Thursday, April 19, 2018

Keeping Cool On-Track - Upgrading the Radiator, Braking, Wheels & Tires

Description: Now that our Z will be much more agile on track, we're going to make sure we can keep our engine happy by replacing our stock radiator with a Nismo high performance radiator. We're also going to be installing race ready brake pads and switching to new wheels and a much more track friendly tire.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nissan VC-Turbo Engine Optimizes Power and Efficiency

Nissan's VC-Turbo engine offers any compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The engine delivers 248 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm (premium fuel). The VC-Turbo's specific power output is higher than many competing turbocharged gasoline engines and comes close to the performance of some V6 gasoline engines. The unit's single-scroll turbo ensures immediate accelerator responses on demand.

Along with the world's first multi-link system, the engine features an electric motor with a unique Harmonic Drive reduction gear to manage the variable compression ratio. The electric motor is connected to the Harmonic Drive with a control arm. As the Harmonic Drive rotates, the control shaft at the base of the engine rotates, moving the multi-link system within the engine.

Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Rogue SV Midnight Edition - Future Nissan Of Folsom

Deandre with Future Nissan of Folsom shows off the great looking Nissan Rogue with the Midnight Edition package. See more at

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bunz the Bunny Inspires Nissan Designers

Automotive design is a secretive world rightfully obsessed with keeping the prying eyes of the competition out. However, a peek inside Nissan Design America in San Diego proves inspiration comes from anywhere. Even a bunny.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Roots of Nissan’s Leadership in Electric Vehicles

(Click the "CC" button on the bottom right-hand corner of the video to switch on closed captions in English or Japanese.)

Nissan has been a pioneer in creating and developing electric vehicles (EV). With 70 years of EV heritage, built on the legacy of Prince Motors, Nissan's goal is to bring the benefits of EV to more people in more places.

In 1947, the company succeeded in creating a prototype 2-seater truck (500kg load capacity) with a 4.5hp motor and a new body design. It was named "Tama" after the area where it was produced. Its top speed was 34km/h. Next, they created their first passenger car: with 2 doors and seating for 4, it boasted a top speed of 35km/h and a cruising range of 65km on a single charge.

While much has changed, in design and technology, since the Tama's debut, many of the same features and benefits remain and seen in the new Nissan LEAF.