Nismo is working on an even more extreme GT-R with power and chassis upgrades
30 April 2013

The first Nissan GT-R Nismo prototype has begun testing, and is expected to be unveiled at November's Tokyo motor show.

Nissan's executive vice president Andy Palmer confirmed he had driven the prototype in Japan, but declined to reveal technical details beyond saying it will be "the fastest GT-R ever".

The GT-R Nismo is known to have been developed with substantial input from Nissan's Nismo race team, which competes in the Japanese Super GT race series.

"The majority of the exterior changes are aero and downforce related," said Palmer. "The production car record at the Nurburgring is the gold standard, and we expect to lower that."

Although the Nissan Juke Nismo has only been given a minor power upgrade, and future mainstream Nismo products (including the 370Z) are expected to have changes focused on improving handling and cornering prowess, Palmer confirmed the GT-R Nismo will get a power boost over the standard 542bhp.

"There will be an extra kick," said Palmer. "This will be the ultimate GT-R to come out of the factory."

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30 April 2013

Can't question the performance-per-pound on offer.

30 April 2013

I was impressed with the 1st GT-R about 4 years ago so it's hard to imagine any significant performance hikes over what you get from the 2013 model with the same engine.

Do me a favour Nissan and redesign the front end and you might find one of these on my mid life crisis list.

 Offence can only be taken not given- so give it back!

30 April 2013

AMS Alpha 12; been there, done that. Price would be pretty close also.

30 April 2013

... it is by far the fastest car that money can buy under 100k and pretty much at any price this side of a million.

30 April 2013

make it 30% smaller,  (especially the width),  30% lighter and hey presto...they will have cracked it!

30 April 2013

Even if they only give it the same % increase as they gave the Nismo Juke, that still gives the GT-R 570bhp. That along with some aero tweaks should give a nice performance upgrade.

 

 

1 May 2013

Would love to se them go extreme like the Z-Tune R34. That was a massive power increase (500bhp+ over *cough cough* 276) plus engine size increase to 2.8. If they went for similar performance percentages it would be epic. Its only going to be limited numbers so why not Smile

1 May 2013

May not do 253mph,but 0-60 in 2.7sec?,for well under £100K,as opposed too £1,000,000+, kind of puts it in prespective, doesn't it?

Peter Cavellini.

haz

1 May 2013

Hopefully it will provide a more substantial increase in performance than the Track Pack did, which saved 25kg for £10,000 if my memory serves correctly

And I hope they tweak the exhaust slightly to make the sound a bit different, all stock GTRs so far sound the same (to me)

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