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Nissan Qashqai-R SUV project in the Works

Oct 4 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Builders want to make the fastest seven-seat SUV around

I think one of the coolest things Nissan ever did was build the Juke R. That project to the normal four-cylinder powertrain out of a Nissan Juke in crammed in the all-wheel-drive platform from the...

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Nissan Qashqai-R SUV project in the Works

Oct 4 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Builders want to make the fastest seven-seat SUV around

I think one of the coolest things Nissan ever did was build the Juke R. That project to the normal four-cylinder powertrain out of a Nissan Juke in crammed in the all-wheel-drive platform from the Nissan GT-R. A similar project is now underway transplanting that GT-R powertrain into another Nissan SUV.

The project is called "MAD" Project SVM Qashqai-R . The powertrain will come from a 2012 Nissan GT-R the people behind the project want to build the ultimate seven-seat SUV.

The builders planned to produce two vehicles with one clad in white paint producing 900 hp and one with black paint producing 1000 hp. Builders plan to keep everyone updated on progress as the project comes together.

 
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LeMons New England: Many Audis, Many Forgotten GM Cars, and the World’s Most Evil Vanagon

Oct 24 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 24 Hours of LeMons has returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest, and we’ve got some fascinating machinery among the 130 or so entries that rolled into the garage for our traditional Friday car inspections. Let’s take a look! First of all, the Mod Squad Vanagon made everyone stagger back in awe. The recipe: Take one third-gen Toyota MR2 that was wrapped around a shopping-mall light pole in a fit of ill-advised hoonage, take a Vanagon body and chop ...
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Video: Nissan GT-R goes on Rockies Alberta adventure with Epic Drives

Oct 24 2014 7:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Nissan, Canada Years after its original debut, the Nissan GT-R remains a much-feared, well-regarded entry in the sports car landscape. Sure, many of its original competitors are onto new generations these days, but Nissan has continually improved the GT-R, giving it meaningful tweaks almost every year since it came to the US market for 2009. Reviewers also just seem to keep ...
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Student-Designed Visio.M EV Concept: How BMW’s i3 Should Have Looked

Oct 24 2014 12:59pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

BMW’s i3 electric hatchback is a lot of things—efficient, futuristic, packed with technology—but it isn’t exactly what you’d call handsome, at least not in the traditional sense. Students at the Technical University Munich (TUM), with backing from both BMW and Daimler, have come up with a solution—well, more of an alternative—in the form of an electric car that looks remarkably similar to the i3, albeit better-looking. The students’ i3 lookalike is called the Project Visio.M, and it is a plug- ...
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VW vs. Toyota—FIGHT! The Tale of the Tape as Two Behemoths Vie to Be Number 1

Oct 24 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There is safety in sales numbers, and as it becomes more and more costly to turn a profit in the car industry, we’ll continue to see brands consolidate under immense corporate umbrellas, such as Chrysler’s marriage to Fiat. But while some fight to survive, others fight to rule. Today, Toyota and Volkswagen dominate as the world’s largest automakers. But economic crises, natural disasters, and recall hysteria can change fortunes rapidly. What follows is a look a ...
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Roadtripping a Nissan GT-R through Alberta

Oct 24 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Road trips are great but having the right car is a necessity. This video from Motor Trend combines awesome twin-turbo power with amazing Alberta scenery. Ever wondered if a GT-R can herd cattle? Wonder no more! The video isn’t 100% car focused and the host takes us through fancy restaurants, ranches and caves but if you’re like us then you skipped those parts and watched the gratuitous launch control scenes. Is the GT-R the perfect car for an Alberta road trip? What would you rat ...
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Here are the 10 safest SUVs you can buy

Oct 24 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

More than likely, you’re considering buying a new SUV or crossover to haul a bunch of people and their stuff around in a safe and comfortable manner. And to find out just how safe your next new vehicle could be, buyers can turn to the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Privately run, the IIHS annually conducts its own crash tests and safety ratings. The safest vehicles receive Top Safety Pick (TSP) and Top Safety Pick P ...
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Caustic ACRostic: Bad-Ass Dodge ACR Viper Concept Debuts

Oct 24 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

SEMA vehicles are often the antithesis of function, being gussied-up show cars that focus less on performance than outrageous style and overwrought glitz. Dodge is bucking that trend with this car, a Viper concept that’s all about light weight, prodigious grip, and ultimate speed. Feast your carbon-fiber-hungry eyes on the Viper ACR. Going several steps beyond the also-track-focused TA, the Dodge Viper ACR Concept is festooned in carbon-fiber aero tricks, from the front split ...
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Kia Optima

Oct 24 2014 8:39am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Kia Optima is the South Korean automaker's four-door family sedan. Most recently revamped in 2011, the Optima has become one of the better-looking, better-equipped vehicles in its segment--though it's a tough one, with rivals like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima, as well as its cousin, the Hyundai So ...
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Botched air bag recall leaves car owners in the dark

Oct 24 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration botched its effort to inform the public about a potentially lethal air-bag defect, directing 8 million consumers to an inoperable website and leaving millions of others unsure as to whether their cars were even at risk. For more than two days after telling motorists of the urgent need to check the government-run safercar.gov for information, the search function on the we ...
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Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility Of The Year

Oct 24 2014 6:18am CDT | Source: Caryoo

Refreshed CR-V chosen for its fuel economy, driving dynamics, long list of new safety features and overall refinement Noted for its new Touring trim with Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive safety technologies America’s best-selling SUV over the past decade The Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015. The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, including its improved fuel economy and uncomprom ...
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