A NISMO GT-R was Spied Testing at the Nürburgring with a Very Large Rear Spoiler
We all know that Nismo is currently developing a very high performance variation on the already very high performance Nissan GT-R. We’ve heard the rumors about just what the vehicle will be capable of, with break-neck 2 second 0-60 acceleration promised to the public. We expect the car to best the already insane 7:18 second run of the Nissan GT-R Track Edition by a few seconds time. We’re dreaming of something insane, and, if these spy photos are any indication, our dreams may be coming true.
Nismo engineers are testing their special edition GT-R at the world famous Nürburgring track, where the vehicle was spotted heavily wrapped in production camo and sporting a gigantic rear wing. The wing is almost certainly a necessity for a vehicle with this much torque delivery and acceleration to keep all four wheels firmly planted on the pavement during acceleration. We use the word take-off to indicate a vehicle’s ability to move quickly forward from a stop, but, with such promised power delivery it could almost certainly be more akin to the airplane usage of the word.
Sources have indicated that this isn’t even the first wing spoiler tested by Nismo, either. Others have been tried out and thrown out, which means that the Nismo team has this GT-R at the stage where they’re testing individual aerodynamic components to maximize performance.
Reports have indicated that a previous test version of the Nismo GT-R ran the ‘Ring at 7:28 seconds–not exactly their target mark–with previous versions of their aerodynamic components installed. This run was also, almost assuredly, not done under the most intense of driving conditions, either. With the right aerodynamics, and an engine capable of putting out upwards of 600HP–a reasonable expectation for the Nismo tuning on the already 545HP twin-turbo 3.6L engine–a sub 7:18 run should be well within the realm of possibility, if not an almost guarantee.
Keep your eyes open for more testing images and information on this very very special car as we get closer and closer to its official unveiling. I can’t wait to see its performance numbers on the ‘Ring and elsewhere, and see if it can deliver on the 2-second acceleration promise over which the whole internet seems to be drooling.