the new M cars are not bad at all, are they?

    The M3 is the cooler car in our opinion, its behind is just – for want of a better word – bangin’. The rear wheel arches are so wide and awesome, the quad exhaust pipes are racy, the carbon roof is exquisite and the front end is chiselled and nice. And in this light blue hue, it looks pretty much perfect. We likey.

    The M4 coupe is no Ugly Betty, but compared to the M3 Saloon it looks a bit…predictable. There is of course a very good reason for that, because it looks exactly the same as the M4 Concept that BMW showed a few months ago. It’s even the same colour. OK, the exhausts are a slightly different shape to those of the concept and it hasn’t got a carbon splitter at the front, but if you placed the two cars next to each other you’d swear they were identical.

    As for what’s beneath the metal, both cars use a 3.0liter twin turbo straight six engine producing around 430hp, which is hooked up to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox (or six-speed manual) sending drive to the rear wheels. Power is distributed across the rear axle via a clever active ‘M’ differential – this aids stability and driftability.

    Apparently the official details will come out on Thursday so stay tuned for more juicy M3 and M4 news.


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