The new Nissan GT-R NISMO shows up at Nürburgring Nordschleife

After being restyled, back in March, the new Nissan GT-R has received its NISMO version in a sweet spot. It has been revealed today at Nürburgring Nordschleife, the best place for the GT-R NISMO to show it can handle its younger competitors pretty well. And also the place in which it has been tuned and developed, according to Nissan.

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The GT-R NISMO is 4.69 m long, 1.90 m wide, 1.37 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.78 m. It is powered by the VR38DETT engine, a 3.8 V6 twin-turbo unit that delivers 441 kW at 6,800 rpm and 652 Nm from 3,600 rpm up to 5,600 rpm. The external changes include carbon fiber front bumpers and canards that improve airflow around the GT-R’s body, direct air around the wheelhouse to improve aerodynamics and generate the most downforce any Nissan production model ever achieved.

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In the interior, Alcantara on the dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest give the sports car a luxury feel, as well as Recaro carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts. These seats fit nicely with the improved slalom times and the better lateral acceleration rates the GT-R NISMO managed to obtain with refined shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers. The GT-R NISMO features a special setup in its Bilstein® DampTronic driver-adjustable system that is said to transfer the power of the VR38DETT engine, mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, to the tarmac in a more effective way.

 

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.