Showing posts in the category of Nissan Skyline

'Liberty Walk' Boss Talks About His Unique 'Kenmeri' Nissan Skyline GT-R [w/Video]

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Even if you're not familiar with the name Liberty Walk, chances are you've seen videos of those outrageous wide body Lamborghini Murcielagos from Japan. During the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, GT Channel stopped to have a chat with Liberty Walk president Wataru Kato.

This Acura Integra Wants To Be A Mini Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R [w/Video]

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If you like hot Japanese sports cars, you can't go wrong with either the Acura Integra or the Nissan Skyline GT-R, but you can go wrong if you try create a cocktail out of the two.

JDM Unicorns Exist: An Original Nissan Fairlady Z 432 Goes For Sale

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If your JDM knowledge needs some dust off (ours did!), this is basically a Datsun 240Z with the powertrain of the original Skyline GT-R, aka the hakosuka. This means that under the bonnet lives and breathes a dual-cam, four-valve, 2-litre inline-six fed by no less than three carburetors, hence the 432 nameplate.

Paul Walker's Nissan Skyline GT-R from Fast&Furious 4 up for Sale for $1.35 Million

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Sadly, whenever a famous person perishes, we tend to see a spike in memorabilia items -be that in terms of quantity or prices. To be fair, however, the current seller of the original Nissan Skyline GT-R driven by the late Paul Walker in the 2009 'Fast and Furious 4' movie, has pledged to donate half the proceeds of the sale to the actor's charity Reach Out World Wide (ROWW).

Say Again? New Nissan Skyline Wears Infiniti Emblems, But Remains a Nissan in Japan

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The usually well-informed on local business matters Japanese business daily Nikkei, reported last month that Nissan would launch the Infiniti brand in the country with the Q50, the predecessors of which, were sold as the Nissan Skyline, leaving questions about the fate of the latter.

It turns out that, in a twisted way, the report was partially right, and we say this because the company today unveiled the new Nissan Skyline with…Infiniti badges, and we quote two passages from the official release so you can better understand the confusion:

Nissan Skyline has Temperature-Sensitive Paint Finish that Changes Color

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Check out this crazy paint job on a Nissan Skyline S2 R33 from the United Kingdom that has had a whole-body re-spray done using only special temperature-sensitive paint that, like mood rings, changes color depending on conditions.

What in the World is This?

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Are you up to a guessing challenge? If you're reading this, then we'll assume the answer is yes. So, some of the questions we have been pondering after looking at these two photos of the same car are, 'What exactly is it, and what's it trying to resemble?', and 'Who made it and why?'.

Nissan to Launch Infiniti Brand in Japan with the Q50 - The End of Skyline Range?

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Launched in 1989 as a competitor for Toyota’s luxury division Lexus in the United States, Nissan’s Infiniti brand has been expanding worldwide in recent years, focusing especially on Europe. Now it looks like Infiniti will debut in Japan as well, as Nissan wants to capitalize on demand for luxury cars in its home market.

Fire-Spitting Nissan Skyline GT-Rs Terrorize Londoners

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In spite of many opposing voices and frustrated residents (usually of older age), the super- and sports-car scene in London is only growing bigger and…bolder over time with plenty of YouTubers more than eager to share their…noisy accomplishments with the rest of the world.

Watch a Mobility Scooter Humiliate a Nissan Skyline R33 GTS/t

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No, this isn't your typical mobility scooter from Wal-Mart, and Richard Underwood, 28 and friends John McNeil, 30 and Dale Glover, 21, aren't your usual modders. What these three gentleman from Garage Insanity have built is a worthy challenger to another insane creation, the Honda Mean Mower that we showed you on Wednesday.

Their goal was to create the world's fastest mobility scooter and they are now looking forward to verifying the claim with the Guinness Book of Records on August 31.

Just Some Aussies Hooning Around in an Abandoned Factory

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You might not know it yet, but large and empty buildings can actually be an ideal place to burn some rubber and engage in what Australians and New Zealanders like to call hooning.

The crew from LuckyBelt explains:

"Last month we were lucky enough to have access to an old empty factory for the afternoon the day before it was knocked down in Perth, Western Australia. This was the result."

Meet the Most Amazing Drifter in the World; Pole Who Lost Both Arms will Leave You Speechless

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We might not know them personally, but there are people around us in this world who inspire us to stretch our abilities and come out of our comfort zones to make our life meaningful.

