NEW NISSAN GT-R NISMO FIRST DETAILS

Nissan has unveiled the newest iteration of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. It’s planned to be launched in Japan in October. A special edition will be introduced at the same time.

Both models will be offered in the new, NISMO-exclusive NISMO Stealth Grey body colour, which was inspired by track tarmacs GT-Rs have set records and competed on.

The special edition features a NISMO-exclusive clear-coated carbon fibre bonnet. The clear coat not only exposes the intricate carbon fibre weave, it also sheds 100 grams from the weight.

The edition-exclusive 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels have a red accent that matches existing accents around the body.

Large Brembo calipers and carbon ceramic rotors are the biggest ever fitted to a Japanese performance car, at 410 mm in the front and 390 mm at the rear.

The GT-R NISMO’s VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 with GT3 racecar-supplied turbochargers remains the heart of the GT-R’s drivetrain. It is rated at 600 horsepower (441 kW).

The built-to-order GT-R NISMO special edition has high-precision, weight-balanced parts including the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley and valve springs.

Each engine is handcrafted by its own takumi technician. The takumi certification plate on the engine is also in an exclusive colour.

More details will be announced later and we very much look forward to getting into the driver’s seat of the latest edition of one of our all-time favourite high-performance machines.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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