Nissan VR38 engines are built by TAKUMIs… 日産VR38エンジンは匠によって組み立てられる

The 3.8-liter at the front of the Nissan GT-R is the company’s pride and joy. The unit is hand-built by four craftsmen, now, at the Nissan factory in Yokohama and now the company wants them to tell their story.These men are called Takumi and you’ll find their names on the signature plates mounted on the powerplants and the video below brings us into the room where these engines are born. The Takumi aslo share their view on building these special engines.

As far as I’m concerned, Nissan should have done this from the beginning when they released R35. Nissan’s VR38 engines are ALL tested for 45minutes, consuming nealy 50l, ensuring the power output of what Nissan claims. I don’t think no other mass producing automobile manufacturer does this…

One more thing… Couldn’t Nissan hire someone who produces better films than those? lol

「Handbuilt by Takumi Kurosawa(クロサワ・タクミによる手組み)」というYouTubeビデオがNissan News Roomというチャンネルで公開されています。日産「GT-R」に搭載されているVR38エンジンには、2013年モデルからエンジン組み立てを担当した職人のネームプレートが貼られているんです。



R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II is in store now! R35GT-Rパーフェクト ブック II、是非ご覧ください!

GT-R Magazine’s staff car has driven 123,000km in 5 and half years. Any cars driven more than 100,000km, in Japan, is considered “a lot”. With the help of NISMO, they have decided to take evenryting apart, from this particular R35, and look closely into the wear and tear to see what 125,000km of driving did to the car. The arcticle is featured on not GT-R Magazine but its sibling magazine called “R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK II”. I, seriously, am curious! The magazine will be on sale from 1st July!
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発売から約5年半が経ち、成熟の域に達したといっていいR35。『GT-R Magazine(発行:株式会社交通タイムス社)』では、その魅力を一冊に凝縮した『R35GT-R PERFECT BOOK Ⅱ』を特別編集し現在、好評販売中です。巻頭では編集部所有の初期型07年モデルを題材に、エンジンとシャシーを完全分解。走行12万3000kmの消耗度を各部位別に検証。作業を担当したのは、日産ワークスの「NISMO大森ファクトリー」です。R35を知り尽くしたメカニックが本誌スタッフカーに下した驚きの診断結果とは!?



R35 abandoned in Greece… ギリシャから捨てられたR35の写真・・・。

We don’t know what happened to this particular GT-R. Photos were posted on Gumbal’s facebook page and became an internet sensation. As the photos were taken in Greece, everyone’s best bet is that the owner fled the country…


Speaking of abandoning cars… how could we forget Dubai. So, I went to YouTube and found this video clip. Title claims “Dubai” but some of them were not shot in Dubai. But it is true that some people abandon expensive cars for whatever reasons…





10th anniversary of D&S Night 2013! D&S Night2013、今年は10周年記念イベント

At Sendai Highland circuit’s drag course, an event called “D&S night 2013” will be held on the 3rd of August. There will be a gathering of dressed up cars as well as drag cars and lots drag races of cars along with bikes. This is their 10th year of holding drag race event and it’s hot and smokey…obviously.


Revival 1/4 mile
Japan drag race way

japan drag race way

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