Takumi: The Master Craftsmen Behind Each Nissan GT-R

YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 25, 2013) - In Japan those recognized as master craftsmen are known as takumi. At Nissan's factory in Yokohama, only four takumi are sanctioned to put their name on the company's halo vehicle, the legendary GT-R. Izumi Shioya, Nobumitsu Gozu, Tsunemi Oyama, and leader Takumi Kurosawa -with over 100 years of combined factory experience - these four artisans hand-make the twin-turbo VR38 engines, the pride of the plant and Nissan.
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Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Testing at Le Mans

Nissan completes busy LM P1 test at Le Mans

Nissan completes busy LM P1 test at Le Mans

The Nissan R90CK on track at Le Mans in 1990

The Nissan R90CK on track at Le Mans in 1990

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Nissan celebrates 1990 pole lap of Le Mans with retro livery for LM P1 car

Ben Bowlby

Ben Bowlby

Darren Cox

Darren Cox

Jann Mardenborough

Jann Mardenborough

Tsugio Matsuda

Tsugio Matsuda

Lucas Ordóñez

Lucas Ordóñez