It carries a whopping $110,000 price premium over a standard Nissan GT-R, however Nissan believes the new GT-R NISMO will attract plenty of interest from sports car buyers.
Inspired by the NISMO-prepped GT-R that competed at the 2012 Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in near-production form, the new flagship GT-R comes with a high-output version of the GT-R’s V6 engine and an array of gear you would normally find in a race car.
The engine produces 441kW and 652Nm, and gets its extra power and torque (22kW/20Nm) from uprated high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, optimised individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and an upgraded fuel pump.
While underneath the specially stiffened body you’ll fine NISMO-tuned suspension.
A beefier aerodynamics kit for extra downforce and grip has also been added, while the cabin gets Recaro seats and a unique three-spoke steering wheel.
“The GT-R NISMO is a concentrated dose of NISMO’s long-standing expertise in the form of an ultra-high-performance car,” said Takao Katagiri, President and CEO of Nissan Motorsports/NISMO.
“The inspiration for this extraordinary vehicle can be found in our long and successful history in developing cars for motor racing and it’s this extensive experience we have gathered from the track that has resulted in this focused version of an already special car.
“The Nissan GT-R NISMO is arguably the most complete transfer of motor racing know-how into a production sports car, as done by a car-maker, not a tuner.”