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SMADE New York | American Airlines release some photos showing off their first 787 Dreamliner in the paint shop; it looks beautiful in it silver body with it red silver and blue tail. American Airlines livery is beautiful on the dreamliner, it has to be one of the best livery out there right now on a dreamliner. American Airlines will look to add the dreamliner to it feet in the first half of next year, first routes has not been announced as yet..

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[TMC 24|7] TOYOTA Release the All-New Esquire Range for Japan

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Esquire Range

 Esquire Specifications

1.8 L hybrid 2.0 L
2.0 L 4WD
Length/width/height (mm) 4,695/1,695/1,825 4,695/1,695/1,865
Wheelbase (mm) 2,850
Engine Model 2ZR-FXE 3ZR-FAE
Displacement (cc) 1,797 1,986
73 [99]/5,200 112 [152]/6,100
142 [14.5]/4,000 193 [19.7]/3,800
Fuel efficiency Under JC08
test cycle
(km/L) 23.8 16.0 14.8*
* For vehicle weighing 1,660 kg or more (four-wheel drive model weighing 1,650 kg or less has fuel efficiency of 15.0 km/L under the MLIT JC08 test cycle)

 The 2.0-liter 3ZR-FAE gasoline engine model uses a high-efficiency Valvematic engine with Super CVT-i and other features, which enables it to achieve gasoline-engine class-leading environmental performance, with fuel efficiency of 16.0 km/L under the MLIT JC08 test cycle.

Apart from the Xi grade gasoline engine model (four-wheel drive model weighing 1,650 kg or less)4, all models exceed MLIT’s 2015 fuel economy standards by 20 percent. Being certified as having emissions that are 75 percent lower than the 2005 standards under the MLIT’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles makes these models eligible for the Japanese government’s subsidies and tax incentives for eco-cars.

Elegant, striking front view
  • The Esquire presents a striking impression with a sense of width achieved through a large and striking T-shaped front grille down to the lower grille, a bumper profile gripped from the side, and fog light covers with a deep profile.
  • The decorative plated bars over the grille give a vertical emphasis that expresses a stunning, superior luxury, with a sense of width and solidity achieved by changing the pattern of the vertical bars arranged from the center out to the sides. The grille bars and headlights come with a smoked-effect coating to emphasize the T-shaped profile.
  • The Esquire’s front marque combines the sword and shield of a medieval knight’s apprentice, the collar of a gentleman’s suit, and the abbreviation “Esq.”
Side view delivers a sense of openness to the cabin and vigor to the body
  • The side profile presents a large, continuous window area through to the third row of seats, with a vivid beltline extending from the front to the rear, which provides both dynamic body qualities and a sense of openness with its panoramic view.
  • Stainless steel belt moldings and decorative plating on the door handles provide deluxe accents to the side view. The gray metallic coating on the wheels also expresses high quality.

The expansive profile presented by the decorative plating on the back door, together with a sharp cross-sectional profile, present width and grandiosity. With a structure that appears to be floating over the back window, it expresses a sense of interior openness and a grand rear view.

The Esquire comes in seven body colors, including Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine that offers lustrous elegance and depth of color that further expresses a deluxe and high quality feel.

Ride comfort and handling stability
The flat, low-floor package, with tuned front and rear suspension, limits vehicle roll and other movement when turning and provides a smooth ride with very little shaking and great driving stability.

Handling stability and ride comfort have been achieved by increasing body rigidity through such things as using bracing around the rear suspension and employing spot welds focused on door openings and floor joints.

Equipment providing safety and security With a Beautiful  Interior

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“T-Connect” compatible navigation systems will be available as an option. The “Agent” Toyota Smart Center-based voice recognition service supports the driver through interactive voice communications and by using the driver’s route history to predict the car’s destination. T-connect compatible apps can be downloaded straight to in-car navigation systems, and the “Online Care” service integrates and improves on the functions currently provided by G-BOOK.

Also available as an option is the Intelligent Parking Assist system with Easy Set and wide-angle color backup guide monitor, which detects the location of parking space lines when the gear shift lever is moved to Reverse, and then automatically steers the vehicle straight into the parking space once the OK button is pushed.

Automatic High Beams help ensure good forward visibility for the driver by using an interior camera sensor to detect various light sources during night-driving (including the headlights and tail lights of preceding and oncoming vehicles) and automatically switch from high beam to low beam, while LED headlights provide an improved sense of security with bright lights for night driving.

The Gi grade evokes high quality, from its interior burgundy color scheme to its use of synthetic leather throughout, including full seat covers and covered surfaces from the instrument panel to the door trims. With the delicate expression of red tones through the perforated seat covers, the synthetic leather material also works to control temperature variations to feel less hot to the touch in summer and less cold to the touch in winter.

The Gi grade also offers a high-quality interior through use of leather and a black wood grain finish on the steering wheel and shift knob (excluding hybrid versions).

The air conditioning control panel features an elegant Piano Black coating.

The large open tray on the passenger-side of the instrument panel and the upper sections of the door trims have a metallic finish and stitching to present a strong impression of refinement.

