Here at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington, we’re known for selling some dependable cars. That’s not all we can do, though. In fact, when you visit our Nissan dealership near Normal, IL, you’ll find a variety of vehicles that also offer incredible performance and thrilling driving experiences. The Nissan brand is getting ready to show off that side of its vehicles at some upcoming events.

The Nissan GT-R50, a special edition model celebrating five decades of the Nissan GT-R, is going to make an appearance at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion during the Monterey Car Week. This makes the Nissan brand the first Japanese automaker to be featured at this event. Because it’s such a big deal, it’s also bringing along some other Nissan models that, like the Nissan GT-R50, that have some serious performance cred.

This sporty Nissan model has been developed with Italdesign, giving it a unique look fifty years in the making. It’s powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that can put out an astounding 710 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. If it goes into production, it’ll be on a limited basis, but we can’t wait to see more of it.

Fortunately, the Nissan GT-R50 will also make an appearance at Laguna Seca before it returns to Nissan headquarters. This eleven-turn, 2.238-mile raceway in California really puts performance cars to the test. We know that the expertly engineered will make a great impression when it takes on this course, and we look forward to seeing what other performance vehicles the Nissan brand has in the works.

So whether you’re looking for a sporty model or a dependable crossover like the 2018 Nissan Rogue, we have something for every driver at our dealership. Visit today and talk to our experienced Nissan dealers. Once you take one of our cars for a test drive, we know that you’ll want to drive it right home.