Skyline, Fairlady, Silvia—these words call to mind some of the best JDM offerings, and they all come from Nissan, Japan's second largest automaker today.

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26 December 1933
Masujiro Hashimoto, Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, Meitaro Takeuchi, Yoshisuke Aikawa, William R. Gorham
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Current CEO:
Makoto Uchida
Total Vehicles Sold In 2022:
4 Million
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Why The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Flopped

In 2020, and to everyone's surprise, Nissan discontinued the Cummins diesel engine on the Titan – here's why.

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Check Out Adam LZ's Epic Rebuild Of This 2JZ-Swapped Nissan Silvia S15

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Police Task Force Turns Local Late Night Car Meet Into A Warzone

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The True Story Behind Paul Walker’s Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R From The Fast And Furious

The Fast and the Furious movies introduced America to Japan’s high-octane car culture. Twenty years on, the car that made it all happen is for sale.

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The 3 Nissan Skyline GT-R Generations Get A Proper Time Attack Comparison

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This Is The Dream Nissan Skyline GT-R R33, Straight From The Nismo Omori Factory

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This 2024 Datsun 240Z Concept Is How Nissan Should Have Revived The New Z

This Nissan 240Z Concept takes more nostalgic design cues from the legendary Fairlady Z and transitions smoothly from the 370Z, better than the new Z!

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Why This Immaculate Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R Is Being Sent To The EV Slaughter House

Nissan has taken the covers off the R32 GT-R that it is set to turn into an all-electric "Godzilla", which is set to be quite controversial.

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Why The 2023 Nissan Z Is The Savior Of Nissan's Sports Cars

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Find Out Why Westen Champlin Is On Thin Ice

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Some Very Cool Mods Transform This Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R Into A 1,400-HP Beast

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The Datsun 240Z Returns Digitally To Challenge The Best Modern Sports Cars

A new HotCars exclusive render maintains the essence of the original 240Z while taking inspiration from the modern Nissan Z.

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Why The Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R LM Is The World’s Rarest Godzilla

Nissan has made many exceptional cars throughout the years. However, not many know about the existence of the Nissan Skyline GT-R LM Road Car.

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The R33 GT-R is the middle child of the Nissan Skyline family and is really an underappreciated JDM gem.

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James from The Stradman YouTube channel details his love-hate relationship with the new Nissan sports car and addresses a few of the issues.

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The VR38DETT engine is the R35 GT-R proved to be a supercar killer for a fraction of the cost. Here's why it's one of the best engines of all time.

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Why The Nissan R32 GT-R EV Concept Teaser Has Us Scratching Our Heads

The possible restomod idea for an electric R32 GT-R came from one of Nissan's engineers.

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