The company revealed two versions of its legendary performance machine in Tokyo. The first one is the 2015 model.
It’s been treated to a wide array of improvements, things like a retuned suspension setup for more grip and enhanced straight-line stability; the brakes have been recalibrated for smoother operation and of course the steering has been tweaked as well.
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Among numerous exterior upgrades there are minor changes including the addition of LED headlights and some new body colors. All of these changes should make a great performance machine even better. This car is set to go on sale in Japan on December 2; global markets will follow.
But the Car you’re probably most interested in is this one right here. Nissan just pulled the pin on the GT-R NISMO. If the standard model’s 545 horsepower just isn’t enough this Japanese dragon shoots flames with a walloping 600 ponies! Torque clocks in at 481 lb-ft.
This car is still powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine but the extra output comes courtesy of larger diameter blowers, optimized ignition timing and a new fuel pump. Add it all up and this is the fastest volume production car to circle Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. It made it ‘round the ring in less than 7 minutes and 9 seconds.
The GT-R NISMO’s chassis has been upgraded as well. It features all of the standard changes you’d expect in a performance machine of this caliber. It rides on retuned springs and custom-developed Bilstein dampers; exclusive Dunlop tires grip the road like a bear’s claws in the torso of a small child. The body shell is also more rigid.
In typical automaker fashion pricing for the Nissan GT-R NISMO has not been made available. But we won’t have to wait too long to find out what it costs. The car will be available in Japan come late February 2014; it goes on sale in the U.S. and Europe later in the year.
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