December 19, 2013

Nissan GT-R Nismo

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With the likes of the Nissan 370Z and the Nissan Juke getting the Nismo tuning treatment, it was only a matter of time before the Nissan GT-R recieved the same.

To get things started Nismo have increased the bhp from 550 up to 600 bhp and have gone up to 481lb ft of torque. This was made possible with bigger turbos, an upgraded fuel pump optimised individual ignition timing for each cylinder. Unfortunately no official performance statistics have come from Nissan or Nismo as of yet, but we await the no doubt impressive figures soon. Recalibrated dampners allow for exceptional grip levels and handling response, as well as new tyres to add to the handling experience. Other changes include the front suspension which features links that increase the castor trail, improving wheel position during hard cornering and boosting stability. A hollow 17.3mm rear anti-roll bar reduces weight. New high-rigidity bolts are use to increase the stiffness of the wheel-hub attachment area. Interior wise you are looking at the same as the previous GT-R with the addition of the beautiful carbon back Reacros seats and an Alcantara steering wheel.

The Nissan GT-R Nismo pack also looks a lot more aggressive than the original GT-R with the new front bumper, an ‘engine undercover strake’ and the carbon wing, being integrated thanks to extensive work on the car’s airflow. NISMO claims an additional 100kg of downforce at 186mph compared to the 2014MY GT-R which are really quite impressive figures that add to an already impressive piece of machinery. Aerodynamic and suspension tuning as well as a significant weight reduction are also rumored  to be available from Nismo for the Nissan GT-R as extra “track options” but as of yet there is no official word if this is the case or any price idications. And if that is not exciting enough these additional options are able to put out a seriously quick time of 7:08 at the Nürburgring which will have you screaming past quite a number of different cars on any track. Cost wise we can’t imagine you will be left with much change, but we can’t see that being an issue for the big spenders out there with an estimated price tag of £100,000+ in the summer of 2914 when the Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in the UK.

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