Nissan GT-R Nismo will become one of the world's fastest accelerating cars when it goes on sale next September, priced at more than £100,000. The car, created by Nissan's performance arm Nismo, is one of the stars of this week's Tokyo motor show.
comes from an uprated version of the standard GT-R’s twin-turbocharged
3.8-litre V6 engine. Peak power now stands at 591bhp at 6800rpm, up from
the 542bhp at 6400rpm in the standard GT-R. Torque is rated at 481lb
The extra power and torque are the result of larger-diameter
turbos taken from Nismo’s GT3 motor racing efforts. Optimised ignition
timing control for each cylinder is another new feature, as is an
upgraded fuel pump, all of which helps improve breathing and
No performance figures have been released yet, but
the all-wheel-drive GT-R Nismo is expected to improve on the standard
car’s 0-62mph time of 2.7sec, dropping it to about 2.5sec.
Nissan has also announced that this is the fastest GT-R
to date, with a version of the car with 'track options' lapping the
fabled Nürburgring circuit in 7min 8.679sec - some ten seconds less than
the previous model. For comparision, even the likes of the Lexus LFA with the Nürburgring package takes 7min 14.64sec.
Carlos Ghosn said: "With this lap time, we can authoritatively say that
the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo [with track options] holds the volume
production car lap record at the Nordschliefe, which is the gold
standard of high performance achievement."
The chassis changes are
derived from Nismo’s 2012 entry into the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2012,
including a new suspension set-up converted from race to road use.
Changes include new rear anti-roll bars, new springs, custom Damptronic
dampers developed by Bilstein, exclusive Nismo tyres developed by Dunlop
and special links in the front double wishbones.
Thanks to: Autocar