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Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 08:45AM by Michelle Bogle)
In the spring of 2016, history was made on the tarmac of Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. A specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R set the Guinness World Records title for the fastest ever drift.
Driven by Masato Kawabata, the champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, the GT-R clenched the top spot with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and an angle of 30 degrees, dethroning former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland.
Fast-forward to today and the record-breaking Nissan GT-R was recently on display at the 2017 Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS), giving drift fanatics an up-close and personal look at the winning vehicle.
“We were excited to showcase such an iconic Nissan GT-R during SIMS 2017 as it demonstrates the breadth of the supercar’s capabilities,” said Bader Al-Houssami, CEO of Nissan Saudi Arabia. “There is a huge interest in motorsport in Saudi Arabia and the GT-R is a car which is loved by many, as it clearly demonstrates its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars in the market.”
The specially-tuned Nissan GT-R was developed in connection with Nismo specialists to reach 1380 hp with all power generated to the rear wheels. Kawabata and his team tested the vehicle extensively at Japan’s Fuji Speedway to ensure the drifter’s agility, performance and handling at high speeds. Their hard work certainly paid off, proving that only the sky is the limit for the Nissan brand.
To learn more about the performance advantages of the GT-R, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to speak with a sales associate. You can also click here to view our in-stock inventory, which features 2017 GT-R models.
Cross your fingers that something like what occurred at Japan’s Fuji International Speedway this month happens soon in North America, Seattleites. Because last week, Nissan’s epic motorsports history was put on grand display at the NISMO Festival, sponsored by Motul.
The event at the Zama Heritage Center saw the attendance of thousands of devout car enthusiasts, as well as even more that watched via NISMO.tv. A celebration of Nissan’s track racing prowess, the shindig proudly displayed vehicles from the manufacturer’s past—going all the way back to 1933’s Datsun 12 Phaeton.
In total, more than 400 vehicles were available at the NISMO Festival, including Group C, Touring, rally, and even Super GT cars. Notably, Nissan’s GT-R was just named “Best Car Ever” at the Dubai International Motor Show earlier this month. The latest in that line—the MY17—offers a wicked 3.8L, 24-valve twin-turbo V6 that generates 565 HP and 467-lb.-ft. of torque.
The GT-R is already one of the most celebrated cars of all time, and now Nissan’s achievement has taken home another award courtesy of the many enthusiasts attending the past week’s blowout vehicle exhibition in the Middle East. The Dubai International Motor Show has crowned the speedster the “Best Car Ever.”
The award came during the “Ignition Live Talks” open session, wherein the GT-R was pitted against 30 different car models across the brand spectrum. The crowd of eager spectators and participants eventually whittled the field down to only three. Nissan’s gem took top honors, with the Porsche 911 and Ford Mustang taking second and third, respectively.
The model on display—the MY17 GT-R—offers the latest, most progressive Nissan aesthetic available. This includes a new hood with a wind-cutting shape, side sills designed specifically for improved airflow, and, of course, the standout chrome “V-motion” front grille. Notably, the car also sports a 3.8L, 24-valve twin-turbo V6 that stuns with 565 horses and 467-lb.-ft. of torque. Insane!
(Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 07:30PM by Michelle Bogle)
Attention Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R owners in Seattle, Washington! If you are in desperate need of replacement parts for your vintage vehicle, but are tired of unreliable and risky supply chains, do we have good news for you. Nissan has just announced a new spare parts supply program for their heritage cars.
Dubbed Nismo Heritage, the company plans to launch approximately 80 remanufactured parts for the 1989-1995 R32 Skyline. This includes in-demand components, such as wiring harnesses, badges, bodywork, and hoses. Should the project prove successful, Nissan may extend the program to other models, including the R33 and R34 Skylines.
You can learn more about Nismo Heritage by watching this Nissan press conference (skip ahead to 14:00 to hear specifically about the program):
Nismo Heritage is fantastic news for Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R owners who previously had to rely on eBay and enthusiast forums to buy used parts. It should bring forth a rebirth of refurbished models – ones that we can’t wait to see on Seattle area streets!
A launch date for the spare parts program has not been set yet, but as soon as we have information, we will be sure to update Kirkland Nissan customers, right here on our blog. Stay tuned!
(Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 06:53PM by Michelle Bogle)
This past weekend, the 20th running of the Nismo Festival took place in Japan and showcased the fan favorite Nissan GT-R and the Nismo. More than 28,000 enthusiasts were in the crowd, along with thousands more tuning into the Nismo.tv live stream on YouTube.
