Friday, May 27, 2011

Car Of The Day: May 27, 2011

Today's car of the day is Tomica's 2008 Nissan GT-R.

The Nissan GT-R is a sports car produced by Nissan, released in Japan on December 6, 2007, the United States on July 4, 2008, and the rest of the world in March 2009.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Nissan GT-R

Oh no, they say he's got to go- go-go GODZILLA!  The GT-R's nickname is Godzilla and its appropriate.

Between 1969 and 1974, and again between 1989 and 2002, Nissan produced a high performance version of its Skyline range called the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This car proved to be iconic for Nissan and achieved much fame and success on road and track. The Nissan GT-R, although no longer carrying the "Skyline" badge, has heritage in the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Like the Skyline GT-Rs R32 through R34, the Nissan GT-R is all-wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine; however, the evolutionary, incremental changes between Skyline models R32 through R34 have been done away with. The four-wheel-steering HICAS system has been removed, and the former straight-6 RB26DETT engine has been replaced with a new V6 VR38DETT. Because of the GT-R's heritage, the chassis code for the all-new version has been called CBA-R35, or 'R35' for short (where CBA is the prefix for emission standard), carrying on the naming trend from previous Skyline GT-R generations. The GT-R has also retained its Skyline predecessor's nickname Godzilla.

This little Nissan has already been a popular subject in small scale, with examples from Hot Wheels and Tomica, with a Kyosho coming soon.

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