10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nissan

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nissan

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 26th March 2012

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1. The R32 GT-R was one of the most successful touring cars ever to compete in the JTCC, winning 29 races from 29 starts and taking the title every year from 1989 – 1993.

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2. Nissanʼs VQ V6 featured on Wardʼs list of the ten ʻbestʼ engines every year since the list started in 1995 until 2008. The test is based on several key criteria including power and torque outputs.

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3. Early JDM import Nissan Pulsar GTi-Rs had an umbrella stored in the driverʼs side rear quarter, later models and non-import Sunny GTi-Rs did.

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4. The Nissan name has been about since the 1930s and is an abbreviation of Nippon Sangyo.

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5. The V-Spec badge stand for ‘Victory Specification’ to celebrate the racing successes in the Japanese Touring Car Championship.

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6. Autech were commissioned by Nissan to make a limited run of 4 door R32 and R33 Skyline GT-Rs.

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7. Nissan’s RB30 engine was never introduced to the Japanese market, and instead was destined for use in Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Since then it’s proven to be a hugely popular base to build big power engines with all over the World.

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8. Nissan’s collection of ‘Z’ sports cars hold the record as the best selling sports car of all time, with over 2 million cars sold throughout the five generations.

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9. Nissan’s only entry into the WRC was with the Nissan Sunny GTi- RR during the 1991 and 1992 championships. The car was retired after 18 months and never performed as expected, with the high intake temperatures due to the top mounted intercooler being blamed or the ‘interwarmer’ as it is sometimes nicknamed.

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10. The ECU in the new GT-R limits the top speed to 180km/h to comply with Japanese law. This is unless the car is at an ʻapprovedʼ race track, at which point the carʼs GPS system recognizes the location and de- restricts the top speed! Clever stuff eh?

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