Nissan supercar beats own best time
17 April 2009

The Nissan GT-R has beaten its own best time around the Nurburgring.

The GT-R has been mildly fettled since its launch, gaining five extra bhp, a revised dual-clutch gearbox, updated launch control and fettled suspension.

Read our Nissan GT-R Spec V first drive here

As a result a team of technicians returned to the Nurburgring with the car and prepared it for another attack on its lap record.

In the hands of Toshio Suzuki, a former Formula One driver, the car lapped the Nordschleife in 7m 27.56sec. Its previous record stood at 7m 29sec.

However, Nissan is still at the track, and Suzuki has reported that he will try more runs as his time was hampered by sand and dust.

It is also rumoured that a Nissan GT-R Spec V is also being prepared at the track for timed runs.

The Corvette ZR-1 is the next car in the Nissan GT-R’s sights in the list of all-time Nurburgring lap records, having recorded a best time of 7m 26.4sec.

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