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One-off, 1000+ horsepower Nissan 300ZX is faster than a Bugatti and it could be yours…  BH Auction in Japan recently auctioned an insane Toyota Supra with a V12 engine that boasts 930-horsepower and is capable of 222.59MPH. Now, the very same auction house has a cult classic Nissan up for grabs. But it’s not just any old Nissan. It is, in fact, a piece of JDM history. In 1991, JUN Automechanic took a standard two-seater twin turbo 5-speed manual Nissan 300ZX and set out to bring its performance to a whole new level. Now officially known as the JUN Bonneville 300ZX Z32 – a moniker it...

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The annual NISMO Festival in Japan never fails to disappoint. But this year’s event had a particular treat in store for fans of classic Datsun racing cars.   Even though this year’s NISMO Festival in Japan ended in late November, the event is still keeping Nissan fans entertained with a constant supply of great content. Held in the shadow of Mount Fuji at the Fuji International Speedway, the annual NISMO festival was first held back in 1997 and continues to draw huge support from people who love Nissan cars, the NISMO brand, and Nissan/NISMO racing DNA. To celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary,...

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New video shows how Nissan engineers test paint durability using a mini car wash. Have you ever wondered how car manufacturers test the quality and durability of the paint they use on vehicles? You’ll probably be surprised to learn that Nissan does it using a miniature car wash and a toy 370Z (sort of). A video published by Nissan USA on their YouTube channel recently shows how the Japanese car giant uses a mini car wash to test how paint can “hold up to the tough environment” and “rigors” of an automatic car wash. The mini car wash, which is “about the...

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Japanese car giant to unveil hypercar that could rival McLaren Senna… Next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, which will be held between January 12 and 14, will see a brand new hypercar concept unveiled that’s inspired by the World Endurance Championship efforts of Toyota Gazoo Racing. Known as the GR Super Sport Concept, the hard-core hypercar will have super aggressive aerodynamics and is likely to feature a hybrid powertrain. While details are still few and far between, Toyota says the concept is designed to prove how “technological feedback acquired through motorsports activities is incorporated” into real-world products. This in itself suggests the hypercar...

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Comments made by Subaru’s European sales and marketing boss suggest there will be a new WRX STI and it sounds like it’s going to be a plug-in hybrid. According to Subaru Europe sales and marketing head, David Dello Stritto, the WRX STI is nearing the end of its life in Europe and right now, there’s no immediate replacement. Grim news. Fortunately, the outlook for Subaru fans in the US is much better, with a spokesperson confirming that the current WRX STI won’t be removed from the market anytime soon and that there’s a direct replacement already in the works for when it eventually...

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