Nissan Heritage News

1947 Tama Electric Car
Apr. 3, 2013

Tama EV's Aerodynamic Heritage

The Nissan restoration team's Masahiko Isobe explains the unique characteristics of the Tama electric vehicle, including the work of airplane engineers, which helped to pave the way for Nissan's lineup of zero-emission vehicles.
Our Hearts are Racing: A Heritage of Motorsports and Performance
Feb. 25, 2013

Our Hearts are Racing: A Heritage of Motorsports and Performance

Nissan and NISMO will make a major announcement Monday, but ahead of further details, please enjoy this brief look back at decades of motorsports heritage and performance, including footage from the outback of Australia in the 1950s through the GT-R fast lanes of today.
Calsonic Nissan Skyline GT-R
Feb. 1, 2013

Nissan Heritage: Nissan Skyline

The Skyline 2000GT (S54) was launched two days before the second Japan Grand Prix in 1964. It was necessary to work round the clock to produce the 100-unit minimum required for GT approval in time for the race. The story of how the 2000GT had put up a brave fight against a Porsche soon spread around the country and the "Skyline legend" was born.
The Skyline GT was Powered by Gloria’s 6-cylinder, 1,988cc (Weber triple-carb) Engine
Dec. 11, 2012

Nissan Heritage: Start of the Skyline Legend

For more than half a century motor racing has drawn crowds in Japan. But for motorsports fans one grand prix stands out – the 1964 meeting at Suzuka. It was the day the Skyline legend began.
The Birth of Miss Fairlady
Aug. 8, 2012

The Birth of Miss Fairlady

Japan's post-war economic recovery was underway when its capital Tokyo was selected to host the 1964 Summer Olympics.
2002 Nissan Altima
May. 15, 2012

The Nissan Altima – A Look Back at Generations 1 to 4

The name "Altima" originally referred to a trim line of the Nissan Laurel mid-size car sold in Central America and the Caribbean before 1992. In 1993, Nissan discontinued the Stanza line, replacing it with the U.S.-made Altima.
Roadmap to Destiny: Fuji & Sakura
Dec. 16, 2011

Roadmap to Destiny: Fuji & Sakura

Called “The World’s Cruelest Rally”, Australia’s Mobilgas Trial in 1958 was an early test of automotive endurance, while becoming a key crossroad in Nissan’s history. Marking a post-War return to r...
May. 13, 2011

Nissan Heritage

Almost 80 years of Nissan cars and racing vehicles are parked in a giant warehouse northwest of Yokohama, a heritage site marking the automaker's on- and off-road history. Beginning with 1933's Datsun 12 Phaeton, some 400 autos of a...