History will always remember the brave ones. The ones who had guts to do something out of the ordinary, challenging the giants and winning the hearts in the process. Ironically, many of you will think this as some narration from a grand historical movie! Well, to be very clear, we at Autoportal may be big movie fans, but we are a bigger automobile enthusiast.
And we are definitely not talking about some movie, but a special car, which dared the best of the best in the industry and made an iconic name for itself - the Nissan GTR. The GTR is the only, yet most prolific sportscar from the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan ever. And if a car from the East (Nissan GTR) challenges the giants of the West (Porsche 911), our respect for the car and the brand increases.
Nissan GTR was born as the famous Skyline sedan back in 1969, when Nissan decided to add a high performance version to the Skyline, and named it as the Skyline GTR. The Nissan Skyline GTR was produced between 1969-1974 and again from 1989-2002. Finally, in 2007, Nissan pulled the Skyline badge and the iconic GTR was born.
A favourite for the aftermarket tuning circuit, the Nissan GTR always came powered by the twin-turbo 6-cylinder 3.8-litre engine, though the output increased gradually with the changing market trends. The U.S spec GTR, also called the 2015 GTR, produces a massive 545 HP @ 6400 rpm and 463 Nm @ 3200-5800 rpm. Nissan claims a top speed in excess of 313 kmph and each engine is handcrafted by its own master technician.
Enough of history lessons for the Nissan GTR! You may ask why are we so excited about this car? The reason we were so excited to put up an article on the Nissan GTR is a video that was the recently published by a Japanese magazine 'Motorhead'. Shot with the extremely immaculate and clear 4K cameras, the video brings the 1200 horsepower, HKT tuned R25 GT 1000 and the R32 GTR Group A racer together and puts them on the mountains.
The video instantly reminds us of the final scene from the Fast and Famous Tokyo Drift movie. To add to the drama of the high speed curves over the mountains was the fact that the magazine used loads of augmented reality stuff to give out the details of the cars, drivers and other relevant info. While we can say that everything in this video is perfect, you have to turn the speakers up to experience this stuff yourself.
Use of cameras over the helmet of driver Nobuteru Taniguchi shows us the blurred out green road, making us experience what a race-driver actually sees. The sense of speed is offered through the combination of sight and sound. While the real race starts from 1.15 minutes, the start of the video shows you a black GTR driving through the streets of Japan in the night.
The video is embedded above for viewing.
Video - Motorhead