Nissan is finally giving the Xterra the axe from its lineup, but the company has a lot of upgrades in store for the 2016 model year. New generations of the Maxima and Titan join the range, and refreshes for the Sentra and Altima are on the way.
The relatively tame 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 in Nissan's radical Le Mans prototype is earmarked to power the next iteration of the road-going GT-R. Just don't expect the same 700-horsepower hybrid assist.
The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will not make its competition debut until the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Nissan is withdrawing the racer from the first two events of the World Endurance Championship to focus on testing.
Nissan is celebrating the GT-R with this new 45th Anniversary Gold Edition. The Premium and Black Edition trims also get an extra five horsepower for the new model year. Pricing remains the same of them, though.
Nissan will be lining up two FIA GT3-spec GT-Rs on the start line of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas March 6-8, sponsored by Always Evolving, Replay XD cameras, and Nismo.
It doesn't get much stranger than the front-drive, 1,250-horsepower hybrid Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show as the factory announces the rest of its driver lineup for Le Mans this year.
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour was run at Mt. Panorama this weekend, and race photographer and friend-of-Autoblog Joel Strickland sent us more than 100 photos of the action. The inspirations for just about every racing-derived exotic sports car was there, the top seven finishers coming from seven different makes, from Nissan to Lamborghini to McLaren.
If you were wondering what that unusual-looking racecar was that appeared in Nissan's Super Bowl ad, here it is: the front-engine, front-drive, hybrid Nissan GT-R LM Nismo - ready to tackle the top class at Le Mans and in the FIA World Endurance Championship.