2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo Nabs New ’Ring Record

nissan_nismo_gtr_02Leveraging the full expertise of the automaker’s Nismo motorsports division, a track-prepped 2014 Nissan GT-R made some noise on the Nürburgring recently. According to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, the message came through loud and clear: “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R Nismo holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is the gold standard of high-performance achievement.”

This makes the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo the gold standard for today’s supercars, thanks to features like:

  • An uptuned 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 that makes 600 horsepower and 481 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Nismo suspension tuning with custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers, a 17.3-mm rear anti-roll bar and three driver-selectable performance modes, and Nismo-exclusive performance tires from Dunlop wrapped around six-spoke Nismo wheels
  • Elite aerodynamics that enable more than 200 lbs. of downforce when the car is at 186 mph
  • Ergonomically designed Recaro seats with carbon-fiber backing

As a result, the strikingly designed sports car is more than worthy of its “GT-R” moniker, as explained by Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Product Planning and Brand Strategy for Nissan: “The ‘GT’ is all about four seats and fast miles over a long distance in comfort. ‘R’ is the race breed, and the credibility of being able to go fast on a circuit. The four seats are very important to us—it’s a four-seater and a very fast supercar. That’s quite a combination.”

The 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in February of next year, then come to U.S. dealerships in the following months, at a price that’s still to be determined.

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