• Oct 11, 2007
It's not like we all don't know exactly what the soon-to-be-debuted Nissan GT-R looks like. Aside from the black cover, a.k.a. the Black Mask, that obscures the car's front clip in every spy shot, the car has been caught completely naked while testing several times.

Still, there could be a few details hiding under the Black Mask that we don't know about. Enter the new driving game for Electronic Arts called Need for Speed: Pro Street. We should all be familiar with the Need for Speed franchise, and the latest installment actually looks really good, with graphics that rival what we've seen in Forza Motorsport 2, the Gran Turismo series and Project Gotham Racing 4, though the latter has yet to be released.

The screen grabs above were taken from a trailer for the game appearing on gametrailers.com. Supposedly since the game is not set to go on sale until mid-November after the GT-R officially debuts in Tokyo, Nissan gave EA very accurate information on what the production car looks like. If that's true, then there's our missing front end.

Thanks to RedRaj for the tip, who notes the the GT-R can be seen briefly at 2:23 to 2:26.

[Source: gametrailers.com]



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      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car looks ridiculous. It makes no sense stylewise. Haven't they learned from lexass that long lights are not cool? And why are we copying the rear of an American car and mating it to a Mitsubishi front end? Is this the best they can do? Looks like it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        Skylines have had the four circle tail lights for over 50 years, so they're hardly copying the Corvette at all. If anyone's copying anyone, the Corvette wedge shape could be said to be copied from some 1970's European sports car of some type.

        Not sure about the Infiniti G35/G37, but the current V36 Skyline also has the 4 circles that light up when braking, now LEDs under a more normal light covering, not separate like the pre-V35 models. Though this is no longer a Skyline, to not continue with the same 4 circles would basically be as sacrilege as not including AWD or a turbocharged engine.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        ridiculous???? copying an american car??? Please don't insult the GTR like that, please. Thank you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If that is the production car then big surprise.

      It looks exactly like the prototype that came out well over a year ago.

      If it's just the prototype then consider how much the "disguised" post production models look like the prototype.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As mentioned, this is a rendering of the GT-R Proto and not the production model. Also for the record, Nissan conceptualized that front end before Mitsubishi debuted the Evo X concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the Production GT-R will be playable in the Gran turismo 5 prologue tokyo motor show Demo out OCT 24th
      • 7 Years Ago
      We have biased fools bashing the car before it even comes out. This forum has some of the worst Nissan haters around. The GTR will be one of the best performance cars in the world, it always was, and will always be.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm not saying it'll beat the socks off a Z06, but most American muscle cars it will though. It beat the Z06 around the 'ring by 4 seconds, and will cost anywhere from 5-10K less, so I wuld say it is the better car, any way, the cars are in different classes, the Z06 is more of a pure performance car, while the GT-R is a bit more of a tech-savvy performance car, more like the M3 or 911 than a Z06.

        anyway the GT-R is a 2+2 while the Z06 is a 2 seater

        to CJ, the Skyline has always been raced since the inception of the car, in the 1960s it was racing with, and beating Porsches, and that was before it was a coupe even. The skyline and especially the GT-R version was so dominating in road races it was, in fact, banned from almost every series it raced in, the R32 Skyline(89-93) won all 29 JGTC races it entered, before that the earlier GT-R versions won 50 races in less than 3 years, 49 of those were consecutive. If anything the Skyline has a brighter racing history than almost any car, and is probably right in line with the Corvette.

        I don't bash any cars that don't deserve it. I love both of these cars and don't want to bash either, I'm just following facts that seem to say the GT-R is the better overall performance car, plus I really love the GT-R.
        • 7 Years Ago
        People are just jealous because a Japanese car is going to put their American muscle cars to shame, I like this car, a lot, I think it'll beat the socks off a 'vette at the track, one with turn at least, it costs half as much as the Porsche and out performs it, but you don't see me bashing those cars.

        People are just bashing it because you don't want to admit that it's an amazing piece of machinery that came from across the pond.

        I'll take one in black please, or white, heck I'll just get two...now I just need to win the lottery, or get a better paying job
          • 7 Years Ago
          nissanfreak,
          A couple of thoughts.....
          Most will bash the car because it is from across the pond. On that you are spot on. Best bang for you buck in the supercar world will largely depend on price. If it is priced close to the Z06 I think your statement will be off. As for racing heritage. I have a hard time grasping that it is as deep as a Vette. I could be wrong but I don't Skylines were running around in the 60's when Vettes really went racing.

          All in all I look forward to a car close in price to a Z06(hopefully). It will be fun to read every car mag and website putting these 2 against each other to see what car is the "best bang for your buck".
      • 7 Years Ago
      love the car, hate the front fender. They were never about looks anyway, performance though. YOWCH! 7:38 at the Ring is wonderful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's the GT-R Proto, as jonjwlee has mentioned. A rival blog has a photo of the production model from Nissan's pre-order campaign: http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-show/nissan-gt+r-tons-of-new-info-303566.php
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks deformed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car is actually going to be featured in Gran Turismo 5: Prologue first. There will be a demo released on the 26th (to coincide with Tokyo auto show). No one knows which cars will be featured in the demo build but I wouldn't hold out the chance to see the GT-R. Also, GranTurismo will be doing the GT-R justice while NFS will offer an arcade-type experience.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It could be worse. At least they didn't show the production version three years ago and have it already be outdated before it's actually released (yes they'll look very similar, but we can look forward to at least a few new elements for the final model).
      • 7 Years Ago
      1) The Need for Speed franchise is terrible. Once NFSV "Porsche Unleashed" came out, I lost my interest. The games before that are some of my favorite.

      2) I already got to drive the GT-R at the Tokyo Game Show, thank you very much. So I don't need EA to get my dose of Nissan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's definitely a picture of a GT-R Proto, not the production car - EA's own website says so. Plus, you can see the differences if you compare that picture with those from Gran Turismo showing the camouflaged car.
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