The three-gauge instrument panel uses metallic finish dial rings and three-dimensional lettering and scales to achieve a modern, high-quality design.

Esquire Hybrid 

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The vehicle exterior has a stunning and powerful presence, from its front grille with a striking vertical emphasis that stretches all the way down to the lower bumper, to the plated finish on its door handles and back door. In the interior, it features synthetic leather with a metallic finish and stitching from the instrument panel through to the door trims. The “Gi” grade features a high-quality finish throughout, from the black wood grain finish on the steering wheel and shift knob, to full synthetic leather seat covers and a burgundy interior color scheme. In addition, a flat, low-floor package creates a roomy interior with outstanding ease of ingress and egress to ensure a high level of basic functionality, while also achieving environmental performance with class-leading3,4 fuel efficiency for hybrid models at 23.8 km/L under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) JC08 test cycle.

‘Esquire’ Minivan Hybrid System Main Specifications
Engine Model 2ZR-FXE
Displacement 1,797 cc
Maximum output 73 kW [99 PS] / 5,200 rpm
Maximum torque 142 N-m [14.5 kgf-m]/4,000 rpm
Motor Model 5JM
Maximum output 60 kW [82 PS]
Maximum torque 207 N-m [21.1 kgf-m]
Complete system* Maximum output 100 kW [136 PS]
Battery Nickel-metal hydride

 Esquire Range Price Rundown

Seating Engine Transmission Driveline Price*1
Xi 7 3ZR-FAE
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,622,857
8 2,592,000
7 4WD 2,828,571
8 2,797,714
7 THS II with reduction gear Front-wheel drive 3,043,543
Welcab side lift-up seat 7 3ZR-FAE
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,763,000*2
4WD 2,954,000*2
Gi 7 3ZR-FAE
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,823,428
8 2,792,571
7 4WD 3,029,142
8 2,998,285
7 THS II with reduction gear Front-wheel drive 3,204,000
*1 Includes consumption tax; does not include recycling fees; differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa
*2 Consumption tax does not apply

Welcabs: Specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled and elderly

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The Welcab wheelchair-adapted models (ramp type) equipped with a manual forward ramp aid access to the luggage compartment through the back door, and a custom installed second row of seats provides direct wheelchair access to the cabin. When wheelchair access is not required, the vehicle can be used conventionally. An electric ramp is also available as an option with some specifications.

A Welcab Friendmatic Seat model also has support for moving to and from the driver seat, together with electrically controlled storage for the wheelchair.

A Welcab Side Lift-up Seat model (detachable type) has a second row seat that doubles as a wheelchair, while usability is improved through an automatic memory function that stores forward and backward sliding positions and reclining angles during seat storage.

The Lift-up Front Passenger Seat model with seat that slides down and to the outside of the vehicle has improved usability through an automatic memory function that stores the height of the lowered seat, and forward and backward sliding positions and reclining angles when storing the seat.

Esquire’ Welcab Variants Pricing
Seating Driveline Engine Transmission Base
Lift-up front passenger seat 8 Front-wheel drive 3ZR-FAE (2.0-liter) Super CVT-i Xi 2,727,000
7 4WD 2,946,000
Side lift-up seat (detachable) “Manual caregiver-assisted type” 7 Front-wheel drive 2,878,000
Side lift-up seat (detachable) “Electric caregiver-assisted type” 3,361,000
adapted model (ramp), Type I
For one
7 Front-wheel drive 3,026,000
4WD 3,207,000
For two
Front-wheel drive 3,109,000
4WD 3,290,000
adapted model (ramp), Type II
No third seat 6 Front-wheel drive 2,957,000
4WD 3,137,000
With third seat 8 Front-wheel drive 3,067,000
7 4WD 3,256,000
Welcab Friendmatic model, “Welride” 6 Front-wheel drive 2,948,000
4WD 3,138,000
* Does not include consumption tax; does not include recycling fees; differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa
 Overview | One reason Toyota is so respectful is the fact that they never forgets the disables and the elderly when making a minivan; they done that here in the United States for years with the Sienna and offers many other vehicles from the lineup that can be fitted out for disables and elderly or people who just needs to get around in a wheelchair or limited mobility. The welcab version of the Esquire is just another example showing how Toyota thinks about everyone and makes cars specially for those people. Sometimes it drives me crazy when car enthusiasts beat down a car because it isn’t fast enough or handles like a Porsche; car enthusiasts of all people should know that not all cars are made for performance because not everyone thinks about performance; because not everyone can handle a Nissan GT-R or Porsches and over the millions of years Toyota has build its great reliability record; because you can always rely on them to get you where you want to go.

Overall we think the people of Japan is getting yet an awesome Toyota that features a beautiful extensive design; that’s unlike any today on the road. The Esquires also features a grille that draws its passion and design from the Crown; Toyota big boy; a car that is filled with luxury and design; they even features the same logo. One day we hope to see designs like this on American shores. Toyota is aiming for 4,000 unites per month to be sold. The All-New Esquire will be manufactured at Fujimatsu Plant in Japan.

