Godzilla Versus Godzilla | 2018 Nissan Gt-r Meets R32 Gt-r In Australia

Godzilla versus Godzilla | 2018 Nissan GT-R meets R32 GT-R in Australia

GIRRAWEEN, Australia — In 1994 I lived in Surry Hills, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Back then, Surry Hills was artsy, edgy, and most important, cheap. One day I looked out my bedroom window and saw, parked in front of an office, a dark gray coupe. This lead-hued peril lurked behind a passing stream of subcompacts, utes, and round-edged Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons like a barracuda among the cast of "Finding Nemo." I had no idea what it was. I called my Australian roommate over to make a positive ID. He chuckled and said, "That? That's Godzilla," then walked away. I'd met the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R — "Gran Turismo Racer."

Australia's Wheels magazine had christened the Skyline GT-R "Godzilla" in the July 1989 issue, after the Japanese had already taken to calling the car obakemono, meaning "monster." In 1990, Nissan Motorsport Australia (NMA) entered one of the all-wheel-drive, twin-turbo howlers in the Australian Touring Car Championship. The R32 won one race.

Matsui Jurina To Be The Center For Ske48's New Single To Be Released In December

Matsui Jurina to be the center for SKE48's new single to be released in December

SKE48 will release their new single "Stand by you" on December 12. 

The senbatsu members for this single include Oba Mina, Obata Yuna, Ego Yuna, Kamata Natsuki, Kitagawa Ryoha, Kumazaki Haruka, Sato Kaho, Suenaga Oka, Sugawara Maya, Suda Akari, Soda Sarina, Takayanagi Akane, Takeuchi Saki, Hidaka Yuzuki, Furuhata Nao, Matsui Jurina, and Arai Yuki. 

Honda Recently Renewed Its U.s. Trademark For The Name "cdx," Which The Japanese Carmaker First Applied For In 2015

Honda recently renewed its U.S. trademark for the name

Honda recently renewed its U.S. trademark for the name "CDX," which the Japanese carmaker first applied for in 2015. Back then, observers expected the name to apply to an Acura version of the Honda HR-V, and they were right — but no one expected the CDX would go on sale only in China, in 2016.

For the past two years, the U.S. auto media has speculated on whether the CDX will ever make it here.

Lexus Will Debut The Production Model Of The Ux Subcompact Crossover At The Geneva Motor Show In March

Lexus will debut the production model of the UX subcompact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show in March

Lexus will debut the production model of the UX subcompact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show in March, according to a newspaper interview with Lexus Norway CEO Knut-Erik Jahnsen — from Dagens Næringsliv:

Later this year comes a model that will provide more sales in the small niche brand. A smaller SUV will be presented during the Geneva exhibition in March, and Jahnsen has a goal of selling 1500 to 2000 cars in two years, as part of the brand’s goal of selling 100,000 cars in Europe at the same time.

In-form Ichiro Inches Closer To Rose

In-form Ichiro inches closer to RoseIchiro Suzuki stayed in fine form as the leadoff hitter for the Miami Marlins in their 10-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
The veteran went 2-for-5 with an RBI while playing in right, and has hit safely the past four straight games as a member of the starting lineup. Suzuki also has three consecutive multihit games.

Nestle Japan To Hire 1000 Robots To Sell Nescafé In Japan

Nestle Japan to hire 1000 robots to sell Nescafe in JapanNestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafé’s biggest market. Nescafé will use the humanoid robot Pepper to sell Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Nescafé Gold Blend Barista coffee machines in home appliance stores in Japan starting in December. Pepper is the first robot in the world that is able to read and respond to human emotion.

Infiniti : 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix : Qualifying : Row Three For The Bulls In Hockenheim

Infiniti : 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix : Qualifying : Row Three For The Bulls In HockenheimDespite the track temperatures climbing to a high of 57?C during the session, both our drivers were comfortable in the opening exchanges, with Daniel easing through to Q2 in second position behind fastest man Rosberg. It wasn't as smooth a session for Hamilton. The Mercedes driver suffered a heavy crash 10 minutes into Q1. He braked for the Sachskurve but his front-left locked and he spun off at high speed, hitting the barriers hard. It was the end of his session.