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 bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill of driving

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Nissan bets on great design, intuitive technology and the thrill

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez

Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez

from left: Lucas Ordóñez, Satoshi Motoyama and Wolfgang Reip

from left: Lucas Ordóñez, Satoshi Motoyama and Wolfgang Reip

Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama

Three-time Japanese Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama

Nissan GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip

Nissan GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Motoyama completes Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up for Le Mans

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror

Take a look at Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror