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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Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Bryan Heitkotter

Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty and Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty and Bryan Heitkotter

Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty

GT Academy champions start in the wet, end on dry track for podium finishes

GT Academy champions start in the wet, end on dry track for podium finishes

GT Academy champions start in the wet, end on dry track for podium finishes

GT Academy champions start in the wet, end on dry track for podium finishes

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Steve Doherty and his #94 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima

Brian Heitkotter and his #93 Nissan Altima