What is it?
You hardly need an introduction to the Nissan GT-R. It is likely that there have been more published words sacrificed on the GT-R’s altar than on any rival, even the ubiquitous Porsche 911. The sub-£75k, 542bhp, four-wheel drive coupé has become a giant-slayer of the first order.
So, meet the Nissan GT-R Track Pack. A more focused version that retains exactly the same bi-turbo V6 powertrain and four-wheel drive system but which gets stiffer springs and increased rigidity, lighter Nismo alloys and improved brake cooling. It also loses the rear seats (this, together with the wheels, saves around 20kg) and gets new sports seats that utilise a special ‘grippy’ material to help keep your body in place against the fierce g-forces the GT-R creates in an offhand manner.
For all this extra trickery you will pay a £10k premium, bringing the Track Pack in at £84,480.
What’s it like?
Get it onto a circuit, and it’s clear that the Track Pack has been dialed a notch towards being more playful; a subtle attempt to make the GT-R feel as if it’s relying more on the driver and less on its extravagantly complex four-wheel drive system. It’s keener to step-out, to give you the opportunity to unsettle it should you wish to. That will be a good thing for many.