Laps around the amazing Nissan Grandrive proving grounds

Laps around the amazing Nissan Grandrive proving grounds

Last week I wrote about the Nissan brochure from 1965. I mentioned the Nissan Grandrive proving ground at the Oppama plant (????) in Yokosuka. I was a bit curious about it and tried to find pictures and videos of the track.

I did find two videos on Youtube. The first one is a video by Nissan to promote the Grandrive track.

Grandpa speed with a Nissan executive

The first video is a slow drive in a, I think Nissan Elgrand, around the track with one of the Nissan executives.

Edit 2021: Originally this post featured a video from before the Nissan Skyline R35 existed. This video disappeared and I’ve updated the post with a new one!

Nissan Grandrive under 4 minutes in a GT-R!

There is also a video about the 2013 Nissan GT-R R35 performing a lap on the proving ground under an impressive 4 minutes!

Taking the bus around Nissan Grandrive

The other video is one of a touringcar driving the track:

It is about the dullest touring car ride I’ve ever seen! The driver must have thought that driving a bus on a circuit in the rain is very dangerous and kept himself to a maximum of 30 km/h! Ah well, at least you can enjoy the view this way better than in that speedy R35 drive!

2 Replies to “Laps around the amazing Nissan Grandrive proving grounds”

  1. It is private test track, however it is not off limits. Nissan uses it for product demonstrations as well, like this Nissan Leaf test drive:

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