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MOTOR Magazine celebrates 50 Years of the Nissan GT-R in its September 2019 issue

By Chris Thompson, 22 Aug 2019 News

MOTOR Magazine September 2019 Issue Preview feature

A special celebration of Nissan’s greatest sports car achievement

This is a big one. Not just because the new September 2019 issue of MOTOR Magazine has a few more pages, but because it’s an homage to one of the most revered Japanese cars of all time. The Nissan Skyline GT-R.

From the 1969 Hakosuka GT-R to the brand new 2020 R35 GT-R, Nissan’s most famous badge has been through highs and lows, but it’s been a journey well worth celebrating.

And that’s what our new issue does.

If the GT-R isn’t your thing, fear not. This issue of our mag still features other cars, news, reviews, and features that aren’t even Nissan-adjacent. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

You can find MOTOR at retailers around Australia. Or you can subscribe and save yourself some cash, there’s even a digital subscription.

Subscribers often receive their mags earlier, so you’ll get to see what MOTOR has to offer before anyone else.

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to interact with us, give us feedback, and get a peek behind the scenes.

And this week, check out the #GTRweek tag on Instagram to see what we’ve been sharing!

GT-R: The Godzilla Story

Turning 50 is normally a somewhat glum affair, but in this case it’s cause for a full-throttle celebration.

ZERO TO 50: Fifty moments of GT-R over fifty years

The GT-R story is one of many chapters, so we list the few dozen moments that have made Nissan’s hero a legend.

BOX FRESH: Nissan KPGC10 Skyline GT-R, a.k.a Hakosuka

The start to the GT-R story is a far cry from the brutal AWD beasts of today, but it’s arguably more revered.

GOD COMPLEX: The Nissan R32 GT-R story retold

Beginning as Nissan’s unlikely poster child for global domination, the R32 became a road and track megastar.

Legend Series: Nissan R32 GT-R

SIX. POINT. NINE: JUN II R32 Skyline GT-R drag car

Hailing from Sydney, JUN II is the quickest street-legal, and registered, Nissan Skyline GT-R in the world.

SKY’S THE LIMIT: Nismo R33 Skyline 400R vs Mine’s R34 Skyline GT-R

The Skyline GT-R legend was built in the mad world of modification and there are no two better examples than the Nismo 400R and Mine’s ‘ultimate response’ R34.

MOTOR comparison: R33 Nismo 400R v R34 Nismo R-Tune

TOO FAST FOR THE RULES: The ATCC interview with Mark Skaife, Fred Gibson, and Paul Beranger

The R32 GT-R was the beast that ate Bathurst, yet it was far more Australian than it’s given credit for. We speak to those who built it and tamed it.

classic MOTOR: 1992 R32 Skyline GT-R Group A

CHASING MIDNIGHT: Hunting Tokyo’s Mid Night Club

The Mid Night Club was a secret society of high-speed Tokyo street racers. 20 years after it ended, we return to see what remains.

MOTOR feature: We explore Japan's car culture in a Rolls-Royce Wraith

R36, WHERE ARE YOU?

Will Nissan build another GT-R? We give it to you straight.

MACHINE LEARNING: 2020 AMG A45 driven

Moving away from the GT-Rverse, we have sampled AMG’s new super-hot hatch. Is it good? It sure has a lot of hype to fulfil.

MOTOR feature: Why the new A45 looks set to hold the hot hatch crown

AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: Chevrolet C8 Corvette details

Look out, Australia. This hot new mid-engined ‘Vette is headed our way.

FIRST FANGS: We’ve driven the new Renault Megane RS Trophy-R, the next Ford Focus ST, Porsche’s 718 Spyder, and plenty more!

PACE NOTES: The latest from the automotive world, MOTOR-style.

AND MORE: Hot Source is still here for all your car info needs, plus words from our regular ranters, Cool Kit, and the rest of the usual suspects!

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