QUESTION! Knowing what the Esquire is build for; if it was to come to America would you buy it? Think About It!

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ATL 22 30 19 31 102
TOR 24 36 26 23 109


SMADE Sports (Oct. 29th 2014) TORONTO |  Raptors was able to hold off a late rally from the Atlanta Hawks to win their first game of the season; the raptors fans came with energy and many was watching the game from outside the area. The Raptors all around had a poor night shooting the ball; DeRozan was 4/16 Kyle Lowry 3/11 and  Amir Johnson 7/15; however they had an all around night and didn’t let down their fans; they share the ball and find the hot hand at the right time to pull off the win. DeRozan had 15 points and set career-highs with 11 rebounds and 6 steals, Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, Amir Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, and Terrence Ross had 13 for the Raptors. All five starters scored in double figures for the Raptors tonight in fact Seven Toronto players reached double figures in scoring. Showing Canada and the rest of the NBA why they had the best record in the preseason at 7 – 1 (W-L)

“We’re a team, we’re a complete team,” Lowry said. “Me and DeMar, we didn’t play as well offensively but we did other things to try to help the team win.”

The Atlanta Hawks continue to battle back all game but end up falling short; they of course was happy to have Al Horford back from knee injury, he was limited to only 29 minutes but played close to 32mins he grab 13 boards 12 points on 6/15 shooting and 3 assists. Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott each led the team in scoring with 20 points for the Hawks, and Paul Millsap had 13 points and 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Big play came with 2:32 left in the 4th when Mike Scott and DeMarre Carroll hit Back-to-back 3-pointers capping off a 10-1 run to bring Atlanta within eight, 102-94, with only 2:30 left in the 4th quarter, Mike Scott then hit  another 3 with 1:27 left on the clock to cut the lead to four  points 103-99. The Hawks was able to cut Toronto once 19 point led into only 4, but that was as close as they got; the lead was just too much as Toronto was able to hit their free throws to seal the game.

The Raptors will travel to Orlando for match up with the Magics on Saturday at the Amway Center, Game Time 7:30 EST | NOV 1






  • Hawks: Jenkins, Payne
  • Raptors: Caboclo, Stiemsma


  • Hawks:
  • Raptors:


  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1


  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19800
  • Duration: 2:24


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HOU 31 31 23 23 108
LAL 19 26 24 21 90


SMADE Sports (Oct. 28th 2014) | The Houston Rockets open up it’s season with a 18 point blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers; James Harden was the  game leading scorer with 32 points and 6 assist  ; Harden was living at both the 3 point line where he shot 3/6 and the free throw line where he made 15/16 free throws attempts. The Rockets as a team left 16 points at the free throw line shooting 34/50 – 68%. Dwight Howard shot 7/16 which means that the rest of the team left 7 points at the free throw line; any team with Dwight Howard are any dominant force up front with poor free throw skills will take that. Dwight Howard however was definitely dominant last night, he paid the way for James Harden and the Rockets scoring; Dwight control the paint early grabbing rebounds and  scoring down low at will, with no one to stop him. Dwight was able to control the paint throughout the rest of the way, he was later toss in the 4th Quarter over a elbow to Kobe face; that turned into a little scuffle between the two former teammates; which lead to Kobe calling Dwight Howard soft.  Dwight Howard finish the night with 11 rebounds and 13 points, his first double-double of the season. Jones and Arzia added 16 points each at the starting forward spot. Jones finish the game with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, a game high.

The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand played just the way we thought they would, like a team that is going to rely on Kobes 36 year old legs that just came off 2 of the biggest injuries to his career. Kobe Bryant played like himselfs with 19 points on  6/17 shooting in 29mins, Black Mamba miss his only 3 point attempt  of the night. Fresh Laker Charlos Boozer added 17 points on 7/13 shooting; 3/3 from the free throw line. Jeremy Lin added 7 points on 1/5 shooting with 6 assist an 4 costly turnover. Ed Davis and Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to added 19 points, Davis with 11 and Clarkson with 8.

In the end the Lakers end up losing more than just by 18 points, they lost their young top rookie prospect  Julius Randle, the 7th overall pick in lost year draft to a broken foot. The injury came during the 4th Quarter on a drive to the basket by Randle who seems to came down on his foot pretty awkwardly, he was left off the court by his teammates with his leg wrapped up, as he was being carted out the arena Kobe whispered some words of wisdom to their young star.  We here at SMADE Sports wish Julius Randle a speedy recovery.

The Lakers will travel to Phoenix tonight to take on the Suns at the US Airways Arena, Game Time 7:30 PST | 10:30 EST

Over the next 4 games The Rockets will match up against the Jazz | Celtics | 76ers | and Heats. The Rockets and Jazz will square off tonight in Utah Game Time 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM ET

UPDATED October 29th 12:45 PM ET:

Julius Randle is done for the season; with a broken right leg!



