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Introducing the new 2017 Nissan GT-R

The 2017 Nissan GT-R has been updated with more power from twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter 24-valve V6, and major driving performance enhancements.

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Dream Job: Stars and Cars

Manchester City players experienced a ‘Dream Job Swap’, exchanging their boots for racing suits and becoming race drivers for a day.

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Winter WonderRoad

Media take on snowy Japanese mountain roads in Nissan cars including the X-TRAIL Hybrid and GT-R.

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Nissan Claims Blancpain Title: Chiyo

Driver Katsumasa Chiyo looks back at the 2015 Blancpain season and key moments that led to a Nissan championship.

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Racing is My Life

Ronnie Quintarelli came to Japan to race in 2003 and has become the most successful international driver in the Super GT series.

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Nissan at Auto Shanghai 2015

Nissan debuts the Lannia and Murano Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2015, announcing the China sales launch for GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo.

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First GT-R Nismo UK Delivery and Drive

Nismo racing driver Jann Mardenborough made the first UK delivery of a GT-R Nismo before taking the powerful 600PS model out on the track.

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Game On at Bathurst

The No. 35 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, piloted by the NISMO Global Athlete Team, won the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race over the weekend, the team's first title at Australia's premier endurance race since 1992.

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Tsugio Matsuda: The Road to Le Mans

Super GT champion driver Tsugio Matsuda was named one of the GT-R LM NISMO drivers at this year's Le Mans race in June.

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Juke Nismo RSnow

Nissan takes the Juke Nismo RS fitted with special snow tracks into 40-cm deep powder on frozen Uddjaur Lake in Lapland.

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Nissan Super Bowl Ad Reveals Le Mans Car

Super Bowl Sunday is home to Nissan's first game ad since 1997, a commercial titled “With Dad” that features the debut of future Nissan race and production vehicles.

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The Best of Past, Present & Future: Nismo Festival

The best of past, present and future performance vehicles and drivers was on display at Nismo Festival.

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NISMO Claims Super GT Title

The No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli scored its second win at Motegi, securing NISMO the Drivers Championship title.

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Nissan's First-Half Earnings Briefing

Nissan's net income and operating profit grew during the first half of the business year. Watch the full earnings briefing here.

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Designers with 2020 Vision

Nissan has developed a virtual supercar to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo® driving game, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Tursimo.

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Onboard for the All-Electric Lap

The onboard camera caught the Nissan ZEOD RC's historic all-electric lap at a warm-up to Le Mans.

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Le Mans Historic Electric Lap

Hours before the start of Le Mans 24 Hours, the Nissan ZEOD did an unprecedented all-electric lap around the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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Premier Class: NISMO to Unleash the GT-R for LM P1

Nissan's will go head-to-head in 2015 with Porsche, Audi and Toyota with a factory LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Nissan Heritage: Motorsports Engine Quiz

Test your knowledge of the engine sounds of these restored Nissan Heritage cars.

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The Dashboard - New Products and Concepts at NYC and Beijing Auto Shows

This week, a trifecta of products debut at the New York International Auto Show; the new Lannia Concept car; and Auto China 2014 kicks off.

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Nissan at Auto China 2014

Auto China 2014 kicked off, and some early Nissan highlights include the Lannia Concept car and NISMO's plans for an official debut in China.

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Motoyama Tapped to Drive ZEOD RC at Le Mans

Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama will drive the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans alongside GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip.

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The Dashboard - Datsun in Russia, and An Olympian at the British GT Championship

This week, the Datsun on-DO launches in Russia; the Nissan LEAF charges on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano; and British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy trades cycling for racing in the 2014 British GT Championship.

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The Dashboard - Steel Resolve and Nismo Plus for PlayStation

This week, a special symbol of hope three years after the tsunami of 2011; NissanConnect Nismo Plus for the GT-R Nismo; and a look at Nissan's milestones of the past year.

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The Dashboard - Delivering the GT-R Nismo

This week, race car champion Masataka Yanagida delivers one of the first Nissan GT-R Nismo cars; a new concept for Auto China 2014; and Nismo TV goes behind the scenes with Jann Mardenborough.

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The Dashboard - GT-R Nismo and the New Line-up at Le Mans

This week, the Nissan GT-R Nismo at the Tochigi Proving Ground, Nissan's Smart rearview mirror, and Belgian Wolfgang Ripe joins Nissan's driver line-up for Le Mans 24 Hours.

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2014 GT500 GT-R NISMO Tests

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Growing Ac-Customed: Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan, Nismo and Autech display the best in customized speed and style at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014.

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SUPER GT 2013 Nissan GT-R in the Mirror

Here's a look back at some of the highlights of the Nissan SUPER GT 2013 season.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nismo, Nissan, and the Strongest Man in the World

This week, Tennessee school children and Nissan help families in need, the Teana VIP debuts at Auto Guangzhou; the Nismo festival; and the strongest man in the world.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motor Show and Highway Debuts

This week, we tour Tokyo Motor Show 2013 with Nissan's Francois Bancon; new NISMO models also premiere at the LA Auto Show; and Nissan's AD vehicle takes to a highway in Japan.

