Deliveries begin for new GT-R Nismo

First deliveries of the new Nissan GT-R Nismo model are due to begin this month following extensive testing earlier in the year.

The new high-performance GT-R Nismo was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with orders beginning early in September.

Already established as one of the best performing supercars on the market, Nissan is billing the new Nismo version as “the ultimate GT-R”, with new specially-tuned dynamics and tweaked handling.

Nismo motorsport division

With input from Nissan’s Nismo motorsport division, the new GT-R sports a range of performance-inspired exterior touches and technologies to enhance performance and balance on both road and track.

The result is the fastest GT-R ever, so fast in fact, that it smashed the lap record for a production car around the famous Norschleife track at the Nurburgring.

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s CEO, said: “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R Nismo holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”

New features

With a range of innovative motorsport technologies, the new flagship Nismo model features a restyled bodyshell that has been designed to increase airflow and improve road-holding.

The front bumper and carbon rear spoiler increase downforce, generating an additional 100kg’s worth of downforce compared with the standard GT-R model, while a tapered rear bumper reduces drag.

Available in Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black and Ultimate Metallic Silver, as well as Nismo-exclusive Dark Matte Grey, the GT-R Nismo also comes with unique black six-spoke wheels.

On the inside, the cockpit is driver-focused, with ergonomically-sculpted Recaro seats, plus a race-inspired steering wheel trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching.

The GT-R Nismo is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 engine that’s fitted with a pair of the same high capacity turbochargers that are used for GT3 racing. Power output clocks in at 592bhp with a jaw-dropping 652Nm of torque.

As a result, Nissan reports that the new GT-R Nismo model will rocket to 60mph from a standstill in an incredible 2.5 seconds, putting it on par with hypercars like the Bugatti Veyron.

The new Nissan GT-R Nismo is available to order now, with prices starting from £125,000. Meanwhile, the standard Nissan GT-R is currently priced from £76,610.