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Allan was great! He knew that my wife and I were interested in purchasing a Pre owned vehicle and was instrumental in helping us find what we were looking for. He listened to our needs, instead of telling us what we wanted to hear. He was personable and friendly. We never felt pressured into purchasing something that didn’t fit our needs. I would highly recommend Allen to anyone who is looking for a great experience during a car search. His knowledge is second to none and his attitude is great!
Bought my first car today with, Jeff Upton. He answered all my questions and helped me find the perfect SUV. Michael Nokes was also there helping Jeff out and explaining what to look for in a used car and the pros and cons that come with it. Great to deal with, very friendly and kind,
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(Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 08:59AM by Michelle Bogle)
Japan's street racing scene is one of the most illustrious in the world. And now, a police team in Tochigi Prefecture is taking a unique step forward by adding a Nissan GT-R to their fleet. Donated by a local man, the police are now using the legendary street racer to fight crime at high speeds.
To be distinguished as a cop car, the GT-R is equipped with red flashing lights on the roof of the fast-moving vehicle and LED strobes on the bumper. It also sports the police unit’s black and white paint to match the rest of the patrol fleet. With a cruiser that can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds, criminals all over Tochigi Prefecture better be on high alert. With 565 horses under the hood, they won’t have much hope of escaping this cruiser.
Funnily enough, there is also a hometown connection here. According to The Drive, the factory where the GT-R has been built since 2007 is located in Tochigi Prefecture. Talk about a natural fit!
Could you imagine looking into your rearview mirror and seeing a GT-R with flashing lights barrelling your way? It certainly would be one exhilarating ride back to the police station.
To learn more about the 2018 GT-R, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, for a test drive.
(Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 06:03PM by Michelle Bogle)
In an exclusive interview with Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan’s design head Alfonso Albaisa was quoted as saying that the next-generation Nissan GT-R could become the “fastest super-sports car in the world.” Quite the bold statement, but for those who follow Nissan closely, you know that the sky is the limit for the innovative automaker.
The GT-R is currently in the very early stages of design and engineering – the supercar’s powertrain and all-new platform have yet to be finalized. Speculators have been questioning whether the GT-R will be electrified. In the interview, Albaisa he admitted that electrification was possible, but not confirmed.
“We are definitely making a new platform and our goal is clear: the GT-R has to be the quickest car of its kind,” he told the publication. “It has to own the track. And it has to play the advanced technology game; but, that doesn’t mean it has to be electric.”
As for its styling, Albaisa said the next-gen GT-R would be imposing, have presence and be a beast. He even went so far as to call the supercar “the world’s fastest brick” with “less wing” and more heft to it.
Based on Albaisa’s comments in the article, it appears that the production car is still several years away with some industry insiders commenting that we may not see the new GT-R debut until the next decade. Good things come to those who wait!
In the meantime, you can experience excitement on Seattle’s roads in a stock 2018 GT-R. To schedule a test drive, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan.
The speed crown may soon rest upon a new chassis - with Nissan declaring that its 2019 GT-R will be the fastest sports car in the world. Such a statement has drawn curiosity and confusion in equal measure, with critics uncertain if the brand can keep its promise.
The Kirkland Nissan team, however, has full faith in the new GT-R. After all, it will serve as a direct successor to the record-breaking 2018 model.
As The Drive explains, Nissan is gearing up for highway domination - certain that its 2019 GT-R will prove unbeatable on straightaways and sharp curves alike. While official specs remain scarce, critics anticipate that this car will mimic the performance ratios of the 2018 version (which is anchored by a potent 3.8L V6). 700 HP is expected and torque values could rise as much as 10%, revving to more than 500 lb.-ft.
How will Nissan achieve such staggering power? The answer would lie in its engine design - which should pair twin-turbochargers with a high-capacity tuner. This would raise the redline past 7,000 RPMs and it would allow the car to deliver pure V6 performance (a 9.0:1 compression ratio would deliver exceptional combustion, while double overhead camshafts would enhance air intake levels to optimize temperature). No official top-speed ratings have been released, but many expect the GT-R to surpass 200 MPH.
To learn more about the 2019 GT-R contact our dealership today!
(Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 06:27AM by Michelle Bogle)
This year, Nissan will be blowing out 50 candles as the GT-R turns a half-century old. And to mark the occasion, they have teamed up with Italdesign, a styling firmed founded by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro (which is also celebrating 50 years) to collaborate on a one-off Nismo-based sports car, dubbed the GTR-50.
The radically styled machine was created in-house by Nissan European and North American design teams, while Italdesign oversaw the development, engineering and production.
The GTR-50 is distinctive and crisp, boasting gold-colored highlights, a lowered roof, and an aggressive hood bulge. There are also unique headlight and taillight treatments, as well as a large adjustable wing.
Under the hood is a 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine, which produces an estimated 720ps and 780 Nm of torque. Nissan also tuned the power plant to include two GT3-spec turbochargers, refreshed internals and cams, and higher-flow intake and exhausts, amongst many other tweaks.
The suspension was revised too, featuring a BILSTEIN DampTronic I continuously adjustable damping system, while the braking system incorporates Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with bright red calipers. Michelin Pilot Super Sporttires, sized 255/35 R21 in the front and 285/30 R21 in the rear, add a level of grip needed to harness the engine's forces.
To say it’s a powerhouse is an understatement!
There aren’t any plans to put the GT-R50 into production as of right now. In the meantime, you can experience the thrills and chills of Seattle’s roads in a stock 2018 GT-R. To schedule a test drive, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan.
The future of high-performance has arrived - with Nissan unveiling its 2019 GT-R. This prototype will deliver exceptional speeds and dynamic styling to Tacoma, proving that compromise is indeed a thing of the past.
According to Wards Auto, the new GT-R has been spotted cruising the cobblestone streets of Europe. Washington critics are desperately trying to cross the pond to catch a sneak-peek, wanting to experience the thrill of pure V8 power; and we wish to join them. This Nissan beast proves too tempting to ignore, with its potent twin-turbo engine yielding 710 HP (at 7,100 RPM) and 575 lb.-ft of torque (at 5,600 RPM). Its sheet metal body has been tailored for speed, utilizing a low-sloping roofline and aerodynamic fenders to counter drag; while the 21-inch wheels tear through the pavement. This promises a 0 to 60 run of just three seconds!
To further delight drivers, the 2019 GT-R yields quicksilver styling to match its stellar power. A black grille anchors the front, flanked by metallic trim; while gold inlays frame the twin-exhaust system. The windows have been stretched, emphasizing the lean profile; and a bigger hood bulge now defines the front, barely containing the rumbling V8 beneath. Though no official dimensions have yet been released, critics anticipate that the body has been lengthened by (at least) two inches to ensure a sleek design.
Want to know more? Contact our team today for further information (including projected release dates) for the 2019 GT-R!
(Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 07:33AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan GT-R fans, do we have some hair-raising footage for you! NISMO ambassador Marc Gené recently set a new track record at the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in Torrejón de Ardoz in Madrid.
Gené is revered as one of the most successful motorsport drivers in Spain, having participated in the 1998 Open by Nissan, Formula 1, and the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours Race in 2009. Nissan tasked him to beat the record at the challenging 1,756-meter INTA circuit, which he did not once, but three times in three different GT-R models – the GT-R R35, GT-R Track Edition, and GT-R NISMO.
With each run, Gené improved his time, starting with the GT-R R35 at a solid 1:06.93, then following up that performance with the GT-R Track Edition at 1:06.39 and the GT-R NISMO at a wicked 1:05.83. Sensational!
See for yourself:
Upon being proposed the challenge, Gené accepted with caution since the test track was one that he had never raced before. But it didn’t take long for the motorsport superstar to realize how well-suited the GT-R was for such a technical track, especially the NISMO. According to Gené, “It is a real racing car that you can drive on a daily basis. It has a spectacular suspension. When you drive it on the circuit, you can truly tell it has the Motorsport in its DNA.”
Want to experience the race-inspired performance of the 2018 GT-R for yourself? Contact our team at Kirkland Nissan to schedule a test drive today!
High speeds no longer demand a compromise of convenience. With the release of the 2018 GT-R Nissan ensures that drivers reap every reward - fusing this sport sedan with the Premium Package. This collection of top-tier amenities elevates the sport experience, ensuring that every 2.3-second 0 to 60 blitz can be thoroughly enjoyed.
