The Nissan GT-R Nismo is ‘on track’ for a 2014 release and this is our first look at the ultimate GT-R testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. Despite every inch of the car being hidden with heavy camouflage, tweaks to the front and rear bumpers are noticeable - part of a Nismo-specific bodykit.
Other visible modifications include a revised air intake, a new aerodynamic front splitter and six-spoke Nismo alloy wheels. Small rear vents above the exhaust are just visible, likely to be one of many aerodynamic updates. The images also suggest the GT-R Nismo sits lower to the ground.
We know the GT-R Nismo is being co-developed alongside the Williams F1 team but we’re still unsure of what will power the GT-R. A tuned version of the standard 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 has been suggested, with power increasing from 524bhp to around 570bhp. A source has revealed that the a 0-62mph sprint time of 2.0 seconds is possible, almost a second quicker than the standard GT-R.
A debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November and a 2014 launch is expected, while the price will be in excess of £100,000. Its nearest rival, the 552bhp Porsche Turbo S, is priced at £140,000.