Nissan recently confirmed that its latest GT-R, probably the brand’s most powerful and most iconic model, is currently under development by Nismo, its motorsports and performance division.
According to company insiders, the supercar will have its overall performance considerably increased, high-speed stability enhanced and total ride quality greatly refined. As Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn puts it, “It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can’t wait to drive it.”
The announcement immediately follows the company’s unveiling of its new global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. They also announced plans of reentering Le Mans as the special “Garage 56” entrant in 2014.
The standard GT-R features a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V6 with 545bhp and 465lb-ft of torque. It is able to do 0-62mph in approximately 3seconds and can reach 196mph top speed. As the Nismo engineers are a very capable group, as exemplified by the Juke Nismo and 370Z Nismo, it is very interesting to see what the Nismo GT-R will bring to the table when it comes out next year.