As CNET explains, the 2018 GT-R now offers the Premium Package. This enhances the already impressive list of standard features - which includes leather seating, HD Radio, and dual-zone automatic temperature controls - with a driver-friendly suite:
The BOSE Sound System
The Premium Package transforms the six-speaker system into a surround-sound showcase - with 11 BOSE consoles mounted throughout the cabin, as well as two subwoofers. This creates a deep base-line (especially when paired with the speed-sensitive volume controls and active pitch enhancement software).
This package ensures a refined ride, bolstering the cabin with both class-leading seals and advanced white noise amplifiers (which monitor ambient sounds and release counter waves to nullify them). This lessens the echo of passing traffic, engine vibrations, and more.
A titanium-forged exhaust is provided with the Premium Package. This proves perfect for Seattle’s changeable weather, with its heavy-duty metal offering resistance to snow, sleet, and rain. The chance of (costly) corrosion is greatly lessened.
Curious about the 2018 GT-R and its available features? Visit our dealership today to learn more!
History always repeats itself - but the time proves far better than most. A 1972 Skyline GT-R has just appeared on the Seattle streets, and it’s leaving both critics and consumers speechless.
According to Road and Track, a Skyline (which was originally designed for the European market) has been spotted in Seattle. This car boasts a 2.0L L20 straight-six engine. Thanks to the original triple Mikuni carburetor design and the inclusion of an aftermarket limited slip-differential, this powerpoint promises 158 HP. A six-speed manual transmission yields impeccable handling, while the dual spoilers slice through drag with precision. Bolt-on fender flares further improve performance, helping to reduce overall friction when cornering.
This allows the Skyline to charge from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds - and it ensures a quarter-mile time of only 16.2 seconds. This speedy GT-R will prove equally at home in the city or on the track.
The 1972 Skyline embodied Nissan’s best design elements - and we’re thrilled to see this platform find its way from the showroom to the streets. To learn more about it (or to take a peek at our current GT-R models) contact our team today.
It’s a carbon blur - a rush of cross-members and shock towers, blazing by so quickly that you can barely decipher the high-precision jig construction. It revs from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds, leaving you the span of a breath to catch those fleeting details.
You do… and you’re delighted.
According to Nissan, the 2018 GT-R NISMO was engineered to impress. This track-inspired coupe delivers a bold profile, boasting a unibody construction and carbon-fiber panels. 20-inch forged alloy wheels offer black spoke styling, while the front fenders are perfectly sculpted to disperse air and eliminate drag. Side sills emphasize the lean shape (185-inches long, 54-inches high); and a spoiler frames the rear. LED bulbs anchor the brake lamps and running lights; sheet-metal moldings line the undercarriage; and UV solar-tinted glass showcases the wide windows.
The NISMO also boasts four distinct colors - Pearl White, Solid Red, Jet Black, and Super Silver. Each is accented by orange brake calipers and black door moldings, creating a sleek look from every angle.
The 2018 GT-R is a V6 beast on the track - but it’s runway-inspired design will prove a welcome addition to the Seattle streets. To learn more contact our team today!
True power knows no compromise - delivering both full-throttle speeds and snarling V6 performance. This is the philosophy that drives the 2018 GT-R NISMO, with Nissan seeking to bring circuit experiences to the highway. This platform will dominate the pavement and leave all competitors in the dust.
Are you ready, Seattle?
According to a recent Nissan press release, the 2018 GT-R NISMO promises exceptional performance. Beneath its hood is a 3.8L V6, which generates 600 HP and 481 lb.-ft of torque. Large-diameter turbochargers propel this platform from 0 to 60 in a mere 2.9 seconds; and the redline soars to 6,800 RPM, ensuring a top-speed ratio of 195 MPH.
Anchoring the engine is a titanium-infused exhaust system. This pairs integrated fins and under-mounted ducts to improve intake levels, maintaining optimum air pressure with every mile. This regulates V6 temperatures to eliminate the chance of over-heating (which would compromise the NISMO’s performance capabilities). A dual-clutch six-speed transmission and plasma-sprayed bore plates further improve responses.
With the release of the 2018 GT-R NISMO, Nissan enables drivers to achieve track-worthy thrills. This sport coupe delivers a performance like no other.
Want to take it for a spin? Contact our team today to learn more!