Ultimate version of Nissan's GT-R to be produced by brand's motorsport and road-car tuning division

Nissan has confirmed that its performance division, Nismo, will produce an "ultimate" version of the Nissan GT-R.

Following the opening of its new headquarters and development centre, Nismo is set to develop a line-up of performance-orientated Nissans.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, said: "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R. The standard road car is a global supercar and the GTR's performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special."

Currently the standard GT-R, which is powered by a 542bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6, is capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in three seconds flat.

"We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo," said Shoichi Miyatani, president of Nismo.

"It's too preliminary to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we'll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name."

The new Nissan GT-R Nismo will join existing Nismo models, including the Nissan 370Z Nismo and the Nissan Juke Nismo.

Besides the Nismo badging, these models feature styling, interior and performance tweaks to differentiate them from the standard versions.

Due to go on sale next year, the new GT-R Nismo will be available alongside the standard version in Nissan's specialised GT-R dealerships.

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26 February 2013

If Nismo brings significant performance tweaks  to the GT-R, this could be really interesting! Hopefully they'll make the exhaust note a bit more intense as well.  

26 February 2013

Hate to say this but their is already Nismo GTR tuning parts available (I remember seeing images of a GTR with nismo parts on it)

but would not be a bad idea to make these parts run in harmony and make it available in a form that is insurance friendly in the UK.

I just hope they manage to add more character to the Nissan GTR from most accounts I have heard its a very bland but quick car.

26 February 2013

As the GTR is already phenomenally quick, a huge power increase wouldn't be entirely necessary. Weight saving would be more apt, and may be a bit more character.

26 February 2013

Lanehogger wrote:

As the GTR is already phenomenally quick, a huge power increase wouldn't be entirely necessary. Weight saving would be more apt, and may be a bit more character.

 

I tend to agree Lanehogger.  If I were in the position to purchase a GTR, I'm not sure a lack of performance would be my main gripe

26 February 2013

Yep , it could be,unlike the P1, you'll see GTR's used everyday,you'll have all the performance you'll ever need on the road,it can seat four i think,and ou won't be worried about it getting bumped,yep, i have one.

Peter Cavellini.

26 February 2013

Will the new Nismo drift ? Any word on go faster stripes ? When Nissan shafted Renault....

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