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Tribute to Yasuharu Namba

A tribute to the pioneering spirit of Yasuharu Namba and his contribution to Nissan over the decades.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Tokyo Motor Show 2013

This week, The Dashboard On The Road comes to you from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo BIg Sight, where we experience the best and brightest of technological innovation among 180 automotive brands.

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The Dashboard Digest - A Prime Ride, the BladeGlider and Vine

This week, Nissan's autonomous drive vehicle chauffeurs Japan's Prime Minister; a glimpse of the Nissan BladeGlider; and six-second storytelling with Vine.

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More Reflections on Driving ZEOD RC

Former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm offers more on driving the Nissan ZEOD RC.

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The Dashboard Digest - The ZEOD's First Run

This week, the ZEOD, RC racer debuts at Fuji Speedway; the Director of Motorsport Innovation on the electric challenge; and former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm discusses the ZEOD's first run.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motorsports and "Choimobi"

This week, Nissan reveals its all-electric ZEOD racer, Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel talks about the Suzuka Circuit; and Yokohama City launches a new EV-sharing program.

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At the Foot of Fuji: ZEOD RC

ZEOD RC begins its ascent towards Le Mans with a second run at Fuji Speedway.

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From Zero to ZEOD

Nissan Director of Motorsport Innovation Ben Bowlby explains the first seven months of ZEOD RC, the next generation of electric racing.

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The Best of Motorsport Japan

Highlights from Nissan's exhibit at the Motorsport Japan Festival held in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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Fast Laps with GT Academy Champ Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty went from video gamer to endurance racer by winning the 2012 U.S. GT Academy. Doherty talks GT Academy and his first season in Europe with Blancpain.

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EVs Racing Ahead

Take a few hot laps in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC with COO Toshiyuki Shiga at Nissan 360.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Nissan 360

This week, we come to you from California at Nissan 360, a showcase of global products and technologies, featuring endurance racer Keiko Ihara and introducing a little device called NED.

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The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch

Nissan launches first smartwatch to connect car and driver performance

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The Dashboard Digest - Nissan at 80 and 360

This week, 80 years of manufacture culminates in the showcase at Nissan 360; a more powerful Titan; and Nismo's global driver exchange program.

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Changing Places

The next phase of the NISMO Global Driver Exchange has Jann Mardenborough and Alex Buncombe taking part in the SUPER GT Official Test at Fuji Speedway. Both drivers will then go on to compete at the Fuji Sprint Cup at Fuji this November.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Yokohama Plant

In this program we take a closer look at the master craftsmen who hand build GT-R engines, as well as visit the Nissan Engine Museum, home to 80 years of monozukuri heritage.

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Eight Decades of Engine-making at Nissan's Yokohama Plant

In the building where manufacturing began for Nissan in 1934, a first-floor engine museum houses the engine highlights of the company's long history.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nissan's Big 3-0, Nismo and a Lot of Lada

This week, Nissan celebrates its big 3-0 in the USA; the newest in Nismo's model lineup; a look at the 370Z Nismo; and Lada at the AvtoVAZ museum.

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A German Tour for 370Z NISMO

Racing driver and NISMO brand ambassador Michael Krumm discusses the all-new Nissan 370Z NISMO, after a ride in the suburbs of the famed Nurburgring.

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The Dashboard Digest - Togliatti, Taillights and the Newest F1 Track

This week, the AvtoVAZ's Togliatti Plant in Russia; a smarter Nissan Sentra and Nismo takes to F1 in Texas.

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The Dashboard Digest - The NODE and NISMO

This week, Nissan rewards innovative thinkers; Nismo's CALSONIC IMPUL champions at the Sepang Circuit; and the world's fastest electric racing car unveiled for 2014 Le Mans.

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The Dashboard Digest: Canton Celebrations and A Tale of Racing

This week, Nissan throws a party to celebrate a decade of manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi; drifting in the Nissan GT-R and LEAF Nismo RC; and Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber's own history of driving.

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Weekend at Nürburgring

The legendary 24-hour race at Nürburgring produced a host of memories for the GT-R GT3 car, piloted by Michael Krumm, Michael and Tobias Schulze, and Kazunori Yamauchi.

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The Dashboard Digest: Financial Results, NISMO performance cars in the US

This week on the Dashboard Digest we hear from CEO Carlos Ghosn on Nissan's full-year financial results, Nissan shows off NISMO performance cars at the Nashville Superspeedway, and EV infrastructure takes shape in Latin America.

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Krumm Joins All-Star Line-up for Le Mans

Nismo's Michael Krumm joins the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan team at Le Mans.

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The Dashboard Digest - GT-R on ice, and Nismo's podium finish

This week, the GT-R breaks speed records on ice, Oslo as the European EV capital, and Nismo's podium finish at the start of the Super GT season.