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  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson
  • Lakers: Nash, Young


  • Rockets: Harden, Howard
  • Lakers: Bryant


  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0


  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:46



SMADE WASHINGTON DC | Yup you’re seeing right and it’s not just an illusion. WOW Air a low-cost carrier base in Iceland is launching $99 promotion fares from Boston-Logan International Airport to Europe. WOW founded in 2011 and begun operating 2012. WOW currently operates 3 single class configured A320 aircraft with 180 seats. The airline is base at Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland and operates to 15 European destination and set to launch flights to U.S Cities such as Boston and Washington D.C. Service to Boston-Logan is set to begin March 2015 followed by Washington D.C – Baltimore–Washington International Airport in June 2015.

For their service to the United States; WOW air is launching special promotion that will get you into Europe from Boston and Washington connecting through the airlines hub at Keflavik International Airport. However these fare was quickly sold-out. As of 3:00am this morning(Qct. 25 2014) WOW listed price for a trip to London from Boston will cost you $273 one way. Washington D.C to London $195 one way; $506 Round-trip + $67 per check bag and $3 to $24 per seats + $38 for any carry on luggage that exceed 12kg – These fare are for September 7 – September 9 2015. My final total for my Round Trip from Washington D.C to London $667 that $161 worth of Extra. That is before we get to the airport.

WOW introductory fares are too help promote its new routes. As of 9:30 pm ET on Wednesday (Oct. 22 2014), WOW was offering flights to Copenhagen and London for $228 round trip (including taxes). It was the lowest price flight between destination.  Make sure you check each day for a good fare that your willing to pay. WOW Air doesn’t plan on making these low fares available every day. The airline said it plans to operate these route seasonally.

WOW founder and CEO Skúli Mogensen spoke about his carrier’s future in North America.

“We are proud to set the pace for low-cost transatlantic travel,”Says  Mogensen “From our first day of operations, my dream has been to connect North America and Europe through Iceland. I am confident we will expand to other cities and build a robust air service across the Atlantic.”

- Skúli Mogensen,WOW Air Founder and C.E.O

Wow air is the latest low-cost carrier operating between Europe and the USA! With Norwegian Long Haul 787 Dreamliner service between the USA and Europe including routes between New York-JFK and London-Gatwick, offering a direct flight on a newer state of the art commercial airliner and similar pricing. We wonder how will WOW stack up once it promo fare starts to not be so promo. Transatlantic Low cost low haul service is becoming a thing. With WestJet looking to enter this market between Canada and Europe using Boeing 767-300ER wide-body and Ryan Air looking to jump in the pot of low-cost long haul transatlantic flight. Will this make it easier for passengers to get long haul service at a decent price. How will big carriers like United British Airways and Delta take these low-cost carriers. Lufthansa is also looking to join in on the fun.

I compare United Airlines and Wow air for travel between Washington D.C and London. United cost me $1600 and yes Economy Class; Even thought United is getting me there quicker, with a meal and a straight flight. In the end what matters to you? comfort, hassle free, fastest, cheapest? yes you obviously pay less on WOW, but how do I  know what else they will charge me once i reach the airport.  Regardless where your traveling too if you don’t care which airline you fly with; always do your full research because less some can sometimes mean more.


SISC’ Explore WOW Air


WOW Air Destination – All Flight Operates From Keflavík International Airport To The Following Destination 

CITY (destination)



Alicante (ALC)

Alicante Airport


Amsterdam (AMS)

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Main: Departure 3

Barcelona (BCN)

Barcelona–El Prat Airport


Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)

Berlin Schönefeld Airport


Copenhagen (CPH)

Copenhagen Airport


Düsseldorf (DUS)

Düsseldorf International Airport


London Gatwick (LGW)

London Gatwick


Lyon (LYS)

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport


Milan (MXP)

Milan Malpensa Airport


Paris (CDG)

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport


Salzburg (SZG)

Salzburg W. A. Mozart Airport


Stuttgart (STR)

Stuttgart Airport


Vilnius (VNO)

Vilnius Airport


Warsaw (WAW)

Warsaw Chopin Airport


Zürich (ZRH)

Zürich Airport

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[PRESS VOLT] 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Press Kit: Overview

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

SMADE MEDIA | Press Volt Press Release: 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Press Kit: Overview

2015 GT-R NISMO sets new performance standard for legendary Nissan supercar with 600 horsepower, Nurburgring-developed suspension

  • New extreme iteration of Nissan GT-R supercar joins GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Editions*
  • Offers 600-horsepower high-capacity turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, enhanced aerodynamics and unique NISMO suspension tuning
  • Becomes fourth NISMO-badged vehicle in Nissan lineup, along with 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS

SMADE MEDIA Press Volt | Nissan GT-R NISMO | October 25, 2014 | If ever there was a vehicle designed to explore the upper limits of performance, the Nissan GT-R has, throughout its history, been it. And while by its very nature evolution never stops, the advancement of Nissan’s iconic supercar has established a new high point in the form of the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO*.

Bearing the name of Nissan’s legendary motorsports and performance group for the first time, the GT-R NISMO is without question the flagship of both GT-R and NISMO – as well as the entire Nissan brand.

