Spotlight: Nissan SURF-OUT Concept

The SURF-OUT is part of a series of four Nissan concepts that aim to demonstrate the company’s design language and commitment to solid-state batteries.

By Justin Cornelison | February 10, 2023
I’d Like to Talk to You About Our Lord and Savior, the Nissan Pike Car

The price may be small, but your smile certainly won’t be – even if it is slow as hell.

By Jeric Jaleco | January 06, 2023
Video: POV Drive Of The New 2020 Nissan Versa SV

Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

By Chris Amos | January 03, 2020
Nissan Shows Potent Leaf Nismo EV Race Car

Nissan has shown a new Leaf Nismo RC pure EV race car. The dual 120 kW motors can deliver 478 lb-ft of torque through an AWD system. But the big thing is that the extensive use of carbon fiber reduces the weight of the Leaf RC to 2690 lb. That torque:weight combo allows a 3.3 sec 0-60 time and the low CG should help with handling. We think it looks better than the street car version, too.

By Winding Road Staff | December 05, 2018
WR TV: Up Close And Personal With Every Generation Of Nissan Skyline GT-R

Along with the debut of a refreshed R35 for 2017, at this year’s New York Auto Show Nissan also brought along some incredible examples from each generation of the Skyline GT-R. From its fairly humble beginnings in 1969 as a high performance lightweight runabout to its current state as an all-wheel drive, 565 horsepower supercar, check out how Nissan’s sports car has evolved over the decades.

By Bradley Iger | April 04, 2016
Preview: 2017 Nissan GT-R

Back when the Skyline R35 made landfall on American shores as the Nissan GT-R it quickly became clear that this car was a game changer. Packing all-wheel-drive, twin turbos, a dual clutch gearbox, and sophisticated electronic enhancements, the GT-R offered legitimate supercar performance for well under $100K.

By Winding Road Staff | March 28, 2016
Winding Road Racing Nissan Shop Projects

Nissan 350/370 Roll Bar Installation Custom welded DOM tubing 4-point rollbar with harness bar. (Sparco seats and Schroth belts installed above) (Sparco seats and Safecraft Restraint Systems…

By Winding Road Staff | January 01, 2016
WRR TV: 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo – Lead/Follow Laps at Autobahn Country Club

Ride along with us as we drive the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo around Autobahn Country Club the 2015 Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall Rally.

By Winding Road Staff | December 14, 2015
WRR TV: 2013 Nissan GT-R at Mid Ohio

Ride along with us as we take some laps around Mid Ohio Sports Car Course with Scott Francis in his 2013 Nissan GT-R, outfitted with 19″ Forgestar wheels, Pirelli slicks, Alcon J-hook rotors and Carbotech brake pads.

By Winding Road Staff | December 04, 2015
WR TV: Switzer P800 Nissan GT-R

This week we have the keys to something particularly special, courtesy of our friends at Smokey’s Dyno & Performance. While the Nissan GT-R is certainly no slouch straight off the showroom floor, there’s still those among us who yearn for even more performance. That’s where the folks at Switzer Performance come in.

By Bradley Iger | February 18, 2015
As You Requested: Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Prototype Revealed

While The Stones sang that “You can’t always get what you want”, they added that “If you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need”. With Nissan’s unveiling of the GTR-LM (during the Super Bowl, interestingly) WEC LMP1 endurance racing may indeed get what it needs.

By Tom Martin | February 02, 2015
WR TV: 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

This week we’ve got the keys to Nissan’s sporty crossver, the Juke Nismo, here in the uprated RS trim. We don’t normally think of crossovers as the sort of vehicle that one might consider taking to a local autocross or track day, but after a week with the Juke Nismo RS it’s clear that the engineers from Nismo weren’t content to just give the Juke a bodykit and wheel makeover and call it a day.

By Bradley Iger | December 16, 2014
Gallery: Nissan’s Secret Stash

The Nissan DNA garage in Japan is a veritable treasure trove of iconic production cars, race cars, concept vehicles and other extremely rare one-offs. Only accessible to Nissan employees, our friends at Motorsport Retro and Speedhunters recently managed to infiltrate the hallowed walls of the facility, capturing the incredible gallery of images you see here.

By Tom Martin | December 03, 2014
Driven: 2015 Nissan GT-R

It’s been seven years since the R35 Skyline first made landfall in the US, and in that time, year-over-year changes to Godzilla have been largely incremental. But while none of GT-R’s updates have been revolutionary, with each revision of Nissan’s supercar it has gotten consistently faster and, theoretically, easier to live with. We decided to get behind the wheel of a 2015 model, here coated in the new-for-2015 Gold Flake Red Pearl pant, to see what Nissan’s engineers have come up with to face the recent onslaught of new contenders for the budget supercar crown.

By Bradley Iger | November 13, 2014
Six Modern Performance Cars Tested Back to Back on Big Willow

Every year the Motor Press Guild holds their Track Days event, gathering both journalists and auto makers in one spot with the goal of giving both parties the opportunity to connect and allow members of the press a chance to evaluate the latest from the brands that participate. This year had a particularly good turnout, giving us a chance to check out vehicles we haven’t had any seat time in as of yet, as well as one’s we’ve reviewed previously but haven’t had on track yet, like the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT.

By Bradley Iger | October 30, 2014
WRR First Laps: Onboard Crash on Lap 1 at the Long Beach Grand Prix

Ride along in the #52 Ford Mustang Boss 302S, #73 Porsche Cayman S, #1 Chevrolet Camaro, and #51 Nissan 370Z as we bring you multiple angles of the crash on Lap 1 at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

By Winding Road Staff | June 05, 2014
Driven: BMW i3

We are in the midst of a season of somewhat confusing electric vehicle launches. The confusion stems from the way these recent and upcoming EVs challenge conventional thinking about the value proposition for new cars.

By Tom Martin | May 26, 2014
Nismo Shows Off 400 Horsepower Motor That Weighs 88 Pounds

Nissan’s ZEOD RC may be able to run an entire lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans under full electric power, but after that, it will still call upon traditional internal combustion to keep things moving. Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani recently highlighted the light weight of the 1.5-liter three cylinder motor that provides that motivation in a very non traditional way, cradling the powerplant in his arms like a St. Bernard puppy.

By Bradley Iger | February 06, 2014
Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Points Toward the Next Maxima

Earlier this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan showed off their latest design study in the form of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept. Part of a retooling effort of the brand’s overall style, the Sport Sedan Concept is likely a thinly veiled teaser of the design cues we should expect to see in the next Maxima.

By Bradley Iger | January 15, 2014
Overview: 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

This is the overview page for the 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo. Rumors, news, reviews, road tests, specifications, videos, awards, and other relevant information will all be included here as they become available.

By Winding Road Staff | January 01, 2014
Los Angeles 2013: Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept

This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan rolled out a NISMO performance concept version of its compact sedan. But before you start to yawn, you should be aware that this is a Sentra you’d actually want to drive.

By Bradley Iger | November 21, 2013


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