Category Archives: Nissan

New 2019 Nissan 370Z Or Used Porsche 911 (996) – What To Buy

By   June 1, 2018

Nissan 370Z or Porsche 996

Nissan 370Z or Porsche 996

Nissan announced the US pricing of the new 2019 Nissan 370Z models. The base 370Z Coupe equipping with a 6-speed manual transmission starts at $29,900 and prices go up from there. For that you get a sports car that pumps out 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of torque. 0-60 mph comes in a good 5.2 seconds. On the skidpad it is able to manage 0.89 g of lateral movement.

Not bad for a relatively inexpensive sports car (by today’s standards). But is there another option that rivals the performance and offers a more prestigious badge? While you could name a few typical options such as the Honda S2000 or the Lotus Elise, the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 matches up quite closely.

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Nissan To Debut Sentra NISMO At The LA Auto Show

By   November 16, 2016

Nissan Sentra NISMO

Nissan Sentra NISMO

For Nissan enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better than seeing the NISMO designation on a car. Both the 370Z NISMO and GT-R NISMO are crazy powerful and fast cars. Now the Japanese automaker is giving another model the NISMO treatment.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO is a more driver focused version of the company’s popular sedan. The higher performance Sentra gets a turbocharger to help it make a bit more power.

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Nissan Hopes The Zero Emissions BladeGlider Is The Sports Car Of The Future

By   August 5, 2016

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider Prototype

If you’ve followed GT Racing then you’ve probably seen the DeltaWing on the track at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race car with a very unique shape designed to make a more aerodynamic car was a joint project with Nissan. Now the Japanese automaker has a new prototype of a zero emission road going version of the unique competition machine.

The Nissan BladeGlider is quite possibly the most interesting looking road vehicle ever made. It uses a full electric power train for zero emissions (at least nothing from a tail pipe, actual emissions depend on how your power was made) which is aided by the shape that helps it slice through the air like a hot knife through butter.

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Nissan Exits 24 Hours Of Le Mans LMP2 Class On Top

By   June 21, 2016

Nissan Powered LMP2 Prototype

Nissan Powered LMP2 Prototype

This year was the last time that Nissan powered prototypes will compete in the LMP2 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Engines provided by the Japanese automaker have ruled the class in recent years and this year was no different. A car with a Nissan engine had a good chance of victory as 87 percent of the field in the class were powered by them.

In the past six years a Nissan powered prototype has won the LMP2 class at Le Mans five times. In this year’s 24 hour endurance race twelve out of the top thirteen cars in the class had a powertrain from the company.

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