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SPIED: GT-R Nismo at the ‘Ring

2013-09-04 12:33

’ULTIMATE GT-R’: Nissan has high hopes that its Nismo-badged sports car will become “the ultimate GT-R for the road” with a potential 0-100/km sprint time of TWO seconds. Automedia

Nissan believes its that it’s next Nismo-badged sports car will become “the ultimate GT-R for the road.” Ahead of its unveiling, spy photographers captured the potentially 440kW beast in action at the Nurburgring!

Nissan has confirmed that production on the GT-R Nismo is ‘on track’ and we could see it hit showrooms as early as next year after it's predicted unveiling at the 2013 Toyko Motor Show in November.

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Nissan GT-R and Nismo chief product specialist, said: "The Nissan GT-R Nismo is the GT-R with which we pursue pure performance. It is for people who search for true performance with pure motorsports flavour. Its development is on schedule, and I can’t wait to see the model introduced into the markets."

The existing GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8 V6 engine will remain under the NISMO, however it’s tipped to produce closer to 440kW and have less weight to shift than the current 1699kg sports car.


Developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the GT-R will undergo a serious weight loss plant. Carbon-fibred aerodynamic upgrades and a new exhaust system will be added, with extensive use of carbon-fibred interior panels lower the weight.

Already claiming 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds in standard guise, the GT-R Nismo could reach the rocket to 100km/h in a mere two seconds. If realised, it would be enough to see the Nismo beast become the fastest-accelerating production car yet, even trumping the Bugatti Veyron (0-100km/h - 2.46 seconds).

Confirmed to start production in 2014, the flagship of the Nismo model range, which will include a 370Z Nismo and Juke Nismo, will, according to Nissan, become “the ultimate GT-R for the road”.
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