Send this page to a friend!
Fill in the form bellow

your name:
your email:
friend name:
friend email:
your comments:
close

news

Christopher Bruce2013-09-17 14:37:36

Nissan Profiles the Four Men Who Make Every GT-R Engine

They are known as the four takumi of the Yokohama plant

 
 
Slideshow
Just four men build every GT-R engine

All of the NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
7236 photos
12 videos
GT-RGT-RNissan GT-RJapan, 2007 > 20092 series
32 versions
145 photos
5 videos
street cars and some of the racecars ever made have had their engines hand assembled by four men. They are known as the takumi, the Japanese word for master craftsman, of the Nissan Yokohama factory. Their names are Takumi Kurosawa, Tsunemi Ooyama, Izumi Shioya and Nobumitsu Gozu and combined have over 100 years experience in engine assembly. 

When an engine is complete, they place a plaque with their signature on it.

“Yokohama is the plant where our company was established, and we’re proud to make Nissan’s flagship engine here. It represents the pinnacle of the Nissan brand. We adhere the nameplates of the takumi who hand-built these engines and put their souls into each one with a sense of responsibility," said Nobuhiro Ozawa, Yokohama plant manager.

Encyclopedia
NissanNissan
GT-RGT-R
GT-R Gen.2GT-R Gen.2
GT-R Coupe 3.8 V6GT-R Coupe 3.8 V6
Engine
--
Displacement
232 cu in
Top Speed
196 mph
Transmission
--
Maximum power
523 hp @ 6400 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
19.57 US MPG
price
$ 121.328
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.771

0 comments

Anonymous

Contribute

publish your news and scoops
Contribute
Car CultureTop 10ReviewsGeneva Motor ShowElectric CarsHybrid CarsIndustryFormula 1
close