The Car Lovers Guide to Japan, The Nissan Heritage Museum

A early R35 JGTC GT500 car. The later versions have really wild CFD optimized aero compared to this car.

Just for Martin, we took a picture of a BTTC Primera.  The Primera was one of the most competitive BTCC cars in the  early 90’s.  At 300 hp at 8300 rpm, the cars naturally aspirated SR20DE engine was the pinnacle of SR20DE engine development.  This car won 13 of the 26 races it entered. The Primera won 4 drivers and manufacturers during its day. BTCC was awesome at that time and it was great to see Nissan whipping up on Honda!

The Nissan Heritage Museum is an unforgettable place even if you are not a Nissan fan. Believe it or not, this was just a small fraction of the historic Nissans that are here to see.  We probably need to return soon and check out some of the stuff we had to rush past.

Nissan Heritage Museum

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  1. The first couple of cars are actually based on Austin 7. It’s an evolution of that model. As for the BTCC Nissan Primera: That brigs back memories. I used to work on that one. There are actually parts bearing my anagram.

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