The Nissan GT-R Nismo is due for any official reveal tomorrow but as with the web these days, official images and details have been leaked ahead of the car’s launch.
The highly anticipated Nismo-tuned GT-R is slightly more powerful than the stock version, with the uprated twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 now developing 438kW (595hp) and 650Nm (480 lb-ft), up from 401kW (545hp) and 627Nm (463 lb-ft). Nismo achieved this by revising the intake and exhaust systems, as well as by installing bigger turbochargers derived from the GT3-spec model. They have also modified the car’s ignition timing.
Dynamically, the GT-R Nismo gets stiffer springs and dampers, as well as larger anti-roll bars that include a 17.3mm hollow piece at the back. The electronically-adjustable dampers come in three settings, which have been renamed Track, Race and Race Plus (from Comfort, Normal and R in the standard car).
According to Nissan, there are still reserves of power from the hand-built engine to be tapped but it will risk damaging the gearbox.
Aesthetically, the Nissan GT-R Nismo rolls on 20-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in sticky 255/40RF-20 run-flat Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST tyres. The carbon fibre front splitter, side and rear skirts and GT wing are part of the optional track package.
Together, they shave a significant 64.8kg off the car’s kerb weight. Additionally, the package also brings a few chassis tweaks, including manually-adjustable öhlins shocks and different springs with a lighter rate.
No performance data is available at this stage, but the GT-R Nismo reportedly set a Nürburgring lap time of 7:08.69 on 30 September.
We will bring you more details when the car is official unveiled tomorrow.