Jan 8 2009

GTR Battle at ButtonWillow

Boo-Yah! Craig gives us another stunner.  Really hate that I missed this event, I hope to make the next one though.

GTR Battle- Video.


Dec 23 2008

All good things must come to an end, like the Samurai Speed GT-R

Hundred launch control launches on a 600hp mid 10 second AWD monster. The only surprise to me is how strong the tranny must be to put up with that much abuse for so long!

» Record setting Nissan GT-R destroys transmission on video – DragTimes.com Drag Racing, Fast Cars, Muscle Cars Blog.


Dec 18 2008

Yoshi the GT-R takes on a Nitrous Corvette Rental

Well, as promised the video is finally out, I gave the keys to my car to Garage419, told them I didn’t want to know what they would do with it so long as Matt spanked Gene. Wishes came true

:-)

NOS Rental Vette vs Nissan GT-R – Garage419- Video.


Dec 17 2008

R35 GT-R vs Ducati 1098, “Goodbye Mr. Motorbike”

So I own both, a GT-R and a sportbike, so I can vouch for what they are identifying as the differences. Autocar does a phenomenal job of explaining how the two vehicles attack the track differently, though I have to admit the outcome was a bit of a surprise for me.

R35 GT-R vs Ducati 1098- Video.


Dec 16 2008

3 Reasons Why The New GT-R SUCKS!

So Emil and I swapped cars for a weekend. Me? I took his 997 GT3 to Malibu trying to get him a colelction of speed camera tickets in the Canyons.  Him?  Took my GT-R to a drag strip (really? Not even a road course?).  We each learned a little about each other’s cars.  For me, it’s that Porsche doesn’t make a proper racing seat for a Big Whopper ass like mine. For Emil, well click the link to read his review….

The Cartorialist » Blog Archive » 3 Reasons Why The New GT-R SUCKS!

PS look for video in two days from Garage419 as they pit my car against a Nitrous rental…. Can’t wait to see the outcome.


Dec 2 2008

GT-R vs. Viper and a Lesson in drag racing

First, congrats to Brooks for running a great time without Launch control. 11.6@118 is impressive. Second, this video illustrates why the GT-R is going to loose a roll-on race against most 11 second cars. The GT-R’s weight slows down the ET (118), so the Viper is catching up toward the end (122). This is not unlike how the GT-R does against the Z06 as well. In the 8th, my money in on the GT-R, at the Qtr it’s a driver’s race, take it further, and the Viper is going to win.

2009 Nissan GT-R: 2009 Nissan GT-R vs 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 Video.


Nov 26 2008

Did Sam Hubinette throw the GT3 race???

I can’t remember if I posted this or not, but if so sorry for the dupe. A little more behind the scenes from the Head to Head shoot we did last September. I know “Heavy Chevy”and other GT-R haters are always crying “Media Conspiracy!”….hmmm, maybe they’re right? Maybe I’m behind it all….muwahahaha (evil laugh)

Head to Head behind the scenes. Sam Hubinette & GT- Video.


Nov 15 2008

Photos from the Nissan 370Z event.

UPDATED: Added video from Alexis.

First, HUGE THANK YOU TO  EDMUNDS! Very cool to put on this event and let Nissan owners get the first sneak peak at this car.  Very classy.  Second, I’m sorry these photos are so blurry, I had the exact wrong settings on my little point and shoot.  Third, I have to say stills do not do this little car justice.  The 370Z has all sorts of great angles and curves that create a lot of drama in the design.  Anyhow, here is the slideshow, stills and insider info on the GT-R after the jump

Nissan_370Z_ – 01.jpg- Album.

Follow the jump below to get a little info on my conversation with the GT-R product manager.

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Nov 12 2008

Clarkson changes his tune on the GT-R

sigh….more fuel for the fire I suppose….and Jeremy is all about siring controversy… So we have more misinformation about the Warranty, and he has gone from the car being “analogue” to disconnected. Know what? I know he still loves this car ;-)

Clarkson: Thriller – Nissan GT-R- Video.


Nov 11 2008

GT-R on Display at StreetFire Studio

GT-RR.com needed a place to store some SEMA cars for the week, so here is the view in the StreetFire office right now!

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