Available in very limited numbers in North America, the 600-horsepower***** GT-R NISMO joins the established 2015 GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition vehicles. These models all receive a range of important enhancements for 2015 – giving GT-R a more refined look and feel, without sacrificing one bit of its legendary performance. For full information on the entire 2015 Nissan GT-R line, please see NissanNews.com.

The GT-R NISMO model itself was inspired by a NISMO-prepped GT-R racecar that competed successfully at the 2012 Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in near production form. And, as proof of concept, in late October 2013, a “time attack” GT-R NISMO** was driven to a new volume production car and Nissan GT-R Nurburgring record of 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds around the famed road course.

Not surprisingly then, while the refinements to the 2015 GT-R place an emphasis on balancing speed with the total driving experience, the new GT-R NISMO places a stronger emphasis on the “R” – as in racing – of the GT-R name. A quick glance at the GT-R NISMO specs shows how:

  • An additional 55 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque
  • A NISMO-tuned suspension with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness
  • The addition of adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) for increased body shell rigidity
  • NISMO-tuned aerodynamic exterior elements designed to increase downforce, including carbon fiber trunklid and spoiler, carbon fiber front and rear bumpers and lower front undercover
  • Ergonomically sculpted Recaro® front bucket seats
  • NISMO racing-style Alcantara®-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with red center mark, designed to provide the best combination of feedback, grip and comfort

Innovative, Uncompromising Engineering
The 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO employs innovation, uncompromising engineering and motorsports-inspired technologies to achieve new levels of power, speed and handling. Under the hood, the 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine benefits from the expertise that NISMO has gained from participating in motorsports events around the globe. Engine power has been increased (versus standard GT-R models) and is now rated at 600hp and 481 lb-ft of torque*****. New high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, used in GT3 competition, improve breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.

As with all 2015 GT-R models, each GT-R NISMO engine is hand-assembled from beginning to end in a special clean room by specially trained technicians, a process similar to racing powerplant construction. An aluminum plate is added to the front of each engine showing the name of the “Takumi” engine craftsman.

The engine features innovative plasma-sprayed bores (versus cast iron liners) for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency; a symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin NISMO-specific high-performance IHI turbochargers; a secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance; a thermostatically controlled oil-cooling system; an oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; and a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system. The GT-R NISMO’s fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

A special factory tuned Titanium exhaust system is optionally available. The system is made of Formula 1 race car grade titanium (Ti-1Cu), with its alloy construction generating a high strength-to-weight ratio and delivering a weight savings over the stock exhaust unit – along with a clear sound that is unique to titanium. The system offers reduced thickness, integrated fins and undercover ducts, allowing it to endure high temperatures without affecting performance under extreme driving conditions.

The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds. The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the next highest and next lowest gear for quick shifts.

It also features Hill Start Assist for easy starts on uphill inclines. High performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is standard.

Along with Nissan GT-R’s unique Premium Midship platform, the GT-R NISMO utilizes an independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which optimizes weight distribution and handling capability. The rear drive-biased system can vary torque split from 0:100 to 50:50 depending on speed, lateral acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate.

Of note is a special GT-R-specific yaw-rate feedback control, which measures the differences between the target yaw rate calculated from steering angle and actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias.

The Premium Midship Platform layout places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without the use of traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate independently and optimizing tire grip at each corner. Contributing to overall vehicle balance and low center of gravity, the unique offset input and reaction shaft design of the rear transaxle enables a shorter design profile versus a typical manual transmission, moving the concentration of powertrain weight lower in the vehicle.

The GT-R NISMO’s suspension set-up is inspired by that of the NISMO racing GT-R and tuned for stunning agility, road holding and handling finesse, without compromising refinement. The springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers in the front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit. Three suspension modes can be selected: Comfort, Normal and R, for circuit applications.

Specially developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension increase castor trail to optimize wheel position during high-G cornering and improve straight-line and cornering stability.

Additionally, large high-rigidity bolts are used to increase stiffness of the wheel-hub attachment area. To minimize body-roll during cornering and changes of direction, the Nissan GT-R NISMO features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar, which raises roll stiffness while reducing weight.

Increased rigidity in the body shell is achieved using adhesive bonding in addition to spot welding leading to precise suspension response under extreme load – another NISMO “factory tuned” enhancement.

The rigid forged metallic black 6-spoke RAYS® forged lightweight aluminum 20-inch wheels, manufactured by RAYS®, are inspired by Nissan’s legendary GT500 racecar. They feature knurling inside the wheels to help keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking.

The GT-R NISMO’s tires – developed by Dunlop with a NISMO-specific compound – exhibit outstanding grip and handling characteristics. The front tires are 255/40 ZRF20, with 285/35 ZRF20 in the rear.

Exclusive Styling with Improved Aerodynamics
Using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation techniques to analyze airflow, NISMO developed an aero package for the GT-R NISMO that improves road holding and minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the car a more menacing and muscular appearance.

