Following an early leak yesterday, Nissan and its in-house tuning and motorsport arm Nismo release the official pictures and details of the highly-anticipated Nismo GT-R. This car is the ultimate version of what was already the ultimate in its class; kinda of like Jessica Jane Clement after she got breast implants.
Unlike Jessica, though, enhancement made to the Godzilla to make the Nissan GT-R Nismo are more than just skin deep. In fact, visual upgrades are not that interesting, not at least compared to the powertrain.
Thanks to high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, optimised individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump, all of which derived directly from the GT3 racing car, the Nismo GT-R’s 3.8 liter V6 makes 591hp (441kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque.
The extra power is complemented and harnessed really by revised suspension featuring springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers with three Comfort, Normal and R modes. The latter is specifically tailored for track work. The car also features bespoke tires developed by Dunlop for this car (Front: 255/40 ZRF20; rear 285/35 ZRF20).
In terms of styling, Nissan GT-R Nismo gets a revised front bumper; engine undercover strake and carbon rear spoiler that together make more downforce, plus a rear wing and new carbon side skirts. All these arts feature the signature Nismo red garnish. The interior is also upgraded with carbon-fibre-backed reclining RECARO seats, steering wheel dressed in Alcantara with red accenting, screet red stitching on the seats, centre console, door trim and steering wheel, and sport tachometer.