Nissan GT-R Nismo revealed at LA Motor Show

20 Nov, 2013 10:53pm Jonathan Burn

The Nissan GT-R Nismo has been unveiled at the LA Motor Show, ahead of a 2014 release date

The Nissan GT-R Nismo has made its public debut at the LA Motor Show 2013, following the reveal of the car earlier this week. Although the car at the show is the production model, the Nissan GT-R Nismo release date isn't expected to be until September 2014.

The GT-R Nismo's twin-turbo V6 has been tuned to deliver 591bhp and 652Nm of torque. Insiders say this’ll cut the 0-62mph time to 2.4 seconds; faster than a 911 Turbo or Ferrari 458 Speciale – or pretty much anything else on the road.

What's more, the car has set a laptime around the Nurburgring Nordschleife of under 7 minutes 10. The car was driven by German racer Michael Krumm, and this video shows his lap with an insight from the driver as to how he went so fast:

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New hi-flow turbos from the GT-R GT3 car are behind the power hike, and it can now rev to 6,800rpm. A stiffer body, hollow rear anti-roll bar and new Bilstein dampers are designed to improve the handling balance and stability. Meanwhile, the suspension has been borrowed from the racing GT-R from this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours.

The handling’s final tuning was done in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering. The specialist helped develop Nismo versions of the Juke and 370Z, so the car should be well suited to use on road and track.

The carbon fibre bodykit is highlighted in red. A new front splitter and wing add 100kg of downforce at 186mph. Inside, the GT-R Nismo gets carbon-backed Recaro seats and an Alcantara Nismo-branded wheel. The revised on-board lap computer has fresh telemetry and downloadable lap data.

A Nissan spokesperson said the car is due to go on UK sale in September with a six-figure price tag.

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While 0-60mph in 2 seconds seems impossible, considering GTR's reputation for bending physics, it may not be so out of reach after all.
This lofty claim alone will perhaps leave Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini Aventador shaking in their overly priced rubbers.

2 seconds to 60 caught my eye too, I think only possible with special rubber on the right road surface.

This type of performance is possible, but as you say it depends on the overall conditions...

1) Only the driver, no passengers or luggage...and the driver should be a 67 kg jockey.
2) Maybe only 10 L or less in the fuel tank
3) Cold, dense air for the turbos, but tires warmed up.
4) Engine broken in and warmed up
5) The right, grippy surface with the right tires...
6) Launch control (duh!)
7) 0 regard for transmission life... ;-)

Let’s make the arrangements!

0-60 in 2 secs is entirely believable given the surge (excuse the pun!) in technological advancement. To me, this is a truly fabulous car, with amazing presence. Saw one the other day in mid grey cruising down the motorway, and it really looked the dog's bits...it was only spoiled by a pr@t in a diesel bmw rep-mobile sitting right on his tail, although in a sense, it was also quite hilarious.

wow 0-62mph in 2.4 seconds?! what an awesome car this is.

Outstanding work from Nissan once again. What a beast!

This is waaaaaaaay beyond Good. It's sooooo good, it's Bad !!! I want one more then ever !!!

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