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GT-R: A Monster on Ice

Russian race driver Roman Rusinov and journalist Andrey Leontjev took the Nissan GT-R to a new national ice speed record for a production car on a frozen Lake Baikal.

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The Dashboard Digest - Clay to cars, and Nismo's samurai spirit

This week, we take a look at clay modeling, a history of the Tama electric car, and a blessing for Nismo to start the Super GT season.

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Nissan GT-R 2013 Hits the Powder

Nissan's 2013 GT-R is a monster on pavement, but how does it handle on snow? At the Nissan testing ground in Rikubetsu, northern Japan, we find out.

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Tour de NISMO

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn tours the NISMO HQ and factory in Tsurumi, Japan.

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The Dashboard - NISMO Special, Opening Day

This week's episode comes from the new Nismo headquarters, where we talk to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Super GT racing driver Michael Krumm.

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The Dashboard - NISMO Special, Part One

This week's coverage comes in two parts from the new NISMO headquarters in Japan, where executives and stars of the track launch Nismo's new strategy, as it takes control of Nissan's global motorsports.

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The Making of NISMO's New HQ

Nissan Motor Company unveiled performance arm Nismo's new headquarters Feb. 26. Watch the video of the new site's creation.

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NISMO Performance

On Tuesday, February 26, Nissan and Nismo will unveil the next generation of performance. Please join us.

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Altima V8 Supercars Pass the Test

Rick Kelly and James Moffat on track at the V8 Supercars Championship test day in at the Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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Juke Nismo Gets Media Ride

Nissan is bringing its performance heritage to the road in Europe for the first time, with media there getting a closer view of the Juke Nismo.

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With a well established reputation for motorsport innovation in Japan, Nissan is bringing its performance heritage to the road in Europe for the first time.

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NISMO's New Strategy

At Tokyo Auto Salon 2013, NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani talks with the Global Media Center on the new strategy to bring greater customization and performance to cars.

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The Dashboard - Tokyo Auto Salon

The Nissan Global Media Center presents the first episode of The Dashboard in 2013, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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Behind the Scenes at Tokyo Auto Salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 concluded Sunday, and here's a before-and-after look at what went into the Nissan and NISMO events at the show during the salon's three-day run.

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Countdown to Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan Motor Co., Autech Japan and Nismo will present a variety of unique vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 from January 11. Here's a taster of what to expect.

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A GT-R Force

Test laps in the 2013 GT-R with former Daytona champ Toshio Suzuki leave one amazed and the wheels of the new supercar smoking.

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Life in the Pit Lane

The Nissan Global Media Center's Shotaro Ogawa takes a turn in the pit lane at the Motorsports Japan Festival 2012, held in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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Nissan's New Wingman

Nissan and NISMO name Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama as the third and final driver of Nissan DeltaWing, as the team gears up for Le Mans 24 Hours 2012 this June.

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The Prince and the RC

Prince Albert II of Monaco took to the roads in a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC during EVER Monaco, the annual automotive show dedicated to green vehicles and renewable energy.

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An Electric Serve

Professional driver Michael Krumm spoke with the Global Media Center on test driving Electric Vehicles, and decisions behind taking ownership of a Nissan LEAF with wife and Japanese tennis legend Kimiko Date-Krumm.

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Behind the Wheel

The Global Media Center hosted a Nissan Motorsports 2012 preview and went behind the sport and wheel with some of the key figures in racing.

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2011 SUPER GT Champions Showcase

Nissan Motorsports did itself proud in 2011, earning top honors in the SUPER GT series as it won both the driver and team titles. Here’s a video recap of the season!

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Behind the scenes at Tokyo Auto Salon

Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan's largest customized car show, came to a successful end on Sunday. For Nissan, this year's event was an opportunity to showcase 11 sporty models, including the March Nismo Concept, while the LEAF Nismo Concept won the Tokyo International Custom Car Contest.

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Sporty cars and happy snappers

Tokyo Auto Salon always seems to be as much about photos as cars, and this year was no exception. Nissan had 11 sporty models to keep the snappers happy, and for the Nissan Miss Fairladys to show off. They included the star of the event, a March Nismo Concept.

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Nismo Festival 2011

Around 32,000 flock to Fuji Speedway to see decades of Nissan racing heritage To illustrate the Nismo Festival experience, I thought it would be helpful to find some other event with which to compare it.  That is extremely difficult, because it’s as if the famed Goodwood Festival in England or the Monterey Historic races were […]

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Nismo’s Miyatani talks motor sports at the Tokyo Motor Show

Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani spoke to the Global Media Center at Tokyo Motor Show 2011 after the first unveiling of the Nismo-tuned Juke concept car. The Juke concept, which could be the first of many Nismo versions of Nissan vehicles, is being displayed at the Tokyo show after a record-breaking year for the automaker’s racing […]

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