One such gifted individual is Bartek Ostalowski from Poland. What makes Ostalowski so special is that while he had the misfortune of losing both of his arms in an accident back in 2006, he never let go of his life or his passion for motorsports and cars.

In fact, the 26-year old Pole did the exact opposite pursuing his dreams of becoming a professional racing driver. He not only competed in the Polish Championship Rally Raceway Cross and the Polish Cup, but now he's also mastering the art of drifting.

Toyota President Lists his Favorite Cars Made by Domestic Rivals

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Toyota President Akio Toyoda is not one your typical automotive CEOs, as believe it or not, the 56-year old grandson of the Japanese company's founder actually likes cars [...]. He is a full-time car guy and a weekend racer who has even competed in the Nürburgring 24 hour endurance race.

And like any other car buff, Toyoda's list of favorite cars is not restricted to one brand. However, unlike other automotive executives, Toyoda has no problem revealing which cars he likes from Toyota's domestic competitors in public.

Wow! Follows Oh No! Nissan Skyline Boost Fail

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Any Nissan Skyline that is or is dressed up to look like a GT-R is bound to capture the attention of any gearhead on the road.

Perhaps the passenger of the vehicle with the dashboard camera gave this souped-up Skyline sedan the evil eye or something of the sorts, because as soon the Japanese model passed by and the driver pressed on the gas pedal, he lost control of the vehicle giving the undercarriage an unwanted makeover.

Slide over the break to watch the video.

Wald International Takes on the JDM Nissan Skyline Sedan / Infiniti G37

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The Japanese domestic market [JDM] Nissan Skyline, which the rest of the world knows as the Infiniti G37 sedan, is the latest car to capture the attention of Wald International.

The renowned Takatsuki-based tuning firm has presented a Sports Line Black Bison Edition package for the saloon model consisting almost entirely of cosmetic upgrades.

Fast & Furious Movie Set Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Replica up for Sale

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When it comes to hopped-up rides and movies, the Fast & Furious franchise is king. And while the series hasn't been showered with awards, it has its own cult following, which gives some added value to any vehicle that appeared in the films.

Found on eBay is this 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-R replica, which the seller claims was one of many cars used in the Fast and Furious films.

Nissan Heads to 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon with 10 Models Including Skyline 55th Limited Edition

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The 2012 edition of Japan's largest annual aftermarket event, the Tokyo Auto Salon, will see Nissan in cooperation with its in-house tuners Autech Japan and NISMO presenting 10 models, most of which we've already seen in previous shows such as the Juke NISMO Concept that was displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this month.

Nissan will showcase two models, the GT-R Pure Edition equipped with the right-hand drive only Track Pack and the JDM Skyline (sold in the rest if the world as the Infiniti G37) 55th Limited Edition, which commemorates the series' 55th anniversary and features bespoke aeroparts and a sportier chassis setup.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Altechno Clobbers Bugatti Veyron on the Drag Strip [Video]

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The 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is considered to be the world's fastest production car with an eye-boggling top speed of 253.1 mph [407km/h]. It's also one of the most expensive with a base price of a little over $2.1 million.

But is that enough to beat a wildly modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Altechno that pushes out a monstrous output of 900-horsepower on a quarter-mile duel? Unfortunately for the owner of the Bugatti, the answer to that question is no.

You can watch the drag race in the video after the break.

VIDEO: Nissan Skylines Drifting with the Ladies on Top

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There are two things many adolescent boys and men love: cars and women. So it makes sense, both to us and event organizers, that cars and women together are a winning combination. Don’t believe me? Try Megan Fox in Transformers, Jordana Brewster in Fast & Furious or Angelina Jolie in that famous scene from Wanted. Like peanut butter and jelly or beer with kebabs, women and cars work.

The Weirdly Awesome 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R Microcar Replica

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We know what you’re thinking but stop right there. What you are looking at here isn’t the result of some crafty photoshop business - it’s the real deal; an actual factual microcar replica of a 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R coupe that was created by Japanese tuning firm Liberty Walk Performance. The scaled down, single-seater clone of Nissan’s first-generation Skyline GT-R is based on a quad-bike and it’s perfectly drivable.

This is not the first time we’ve shown you a microcar replica from Liberty Walk Performance as some of you may remember the…Lambormini Murcielago snapped by our own Phil Alex at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon.