[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Nissan GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere. Now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience gathered by Nismo, the brand’s motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R.
[pull_quote_center]With a 7:08.679 mins lap time, the Nissan GT-R Nismo holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife – the gold standard of high performance achievement.[/pull_quote_center]
The Nissan GT-R Nismo features exclusive styling that embraces the longstanding racing philosophy of the brand. It has numerous motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car’s performance through optimised aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track.
UNDER THE BONNET – 3.8-LITRE V8
The 3.8-litre V6 engine benefits from the know-how that Nismo has gained from participating in such events as the world-renowned Nürburgring 24 hour race. Engine power has risen and is now rated at 600PS (441kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque.
New high-flow, large capacity turbochargers, which are used for GT3 racing, improve breathing, while optimised individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.
EXTERIOR – EXCLUSIVE STYLING WITH IMPROVED AERODYNAMICS
Nismo has developed an aero package that improves road-holding, minimises the negative impact of drag, while giving the car a menacing and muscular appearance. All this is thanks to the latest Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation techniques that analyse airflow.
Together, the front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear spoiler increase downforce, lowering the centre of gravity and generating an additional 100kg (at 300km/h). The car’s aerodynamic characteristics are tuned to ensure the downforce is equally spread front to rear at all speeds for progressive handling characteristics.
[quote_box_left]A widened front bumper configuration and elongated yet tapered rear bumper design keep the drag to Cd 0.26.[/quote_box_left]
The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in four body colours: Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black and Ultimate Metallic Silver. The unique to the GT-R Nismo model – Dark Matte Grey, accentuates the car’s imposing exterior muscularity.
The GT-R Nismo’s black 6-spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan’s GT-R race car which races in the GT500 class in SUPER GT.
INTERIOR – DRIVER CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING CRAFTSMANSHIP
The Nissan GT-R Nismo cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its craftsmanship and optimised driving position.
The ergonomically sculpted carbon-fibre-backed reclining RECARO seats comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front-seat passenger.
The steering wheel is influenced by the Nismo racers. It’s dressed in Alcantara, has three spokes, red centre mark and red stitching to give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
The combi meter has carbon-like finish and the tachometer features red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara.
[quote_box_center]The Nissan GT-R Nismo is now available in Japan and will go on sale in Europe in September 2014 – www.nissan-global.com [/quote_box_center]