2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack vs 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus! [Head 2 Head Episode 33]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago pits the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack against the 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus.
Performance wise, both these all-wheel drive monsters represent the cream of the crop from their respective manufacturers. Nissan’s GT-R comes out of the gate swinging with it’s track pack, but the R8 packs a twin-clutch transmission as well as more power than previous R8’s.
In between some dynamic testing & canyon carving, Randy Pobst weighs in with his two cents as he joins Carlos at the Streets of Willow racetrack.
Does Audi’s V-10 goliath have what it takes to topple the legendary “Godzilla”?
Read the full story here: motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1307_2014_audi_r8_v10_plus_vs_nissan_gt_r_track_pack/
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst head to the track with the most extreme GTR yet, the 2014 GTR Track Pack.
Unlike in previous years, the 2014 GT-R does not receive any power or torque upgrades, so its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 produces the same 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque as it did in 2013.
That’s not to say that Nissan left the VQ38DETT alone — the engine receives new injectors that provide more torque on the high side of the rev range and an oil pan baffle that stabilizes oil behavior and pressure when the car is being driven hard.
The six-speed, twin-clutch gearbox and Atessa all-wheel-drive system remain unchanged.
The new GT-R features a raft of improvements. The 3.8-liter twin-tutiosrbo V6 now pumps out 545HP (550PS) and 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque and sports high-output injectors, a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass and a new oil pan baffle.
The chassis has gained reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument member panel to increase rigidity. The dampers, springs and front anti-roll bars have been revised to offer better stability at high speeds and the driveshafts have been reinforced for improved reliability.
As a result, the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time has dropped by 0.1 seconds, to just 2.7, and according to Nissan, the 2013 GT-R is capable oflapping the Nordschleife in7:18.6compared to the 7:21.0 time of its predecessor.
Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 Carrera S! [Head 2 Head Episode 18]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago takes a closer look at the technology that makes the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Carrera S go around corners as fast as they do. Does technology take away from the driving experience or can it actually improve it?
Illegal street racers take on the law in the world’s most intense police chase! Sort of.
Special thanks to Rob and Big as well as the Need for Speed: Most Wanted team for making this video possible! The game comes out on 10/30, and it’s made by Criterion, aka dudes who know what racing games are all about.
Sound design by the dude who did sound design on the game itself Byron Bullock. Music by John Robert Matz - http://johnrobertmatz.com/
Vilner, the small Bulgarian aftermarket firm that could, has unleashed pictures of its newest creation based on the almighty Nissan GT-R that was custom built for a Chinese businessman with a large car collection.
The legendary creature, which in Chinese folklore symbolizes power and influence, among other things, is portrayed in a black and red design on the interior headliner and the inner side of the boot.
The same two colors are used on the rest of the cabin that was completely redone in black Alcantara and black carbon leather with red piping and stiching, from the dashboard to the door panels and the front and rear seats.
Furthermore, the redesigned steering wheel and gear shifter are adorned in carbon fiber accents, while certain parts inside such as the door trims and air vent surrounds are painted in chrome red.
On the outside, Vilner dressed the GT-R in a matte white foil wrap, while changes under the hood, which include a titanium exhaust system, are said to help increase the car’s output from “440whp” to “530whp”.