Together, the front bumper, engine undercover and carbon rear spoiler increase downforce, lowering the center of gravity and generating an additional 220 pounds of downforce (at 185 mph) compared to the standard 2015 GT-R models. The car’s aerodynamic characteristics are tuned to ensure the downforce is equally spread front to rear at all speeds for progressive handling characteristics. A widened front bumper configuration and elongated yet tapered rear bumper design keep the drag to Cd 0.26, same with that of standard Nissan GT-R.

The GT-R NISMO’s handmade dry carbon rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon fiber “weave” to be felt by the touch. The lightweight dry carbon fiber material* is also incredibly strong.

The GT-R NISMO shares significant updates to the GT-R’s lights for 2015, enhancing its visual impact. The new efficient High Intensity Discharge (HID) multi-LED headlights create a distinctive GT-R “lightning” motif, generating a bold exterior visual signature. The four LED units are configured with new LED high beam and three different low beams, including long distance illumination and wide illumination.

At the rear, GT-R’s distinctive four-ring taillight signature now forms coherent circles of illumination, giving the GT-R an equally distinctive rear appearance. Upon start-up, the full new lighting signature is illuminated, creating a dramatic start-up procedure.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in five body colors: Jet Black, Solid Red, Pearl White, a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver and unique to the GT-R NISMO model, a low-gloss Matte Gray, which accentuates the car’s imposing exterior muscularity. As expected, GT-R’s advanced technology is present even in the vehicle’s paint, which utilizes a durable anti-chip paint and “double clear coat” process.

A Racing-Inspired Cockpit
The Nissan GT-R NISMO cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its craftsmanship and optimized driving position. Ergonomically sculpted, heated, reclining RECARO® seats comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front-seat passenger.

NISMO racers influenced the design of the steering wheel, which is dressed in Alcantara®, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort. The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara®. Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.

As with all 2015 GT-R models, the GT-R NISMO’s instrument panel is dominated by a video game-inspired, multi-function display that was created in collaboration with Polyphony Digital, makers of the Gran Turismo electronic game. Eleven pages of information are available on this system, including mechanical and driving information, acceleration, brake pedal pressure, steering angle and a recording function with playback. Additional on-screen information includes a Navigation system and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. The navigation system includes NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather capabilities (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

All 2015 GT-R models include a specially designed, 11-speaker Bose® audio system that features two forward-facing woofers in the rear center armrest area. Rigid aluminum die cast panel mounting of all speakers allowed Bose® engineers to perfect the acoustical performance of the GT-R sound system. Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® is also standard.

Standard GT-R NISMO safety equipment includes a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags for driver and front-passenger and standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection – along with front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts.

One Exclusive Model
The 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO is available in one limited edition model with just one available option, the Titanium Exhaust System. Pricing starts at $149,900 USD****. It is assembled in Tochigi, Japan, with the engines hand-assembled in Yokohama, Japan.




NISMO, a short form of “NISsan MOtorsports,” is the performance brand for Nissan, and is one of the company’s purveyors of “innovation that excites.” NISMO offers products featuring innovative technology and high performance to a wide range of customers for street use. NISMO cars provide an exciting driving experience with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling characteristics and unmatched agility.

In the motorsports world, NISMO competes in the highest forms of GT and sports car racing, such as Japan’s Super GT Series and the World Endurance Championships (WEC), as well as providing engines to teams that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). The Nissan GT-R captured the Super GT championship in 2011 and 2012.



Breaking Down the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO



[SPIED] 2016 Nissan Maxima Prototype Cameout to Play


SMADE NEW YORK | The Next Generation Nissan Maxima was spotted over the weekend testing  in a heavily disgusted livery; The All New Maxima is set to launch next year, as a 2016 model. The design will heavily resembles Nissan Sports Sedan Concept car first debut at 2014 North American International Auto Show.  Just like Nissan current flagship SUV, 2016 Murano , a very beautiful, revolutionary design that captures elegance; The Murano design was inspired and built off the Resonance Concept, The Murano design features more than 95% of the elements on the Resonance Concept . We expect the new Maxima to follow in the Murano and Resonance Concept footsteps, and feature most of the design elements featured on both the Sport Sedan Concept and few elements from 2016 Murano. Including what Nissan calls the floating roof design of the rear D pillar, but resembles more to the Sports Sedan Concept. A good look at the Maxima prototype you can already see the DRL, so we expect the headlights and taillights design from the Murano, Sports Sedan Concept and the latest Nissan concepts.



Nissan new latest front end design, features an Audi, Hyundai, Ford, grille like outline with a chrome V in the middle finished off by a mesh design top off with a the Nissan badge and Nissan backwards L hook DRLs: The grille is making its way across Nissan production line moving away from its concept state. The front end first seen on Nissan latest concept cars, is now featured on the latest Rouge and the All-New Murano. The Prototype Maxima front end features the same DRLs similar to the Sport Sedan Concept and The Murano. The headlights however are very hard to make out, but base on the of the Sport Sedan Concept, The Rouge and Murano, we expect the Maxima front end will features the headlights; grille and DRLs design similar to that on Nisan Sport Sedan Concept car and the Murano.


