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  • Nissan celebrates Le Mans 'success'
    Nissan celebrates Le Mans 'succ … Mon, Jun 15, 2015 11:05 BST

    NISSAN has claimed a success in its first attempt at the Le Mans 24-hour race in France over the weekend. The Japanese firm had set a target for one of its three cars … More »Nissan celebrates Le Mans 'succ …

    Nissan celebrates Le Mans 'success'

    NISSAN has claimed a success in its first attempt at the Le Mans 24-hour race in France over the weekend. The Japanese firm had set a target for one of its three cars to make it to the finish line – a target met as the chequered flag waved on Sunday at 3pm (CET). British drivers Harry Tincknell and Alex Buncombe joined …

  • Party On! Nissan Turns Electric E-NV200 Into Ultimate Part E-Van
    Party On! Nissan Turns Electric E-NV200 … Fri, Jun 5, 2015 09:05 BST

    The vehicle – called the PART e-VAN and powered by the 100% electric e-NV200 – will charge into Berlin ahead of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final, before exciting … More »Party On! Nissan Turns Electric E-NV200 …

    Party On! Nissan Turns Electric E-NV200 Into Ultimate Part E-Van

    The vehicle – called the PART e-VAN and powered by the 100% electric e-NV200 – will charge into Berlin ahead of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final, before exciting fans outside The Olympiastadion prior to kick-off. Following its debut in Berlin the PART e-VAN will go on a European road show with its second stop scheduled …

  • Retro livery primed for Nissan racer
    Retro livery primed for Nissan race … Fri, May 29, 2015 09:05 BST

    NISSAN is to field one of its Le Mans racing cars in a special livery to mark 25 years since British driver Mark Blundell won pole position for the company at the famous … More »Retro livery primed for Nissan race …

    Retro livery primed for Nissan racer

    NISSAN is to field one of its Le Mans racing cars in a special livery to mark 25 years since British driver Mark Blundell won pole position for the company at the famous French endurance race. Blundell hit speeds of 227mph on his way to a 'perfect' lap, and such is the strength of the memory at Nissan in Japan that this …

  • Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge
    Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge Mon, May 18, 2015 12:05 BST

    FORMER Formula One driver Max Chilton has joined the Nissan motorsport programme as the company makes its long-awaited return to the premier class of endurance racing.Chilton, … More »Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge

    Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge

    FORMER Formula One driver Max Chilton has joined the Nissan motorsport programme as the company makes its long-awaited return to the premier class of endurance racing.Chilton, 24, raced for the ill-fated Marussia F1 team last year, but has joined Nissan's first attempt to steal the Le Mans thunder from World Endurance …

  • First Drive: Nissan Pulsar
    First Drive: Nissan Pulsar Thu, Nov 6, 2014 13:05 GMT

    What’s new?A new car for an already crowded market is the best way to describe Nissan’s Pulsar, which does make the Japanese firm’s task of shifting the five-door hatch … More »First Drive: Nissan Pulsar

    First Drive: Nissan Pulsar

    What’s new?A new car for an already crowded market is the best way to describe Nissan’s Pulsar, which does make the Japanese firm’s task of shifting the five-door hatch a tough one. Nissan’s not stupid, though, and is fully aware that it needs to make an extra effort to get people to take the plunge.Crucially, it’s almost …

  • First Drive: Nissan X-Trail
    First Drive: Nissan X-Trail Mon, May 19, 2014 16:05 BST

    The most important SUV in the Nissan range is the Qashqai, but its bigger brother the X-Trail has arrived in an all-new form to serve those looking for something more … More »First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

    First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

    The most important SUV in the Nissan range is the Qashqai, but its bigger brother the X-Trail has arrived in an all-new form to serve those looking for something more sizeable. In fact the new X-Trail owes a lot to the Qashqai as it uses the same platform and mechanicals. Looks and image It’s a game of spot the difference …

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014 Fri, Mar 21, 2014 13:05 GMT

    Nissan has split the GT-R range into two very different avenues; Myriad graphs from Nissan show just how much more effective the 2014 GT-R is at keeping its wheels on … More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014

