These Heroes Put A Manual Transmission In An Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Like many sporty cars these days, the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is only available with a transmission that is shifted by computer rather than three pedals and a hand rod thingy.

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Starting with a brand new Q60, CZP turned the car inside out to see how it worked. Luckily, the VR engine architecture has been around for a number of years in a number of cars, and shares a lot of components with the VQ-series of engines, which dates back to 1994. Because of that, a lot of off-the-shelf Nissan parts were able to be used in the construction of this manual trans Red Sport.

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Amazingly, even with all of the crazy modern electronics in the Q60, they were able to make it work. It was a lot of trial and error, but it now looks and drives as if it were made at the Nissan factory. With minor machining to the bellhousing to fit the crank position sensor in the right place, a bit of custom wiring, a fabricated transmission mount, and a few 3D printed interior components, it works. It just damn works.

Publisher: Jalopnik
Author: Bradley Brownell
Twitter: @jalopnik
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2020 Toyota Supra vs. Its Competition

It’ll not have escaped your notice that Toyota unveiled a new Supra this week in Detroit. We’ve been expecting such a beast since what seems like forever. In fact, during the reveal, Akio Toyoda himself jokingly called it the ‘worst kept secret.’

Guaranteed there will be plenty of complaints from armchair CEOs and keyboard racers who’ve never turned a wheel on track about the new Supra, with carping bound to range from its lumpy looks to its rating of ‘only’ 335 horsepower.

Publisher: The Truth About Cars
Date: 2019-01-16T13:12:35-04:00
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