/Euro-Spec Nissan GT-R Nismo Launches at Geneva

Euro-Spec Nissan GT-R Nismo Launches at Geneva

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Nissan confirmed the European debut of the Nismo edition of the GT-R sports car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The factory-tuned Nismo is a more powerful, stiffer, tauter, and even sportier version of the already mind-blowingly quick GT-R; kind of like what the Turbo S is to the Porsche 911 range.

Honed for the European roads, the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo features a reworked version of the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 found in the normal models, but here it makes 600PS (441kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque. Nismo has used their GT3 racing know-how in developing this powertrain, which comes with stuff like optimised individual ignition timing and upgraded fuel pump.

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The performance upgrade is complemented with some serious structural work to make sure you can use all of the power all of the time. Nismo GT-R has Bilstein DampTronic dampers on all four corners, offering Comfort, Normal and R driving modes, bespoke Dunlop tires, a special wishbone system for optimum wheel position during high-speed cornering, and a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar.

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As usual, the engineers were so caught up in making the car faster, they basically forgot about the comfort and refinement. So while Nissan GT-R Nismo comes with some nice leather on the Recaro seats and the dashboard, and features Alcantara-wrapped bits and bobs, it really isn’t any better than standard model in terms of comfort and convenience. In fairness, all GT-R buyers want is speed. You don’t buy this car for going to the shops.

Nissan GT-R Nismo is visually distinguished over the standard car with revised bumpers, a carbon fiber aero kit and red accents all over the body, plus unique 6-spoke wheels Super GT wheels in black.

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