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From left: 2016 Nissan Maxima, 1972 Datsun 510, 1967 Datsun 411, 2016 Nissan Maxima
The Datsun 411 was produced from 1965 to 1967 and featured a body designed by Italy's famed Pininfarina studio. It shared its 96-horsepower 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with the sporty Datsun 1600 Roadster and featured standard front disc br ...
When the Datsun 411 was replaced by the Datsun 510 in 1968, the Italian-designed body was gone but the blueprint was set for all future Nissan sports sedans. The Datsun 510 became known as nearly unbeatable on the race track and a popular alternat ...
1986 / Nissan R85V
1990 / Nissan R90CP/CK
1995 / NISMO GT-R LM
1997-98 / Nissan R390 GT1
2011 to today / Nissan VK45DE
SYDNEY, Australia (May 27, 2015) – Nissan NISMO athlete and Altima V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly recently spent some time with a vintage Nissan Skyline GT-R at Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia. In this four-part video series, former Bathurst ...
The first-generation Nissan Maxima featured the engine of a 240Z, standard 5-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. It also included a feature that would notify you by talking if you left your lights on.
The second-generation Maxima was assigned "compact" status in the U.S. market and adopted a transverse-mounted V6 with front-wheel drive. This generation was also the last to be available as a station wagon.
The third-generation Maxima was assigned "mid-size" status in the U.S. market due to its larger dimensions and was branded the "4-Door Sports Car" ("4DSC").