• Dec 12th 2006 at 6:26PM
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Apparently there was more to what Carlos Ghosn had to say at the opening of the Atsugi complex yesterday than what we covered just a little while ago. Besides telling us about Nissan's desire for expanded capacity more than for additional companions, Ghosn also mentioned that their new GT-R will be built at the Tochigi assembly plant...and "its unique, highly specialized, high-performance engine will be built at our Yokohama engine plant."

He didn't elaborate on the engine details, but he did let assembled media have a sneak peek at the new GT-R. Well, the logo anyway. Like our pals at Jalopnik who tipped us off to this item, we can't wait for Tokyo when the car will be unveiled.

Sure we've seen the prototype and the spy shots and even the video tease, but we really want to see the real thing. After all, this will be the first GT-R to make it Stateside. At least officially.

[Source: NASIOC via Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      i want to see the damn car, come on nissan lets see the car, lets see the car, lets see the car. NOW!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, I have seen this badge before on under-powered Honda Civics with tasteless oversized wheels driven by angry punk-ass malcontents yelling at pedestrians in Spanish.
      • 8 Years Ago
      On a side note, is there way to have the Autoblog site permanently recognise my details, without having to go through the email confirmation rubbish? I know it's to stop spam, but surely a one-time authorisation is enough.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 if u got google toolbar then it should have autofill
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow did you all notice that Photoshop corona on the upper left???!?!?!
      A CORONA!
      I want to see how they put that Corona on the car LOL!
      It's not the best looking corona though.
      Sort of a cartoonish corona.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow looks like the old logo. big woop, release the car already.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What is considered a ricer? Any Japanese cars?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ricers include all Asians, Indians, and African-Americans of West African descent.
      Yes, black people grow and eat rice too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #15 Fazzster -

      Actually it's constantly attached to bozo white-trash-ified Mustangs, in place of the regular "GT" badge.

      Never seen a GTR badge on a Civic, although the Mustangs that wear them usually have the traditional "Civic" modifications of wings and melon shooters.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't think anyone got excited, actually. At all. Anywhere.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you for not saying Skyline GT-R.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah I'm... Really not sure how that's going to stop the authorisation email process?
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