The 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.
Power 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 ft.
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 combustion.
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.