The most hard-core version of Nissan GTR hits the UK showrooms, for those who are not satisfied by the standard GTR’s performance, and who require a faster, lighter, harder. Before we get to its details though, if you want to stop reading, the Nissan GTR Track Pack costs £84,450, which is 10 grand more than the standard car. 10 grand that Nissan charges to make the GTR a bit less comfortable.
You don’t get anymore power than the normal GTR, the Track Pack has to make do with the same 550PS. But seeing as the normal version does 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds, I guess we can live with that. So what exactly that extra 10 grand buys you?
Well, starting on the outside, you get the special six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels with gloss black centre which shave 10kg off the weight of the car. You also get additional brake cooling ducts built into the carbon front splitter, and similar ones for the rear discs.
Then there’s the stiffened suspension, developed with the GT-R development driver Toshio Suzuki during extensive testing at the Nurburgring. It is adjustable for road and track use, but as we all know a car that’s developed at the Nurburgring won’t work properly on the road. That said, the sort suspension will become handy at the track.
Although you are paying more for this car, you will get less inside the cabin. The rear seats are ditches, and the leather seats are replaced with two track-ready front blue-on-grey sports seats made from fabric and leather. An enhanced Bose audio system, and a rear-view camera are fitted as standard, and you also get a Track Pack emblem on the dashboard.
Conclusion: Unless you are planning on doing a lot of track driving, you are better off with the standard 70 grand GTR.