The Nissan GT-R Nismo is ‘on track’ for a 2014 release and this is our
first look at the ultimate GT-R testing at the Nurburgring in
Germany. Despite every inch of the car being hidden with heavy
camouflage, tweaks to the front and rear bumpers are noticeable - part
of a Nismo-specific bodykit.
Other visible modifications include a revised air intake, a new
aerodynamic front splitter and six-spoke Nismo alloy wheels. Small rear
vents above the exhaust are just visible, likely to be one of many
aerodynamic updates. The images also suggest the GT-R Nismo sits lower
to the ground.
We know the GT-R Nismo is being co-developed alongside the Williams
F1 team but we’re still unsure of what will power the GT-R. A tuned
version of the standard 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 has been suggested, with
power increasing from 524bhp to around 570bhp. A source has revealed
that the a 0-62mph sprint time of 2.0 seconds is possible, almost a
second quicker than the standard GT-R.
A debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November and a 2014 launch is
expected, while the price will be in excess of £100,000. Its nearest
rival, the 552bhp Porsche Turbo S, is priced at £140,000. For more details click here.