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Vehicles of various models have always been popular in movies. From far away, it may look like a relatively common Datsun 240Z (Nissan Fairlady Z in the Japanese home market; Datsun was a brand name used in the company's export markets), but the Z 432 variant is something truly special — a factory hotrod with a seriously potent motor, and whose rarity makes it one of the most desirable Z-cars ever.

Now consider that the 240SX is virtually identical, mechanically, to the JDM Nissan Silvia, so many of the excellent Japanese-market engines readily bolt in. For wilder engine swap options, the 240SX has a stout rear end capable of handling the power of a variety of Nissan engines.

The new 2012 Nissan Black Edition adds Dunlop run-flat tires, a rearview camera, lightweight black wheels, leather Recaro seats and other unique trim accents. It returned in 1989 with the Skyline R32 as one of the top race cars on the planet, winning the JTCC Group A championship four straight years as well as the Australian Touring Car Championship three years in a row in the early 1990s.

Available in one primary trim, the 2012 Nissan GTR from Midway Nissan is equipped with many features including: heated power-adjustable seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, keyless ignition and entry, iPod connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, a hard-drive based navigation system, an advanced Nissan Skyline GT-R information monitor and much more.

The GT-R's rear fascia has been extended at the sides to accelerate air away from the back of the bumper, helping to pull hot gases away, to cool the exhaust. The Nissan Skyline GT-R is currently owned by Munich-based car restoration firm GT-A. Twin turbos strap to its engine, and that power spins out through a dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels through an exceptionally quick-acting all-wheel-drive system.

The standard version is extreme enough, but Nissan has developed an even more powerful variant in the form of the GT-R NISMO, which has 592bhp. A few years ago, some high rollers were eager to drive the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Porsche 959 of 1986-'89 on American streets, and they helped inspire a rewrite of the rules about importing cars for private ownership.

The car is loaded with a massive 6 cylinder 3799 cc engine which runs at a power of 570 PS @ 6800 rpm giving out a maximum torque of 637 Nm @ 3300-5800 rpm. While essentially a rear-wheel-drive car, up 50 percent of engine torque can transfer to the front wheels when required; the hydraulically activated system using the ABS sensors to detect rear-wheel slip.

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