.Yes, usurped IS a word as a matter of damn fact... Yeah, Google it my friend and you will find this; "assume: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession." Under that definition you will see a second meaning listed also, "What the Ferrari 599 GTO did to the Nissan GT-R" ! Really, it says that! And I'm actually ok with it! I know I am the Nissan Guy but being of the land of prancing ponies my heart beats along with the melodic rhythms of the mystic 12 cylinders under the bonnet of the amazing red vixen that stars in the video seen here. Be warned, this clip is as close to 'car porn' as you can safely watch at work but go ahead, you have to watch it, at least once! For those not quite as car crazed as myself here is the english translation: the new Ferrari 599 GTO just set a lap record at the very famous German race course know as Nürburgring. The course has long been THE standard by which the worlds finest motorcars are tested and ranked by lap times. Last year Nissan claimed the throne and started some what of a Supercar World War. Well, white flags are being unfurled on all continents.... and its ok because when you watch the video you simply will not be able to hold any grudge! Its beautiful man, just beautiful.... sniff..... I'm NOT crying, shut up!
So lets say you are the Shell Oil Corp and you want to make a super bitchen commercial that really showcases your oil and how it actually cleans as it lubricates... You have a super big budget and a real fancy ad agency so what kind of car do you have made completely out of clear acrylic? A Ferrari you say, perhaps a Lambo or something even more exotic like a Spyker? No, not cool enough I say, I say we use a crystal clear, working life size Nissan 370Z! Yeah you knew where this was goin, it is a Nissan site after all! Click the link for the commercial itself which is pretty cool, but theres also a REALLY cool 3 minute video about making the car and functional engine. Its worth a click!
Attention LEAF fans; April 20th will be the day you will have the opportunity to begin the reservation process for your very own LEAF! In addition, yours truly the Nissan Guy is your very own, officially Nissan Certified resident LEAF Expert! Thats right folks, I have passed all the tests, read all the info and received the certificate as the EV Sales Leader here at Raceway Nissan. I will be your point man so to speak to assist you each step of the way through the process of; creating your personal account, building your Driver Snapshot and placing your Reservation Fee. I will also co-ordinate the installation of the Home Charging Dock and get you all the documentation for each of the many Tax Credits and Rebates available. Its a lot I know but I'm up for it, how about you? Are you ready to do more than just 'say' you want to make the world a better place, do 'more' for our environment?? Well then, contact me so we can work together and see if the new LEAF is for you!
Ok, I have to start by apologizing for the headline! Now on to the story... Nissan has released info and a cool teaser of the newest micro compact in the pipeline for its India market. No early word on whether we would ever get a shot at seeing these on the roads this side of the world yet but it does have a much cooler look than the Tata Nano... he he he.. I just cant even type that without giggling! Yes, I am immature, its my site I can be! For the serious info check here. And for a laugh, google the word Tata, just not if you are at work!
May is simply an awesome month! No, not just because its the Nissan Guy's B-Day month either! Its also my wedding anniversary month, the month of Memorial Day which is the start of the summer sales season AND its all started with FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Thats right, just 3 short weeks and we can get our free comics on. The website for the national event is an event itself and well worth a moment... Freecomicbookday.com is your source for all the information you want on this year's free comics. On the site you'll find;
FCBD Comic Previews Downloadable previews for all 10 Gold comics and over 20 Silver comicsare available!
FCBD Store Locator Find a shop near you!
Creator Signings & Other FCBD Celebrations Check out what special events are happening where!
Get in touch with your inner kid and get yourself a free comic book this May 1st! I will see you there! ;)
Just like a typical spoiled little sister would behave, the marketing folks at Infinity have determined that when they release their version of the all electric LEAF it should be more 'Infinity esque'! Recently, U.S. officials of Infiniti reviewed initial designs at Nissan's San Diego styling studio and complained that they simply looked like another version of the Leaf, say people who were there. The United States will be the Infiniti model's largest market. Ben Poore, vice president of the North American Infiniti Business Unit, says more recent designs have corrected the problem. "I was in Japan last week and saw the final three or four designs for the car," Poore says. "And I can tell you without a doubt that we're going to have a uniquely Infiniti product."
I happen to like the LEAF how it is now but when Infinity shows up to the electric party and theirs looks like the Essence... Well, I will be jumpin on board THAT train! Read the full monty at AutoWeek.
After a long and tiring search, GM has finally given up on finding a buyer for their step child division Hummer. Near agreements were had and lost with a Chinese heavy equipment company but terms could not get fully worked out so GM is pulling the plug, much to the disappointment of the cats of Jersey Shore. In a related story, albeit the worst timed debut ever, Geigercars has just released details for their new H2Bomber Kit! I guess if your gonna go out in style, whats more stylish than a full set 'o tracks! Click here for some pics and fading dreams....
Once again the ole Nissan Guy was ahead of the curve, Nissan today confirmed the rumors reported here almost a week ago! From the official press release: Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said: “The Renault-Nissan Alliance knows how to work successfully in collaborative partnerships, and this experience is extremely valuable in today’s and even more tomorrow’s global auto industry. This agreement will extend our strategic collaboration and create lasting value for the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler as we work on broadening and strengthening our product offering, efficiently utilizing all available resources and developing the innovative technologies required in the coming decade.” Not sure what all that translates to here on the lot but if it means and AMG edition Maxima I'm all in! Read the whole boring thing here... did I type boring out loud??
Mondays usually kinda suck, as I work weekends its less from having to come back to work than having a ton of paperwork and details to clean up from the weekends sales... Today however as I was getting going I stumbled on this really awesome commercial filmed for Nissan of Canada and its a MUST SEE TV click! First they rocked the Winter Olympics and now they rock a Nissan Commercial! Whats next, they gonna show us how health care can be done right too? Oh yeah, they did that already.... Well I am just happy someone is giving the lil SE-R the props it deserves! Take a moment and watch, its well worth it I assure you, and Happy Monday! ;)
Nissan has (finally) released pricing for the much anticipated new all electric Leaf, in a recent press release they had this to said the Leaf base MSRP will be$32,780 in the United States and we will begin taking orders on April 20. When combined with a $7,500 federal tax credit, the Leaf will be priced at $25,280. State and local credits can further reduce the cost to consumers; here in So Cal actual net pricing could be as low as the $23,000.00 range. There are also tax credits and local rebates for the home charging units as well. With current cost conversions the price to 'fill up' your LEAF could be under $3.00! Yes, I do have an interest list put together already, why do you ask? ;) Email me to get your name on it and keep checking here for up to date info!
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