    Nissan has split the GT-R range into two very different avenues; Myriad graphs from Nissan show just how much more effective the 2014 GT-R is at keeping its wheels on the ground more often, and far from having taken the edge off the driving experience the alterations have transformed the car into nothing short of the most …

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013 Thu, Oct 31, 2013 16:05 GMT

    IF YOU DON’T KNOW the Nissan GT-R by now, here’s a very short introduction; The GT-R has been something of a jewel in the crown for Nissan. More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013

    IF YOU DON’T KNOW the Nissan GT-R by now, here’s a very short introduction; The GT-R has been something of a jewel in the crown for Nissan.

  • X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail 2007-present day)
    X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail … Mon, Oct 28, 2013 17:05 GMT

    ENGINES – Opting for a diesel X-Trail will be a smart move. The petrol models can sometimes struggle when towing, making the diesel unit’s extra torque invaluable. As … More »X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail …

    X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail 2007-present day)

    ENGINES – Opting for a diesel X-Trail will be a smart move. The petrol models can sometimes struggle when towing, making the diesel unit’s extra torque invaluable. As with any aspect of used car purchasing, opt for the latest and best you can afford, which should be either the 150 or 170 horsepower motors, although the …

  • First Drive: Nissan Micra Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:00 BST

    THE NISSAN MICRA has been a stalwart of the supermini sector for more than 30 years now. When launched in 2010, the most recent Micra faced tougher competition than ever … More »First Drive: Nissan Micra

    THE NISSAN MICRA has been a stalwart of the supermini sector for more than 30 years now. When launched in 2010, the most recent Micra faced tougher competition than ever before, which is why Nissan has given the car a nip and tuck only three years into the latest version’s life.It’s easy to spot the new model thanks to …

  • First Drive: Nissan Note
    First Drive: Nissan Note Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:58 BST

    IS A REGULAR small car enough? We want them to do so much these days. It used to be that superminis just trundled to the shops on a weekly basis and not much else, but … More »First Drive: Nissan Note

    First Drive: Nissan Note

    IS A REGULAR small car enough? We want them to do so much these days. It used to be that superminis just trundled to the shops on a weekly basis and not much else, but now we want it to slog up the motorway, be stuffed full of children and shopping and still look smart parked on the driveway.The first generation Nissan …

  • Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003-2010)
    Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe … Mon, Aug 12, 2013 14:05 BST

    ENGINES – Life should be easy, which is why Nissan offered the 350Z with one engine: a 3.5-litre petrol V6 outputting 276bhp in first-gen trim. This rasping, snarling … More »Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe …

    Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003-2010)

    ENGINES – Life should be easy, which is why Nissan offered the 350Z with one engine: a 3.5-litre petrol V6 outputting 276bhp in first-gen trim. This rasping, snarling and muscular V6 offered drivers a wild experience. The mid-life uplift peaked at 309bhp and was the same only more so.EXTERIOR – The low-slung 350Z with its …

  • First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf
    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:05 BST

    NISSAN is on a bit of a roll. While some manufacturers are still working on their first electric cars Nissan is rolling out the second generation Leaf, with less weight, … More »First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf

    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf

    NISSAN is on a bit of a roll. While some manufacturers are still working on their first electric cars Nissan is rolling out the second generation Leaf, with less weight, more range and a design more closely tailored to real-world demands.The biggest input into the new car has come from existing customers, which explains …

  • First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo
    First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo Mon, Jan 28, 2013 09:05 GMT

    IF YOU’VE casually landed on this page and are thinking the Nuke Nismo is probably nothing more than a few red details and a minor engine tweak, there’s some good news: … More »First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo

    First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo

    IF YOU’VE casually landed on this page and are thinking the Nuke Nismo is probably nothing more than a few red details and a minor engine tweak, there’s some good news: it’s worth much more than the sum of its new parts.Nismo is a name well known in video gaming and racing circles, where Nissan’s performance arm is as notorious …

  • Nissan Juke-R
    Nissan Juke-R: The little car that leaves … Tue, Oct 16, 2012 16:19 BST

    Here's a Nissan which will beat any Ferrari or Porsche in a straight line - but you'll need a staggering £400,000 to try it. More »Nissan Juke-R: The little car that leaves …

    Nissan Juke-R

    Here's a Nissan which will beat any Ferrari or Porsche in a straight line - but you'll need a staggering £400,000 to try it.