Nissan Maxima Tester Front End | SMADE MEDIA
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Front End | SMADE MEDIA



The side profile of the prototype Maxima doesn’t resembles  the Sports Sedan Concept to an extensive degree, but features the swirly body lines from the Sport Sedan Concept and has also appeared on The All-New Murano; and the current generation Altima; which is about 2 years old. The overall flow of the Sport Sedan Concept screams a 4-door Nissan GT-R; element like the black out A pillars and the fast back design gives of the GT-R look. The featured floating roof look adds to the Sports Sedan overall look and appeal. The prototype Maxima on the other hand looks more like a everyday sedan. One design element we do like however is the rear door cutout. The side profile of the Maxima is one design elements I  am looking forward to.

Maxima Tester Right Side | SMADAE MEDIA
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Side Profile | SMADE MEDIA



The rear end of the prototype is heavily rapped up; we cant make out any remembrance between neither the All-New Murano nor the Sport Sedan Concept. But from what i am looking at; justifies that the Maxima did go with a different look on the rear end design. However we just have to wait and see.

Maxima Tester Rear End |Autoblog – AOL
Nissan Sports Sedan Concept - 2014 NAIAS - SMADE MEDIA (8)
Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Rear End | Autoblog – AOL

Overall we both love the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept car and the Nissan Resonance Concept, They are the design that’s re-shaping Nissan dull line up of undesign cars; The Resonance Concept turned into a better looking 2016 Murano. We hope Nissan can continue to build on the work and design from the All-New Murano and improve on it. We look forward on seeing what Nissan design team comes up with, because before the latest generation Murano, Nissan design team was pretty much non existences. With one beautiful design under its belt, we hope the next Maxima will resembles the Sports Sedan Concept as much as possible, but we are hoping at-least 80 percent of  the Maxima design will come from the concept and hopes that Nissan continue to build off the Murano design; both in concept form and production form.  We do wish however that the GT-R four door couple resemblance of the Sport Sedan Concept; will one day find its way into the market; and if Nissan doesn’t deliver maybe someone else will.

One thing we are not feeling is the interior design in the All-New Murano. The design just doesn’t live up to the exterior. We feel like the designers went back to their lazy old ways to create the interior dashboard of the new Murano. One thing we do like from the Murano interior is the beautifully done white wood accent trim. The Murano interior features design, that can also be found in the Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra ,Rogue and now officially the Murano. Some may like it, and yes I did at first, but what I don’t like is coming with a completely new exterior design language, but a old Interior design; that just doesn’t look right; with this beautifully revolutionary design only to step into the vehicle and find yourself in a Sentra – we call that the art of laziness; and it’s something we feared might be carried over to the Maxima cabin.

The powertrain on the next generation Maxima won’t be available anytime soon.So what do we think will make it under the hood.We figured that the Maxima powertrain will remain the same of that in the current generation Maxima. 3.5L V6 racking up 290 Horsepower connected to a CVT with 19/26 City/Hwy fuel rating; The same engine the Sport Sedan Concept showed up at the North American International Auto Show with. We should also expect a Hybrid version from Nissan; as now a days they are following Toyota/Lexus foot steps with a Hybrid for every model; even on Infinities; and last time i check the Maxima is a Nissan. The hybrid version would most likely use the hybrid system found in the Pathfinder Hybrid – A 2.5-liter supercharged four.

The Maxima has always been the best selling sedan from the class that filled with big name sedan such as the Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala and Hyundai Areza. With the addition of the Mercedes Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 Sedan all starting at $2999, This class of cars cant just rest on looks alone. Even-though Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 Sedan start at 29999 they can run all the way up to 55K+ to feel comfortable and have a comfortable ride. Sales in this class will definitely take a hit, but the Maxima and Avalon you get a big car with more room;and 50 percent better quality. The Maxima has always been the sportier one; Toyota Avalon the luxury one; and Impala the middle child and Areza the forgotten one. We think it will remind the same, because Nissan knows how special the Maxima is to their sales and by designing the car off the Sport Sedan Concept, we can already tell that Nissan has the sporty one still on it’s team, aiming for another big success, in the sales department.

GALLERIA | 2016 Nissan Maxima Testing

GALLERIA | Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

- PHOTO: Nissan USA | SMADE Galleria | Autoblog

QATAR AIRWAYS A350 XWB Future Plans and Operation

Qatar A350XWB Takes it's First Flight

SMADE NEW YORK | Qatar Airways today release its future plans and operations for their upcoming Airbus A350 XWB, which will be delivered in December. Qatar, just receives its first A380 this past September, and launch flight to Landon Heathrow from its Doha Hub. The Middle East carrier also took delivery of Boeing latest aircraft the 787 Dreamliner, and now will operate Airbus latest wide-body airliner, making Qatar the first airline to operates all 3 of the latest wide-body aircraft.

The OneWorld carrier currently has orders for 80 aircrafts (43-900 and 37-1000) and will be the largest operator of the A350 XWB. Qatar plans to have at least eight frames in its fleet by the end of 2015.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, says the airline is demonstrating a commitment to quality and comfort with the latest Delivery of Airbus A380 and A350 XWB.

