Fast Nissan cars of recent years
Released in 2007, this supercar was available for $70,000. At 205 mph, it’s not as luxurious as a Ferrari, but it’s certainly just as fast. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 used to make 480 hp. Today’s all-wheel drive NISMO variant has 600 hp and is worth $210,000.
Nissan threw the same GT-R NISMO engine into its 2015 crossover model. Although not particularly aesthetically pleasing, the Juke-R could move as fast as 200 mph. It was outfitted with fancy exhaust ports in the rear bumper, a lowered suspension, and winglets that point straight past the rear window.
It’s no surprise that yet another NISMO model makes the list of fast Nissan cars. It’s the company’s performance division, after all. It tuned the 370z to 350 hp. The 3.7-liter V6 is paired to better aerodynamics for additional downforce, massive brakes and race suspension. Even with the $15,000 worth of extras, this car is still affordable priced at $45,790.
Old school fast Nissan cars
This 1970 gem was ahead of its time with a modern overhead camshaft engine producing 153 hp. The 2.4-liter inline-six rivaled the American competition with their pushrod mechanisms. It took 8.0 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph and went as fast as 126 mph.
This two-seater performance coupe sold for $9,899 back in 1979. It came standard with rear-wheel drive and a five-speed manual transmission. Top speed was limited to 124 mph, but the 2.8-liter inline-six engine produced 135 hp.
A whole decade later, Nissan released another performance car in 1989. The 3.0-liter V6 engine made 225 hp and was still paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. It reached 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and maxed out at 155 mph.
Insurance for fast Nissan cars
Nissan has certainly come a long way from its economical family vehicle roots. The brand is capable of competing with the world’s fastest sports cars and has secured itself a large fan base.