Talking about track cars, one of the best cars to name here is the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R is a monster and it not only outperforms other sports cars from its class but also makes some of the super-sports cars shy on the track. The performance the standard GT-R offers is simply amazing but there is another version to the car which delivers even better performance.
We are talking about the Nissan GT-R Nismo, a standard GT-R tweaked and improved by Nissan’s performance arm Nismo. And after much anticipation and rumors, Nissan has revealed the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo. The new GT-R Nismo features supercar dynamics with enhanced dynamics and ultra precise handling. Complemented the tweaked exterior is a set of motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car’s performance.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R Nismo* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”
Under the hood is the 3.8-litre V6 VR38DETT engine which not produces 600hp (441kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque. This increase in figures have been achieved by new GT3 racing-spec high-flow, large diameter turbochargers and optimised ignition timing control for each cylinder.
The suspension has been tuned for stunning agility, road-holding and handling finesse without putting refinement on stake. The front and rear equips spring and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers for exceptional grip and handling. Suspension mode include Comfort, Normal and R(for circuit use). Improving the grip of the car on turf is a set of Dunlop-developed tyres – 255/40 ZRF20 front and 285/35 ZRF2 rear. To minimize the already negligible bodyroll, the GT-R Nismo features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar which while reducing weight, raises the roll stiffness.
The exterior features a number of changes, all contributing to improved aerodynamics. The car looks muscular now with a widened front bumper configuration and elongated yet tapered rear bumper. They also contribute in maintaining the car’s coefficient of drag at 0.26. For increased downforce, Nissan has added a new front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear spoiler.
On the inside customers will get RECARO seats with carbon fiber backing, Alcantara steering wheel with three spokes, red centre mark and red stitching, The meter hood is also wrapped in Alcantara and there is red stitching on the seats, centre console, door trim and steering wheel.
The GT-R Nismo will be available in Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver, Vibrant Red and GT-R Nismo-unique Dark Matte Grey paint schemes. It will be available in Japan in late February 2014, but will arrive later in 2014 in U.S and Europe.