Qatar Airways has officially released the schedule and destination for its upcoming A350 XWB aircraft. The OneWorld carrier will officially launched the Airbus A350-900 XWB between its Doha Hub and Frankfurt, Germany; A big change to originally planned Doha – New York-JFK Route, which Qatar was pointing towards as being the first route for their new long-range aircraft. Flights between Doha and Frankfurt will start from January of 2015 and be operated on a daily, non-stop services, by Qatar Airways A350 XWB with 283 total seats configured in a two class layout; 36 Business Seats and 247 Economy Seats.

Qatar pointed out that the reason why Frankfurt was chosen as the A350 first destination because of “significant capacity the aircraft provides for the comfort of its business and leisure travellers”.

According to SISC (SMADE MEDIA INFORMATION n DATABASE SYSTEM CENTER) and World AirRoutes; Qatar Airways currently operates two daily nonstop service between Doha and Frankfurt using a mixture of Airbus A330,Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Qatar plans to switch both service to A350 XWB operations. Qatar is also launching new service from its Doha Hub between Asmara and Djibouti pushing the airline to 146 destinations served.


GALLERIA | Qatar First A350 Roll Out and First Flight

[GALLERY] Qatar Airways First A350 XWB

Qatar A350XWB Takes it's First Flight

SMADE | GALLERIA High Definition Photo Gallery

This past week was a big week for Qatar first A350 XWB aircraft and The A350 program; Qatar first A350  Roll out the paint hanger in full livery and couples days later, the aircraft took off on its first flight

GALLERIA – Qatar Airways first A350 XWB Aircraft


First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and Takes First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350XWB Pushback | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and Takes First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Rolling out of the hanger | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and Takes First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Taxi Towards the Runway | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and Takes First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB On Runway at 80 Knots | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Rotates off Runway | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB at Rotates Speed | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB at V2 Speed | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Cleared for takeoff | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Takeoff on its First Flight | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Gear Up and Takes to the Skies | SMADE Galleria
First Qatar Airways A350 XWB Roll-Out and First Flight  | At the end of September 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. Qatar is the largest A350 Customer with 80 frames; The airline plans for delivery later on this December 2014
Qatar A350 XWB Taxing | SMADE Galleria

- SMADE | Photo Credits: Airbus S.A.S

GALLERIA | Photo Notes

Airbus this past week officially rolled out, Qatar Airways first A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) aircraft; the aircraft painted in full Qatar Livery; with the registration A7-ALA also made it’s first flight on October 15 2014. A7-ALA has already made various significant milestone for the A350 XWB Program; and will continue to make milestone.

So far the aircraft has became:

  • The first XWB variant to be configured in full passenger layout.
  • The first XWB variant be painted in full A350 XWB customer livery.
  • Will be the first XWB variant to be delivered to a A350 XWB customer (Qatar Airways December)

Although the aircraft looks ready on the outside; it is far from ready on the inside. The aircraft still has more testing to be done; along with a cabin overhaul, before being delivered to Qatar Airways.

Qatar, the launching airline for the A350 XWB program; has order 80 aircrafts; split between 43 A350-900 variant, 37 A350-1000, the biggest of the A350 XWB order, at the moment Qatar is the largest operator of the A350 XWB aircraft. Deliveries are planned for later on this December 2014. After a series of training flights at Qatar; the airline planned to deploy the long haul aircraft on the Doha – Frankfurt route. As of September 2014, the A350 XWB program had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide.



PRESS VOLT – Virgin Atlantic Receives First 787-9 Dreamliner

Virgin Atlantic 787-9

LONDON, Oct. 10, 2014 /SMADE MEDIA Press Volt/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9 and plans to operate the airplane initially on its London Heathrow to Boston route.

Virgin Atlantic’s first 787-9 touched down at London’s Gatwick Airport today following a more than 7,400 kilometer (4,000 nautical mile) nonstop flight from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The airplane, named ‘Birthday Girl’ in reference to the UK carrier’s 30thanniversary, is the first of 16 787-9s Virgin Atlantic has ordered from Boeing.

“The first 787-9 in Europe will be a flagship for Virgin Atlantic’s fleet, providing greatly improved efficiencies across its routes,” saidTodd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The airplane, with its unique onboard features, will provide an unrivaled passenger experience, cementing Virgin Atlantic’s reputation as a true innovator in air travel.”

The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 830 kilometers (450 nautical miles) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.

The airplane leverages the visionary design of the 787-8, offering passenger-pleasing features such as large windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

Based out of London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, as well as Manchester and Glasgow Airports, Virgin Atlantic Airways operates a fleet of approximately 40 airplanes. Along with its first 787-9, the British operator also has a Boeing fleet of 12 747-400s operating on routes across North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

To date, nearly 60 customers from around the w\rld have ordered more than 1,000 Dreamliners, approximately 40 percent of which are 787-9s.

Daniel Mosely
International Communications
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
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