Along with the usual Nismo Grand Prix race, which featured entries from Super GT, Super Taikyu and Europe's Blancpain GT Series championships, the event also included a Racing GT-R Heritage Run – a track run that featured 16 iconic GT-Rs from Nissan's illustrious racing past, going all the way back to the Skyline HT 2000 GT-R from the late 1960s.
Here's a taste of the action:
Talk about a blast from the past!
Other cars on the track included the Group A-spec Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 with the Calsonic version driven by Nismo legend Kazuyoshi Hoshino. The R32 won an unbelievable 29 consecutive races in Japan and was recently voted the greatest Nissan/Nismo race car of all time. Certainly well-deserved!
Want to experience the raw power of the 2017 GT-R for yourself? If so, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to schedule a test drive or click here to browse our in-stock models.
(Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 08:05AM by Michelle Bogle)
During the 2017 Spa 24-Hour Race in Belgium, the unthinkable happened to the Nissan GT-R Nismo team. No. 22, driven by Matt Simmons, Struan Moore and Matthew Parry, caught a puncture during practice in the Eau Rouge corner, causing the race car to plummet into the wall at 100 mph.
Thankfully, the driver was okay, but the GT-R Nismo was not. Rather than accept defeat, the team had 41 hours to completely rebuild the car before the race. They were up for the challenge.
Watch the drama unfold in Nissan’s latest 22-minute mini-documentary about this year’s most recent Spa 24-Hour Race:
Despite the team’s successful attempt at rebuilding the vehicle, No. 22 only managed to muster up a 30th-place finish in the endurance contest. However, the team’s grit, stamina and perseverance were certainly podium worthy in the eyes of GT-R Nismo fans.
Want to experience the motorsports-inspired performance of the 2017 GT-R? If so, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to schedule a test drive or click here to browse our in-stock models.
(Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 07:26PM by Michelle Bogle)
If you regularly travel with kids or other passengers, the doors on your vehicle get a real work-out. Sometimes they are shut gently, but oftentimes they are slammed or closed with fervor as you rush out of your car to make it to a meeting or get inside the grocery store before they close for the night.
The doors on your vehicle take a lot of abuse, opening and closing 45,000 times over the course of a decade. That’s a lot of slamming!
And the engineers at Nissan? They understand this reality, which is why they enlisted help from an automated test device – a 1.5-ton durability robot, whose sole job is to test car door reliability at the Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The robot is named Rosie, but also goes by the nickname Mrs. Doorboto. In three days, she opens and closes a door as much as a typical customer does over the course of a decade, working around the clock with no breaks. And while Rosie works hard and for long hours, her robo-job is highly appreciated because it would be physically impossible (and mentally taxing) for a human tester to assess the durability of the door hinges, latch mechanisms, weatherstripping and window glass frames over a replicated ten-year period.
It’s certainly a tough job, but an important one, as it relates back to Nissan’s promise of quality, durability, and innovation. And to that, we say, "Domo arigato, Mrs. Doorboto."
To learn more about how Nissan is leading the way with state-of-the-art technologies, like Rosie, contact our dealership today in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 02:08PM by Michelle Bogle)
When the Nissan GT-R was unveiled in 2008, it brought Seattle drivers supercar performance for just under $70K. Since then, the MSRP has crept above the six-figure mark, but that’s about to change. Nissan recently announced that pricing for the entry-level 2018 GT-R Pure will sit below the $100K range, making it more accessible to a wider pool of North American drivers.
Here’s a look at Nissan’s pricing structure:
2018 GT-R Pure: $99,990 MSRP
This trim is designed to be the most affordable, but still performance-oriented. Its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 throws down an impressive 565 horsepower and 467 lb.-ft. of torque.
2018 GT-R Premium: $110,490 MSRP
The Premium adds a few more creature comforts to its list of standard features, including an 11-speaker Bose sound system, titanium exhaust and active noise cancellation.
2018 GT-R Track Edition: $128,490 MSRP
The Track Edition, now in its second year of limited availability, delivers the same 565 horsepower of the Pure and Premium trims, but with certain features only found in the GT-R NISMO.
2018 GT-R NISMO: $175,490 MSRP
The NISMO, which is available in very limited numbers, is a supercar engineered with the track in mind. It features specially designed technologies that enhance the car's 600 horses through optimized aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain.
Here’s a first look of the 2018 GT-R at the 2017 New York Auto Show:
To learn more about the upcoming 2018 GT-R, its available options and pricing, contact Kirkland Nissan today or browse our online inventory to see which 2017 models we currently have in stock.