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Nissan developing 2014 GT-R with Blue Angels

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2014 Nissan GT-R May Fly Higher Thanks to Blue Angels

By Rene Wisely, Correspondent | Published Jul 16, 2012

Just the Facts:
-Details of the 2014 Nissan GT-R — and other Nissan sports cars — may bear the imprint of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron.
-Nissan designers recently visited the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron at their hangar in Pensacola, Florida, for help in planning future cars.
-The pilots checked out the 2013 Nissan GT-R, offering their feedback on the exteriors, interiors and ride and handling.

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PENSACOLA, Florida — The 2014 Nissan GT-R — and other Nissan sports cars — may bear the imprint of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron.

Nissan designers recently visited the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron at their hangar in Pensacola, Florida, for help in planning future cars.

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The pilots checked out the 2013 Nissan GT-R, offering their feedback on the exteriors, interiors and ride and handling.

While Nissan did not say exactly which vehicle would be most influenced by the Navy fliers, it was clear that the GT-R took center stage in the unusual automotive field trip. In one photograph, the 2013 Nissan GT-R is positioned in front of several fighter jets. The Nissan team mingled with the Blue Angels pilots to find out what they needed most for a smooth ride and how they interact with their gauges and instruments in different situations.

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"A lot of the things that they do in the cockpit are things that we can pull in and help our drivers and our customers do inside the car," said Nissan Product Planner Jared Haslam in a statement.

Blue Angels pilot John Hiltz said it's all about accessing technology easily and efficiently.

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"The easier it is to interface with whatever it is you are flying or driving, it just makes the driving experience that much more pleasurable and also that much more comfortable," Hiltz told Nissan.

The Blue Angels pilots and ground crew were then given an opportunity to drive some of the automaker's performance products, including the Nissan GT-R.

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"We're always looking for inspiration beyond the auto industry in the design and development of our performance vehicles, and the Blue Angels have set the standard for high-speed excellence throughout their 66-year history," Haslam said.

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The Nissan personnel returned with a number of ideas from both a design and product development standpoint. These concepts will eventually be passed along to Nissan customers.

Great ideas don't fall from the sky. They're housed in a cockpit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0bhXW0m66e8
 
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for 2014, will it come with a true Manual Transmission ???
 
If Acura wants input from a fighter pilot for the next NSX, I know one that's available. :wink:
 
I just saw it on Youtube.

Saab can't really say their cars are born from jets though. Those are just normal cars...
I don't think Saab used any of aviation technology.

That's like saying Mitsubishi, Honda, Rolls Royce, Kawasaki are born from jets too.

The closest car to jets is probably the veyron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZNSx-7rZps



:biggrin: (763 miles per hour) on October 15th, 1997 by Andy Green in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. [sonic boom by F-4 engine]
 

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"When asked questions about design, pilot John Hiltz told the team from Nissan 'I love the look of the F18, and if Nissan wants to take more styling cues from the aircraft, they should make it look more like... the NSX' ".

L. O. L.
 
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"When asked questions about design, pilot John Hiltz told the team from Nissan 'I love the look of the F18, and if Nissan wants to take more styling cues from the aircraft, they should make it look more like... the NSX' ".

L. O. L.

Is that a real quote from the Pilot Hiltz, Dave?
Hilarious!
 
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