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Watch the Nismo GT-R Attack the Nurburgring

Spy Video Footage Was Captured of a NISMO GT-R Prototype Running the Nurburgring

Things are heating up with NISMO’s development of a super performance variation of the already world-class GT-R. The vehicle, which they’re trying to build to reach 60mph in 2 seconds flat, is to become a new flagship for Nissan to showcase their manufacturing and design capabilities. Utilizing the super car GT-R as the base for such an endeavor was the perfect route for them, and it looks like they’re getting close to hitting their mark.

Earlier this week, Nissan shut down the Nurburgring for testing. They hired safety marshalls and turned on the timing beacons around the track, and sent the current prototype NISMO GT-R out on the world’s most famous racetrack to see what it was capable of. They were, undoubtedly, working to set a new track record, or come close to the upper echelons of all Nurburgring times (the current production version of the GT-R has already posted a blisteringly fat 7:19.1 track time).

To achieve these times, Nissan has clearly upped the HP and Torque numbers of their GT-R. In the video the sound of an oversized blow off valve would indicate a much larger turbo configuration than is seen on the base production car; however, power alone is not what creates great track times. The NISMO GT-R will also certainly be a lighter vehicle, but by how much is anyone’s guess at this point. Also of note are the changes to aerodynamics that the vehicle has undergone. Even wrapped in camo, it’s clear that the vehicle has been outfitted with a new and more aggressive aero package–punctuated by the oversized wing at the rear of the car.

So, while we don’t yet know what times the Nissan Godzilla is putting down at the ‘Ring in this NISMO iteration, we do know that it sounds and looks like no other GT-R before it. Check it out and share your thoughts!

The 2014 Super GT Series GT-R Nismo GT500

NISMO Unveils Their Super GT Series GT-R GT500 for the 2014 Race Season

The Japanese Super GT series has become one of the most popular and competitive race series on the planet, and while its headlines have been dominated as of late with the new NSX GT500 and the LF-CC GT Racecar, there’s a new player in the Suzuka Circuit, and everyone should be worried. NISMO has been playing with the GT-R for a while, and, while they’re going to release a super-fast production GT-R in the near future, that’s not all they’ve been playing at. Enter the Super GT Godzilla.

The vehicle is clearly built on the GT-R production platform

The vehicle is clearly built on the GT-R production platform

Resembling the 545-horsepower 3.8L V6 GT-R we all know and love, the new GT500 NISMO GT-R will be an absolute track monster with one purpose: taking down the Japanese competition. This year’s Super GT series will now function under the same vehicle regulations as the popular German Touring Car Championship, DTM. The changes to these more stringent vehicle regulations should result in a more competitive field than in years past, and the GT-R race-inspired build and AWD performance should give it a serious leg up inside of these engine restrictions.

Aggressive front air dam and bumper canards will improve the vehicle's downforce coefficients for vastly improved track handling

Aggressive front air dam and bumper canards will improve the vehicle’s downforce coefficients for vastly improved track handling

Official specs of the GT500 GT-R have not yet been released, but, we should expect them to be made public ahead of the vehicle’s first official track appearance at the NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway on Sunday, December 1st. There, Nissan and NISMO will be highlighting their new monster for the public, and showing the world just what it’s capable of. Next year’s GT Series should be incredibly exciting, that much is for certain, and the LF-CC and NSX 500 are certainly looking over their shoulder right now, worrying about the Nissan beast that’s gunning for them. Race action will kick off officially in Spring of 2014. Here’s to hoping for lots of podiums for the GT-R NISMO GT500 in the year to come.

The large rear spoiler will help keep the GT-R's wheels planted firmly to the track under the most insane track speeds

The large rear spoiler will help keep the GT-R’s wheels planted firmly to the track under the most insane track speeds

Aerodynamic enhancements along all sides of the vehicle will help it slice through the wind for improved drag numbers and record setting track times

Aerodynamic enhancements along all sides of the vehicle will help it slice through the wind for improved drag numbers and record setting track times

Active ducts and inlets around the vehicle will help keep the engine and brakes cooler under heavy usage, and should improve driver confidence and vehicle performance, even many many laps in to a demanding race

Active ducts and inlets around the vehicle will help keep the engine and brakes cooler under heavy usage, and should improve driver confidence and vehicle performance, even many many laps in to a demanding race

The Super GT series NISMO GT500 should be a dominant force in the Japanese racing circuit for years to come.

The Super GT series NISMO GT500 should be a dominant force in the Japanese racing circuit for years to come.

Nismo GT3 GT-R Unveiled, to Hit Dubai 24 Hour Track

Nissan Motorsports Announces FIA GT3 GT-R R35

NISMO has finally unveiled a special track edition for the R35 GT-R that meets all FIA GT-3 qualifications and will begin its racing life at the Dubai 24 Hour Track.

NISMO teamed up with JR Motorsports to produce a special track version of the world-renowned r35 GT-R that would be FIA GT3 race compliant, and the results are impressive. With more than a full year’s work between the two groups, they’ve finally hammered out a final product that is sure to take the GT3 World Race circuit by storm.

This new GT3 GT-R is powered by a modified version of the same 3.8L TT V6 engine found in the stock vehicle that will deliver 523 HP to the wheels at 6400 RPM via a modified six-speed rear wheel transaxle controlled through semi-automatic paddle shifters.

GT3 World Race Compliant Nissan GT-R R35

The GT3 Version of the GT-R was designed with both the track and the customer in mind, and NISMO took their time with this one to ensure that it had both performance and driveability. To allow for this, they enhanced the chassis for greater inspiration of confidence to those behind the wheel and then allowed for adjustable suspension set-up and driver controls so that whoever is behind the wheel can ensure the vehicle meets their track needs.

This new GT3 race compliant GT-R iteration was first unveiled on Thursday, January 12th at the Autosport International Exhibition (AIE) and Show in the UK. The immediate reception was extremely favorable, as crowds tended to be impressed both by the vehicle’s performance potential as well as its obvious, stylistic, modifications suitable for a GT3 course.

GT3 R35 GT-R

To further show off the vehicle’s potential, once the GT-R GT3 finishes his showing at the AIE, Nismo will be taking it to the Dubai 24 Hour for competition. There, the GT3 GT-R has already qualified for third on the grid–where the first two spots are occupied by GT3 Ferraris. For the Dubai 24 Hour race, the GT3 GT-R will feature an all-star team comprised of some of last year’s world wide GT-R race winners: Michael Krumm, Alex Buncombe, Tom Kimber-Smith and Franck Malliaux. The NISMO GT3 GT-R will feature, prominently, the number 32 for the race.

Of course, things aren’t always golden. Yesterday, Michael Krumm–who will be the first driver behind the wheel of the GT-R in the Dubai 24 Hour set to begin today–was quoted as having said “We had a tough start today as we had a few problems with the car but the guys did a great job to get it ready for qualifying.” Thankfully, the team of GT-R engineers that were on hand for NISMO took care of issues, and Krumm closed out with the statement, “The car worked very well and I am very impressed with the engine in particular. I love the GT-Rand I love it even more now. We just need to keep it all together for the long race tomorrow.”

Nismo GT3 GT-R

Best of luck to those guys today as they show off the GT-R’s capabilities in the GT3 races.

Now, if you want to own a GT3 ready GT-R, produced directly by NISMO for such an occasion, you’ll soon be able to. NISMO themselves will be directly responsible for sales and all customer support on their GT3 GT-R in the major markets of: Japan, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania. For those in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, NISMO’s partner JRM will be handling all distribution and support. Pricing has not yet been officially announced.

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