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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Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Byron Virgílio dos Santos Silva leads the torch in Aracaju / Credit: Nissan

Timóteo Domingos leads the torch in Canindé de São Francisco / Credit: Nissan

Timóteo Domingos leads the torch in Canindé de São Francisco / Credit: Nissan

Timóteo Domingos leads the torch in Canindé de São Francisco / Credit: Nissan

Timóteo Domingos leads the torch in Canindé de São Francisco / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Cesare Decarli leads the torch in Paulo Afonso / Credit: Nissan

Lucas Cabral in the Torch Relay in Petrolina (PE)  / Credit: Nissan

Lucas Cabral in the Torch Relay in Petrolina (PE) / Credit: Nissan

Nissan Kicks será o carro-madrinha oficial da 14ª Maratona do Rio de Janeiro

Nissan Kicks será o carro-madrinha oficial da 14ª Maratona do Rio de Janeiro

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Jean Kerll light the olympic cauldron in Senhor do Bonfim

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

Janio Bispo leads the torch in Riachao do Jacuipe (BA) / Credit: Nissan

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

The helmet comes off: Nissan reveals the identity of its secret Stig

Luslinda Santos  leads the torch in Salvador  / Credit: Nissan

Luslinda Santos leads the torch in Salvador / Credit: Nissan