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack Fri, Jul 6, 2012 14:06 BST

    IS THERE always room for a little bit more? Can the no-compromise sports car have compromises removed from it? Sounds like an impossible task but it is one that Nissan … More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack

    IS THERE always room for a little bit more? Can the no-compromise sports car have compromises removed from it? Sounds like an impossible task but it is one that Nissan set itself when it decided that the GT-R needed to be a bit more aggressive. The supercar bargain of the decade has already been upgraded twice since it …

  • Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster 2005-2010)
    Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster … Mon, Jun 25, 2012 20:06 BST

    ENGINES – Unsurprisingly it’s petrol all the way with the 350Z, specifically a 3.5-litre V6 motor outputting a useful 276bhp in launch trim. This smooth engine delivers … More »Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster …

    Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster 2005-2010)

    ENGINES – Unsurprisingly it’s petrol all the way with the 350Z, specifically a 3.5-litre V6 motor outputting a useful 276bhp in launch trim. This smooth engine delivers a tuneful and distinctive rasp when worked hard, which does much to boost the overall fun factor.EXTERIOR – A handsome and compact car, the 350Z ushered …

  • Nissan DeltaWing

Here's a glimpse at the future of racing. The Nissan DeltaWing is part road racer, part salt-flat runner, and looks like a modern interpretation of the Keaton-era Batmobile. Not only is it lighter and more aerodynamic than the rest of the endurance racing field, it uses half the fuel, making it more environmentally friendly. And against all odds, it's coming to the only race that matters: the 24 Hours of LeMans. The DeltaWing is a joint project between former Lola design chief Ben Bowlby and Chip Ganassi Racing, and pitched as the future of IndyCar. IndyCar passed on the design, calling the DeltaWing too radical, and instead fell back on the latest interpretation of the Dallara chassis the series has been using for years.

Worldwide - March 2012

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    Stunning ‘Batmobile’ Nissan DeltaWing … Tue, Jun 12, 2012 18:06 BST

    Ever since Nissan unveiled its Batmobile-like Le Mans competitor, petrolheads have been gagging to see it in action. More »Stunning ‘Batmobile’ Nissan DeltaWing …

    Nissan DeltaWing

Here's a glimpse at the future of racing. The Nissan DeltaWing is part road racer, part salt-flat runner, and looks like a modern interpretation of the Keaton-era Batmobile. Not only is it lighter and more aerodynamic than the rest of the endurance racing field, it uses half the fuel, making it more environmentally friendly. And against all odds, it's coming to the only race that matters: the 24 Hours of LeMans. The DeltaWing is a joint project between former Lola design chief Ben Bowlby and Chip Ganassi Racing, and pitched as the future of IndyCar. IndyCar passed on the design, calling the DeltaWing too radical, and instead fell back on the latest interpretation of the Dallara chassis the series has been using for years.

Worldwide - March 2012

Credit: (Mandatory): WENN.com

    Ever since Nissan unveiled its Batmobile-like Le Mans competitor, petrolheads have been gagging to see it in action.

  • nissanjuke
    Nissan Juke voted best for gadgets and … Mon, Apr 23, 2012 13:23 BST

    The Nissan Juke may not have the bells and whistles of an Aston Martin but it is the UK’s favourite car for gadgets, according to research. More »Nissan Juke voted best for gadgets and …

    nissanjuke

    The Nissan Juke may not have the bells and whistles of an Aston Martin but it is the UK’s favourite car for gadgets, according to research.

  • batmobile
    Holy Smoke Batman! Nissan unveils new … Tue, Mar 13, 2012 16:38 GMT

    1.6 litre model could form future of road cars More »Holy Smoke Batman! Nissan unveils new …

    batmobile

    1.6 litre model could form future of road cars

 

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