For several years now, the Nissan R35 GT-R has offered high-end exotic performance at low-end exotic prices. For a shade over $100,000, you could get a 545-horsepower, all-wheel drive vehicle that could handily outperform or at least keep pace with cars that cost two, three, or even four times as much. It may not have the exotic caché of a Lamborghini or a Porsche, and it may share a badge with your neighbor’s 2002 Sentra, but what the GT-R has accomplished is nothing short of impressive.
That said, Nissan’s flagship sports car is starting to show it’s age. A complete overhaul is on the table sometime in the next few years, but for the meantime, Nissan has given Godzilla a facelift. And a stronger beating heart.
Power for the GT-R has been creeping up for years — it started at 525 horsepower when it debuted — and that trend continues for 2017. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 now lays out 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet, increases of 20 horsepower and 4 pound-feet respectively. Nissan was able to extract the numbers from individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders and extra boosts from the turbochargers.
Up front, Nissan has applied its flying-V design language to the car’s face. It’s a relatively subtle change; people familiar with the GT-R already won’t have a hard time picking it up, but those who don’t pay attention to cars would have to look closely to really discern the changes. A different front LED strategy helps set the 2017 apart from the current model.
Some of the changes are more hidden; there’s a new lightweight titanium exhaust system and Active Sound Enhancement, a more rigid body structure and a new suspension to help improve handling, and Active Noise Cancellation technology and new sound absorption materials help ensure the occupants hear only what they want (read: exhaust) and less of what they don’t.
Buyers can also now choose ‘Blaze Metallic’ (pictured) from Nissan’s paint palate. Other new features include side sills that have been pushed out to direct air flow around the vehicle, new rear bodywork, and a redesigned, premium interior.
The entire dashboard is new, but perhaps most importantly (at least for enthusiasts), the shift paddles are now mounted to the new steering wheel, allowing drivers to change gears mid-turn without having to take their hands off the wheel.
Pricing and exact performance information hasn’t yet been disclosed, but it’s likely that the GT-R will see a price increase, albeit a relatively modest one. A 2016 model currently runs around $101,770.[vsw id=”7VkpmH3bS3E” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]
Driver With Car Number GW-1023-16 Runs Away After Hitting Someone | WATCH
A driver with car number GW-1023-16 has been involved in a hit and run.
According to a video shared with us, the unknown driver drove off quickly after hitting a citizen.
Police are then looking for this driver.
Watch the sad video below.
University Of Ghana Disassociates Itself From Nigerian Professor Nwagbara
A few days ago, we published a story about a Nigerian Professor who claimed to be teaching English at the University of Ghana.
The said professor made a shocking revelation about the Ghana police service and how Nigerians have infiltrated the service against the requirements stipulated in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
Well, the University of Ghana has responded to this and according to them, the professor Mr Austin Nwagbara, is not a lecturer at the University of Ghana and that, the professor was only a visiting scholar in the year 2012.
They have rubbished the claims made by the Professor and disassociated themselves from the professor. The university has issued a press statement to that effect.
The press statement reads;
The University of Ghana’s attention has been drawn to a video circulating on media platforms which features an individual who has been linked to the University of Ghana. Beyond the many provocative statements, he launches into a tirade against universities in Ghana in general, and the University of Ghana in particular.
The said Professor has been identified as Professor Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian Professor of English who is currently not a member of faculty at the University of Ghana. Our records show that Prof. Nwagbara was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of English during the 2011/12 academic year from August 8, 2011 to July 30, 2012.
The claims Professor Nwagbara makes in the video relating to the University’s sources of income, students fees, etc. are incorrect and do not in any way represent the true facts and figures of the University’s income and state of affairs.
The University of Ghana disassociates itself from the claims Professor Austin Nwagbara makes in the video which we find as mischievous and intended to mislead the public and harm the reputation of the University. The public is advised to treat the contents of the said video with the contempt it deserves.”
The statement was signed by Stella A. Amoa, the Director of Public Affairs of the University of Ghana.
See the press statement below.
I Shop Too Much, I Think I Need Prayers : Jackie Appiah Says
Beautiful Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah has revealed in a new video that she’s so obsessed with shopping so much that if her fans don’t pray for her to put an end to it, it might become something else.
The 36- year old actress made the revelation in a BBC Pigdin interview dubbed, ‘Question till mouth pain you’ where delved into the other perspective of her life
“I am a shopperholic. I need prayers. I shop too much” she disclosed. The popular A-list actress and mother of one also talked about how much she loved adventures which has seen her travel to over 100 countries and counting.
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