A new range-topping Nissan GT-R – the N issan GT-R Nismo – has leaked out ahead of a reveal. Gets 595bhp and can lap the Nurburgring in 7:08s.
Nissan has been planning to add Nismo performance versions across their range of production cars for the last couple of years, and we’ve seen the Juke Nismo and 370Z Nismo already.
Next up is the Nissan GT-R Nismo (even though you’d think it might be tough to make the mad GT-R any more ‘sporty’), an arrival confirmed by Carlos Ghosn back in February when he said “It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R“.
Now, ahead of a reveal this week, the first photo of the new GT-R Nismo has arrived together with some detail on what’s on offer.
The GT-R Nismo uses the same V6 3.8 litre as the regular GT-R, but Nissan has squeezed an extra 50bhp (the Nismo has 595bhp) and an extra 17lb/ft of torque (480lb/ft).
Nissan has achieved that by using bigger turbos derived from the GT-3 spec GT-R, the usual tweaks to the brain of the GT-R and changes to the manifolds and exhaust.
The Nismo also gets 20” alloys shod with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST tyres for more grip, part of an optional track package which looks like it was developed by Williams and used to take the GT-R Nismo round the Nurburgring in an astonishingly swift 7:08s, and also adds carbon fibre panels, front splitter and rear spoiler for better aerodynamics and weight loss.
The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be unveiled this week at the Tokyo Motor Show.