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Yesterday came the news that the Nissan GT-R NISMO had leaked out ahead of its official reveal at the Tokyo Motor Show today. Now that it's out properly, here's some more about it.
But first, let FIA GT1 racer Michael Krumm talk you through his lap around the Nordschleife, which only took 7:08.679, a new lap record for volume production cars (the Porsche 918 Spyder is a limited-run car, so that's a different record).
The first thing to clear up from yesterday's post is that there's no mention of any "track pack" version, so that appears to be misinformation from Car & Driver, or maybe an 'RS' version all of its own that'll come along later. That means that the car setting this time is the only version of the GT-R NISMO.
|Making the foot rest look like a clutch pedal is a dirty trick...|
Supposedly the GT-R NISMO will cost less than $200,000 or £125,000 when it arrives in the western world a few months after its domestic release in February 2014. So if you're desperate to have one, you'll have to shorten the wait by getting a JDM one, yo.
Until then, have some pictures. Unfortunately there are none of the new Dark Matte Grey paint exclusive to the NISMO, but hey ho.
|Plenty of vents on here now, some of which are trimmed in unpainted carbon fibre to make a point|
|The entire rear bumper has been re-profiled to improve air flow along and off it. Also note the titanium exhaust system|
|Here lurks 600 metric horsepower|
|The usual (enormous) brakes are enough to deal with the extra power, as the NISMO is 65kg lighter.|
Even the little silver GT-R logo thing on the side has been reprofiled, made a tiny bit tinier to save, oh, about 30g
|The headlights have been redesigned - or rather the light cluster arrangement - as has the front bumper, particularly at the corners|
|Interestingly, the driver's seat has a lump between the occupant's thighs, whereas the passenger seat doesn't. I wonder why?|
|This is what handling looks like. Sort of|
|Rev counter is trimmed in red, because red is SPORTY.|