The 1969 Nissan R382

  • 1969 NISSAN R382
    Nissan Heritage Museum, Japan
  • The 1969 Nissan R382. Photographed at the Nissan Heritage Museum in Japan, I absolutely loved this car as it reminded me of something out of Speed Racer, the Japanese anime  about racing. Designed and built by Nismo, the performance wing of Nissan, the R382's sole reason for existence was to compete and win the Japanese Grand Prix - which it did, dominating the field by taking the top two positions in the 320-mile race. Nissan’s most feared rivals, including Porsche and Toyota, were left in the dust. Go Speed Racer, Go!