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Nissan GT-R Nismo Spied at Nurburgring

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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