2015 Chicago Auto Show Notes – Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chicago ? The highlight of the winter auto show season is the annual Chicago Auto Show each February. Sure, the temperature outside might be in the single digits and the ?Windy City? is living up to its name, but inside the McCormick Place is a warm and wonderful arena for…

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2015 Nissan GT-R Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Purely by the numbers, the 2015 Nissan GT-R Black model I drove recently is the fastest car I?ve ever driven. I have not driven the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 or the Porsche Turbo S ? both are faster, but only by the blink of an eye or two. Getting right to the numbers,…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon?- This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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A Nissan Playdate

By Bill Schaffer   Nashville ? Occasionally, an auto manufacturer will gather a sampling of their current lineup and invite a group of automotive journalists over to get a little refresher in what they have to offer. Nissan did just that last week putting together a group of more than 40 Nissans and even a…

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Nissan GT-R Premium Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The 2014 Nissan GT-R may not have the same cachet of a Ferrari, Porsche or some the other big-name luxury performance sports cars, but it?s still a head-turner as we found out after driving one for a week. Oh, yeah, it?s faster than most of them, too. An offspring of…

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Next Generation Nissan GT-R

Nissan Moves the GT-R Over 500 Horsepower Nissan has upgraded their GT-R supercar for 2012 with a new look, wheel design, colors and more power.? There is also a new ?Black Edition? with special seats, interior colors and different wheels. The 2012 Nissan GT-R?s 3.8-liter twin turbo V-6 is now rated at 530-hp with 448…

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Test Drive: 2011 Nissan GT-R

?A supercar for common folks? Nissan?s GT-R finally made it to North America as a 2009 model, albeit in limited numbers. The model is really not a new one for the Japanese automaker ? it represented the 7th generation for what has been known elsewhere as the Nissan Skyline. Nissan touted the GT-R as a…

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The 2011 Nissan GT-R will run you $84,060

For 2011, its third year of availability in the North American market, the Nissan GT-R features a number of enhancements and a simplified model lineup. The previous GT-R base model has been eliminated, leaving the GT-R Premium as the only available 2011 model. Changes include slightly darker wheel center caps, double clear coat on the…

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