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Nismo Showroom, R391 Feature

Building on my previous post introducing the Nismo Showroom I could not hold back on my photos of the R391 on display. This is one of two R391s built for the 1999 24 hours of Le Mans. It was the only one to make it the race after the other was serious crashed by Eric van de Poele in qualifying. It was Nissan's only venture into the Le Mans Prototype class. The engine is a specially developed VRH50A, a 5 litre V8 that gave away the twin turbos the previous VH had in 3.5 litre capacity (as run in the R390).

Driven by Comas, Motoyama and Kageyama this car did not finish the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans due to electrical problems but had success in the Fuji 1000km, an event run by the Le Mans organising body. Nissan pride was high after beating its main competitor, the Toyota GT-One.

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The Cleanest Drifter - Nissan Skyline R32 Sedan

I spotted this Nissan Skyline GTS-T on my daily commute. It stood out bright and one of a kind. Its stance. Perfect wheel fitment. Simple styling. Its smooth ride. That 2 litre six cylinder sound! I followed this silver sensation through sets of traffic lights admiring the styling. Then I lost sight of it among the thick traffic.

I posted on the Skylines Australian forum, reaching out to my fellow Skyline fanatics to find its owner. I didn't get anywhere.

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Nismo Showroom, Tsurumi Japan.

The Nismo Showroom in Tusrumi is not far from Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama. It is a showcase of the highest performance Nissan has to offer. It displays performance parts available for Nissan owners, a workshop (Omori Factory), cars from the Heritage Museum, race suits and helmets of famous drivers.

Around six months after the facility opened (March 2013) I headed there. I'm an absolute Nissan fanatic. I was born into a Datsun family and I've owned a number of iconic Datsun/Nissan's. I decided to live in Japan mainly due to my passion for Nissan and Japanese cars. Just like going to my first Super GT race and Nismo Festival, arriving at the Nismo Showroom I became enveloped in emotion. 

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